Sharp Objects – A Novel – Gillian Flynn: Now an HBO limited series starring Amy Adams, nominated for eight Emmy awards, including outstanding limited series. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl.
Fresh from a brief stay in a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she has to go back to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two teenaged women. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or into the half-sister she barely understands: a gorgeous thirteen-year-old with a spooky grip on the town. Dogged by her own demons, she has to unravel the psychological mystery of her own past if she wants to find the story–and survive this homecoming.
The novel tells the terrifying tale of Camille Preaker, a Chicago based journalist originally hailing from Missouri, a self harmer by a family with a distressed mother, a deceased sister and a living stepsister whom she can not stand. She is coerced by her boss to reluctantly return to her hometown — Wind Gap, Missouri — to pay the brutal murder of a local girl. What starts off as an isolated incident escalates to a string of murders, all happening during Camille’s trip back home. Since she joins the hunt for the killer and the case begins to unravel, Camille starts to discover the origin of the evil might be a great deal closer to home sweet home than she realizes.
There is something unique in the way the novel has been engineered, which sets the book and Flynn apart from her contemporaries. Portions of the novel are plain agonising to read through; when the level of suspense attained its summit, I had to physically restrain my fingers from betraying me and switching to the last few pages so I’d eventually be free from the misery of the constant figure –the–killer game I was going on in my mind. I pride myself on having an instinct for imagining the ideal killer in each mystery novel I read — a negative effect of overdosing on thrillers for more than I can recall. This was the book that cracked my perfect track record and because of this I commend Gillian Flynn.
The slow reveals coupled with Gillian Flynn’s classic plot twists and drift characters chucked in here and there to throw the reader off all work in harmony and make this novel one which embodies everything a fantastic thriller should be.
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn Book Details
|Crown Publishing Group
|5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Gillian Flynn Books
Gillian Flynn books in series are Sharp Objects, Dark Places, Gone Girl, Rogues, The Grownup by Gillian Flynn, Perdida (Spanish Edition), Lugares oscuros, By Gillian Flynn Sharp Objects, Cry Baby – Scharfe Schnitte, Broken House, Garota Exemplar.
About Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn was born on February 24, 1971 at Kansas City. Both her parents were professors, and Flynn, who had been a shy child, spent much of her youth studying and writing. Gillian Flynn studied English and mathematics at the University of Kansas, followed by a Master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University.
Gillian Flynn first novel, Sharp Objects, was published in 2006 while she was working at Entertainment Weekly. The novel won a number of awards and was followed with her second book, Dark Places in 2009. Flynn is married to lawyer Brett Nolan and lives together with their two children in Chicago.
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