Synopsis from Goodreads:
WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory. HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.
I devoured this book. Having recently read Gone Girl, I quickly reserved a copy of Sharp Objects at my library. I had to wait about a week for one to come availabe, so needless to say I couldn’t wait to start reading this one. Gillian Flynn created some really interestingly twisted characters in both books that keep your mind working and trying to figure out just what they might do. I definitely enjoyed reading this one, but I have to say that I did guess parts of the ending of this one. All in all, even if you aren’t normally a reader of crime novels, this one was really interesting and you might enjoy it. I gave it 4 stars–I couldn’t put it down. Have you read this one? What did you think?