Book Review : Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Genre : Mystery, Fiction, Thriller
Page : 254 pages
Published : 26th September 2006


Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, 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 in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.


“Problems always start long before you really, really see them.” 

Sharp Objects is so well written. Reading this book, you could feel the frustration and the tension until the last page of the book. It’s just like you know there’s always something wrong with every particular character exist in the book, something unhealthy and dark in a good enjoyable way. You could never relaxed with every page that you flip.

Aside from the strong point of this book, I find it hard to indulge myself in the story not until I reach one forth of the book. The reads itself are entertaining, it is not a major page turner but enough to spike your interest to binge reading through the end of the book. There might be some mystery that are pretty easy and simple to guess but there are also dark secrets that will unravel itself that could shocked you.

The plot itself is genius. I should say it spike my interest the moment I read the summary of the book. The moment I finished the book, I decided that the story flows in a good way but it didn’t give off the feeling of extravagant. The book is just simply enjoyable. Overall, you could feel the cruelty of the case and the thrill of this book. The ending of the book is not too exquisite to my liking but it is satisfying enough. For those who are interested in dark genre, you should try reading this book.

“Daydreams can be dangerous.” 

Author : Celine

8 thoughts on “Book Review : Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

  1. I really enjoyed this book too. Mainly because of the characters 😊. All of them had some sort of issues and it was pretty interesting with the murder investigation in the background.
    I’m watching the series now. It’s quite good, but the whole slow burn thing on telly is not as enjoyable as in the book.

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