Novel: Sharp Objects
Author: Gillian Flynn
Source: OC Public Library
The audiobook is by Random House Audio and read by Ann Marie Lee. The audiobook gets a 5/5 from me. Two reasons, first, her narration is comprehensible and second her voice justifies all the dark characters present in this novel.
In a small town of Missouri, reports of two murders reach Frank, an editor with a mediocre newspaper in Chicago. He instructs Camille, to cover the story. The victims are two little girls. And the most horrifying part of these murders is the missing teeth from both girls.
Camille takes up the assignment reluctantly. She is from that small town and absolutely loathes it. She hasn’t even met her mother and step-sister in years.
But for the sake of her job, she moves into her childhood home. She immediately starts her investigation into the incidents. While investigating, she gets to interact with her former schoolmates and other former acquaintances. Some of them paint her mother and sister darkly. Even she is having her own suspicions regarding her own mother. The hardest part for her is the past memories which keep coming back now more frequently. She fears she might cut herself again. Will she be able to survive and uncover the truth?
This is my third and last novel from the author Gillian Flynn. This novel has characters and plot darker and more twisted than the ones in Gone Girl and Dark Places. Every character in the story is complex and crazy. Camille, our main character, herself has been to a mental hospital once. The novel highlights reasons behind a person becoming crazy or dark or twisted. Like for Camille, it is the grief of losing a sister at a very young age.
I like the way story shapes up. It kept me guessing who is the murderer till the end, hence the rating 4/5. I mean with every character having some motive, it becomes rather difficult to predict the identity of the murderer.
If you like to read about complex characters creating an equally complex mystery, this one is a must read. As for me, I recommend reading this one.
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