Pierrelecat | UK-based fashion, travel, lifestyle and book blogger
15 March 2015
Read | Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Read anything decent lately? I have.
Book: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
What's it all about then? Camille Preaker, a journalist in Chicago, is sent back to her sleepy hometown of Missouri to report on two young girls that have been abducted and killed. In the last place Camille wants to find herself, she heads home to stay with her estranged (and strange) mother, her weirdly placid step-father and a half sister she barely recognises, in a bid to uncover a potentially career-defining story.
Best bits? Unless you've been living under a stone, you can't have missed Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel Gone Girl. After reading that first, I was intrigued to get my hands on her other novels. Unlike Gone Girl, where I wasn't too keen on growing popularity of the she-might-be-strong-but-she-cray-cray leading lady character, in Sharp Objectsprotagonist Camille, although flawed, was ultimately a strong female character. That's what I like reading about.
Worst bits? Not that I need a massive twist to have a satisfying read, but I was able to work out 'whodunnit.' Although I don't think that mystery was the point of the book.
You should read this book if... You like a strong female lead, you enjoyed Gone Girl and you live in a backward town in the middle of nowhere. And if you're cold. I pictured non-stop sun, heat and dust reading this book.
Would you recommend reading Sharp Objects? Without a doubt. I've been fooled by a lot of 'if you like Gone Girl you're going to love this' books. Namely The Book of You by Claire Kendal. Seriously, if you're getting stalked by a weirdo tell someone. Don't just faint and drink wine. The Book of You was the most frustrating read ever. Avoid.
And the jewellery? That beauty is from Pull & Bear. Pretty dreamy, right?
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