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Book Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

If you had of asked me what I thought of this novel just after I finished, I would have said one thing: disturbing. I went into Sharp Objects hoping for an engrossing, relentless murder thriller, filled with complex characters, and thatโ€™s exactly what I got. Gillian Flynn did not disappoint me with her first novel. It takes talent to be able to write characters that suffer from raw emotional issues that donโ€™t come off as being melodramatic, but Flynn pulled it off easily, making the characters truly real. Fresh out of a psychiatric ward and working as a journalist, Camille Parker returns to her home town to investigate the murders of two young girls. Moving back in with her neurotic, hypochondriac mother, ineffectual and absent step father, and step-sister who has bizarre grasp on reality, Camille finds herself becoming tangled in the world sheโ€™d left behind. Sharp Objects is a deeply unhealthy book that is not for the light hearted. Exploring dark, somewhat frightening mental issues such as self harm and abuse, Gillian Flynn has …