Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

by |July 2, 2013

Liked Gone Girl? Then you’ll love the novel that started it all, Sharp Objects.

The winner of two CWA Daggers and shortlisted for the Gold Dagger, it’s another thriller from Gillian Flynn you won’t be able to put it down.

It’s also one of the Books of the Month on the First Tuesday Book Club on ABC TV. Don’t forget to tune in on Tuesday the 2nd of July at 10pm to see what Jennifer, Marieke, Jason and their special guests have to say about it.

Some scars never heal…

When two girls are abducted and killed in Missouri, journalist Camille Preaker is sent back to her home town to report on the crimes.

Long-haunted by a childhood tragedy and estranged from her mother for years, Camille suddenly finds herself installed once again in her family’s mansion, reacquainting herself with her distant mother and the half-sister she barely knows – a precocious 13-year-old who holds a disquieting grip on the town.

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.

About the Author

Gillian Flynn is an American author and television critic for Entertainment Weekly. She has so far written three novels, the award-winning Sharp Objects, Dark Places, Gone Girl.

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Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.

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