I’m late to the game, but I recently realized that by having a library card I can use Rakuten Overdrive to check out ebooks. I’m sure everyone else already knew this but it was exciting news for me.
The first book I read ins this manner was “Sharp Objects” by Gillian Flynn, and I am glad that I did. This book is a solid read from start to finish.
I’ve always had a thing for damaged protagonists, and young journalist Camille Preaker definitely qualifies. Family problems, trauma, mental health issues, and psychological damage are all evident as Camille is sent back to her home town to write a story on recent murder and a new missing child. Through the course of this slow-burn story, we learn the backstory of Camille’s childhood, the sources of her mental and emotional issues, and the true depth of her own problems.
Going along with the psychological study of Camille is the investigation of the crimes themselves. I’m not always surprised by the announcement of who the killer was, but this book went a direction I wasn’t quite expecting.
Apparently this is also an HBO series now, starring Amy Adams. So there’s something else I have to add to my “watch list….”
All in all, this story is well worth a read. Check it out!