Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sharp Objects

Title: Sharp Objects
Author: Gillian Flynn
Phoenix, 2007 (2006)

Wow! In this creepy debut, Twin Peaks meets James Lee Burke and the mix is an ever increasing fear factor without gory bodies or post mortems. Chicago reporter Camille Preaker is sent back to her Missouri home town to write about two child murders. But as the story moves along, it turns out that what is truly scary in Wind Gap, Missouri is not the two murders so much as Camille's mother Adora and thriteen-year-old sister Amma. The story unravels at the same pace as Camille does and this particular crime genre should be called Sicko Suburbia. Read it!!

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