I had the absolute pleasure of reading my very first Gillian Flynn novel which fittingly happened to be her debut novel, Sharp Objects. I actually really liked it. It was raw, gritty, and had me saying ‘What in the actual fuck’ a couple of times.
Camille is a (slacker) journalist who has just been tasked with covering two murders that occurred in her hometown. She begrudgingly goes home to get the scoop and while there has to deal with her insufferable mother as well as her demon half sister, Amma.
I thought I had the whodunit part figured out early but no. This played as a movie the entire time I read it even replete with its own false ending!!!! Mrs. Flynn does an excellent job with the suspense and with keeping the readers interest.