After reading Gone Girl and practically being consumed by it, I found the authors other two books on the "buy 2, get 1 free" table at Barnes & Noble, so I snatched them up to see if they were just as good. Sharp Objects is this author's debut novel and it was an Edgar Nominee for Best First Novel. It was a good read, but nowhere near the level of Gone Girl. I was probably a third of the way into the book before it really grabbed my attention. Gone Girl pretty much grabs you from page 1.
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille Preaker's first assignment at her second-rate daily paper takes her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. As she works to uncover the truth, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims - a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.