This was Gillian Flynn's debut novel--and it was a quick read. For a debut novel, it was intricate and twisty. I was a bit disappointed in the very end of the book, it felt rushed. And I wish there was more of Camille's stay at the psych hospital. For a piece of plot that was stressed it wasn't developed enough.

From the publisher:
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows, a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

Any synopsis that begins, "Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital ..." tells me the book is gonna be wild.