Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn My rating: 3 of 5 stars Characterization a tad stereotypical and I saw the ending – both the red herring and the ‘twist’ – a mile away, so for me it is definitely not the best of Flynn’s trio so far. Having said that, there is beauty in the darkness […]


Dark Places, Gillian Flynn

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn My rating: 5 of 5 stars I first encountered this author with Gone Girl and I loved her style, so I decided to give this earlier book a go. Great decision. Dark Places is written in the same style as Gone Girl, with each chapter giving us the point of […]


Book review: Gone Girl


Gillian Flynn: Gone Girl, Crown, 2012. 432 pp. This review appeared on the Sunday Times. Despite the blurb describing this book as a psychological thriller, the actual summary of the plotline made me start reading it fully expecting an easy-going, summer chick-lit. Just the thing to while away some lazy hours at the beach, I […]