Boy, does Gillian Flynn have ISSUES.
Camille Preaker is a journalist in a small newspaper in Chicago and has just been sent back to her hometown to cover the disappearance of two small girls. She accepts, but she's not too thrilled about it because she hasn't been back for a while, she has barely been in touch with her neurotic mother and she has hardly seen her 15-year-old half sister. Also, Camille has just gone through a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, and coming back home may not be the best thing right now.
This is the second book I read by Gillian Flynn and I must say I admire her talent. I admire her talent for depicting a dark and twisted scenery, but most of all, I admire her talent for making me like her books even when I dislike most of the characters. Every main character in this book is incredibly flawed, but also, incredibly interesting. The only "normal" one was the visiting FBI agent on whom I may have a crush, but that may have been because he strongly reminded me of my beloved Agent Cooper in the TV Show Twin Peaks [On a side note, this book reminded me A LOT of Twin Peaks. A small town where a few terrible things have happened, weird characters with dark secrets and a visiting FBI agent who falls for the blond girl who just came back to her hometown with psychiatric issues. Oh well].
Even though I guessed the end, I still think this was a very good book and I hope to be reading more from this author. Four stars!