Camille neck­ing the voddy

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char­ac­ter is ‘a trou­bled news­pa­per re­porter sent back to her home town to cover the story of a sus­pected child killer’.

Given that Camille still seemed to be wear­ing the pre­vi­ous night’s clothes when she was awak­ened by a phone call from her of­fice, the ‘trou­bled’ bit was ob­vi­ous from early on.

The fact that she was drink­ing vodka by the neck was also a bit of a give­away, even if it was only a small bot­tle. (In­ci­den­tally, I’m not sure that’s the sort of prod­uct place­ment that the top brass

at Ab­so­lut will be pleased about.) When asked about her home town, Camille told her ed­i­tor there were two so­cial strata in Wind Gap, ‘trash’ and ‘old money’. Which was she? ‘Trash,’ she replied. ‘From old money.’

Hmmm, fam­ily is­sues as well then. Hardly sur­pris­ing re­ally, given that her wealthy and un­pleas­ant mother Adora (Pa­tri­cia Clark­son) greeted Camille’s re­turn with some­thing less than en­thu­si­asm. And when I say some­thing less than en­thu­si­asm,

I mean some­thing that came close to open hos­til­ity.

Nor do our anti-hero­ine’s woes end there. As well as ex­ist­ing on a diet that seems to con­sist of noth­ing more than nico­tine and hard liquor, it turns out she has a his­tory of self-harm as well.

Granted, not a huge amount hap­pened in the open­ing in­stal­ment of Sharp Ob­jects. But it was moody, at­mo­spheric and boasted a ter­rific per­for­mance by Adams. I just won’t be putting Wind Gap on my list if must-do hol­i­day destinations.

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