harp Objects is the new whodunit from Sky Atlantic. This book adaptation has got people talking with theories surfacing about who the killer is. Can Camille solve the mystery, or will she be beaten by her own personal demons?
Visually rich and darkly enigmatic, this show is more than just a murder mystery. The story focuses on journalist Camille who heads back to her home town to investigate the disappearance and murder of young girls from the area. However, she must confront her own past and confront feelings she has buried with self-harm and alcohol abuse.
At points in the show it would be easy to forget that the town is in the grips of a serial killer. The show is slow in parts, and some have criticised how drawn out the story becomes, as we skip between present day and various flash backs.
Sometimes it is difficult to decipher what is real, but I wonder if this is intentional. Do the cut scenes give us an insight into the mind of Camille, trying to make sense of the crime at hand while trying to grapple with her past?
Personally, I find many of the characters two dimensional. I am unsure why the girls ride around on roller skates, and I am unsure what motivates the characters to act in the way they do. I would love to read the book to see how the characters are portrayed, as when watching the show I feel like I’ve missed a chapter.
This is not your average feel good summer show, nor is it a fast-paced murder mystery. But, it has a place and may be one to re-watch so I can pick up on all the details I have undoubtable missed.
So, who done it? My prediction was Amma. But this is looking less likely after episode 5... Make up your own mind as the show continues every Sunday on Sky.