Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

A Novel

eBook - 2006
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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.


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Dennis Robert Rue
Jan 15, 2019

Too gruesome and sick as the story unwinds showing just how bent a family can become as members feed on one another.
Definitely not for the faint at heart who are experiencing challenges trying to coexist with family members.
Better to watch a Walt Disney movie !

Jan 13, 2019

Following a journalist to her small, hometown as she reports on two child murders, Camille is faced with her childhood trauma and her cold family. Her familiarity with the people and the community make her an asset to the detective in charge of the investigation. Camille puts pieces of the puzzle together as she discovers hidden secrets of her past and connects with her younger half-sister.

Jan 03, 2019

I was drawn in but I will say it was a bit disturbing and had a lot of unexpected twists.

Dec 18, 2018

I watched the HBO series before reading the book. As usual, the book was so much better. It was wonderful written and there is just so much more detail that the show missed! The show also added a bunch of scenes that were not in the book that now don't fit and should not have been added.
I highly recommend this book! The suspense is enough to keep each page turning!

Sep 18, 2018

The decent, entertaining novel with a good twist in the end. I didn't care for the main character - she could have been more gripping and relatable.

Sep 12, 2018

I pretty much hated this book. It was angst riddled and just plain nasty. I will finish it but won't be tempted to read another by Gillian Flynn.

I didn't finish. After I found out who the killer was I quit. Don't know if I missed anything but didn't care.

Aug 29, 2018

Wow, is this book dark and creepy and very wrong. If Stephen King and V.C. Andrews had a baby, this is the book that baby would write.

That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the book. I did. But after I finished the last page, I had to go outside and sit in the sunshine and listen to the birds sing while my canine and others played in the dog park.

Well- written, squirmy, and disturbing. Don't read this book if any of that sounds off-putting to you.

nwhite1 Aug 16, 2018

If you enjoyed Gone Girl, I would recommend giving Sharp Objects a try. It is dark and a great first novel by Gillian Flynn. The HBO mini-series starring Amy Adams is definitely worth a watch. I love the pacing - it is a slow burn that captures your full attention. How they weave together the past and the present is genius. I can't wait to watch more.

Karen_Weber Jul 11, 2018

I re-read this title in anticipation of the HBO mini-series by the same name. Gillian Flynn has ushered in a new genre of fiction - the story of the angry and violent woman! This is her first novel and it is every bit as compelling as Gone Girl. Twists, destructive relationships, mother/daughter issues, and mental disorders. It's a fascinating story of a young Chicago woman sent to cover the death's of two young girls in her own hometown of home in Wind Gap, Missouri. The story is a gripping page turner. Or, if your like me, a gripping listen. I downloaded the audio book from DCL's Libby app. Kudos to Flynn's first turn as a writer.

May 20, 2018

A dark and creepy story that doesn’t go on.... I watched the movie Gone Girl and had the same feeling. Now I can see that she is not one of my favorite writers.

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