Author, Anna Rae Aberle
I know families like this must exist or rather people like this must exist in this world but it is seriously hard to read about them. from Adora's (sp?) rejection of her own daughter and suspected munchausen by proxy defect (what else can you deem it but a defect? like Mom's who fake a child's cancer for attention or crowd-funding) to Camille's fixation on cutting and Amma's (sp?) again, what dual personality?
Definitely did not hold my attention like Gone Girl did but this author sure has her finger on the pulse if dome pretty depraved women who are capable of deadly deeds.
An excellent story portraying the dark underbelly of a family's life in a Southern town. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narration was perfectly executed. Interesting and intriguing until the very last line.
It was good. I wasn't bored or moved by the story. Don't have any favorite parts and I will not miss any of the characters that much. Something's missing and I'm not sure what.
This story is so weak and shallow. It's amazing to consider that there are so many lifeless books attempting to be edgy while ultimately proving to be weak, with the same short comings of other weakly written stories. I regret this purchase.
Kept my attention. Edge of seat riveting. Ending blew me away! Want to read more by Flynn and this narrator was superb!
Readers who prefer character "fluff" and long, drawn out story movement.
I found the characters boring, thin and annoying. The plot moved far too slow and didn't contain enough enticing bits to pull me in. I constantly found myself wanting to either fast forward the story or almost quit it all together. Perhaps Gillian Flynn's writing is just not my cup of tea. Needless to say, I will not be purchasing another story from this author.
I feel that Ann Marie's narration was probably the best part of this story. She nailed the accents and inflections of each character. I would, however, liken it to putting lipstick on a pig.
I've read Gone Girl first which has set the bar incredibly high. Sharp Objects is an intriguing, competent thriller but ... I wanted more psychological depth, more understanding of why.