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.
I don't write these, but this book was worth it. I typically only listen on my way to work, only that wasn't enough time, so I spent a whole Sunday with my headphones on finishing it. I thought I knew who the killer was, but I was wrong. If you like dark and twisted, you will love this book.
Emotionally gruesome mystery with heavy reliance on the unintentional unreliable narrator POV for suspense and reveals. Though, less part of the plot than Gone Girl. I thought the more suble use of the unreliable narrator here was a real strength and made the narrative more realistic. If you look abnormal psych because messed up psychiatric is super interesting, this a must read. Great single narrator doing a cast and appropriate to the protagonist
I can't read or hear about children being abused or killed. This was way too descriptive on that account as well as the sexual descriptions of various activities. Considering all the reviews, it appears I'm the only one that feels this way, though. It's just not in the category of the genre I prefer. Just a heads-up.
A little dark but entertaining. Very easy to get sucked into and not want to turn off. I listened to it almost non-stop until I finished it.
I really just wanted a big win for Camille. Such an imperfect beauty with a strange past she's trying to escape.
A "page turner." I was sucked into the story almost immediately and couldn't turn it off. I was constantly intrigued and appreciated a few surprises along the way.