Pros: Overall, it was an interesting, intriguing story. It moved a bit slow for me, but it definitely kept me guessing. I liked its darkness.
Cons: (Please don't let this spoil it for you, as this is completely subjective!)
I felt the narrator's voice and the character were disjointed. The narrator's voice was too "pretty" for a character like this. It's the voice you'd hear in a commercial for Jewelery or a luxury cruise.
The author could have used less adjectives. I love the use of adjectives to highlight important moments or paint a picture, but there were many instances where I felt like it kept the story from moving forward...like filler or a pause, which hampered the pace.
Live life like a kid in a candy store!
Worst, most depressing and frankly, unbelievable story EVER! To gather that many demented, psychopaths and borderline personalities in one town took some doing!!
Why would a smart professional reported who leaves said 'freak town' years ago, all of a sudden decides to spiral dismally downward at the prodding of her thirteen year old little sister who is creepy from minute one. Whatever! Obviously not my cup of tea. Thank GOODNESS.
I would recommend this to someone that enjoys thrillers and mysteries. It was well written and narrated. There are some twisted aspects to the story, but I think that's what a fan of thrillers enjoys and expects. It didn't rely on gruesome scenes to tell the story or add intrigue. It's more of a mind tangling type of thriller than a gross thriller. Gillian Flynn did not disappoint.
Good Narrator and interesting story
I think the author has some similar types out there. Different stories of course but have the same feel. They keep your interest.
Good book. Was excited to read more by this author.
I love well written books of many different genres.
It's well written and the characters are interesting. I looked forward to listening everyday and never got bored. The ending is a bit implausible with too many coincidences adding up to form the climax. Even so, it is still worth listening to it! The narrator also did a great job!
I felt inclined to write a review upon finishing Sharp Objects. Gone Girl was my first Gillian Flynn read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved the style, the story...I couldn't wait to read more. Dark Places was a HUGE disappointment for me, I did not enjoy it at all. I decided to be fair I had to give Sharp Objects a listen as well. After my high expectations for Dark Places were not met I wasn't that excited to begin Sharp Objects. But alas, Gillian Flynn had me addicted to listening again. This was a page turner I couldn't put down. Disturbing yet, but an interesting mystery that had me stumped until the end.