NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg
Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful 13-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.
HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle
As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, she will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.
With its taut, well-crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.
©2006 Gillian Flynn; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"A witty, stylish, and compelling debut. A real winner." (Harlan Coben)
"Flynn delivers a great whodunit....Piercingly effective and genuinely terrifying." (Kirkus Reviews)
"To say this is a terrific debut novel is really too mild. I haven't read such a relentlessly creepy family saga since John Farris' All Heads Turn as the Hunt Goes By, and that was 30 years ago, give or take. Sharp Objects isn't one of those scare-and-retreat books; its effect is cumulative. I found myself dreading the last 30 pages or so but was helpless to stop turning them. Then, after the lights were out, the story just stayed there in my head, coiled and hissing, like a snake in a cave. An admirably nasty piece of work, elevated by sharp writing and sharper insights." (Stephen King)
Not the greatest plot. If you're looking for a better Gillian Flynn, read Gone Girl or Dark Places. I honestly only finished this book because I had invested a few hours and felt bad about not hearing the ending. I wouldn't recommend.
The story quality was as good as ever, though I felt the twist was a little more predictable than her other books.
But I LOVED the narrator. Very believable with raw emotion on some of her reading.
I highly recommend this book if you're the ones that like light listers books. It has a creepy feel into it but not as hard as you can't handle it.
Hey Abbott Family
Did not care too much for the narrator's performance. Did not detract from the story much just found some of the voices annoying.
Sorry wasn't bad but it was kind of predictable.
Resides in Elkton, M.D. (but my heart belongs in Upstate, N.Y.)
No, because this is the third book I have read of this author and was not impressed..
When she let him see her.
I enjoyed the way switched her characters with ease.
No, I work with people who have this problem, and the problems are so deep rooted, it's impossible to give an accurate picture in one quick story.
Should have been shorter, dragged on in places. Characters weren't very likeable.
I was scrolling through my library and found this. I couldn't remember it so, listened to again. Hearing again I can remember bits and pieces. This isnt a ride I can take again. This book is just too dull, and I loved Gone Girl and liked Dark Places
Great concept to the story but a bit drawn out at times. In an effort to delve into the psyche of a few characters, there was more of a feeling of redundancy versus engaging tales.
Predictable yet interesting...
This book is amazing I will not give in details cause I don't want to ruin it for anyone but man does it keep you on the edge of your seat It does start of a bit slow and I really didn't like that but the twist and turns this book does takes you to a whole other place I will say this expect the unexpected 💋👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👏🏾👏🏾
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