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)
This book is well written, but deeply disturbing. The story is more violent and gruesome than Gone Girl. And at times, it was difficult to get through. Book contains troubling sexual descriptions, drug and alcohol use, desciptions of body mutilations.
As far as the mystery aspect, the plot is quick and keeps interest. And the ending is understandable but unexpected.
For the narration, I thought the pace was very slow, and would have preferred a quicker reading with more inflection for the voice of the main character.
I liked the book but it was just so dark and the main character was so damaged....I wanted something good for her....but of course no in Flynn Land...good listen though nice twist
Gripping. Edgy. Haunting.
I thought at first that I had the plot figured out, but I was utterly mistaken. Once again, Gillian was spot on and created an enthralling murder mystery that I could not stop reading. She has an uncanny ability to connect with the reader
Ann Marie Lee did a marvelous job! Her accents and seamless shifting between each character made the audio book that much more enjoyable.
I was in shock by the end - I wanted to read it again!
I have read every Gillian Flynn novel and have never been disappointed.
Gillian Flynn did it again. I couldn't turn this book off! Great story, keeps you entertained throughout. I thought I had the killer figured out about midway through the book, but I was wrong.
I love this book every aspect of it! I am a formal cutter and was able to relate to the main character.
The most memorable moments of this book is every single page...just when you think you have it figured out your wrong....
what can I say? Ms. Flynn is one of the best suspense writers out there next to Lisa Gardner. I love how she gets her readers so involved with the characters!! Her characters are so well developed and broken and have all types of personality disorders and mental issues.
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