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)
If you're looking for a horror story with plenty of twists, this is the book for you. It can get a bit graphic at times in relation to sex and violence, so if you have a weak stomach don't read this. Somewhat similar tone as Gone Girl, but much creepier. Read at your own risk!
I am the Evil Mama
After listening to the first 3 hours of this book I was wondering where it was going and ended up fastforwarding to the last hour. Unfortunately for the book, I really didn't feel I'd missed anything and I actually liked the ending, so I decided to go middle of the road for the review, but I have to advise if you find your mind drifting, fast forward to the last hour like I did.
I've listening to Gone Girl and Dark Places. LOVED both novel for their story and the vocal performance. However, this book was kind of a let down. I'd suggest the other 2 book to anyone to read and not this one. The characters were not nearly as interesting as her other books.The story felt too predictable and often drawn out.
Love Gillian Flynn. I'd listen to another book gladly. Just was disappointed with this one.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and even more so after listening to Dark Places. Dark Places made me feel very dirty and filthy. It was nice to have a change in scenery.
I loved the way the mystery unfolded slowly as you went along. I could really imagine what a cutter must feel like truly inside their body to make them want to hurt themselves. Also, this book is not about her being a cutter for those who might not want this book. It's basically a way to make you understand how dysfunctional her childhood was and WHY she began cutting. It's about a murder mystery first.
I would say the main character. Camile.
Fantastic listen. Loved the narrator. Great story. Wish it didn't end.
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