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)
Sarah J Wells
That was one of the most f'ed up books EVER. Very interesting, kept you on your toes. Loved the twist (double twist?). The voice actor was very good.
Flynn is amazing at writing the dark side of human nature. I think that all 3 books were worth a read, as her story coupled with the narration is always captivating. I think that Gone Girl is the best of the three, followed by Dark Places, then Sharp Objects. What I love about her writing in her first two novels is her ability to keep you guessing- I know that the killer is --- oh, but maybe it could be---???- just entertaining all the way through.
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.
A real surprise - had me hooked from begining to end! I don't think it's too heavy though some of the subject matter isn't the most cheerful. Well written book I thought.
"A Good listen"
I liked this book but it was rather heavy. Worth a listen but not a 5 stars product
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