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 was ok... I liked it although I saw the ending coming a mile away... The other two story's kept me guessing... I recommend reading her books in the order she wrote them in because it seems she gets better with time
Dynamic characters. Phenomenal twists
You will want to do nothing but read and soak in this gruesome plot
Skip this depraved book with unbelievably disturbed characters! Not good literature- pretty trashy and with no depth of plot or characters.
Always wondered why people cut themselves and this was a good story about one woman who did. Gillian Flynn writes good stories that are never run of the mill and certainly keep you interested.
Went thru a wide range of emotions with this book. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading another G Flynn book in the near future.
I love to listen to well-written, well-researched books. Time is too valuable to waste on anything less, not to mention our credits and $$$!
Book + narrator = PERFECTION. May be one of my favorite books ever. I enjoyed it much better than Gone Girl.
characters were all very troubled and ending was a BIG surprise! Loved it and highly recommend.
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