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)
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Yes because it was fast paced and kept my interest.
I liked the development of the characters.
When the main character got high with her little sister and climbed home. It was written so well you felt confused like she would be in that condition.
Yes - but I didn't.
Overall the book was great, characters were great and the narrator did a very good job. But the whole book was depressing and even sad. Even the ending was sad.
omg, the story, like all of her stories was just amazing! SUCH a twist at the end!
amma. i love a good 'BAD SEED'
i've enjoyed all of her performances
favorite flynn book!!
I loved "Gone Girl" but this story left me wishing that the ending would be a nuclear warhead being dropped on Wingap, MO and incinerating everything and everyone there. It is well written and performed well here on audible but it is very dark; too dark for my tastes. I need a good comedy after that to cleanse my mental palate.
Thats the only word I can use to describe this book. I did not like any of the main characters. Had no empathy for Camille and totally disliked Amma. Now on to find lighter reading material .
The story had me from the start. Ive had trouble finding a book that can do that for awhile now but this one wouldn't allow me to wonder off. Had to keep listening. I won't spoil the story for anyone with too much said here, just know the narration is AAA+ and the story itself is a hell of a ride! You won't regret using a credit on this! If you've listened to Gillian Flynn you know she delivers!
Yes, because I'm awesome, and the book is awesome; so it's a natural fit.
Definitely did not see the the pulled teeth question being answered like that at the end. Jesus...
Anger, because I was listening to it while mowing and got so distracted that I ran over a sprinkler head, jacking up the blade.
Great book. 2nd best Flynn book next to Dark Places.
You knew where the story was going long before the end and it left me feeling miserable and sick with negativity towards humanity. If you are purposely looking to be absolutely miserable from beginning to end then by all means read this. Please don't read my review and get accidentally curious on what the contents of this story contain. It's boring and completely predictable. Pleaseeeee spare yourself the boring, predictable empty sadness this book will illicit. I expected some mystery in the story and wanted to enjoy the read, but no such luck here.
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