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)
I LOVED Gone girl and was expecting some great GF on this one. It was just too dark to be enjoyable and this comes from someone who loves Nordic Noir. The mamby pamby reading of this book made it even more insufferable. If you're suicidal and want the extra push to pull the plug then this is a must listen!
Uhm, I don't know how it could be much worse...
I have to be sure to have free time my next Gillian Flynn novel because I cannot stop listening until the end, like a drug
Love the narration equally and cannot imagine any other telling the story.
Excellent book. Great story. Signature piece from Flynn. Ann Marie Lee's performance is tops! Can't wait for her next book. One of my favorite authors.
This is by far my favorite of Flynn's 3 books (Gone Girl, Dark Places, and Sharp Objects). The writing is captivating and Flynn does a superb job (again) of getting the reader/listener inside the mind of the main character. Couldn't put this one down!
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