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)
Good Narrator and interesting story
I think the author has some similar types out there. Different stories of course but have the same feel. They keep your interest.
Good book. Was excited to read more by this author.
I love well written books of many different genres.
It's well written and the characters are interesting. I looked forward to listening everyday and never got bored. The ending is a bit implausible with too many coincidences adding up to form the climax. Even so, it is still worth listening to it! The narrator also did a great job!
I felt inclined to write a review upon finishing Sharp Objects. Gone Girl was my first Gillian Flynn read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved the style, the story...I couldn't wait to read more. Dark Places was a HUGE disappointment for me, I did not enjoy it at all. I decided to be fair I had to give Sharp Objects a listen as well. After my high expectations for Dark Places were not met I wasn't that excited to begin Sharp Objects. But alas, Gillian Flynn had me addicted to listening again. This was a page turner I couldn't put down. Disturbing yet, but an interesting mystery that had me stumped until the end.
Very dark and disturbing, but very human responses from broken characters. Extremely disturbing at times, but a great story for those that don't mind a view into the dark side once in a while.
It is definitely in the top rankings.
Yes it did..... I was very sassy and sinister. The characters were well thought out and the all flowed so well together.
My favorite scene was towards the end when the main character realized it was her little sister...
Some words should never be spoken and some secrets should never be told.
This book was really good. I was on the fence about getting it and I am so glad that I did.
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