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 enjoyed the complex story and character development. Each character had depth and a reality that was chilling.
I liked it for allowing the women to be the villains both twisted and clever.
I found her voice helped bring the characters to life.
The women did it.
I enjoyed this story because it went away from the usual.
I was sure I knew who did it and I was right but it was still surprising. The reader didn't sound like someone from the Midwest. That is the only bad thing I have to say.
At first I wasn't sure if I liked this as much as Gone Girl...but by the end I was hooked. stick with it, the ending is nothing that I would have ever expected!
I have read many of Gillian Flynn's books. and this is the second book I've listened too. Thid book was erraly disturbing and I really didn't enjoy it because it was so graffic. But it foes keep you pulled in to the story. I always feel it a book starts out with a mother and daughter's relationship in turmoil , there's got to be a reason why. Especially as turmuluous as their!!
A great plot for Hitchcock, but not for
a book- too many different themes that never connected for me.
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