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Sharp Objects Audiobook

Sharp Objects

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Publisher's Summary

WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart
Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

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.

What the Critics Say

  • Mystery Writers of America 2007 Edgar Nominee, Best First Novel by an American Author

"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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    Terrianne 03-27-17
    Terrianne 03-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The story was ok, not "addictive, and haunting""
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    The narrator did a fantastic job, but the story was just flat. I like books that keep me excited to come back and listen to more. This one was a letdown.

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    Nicole Whitmire 03-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    thought the story was well wtitten. kept my interest all the way through. narrator was great too.

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    Helen 03-23-17
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    "AVOID if you have a history of self-harm!!!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I love mystery books and loved Gone Girl so was really looking forward to this. However, the depth and detail of discussion about self-harm was extremely upsetting and could be a very negative trigger for some. Not worth the emotional risk!!


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    tricia baca 03-23-17
    tricia baca 03-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow!!!"

    Disturbing and brilliant! I couldn't stop listening. Flynn is an incredibly talented writer. I'm hooked! I'm going to read the rest of her books.

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    Suzanne Finne WOODLAND HILLS, CA, US 03-10-17
    Suzanne Finne WOODLAND HILLS, CA, US 03-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Keeps you on the Razors Edge of Your Seat"

    Absolutely could not stop listening to this well written, well spin chiller. Small town Missouri will never have the same connotation ever again!

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    Scott 03-09-17
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    Read perfectly but really??? I was recommended this book but clearly they and I have different tastes in good reads. Back to my Fantasy Novels I guess... so much for trying something new.

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    Joseph Heerdink 03-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    Narration was good. Story was lacking. Predictable from the begining. Short enough to get through quickly.

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    daniella 03-04-17
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    "wowza "

    Great story! this is my first book from this author and it was brilliant! I couldn't stop listening! dark and twisty, I look forward to more novels from Gillian Flynn!

    the narration was fantastic, at. first I had difficulty distinguishing the characters thoughts and spoken words, but once I learned mote about the character and writing style it was fantastic!

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    Kristy Kemp 03-03-17
    Kristy Kemp 03-03-17 Member Since 2016

    Addicted to audio books. Psychological thrillers are my favorite. Audibles fan for life!

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    "Amazing dark and twisted"

    I pretty much called it from the beginning, but there were a few twists! Gillian Flynn is a brilliant writer she hasn't disappointed me yet!

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    Sara McGaughy Dallas, Tx 03-01-17
    Sara McGaughy Dallas, Tx 03-01-17

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    "So very good!"

    I really enjoyed this book! The story was well written and I loved how descriptive she was about the scars on the body.

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  • Mr Paul Johnson
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    "Brilliant"

    A real surprise - had me hooked from begining to end! I don't think it's too heavy though some of the subject matter isn't the most cheerful. Well written book I thought.

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  • Karen
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    3/25/08
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    "A Good listen"

    I liked this book but it was rather heavy. Worth a listen but not a 5 stars product

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