Sharp Objects
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Sharp Objects


Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows, a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.

Title:Sharp Objects
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:254 pages

    Sharp Objects Reviews

  • Emily May
    Jun 29, 2012

    “The face you give the world tells the world how to treat you.” There is something deeply unhealthy about this book. It's in the characters, in the story, in the relationships, in the sex, and ju...

  • RandomAnthony
    Aug 06, 2012

    Last week I read the fuck out of Gillian Flynn's catalog. Three novels in eight days while my wife and kids were out of town and a sweltering late July marooned me in one of the house's two air condit...

  • Alex
    Dec 30, 2012

    Little buddy read with Her Majesty La Lionne and Jerry on January 31st!! :DThis is my third Gillian Flynn book, after Gone Girl and Dark Places. The first one blew my mind, the second one freaked me o...

  • Simon_Cleveland_Ph.D. Simon_Cleveland_Ph.D.
    Aug 01, 2008

    The razor blade on the front cover of the book is what one yearns for right after embarking on this read, sharp blade with which to cut every single page, one by one, until they are so neatly shredded...

  • Paquita Maria Sanchez
    Jul 09, 2013

    Well, this was a pleasant surprise. I remember all the ruckus over Gillian Flynn a while back, and my resulting tracing (not carving) of a mental note on my palm that I should eventually read somethin...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    May 01, 2013

    *3.5/5*I felt like this book was way too slow paced for how short it was, and it sort of bugged me that the big reveal and explanation was left to the VERY end. It was like nothing nothing nothing BAM...

  • Tatiana
    May 10, 2010

    As seen on The ReadventurerIf you ask me which words come into my mind first whenever I think of this book, my answer will be: nasty, dark, twisted, disturbing.In this rather traumatizing psychologica...

  • Mohammed Arabey
    Sep 04, 2015

    عالم النساء..معقد، متشابك، صعب فهمه..مضطهدا سواء في مجتمعا شرقيا أم غربياوهذه الرواية الكئيبة السوداوية تقتحم...

  • karen
    Apr 30, 2009

    okay so i,of course, was initially drawn to this book because it has shiny cover. i am like a magpie or a raccoon or something... and then it just sat on the shelf for ages and one day i read the desc...

  • Samadrita
    Feb 16, 2013

    When I had first come across rave reviews of Gone Girl, I was bowled over by the fact that there's after all a woman who is brave enough to try her hand at a genre rarely ventured into by women writer...

About Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn is an American author and television critic for Entertainment Weekly. She has so far written three novels, Sharp Objects, for which she won the 2007 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the best thriller; Dark Places; and her best-selling third novel Gone Girl.Her book has received wide praise, including from authors such as Stephen King. The dark plot revolves around a serial killer in a Mi