Sharp Objects : A Novel

Sharp Objects : A Novel

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AN HBO® LIMITED SERIES STARRING AMY ADAMS

FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GONE GIRL

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.



Baker & Taylor
Reluctantly returning to her hometown after an eight-year absence to investigate the murders of two preteen girls, reporter Camille Preaker is reunited with her neurotic mother and enigmatic, thirteen-year-old half-sister as she works to uncover the truth about the killings, a probe that leads her all too close to the secrets of her own past. A first novel. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: Broadway Books,, 2006
ISBN: 9780307351487
0307351483
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks

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JLee237
Sep 18, 2018

The decent, entertaining novel with a good twist in the end. I didn't care for the main character - she could have been more gripping and relatable.

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mamariccardi
Sep 12, 2018

I pretty much hated this book. It was angst riddled and just plain nasty. I will finish it but won't be tempted to read another by Gillian Flynn.

I didn't finish. After I found out who the killer was I quit. Don't know if I missed anything but didn't care.

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talk2terih
Aug 29, 2018

Wow, is this book dark and creepy and very wrong. If Stephen King and V.C. Andrews had a baby, this is the book that baby would write.

That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the book. I did. But after I finished the last page, I had to go outside and sit in the sunshine and listen to the birds sing while my canine and others played in the dog park.

Well- written, squirmy, and disturbing. Don't read this book if any of that sounds off-putting to you.

nwhite1 Aug 16, 2018

If you enjoyed Gone Girl, I would recommend giving Sharp Objects a try. It is dark and a great first novel by Gillian Flynn. The HBO mini-series starring Amy Adams is definitely worth a watch. I love the pacing - it is a slow burn that captures your full attention. How they weave together the past and the present is genius. I can't wait to watch more.

Karen_Weber Jul 11, 2018

I re-read this title in anticipation of the HBO mini-series by the same name. Gillian Flynn has ushered in a new genre of fiction - the story of the angry and violent woman! This is her first novel and it is every bit as compelling as Gone Girl. Twists, destructive relationships, mother/daughter issues, and mental disorders. It's a fascinating story of a young Chicago woman sent to cover the death's of two young girls in her own hometown of home in Wind Gap, Missouri. The story is a gripping page turner. Or, if your like me, a gripping listen. I downloaded the audio book from DCL's Libby app. Kudos to Flynn's first turn as a writer.

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elianagandrade
May 20, 2018

A dark and creepy story that doesn’t go on.... I watched the movie Gone Girl and had the same feeling. Now I can see that she is not one of my favorite writers.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 28, 2018

Sharp Objects (written by Gillian Flynn) was one of the greatest books I have read in quite a while. This book was raw and was very interesting as it went into depth of mental health and different unhealthy coping mechanisms. This story follows a 30-something year old woman named Camille Preaker and her adventures in Wind Gap (her childhood hometown). The scary and intriguing part is- she gets involved in two murders as she has to report on them for her job back home! I recommend this book to people who like chilling thrillers, or enjoy mysteries. This book was NOT predictable and I did not find this story to be a waste of my time... I finished it in three days! I definately rate this book a solid 5/5 @Montgomery of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

A grittier version of 'Gone Girl' mixed with '13 Reasons Why', set in a small town. Two girls have been gruesomely murdered and damaged detective Camille Preaker is on the case. She just got checked out of a mental hospital, and has to connect with her estranged family. Gillian Flynn the author and basically a female Stephen King for the thriller genre is a blessing for the YA book section.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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gailviolin
Dec 06, 2017

This is a short book but sounds great - a page-turner

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jordanwhiteley
Dec 06, 2017

Such a great and easy read. I was hooked from the first chapter!

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kaylenebrady
Sep 19, 2017

EXTREMELY dark story. Interesting and fairly well done, it stays with you. Not in a good way. I'm done with her books.

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