Sharp Objects

A Novel

Flynn, Gillian

(Paperback - 2007)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Sharp Objects
After eight years, the murders of two preteen girls--timed nearly a year apart--bring reporter Camille Preaker back to her hometown. As she works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, Camille finds herself forced to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, [2007]
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780307341556
Characteristics: 254 p. ; 21 cm.


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Nov 30, 2014
  • katmilr rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Bizarre, disturbing, creepy! Not as fast paced as Gone Girl.

Nov 04, 2014
  • gusmcrae rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"Sharp Objects," Gillian Flynn's first novel, is by far her most twisted and dark. Several passages had me gritting my teeth and feeling a bit (a lot!) disgusted. It's hard to imagine that a world like the one in this novel could possibly exist--that these people who populate the small town of Wind Gap, Mo are out there, living their disturbing small-town lives. But Flynn has a way of bringing them to life and making you look around suspiciously at the folks around you--could your reclusive next door neighbor or the local police detective show up in one of Flynn's novels? What secrets does your town hold? This book is not as twisty as "Gone Girl," but I really did find it much grittier.

I've now read Gillian Flynn's entire compendium of work. I can honestly say that she knows how to write a nail-biter. She is a master of the twist. She is also not afraid to delve into the most dark and decrepit areas of the human condition. I look forward to more twisted stories from her down the line.

Oct 14, 2014
  • JCLSarahM rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Dark, twisted and suspenseful. Keeps you guessing until the very last page.

Aug 31, 2014
  • athompson10 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Gory, dark and disturbing.

Aug 06, 2014
  • rebalski rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I have read all of Gillian Flynn's novels this summer. This one was just as haunting and impossible to put down as the others.

Jul 24, 2014
  • ashleyeliz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic book! Unputdownable. It's dark and haunting, and the characters absolutely feel real.

Jun 01, 2014
  • MiraLett rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gillian Flynn is quickly becoming one my favorite authors! I couldn't get enough of Gone Girl and am just as pleased with Sharp objects! Dark, spooky, and surprising!

Apr 07, 2014
  • aliciamarie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I started my Gillian Flynn reading a year ago with attempting to read Gone Girl... 3 times. I have yet to finish that book. A friend strongly urged me to read Dark Places- which I loved. I then red this book- Sharp Objects and love this even more. Dark, disturbing, and just when you think you have it figured out you don't! The characters are well developed and having once lived in a small rural Missouri town I could see the scene playing out in my head perfectly. This is my favorite book from the author!

Feb 25, 2014
  • Lauraparr rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

From the very beginning you know the characters are all sick and twisted in their own way. Not as exciting as Gone Girl but Gillian Flynn remains an excellent writer for the genre. I couldn't put it down.

Feb 24, 2014
  • tinacat1961 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved this book! I may even like it better than Gone Girl! which is to say alot since i was hooked on GG!

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