Sharp Objects: A Novel

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Three Rivers Press, 2006 - Fiction - 254 pages
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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 psych 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 thirteen-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, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.

With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.

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Really enjoyed the writing style. - Goodreads
And the character development was so lacking. - Goodreads
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I have to say this book was a crazy page turner. - Goodreads
Wow! Crazy dark book but a definite page turner. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Lauriann - Goodreads

I don't usually read whodunnits. Do they all go to such dark and disturbing places?? To its credit, it kept my interest to the end. Camille, newspaper woman and recent releasee from psychiatric care ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book (read it in two days), but two things bothered me: 1. While, sadly, the depicition of the small town and its youth might be not too far from the truth, I felt it was way too ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

GILLIAN FLYNN is the author of the runaway hit Gone Girl, an international sensation that has spent more than eighty-five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Her work has been published in forty languages. Gone Girl is soon to be a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox. Flynn's previous novels, Dark Places and Dagger Award winner Sharp Objects, were also New York Times bestsellers. A former writer and critic for Entertainment Weekly, she lives in Chicago with her husband and son.

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