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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.
Praise for Sharp Objects
“Nasty, addictive reading.”—Chicago Tribune
“Skillful and disturbing.”—Washington Post
“Darkly original . . . [a] riveting tale.”—People
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Sharp Objects is disturbing, unnerving, and impossible to put down. From the very first paragraph, Gillian Flynn’s expertly paced story of small-town murder and long-buried family secrets burrowed under our skin. Flynn repeatedly turns our expectations upside down and draws us into a world where no one turns out to be who they seem. Her complicated narrator, Camille—a damaged, suspicious, and cynical newspaper reporter—proves that Flynn nailed the unpredictable, unconventional heroine long before Gone Girl made her a star. We’re excited to see Amy Adams bring her to life in the HBO miniseries!
Flynn gives new meaning to the term "dysfunctional family" in her chilling debut thriller. Camille Preaker, once institutionalized for youthful self-mutilation, now works for a third-rung Chicago newspaper. When a young girl is murdered and mutilated and another disappears in Camille's hometown of Wind Gap, Mo., her editor, eager for a scoop, sends her there for a human-interest story. Though the police, including Richard Willis, a profiler from Kansas City, Mo., say they suspect a transient, Camille thinks the killer is local. Interviewing old acquaintances and newcomers, she relives her disturbed childhood, gradually uncovering family secrets as gruesome as the scars beneath her clothing. The horror creeps up slowly, with Flynn misdirecting the reader until the shocking, dreadful and memorable double ending. She writes fluidly of smalltown America, though many characters are clich s hiding secrets. Flynn, the lead TV critic for Entertainment Weekly, has already garnered blurbs from Stephen King and Harlan Coben. 5-city author tour; foreign rights sold in 10 countries.
This book didn’t let me down. I liked not only the writing style but also the structure of the story. Over all a very good read.
Roller coaster ride!
This book takes off fast, I found it very hard to put down. Highly recommend.
So dark. Absolutely loved it. The language and depth makes for an exciting read.