Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects

By Gillian Flynn

  • Release Date: 2006-09-26
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 2,929 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Sharp objects is a good book

    5
    By Icebryce
    I have given this book five stars because I personally really liked it, and it was the first book I was able to see through the end. I also enjoyed the characters and how well they were portrayed in the book. Gillian Flynn really knew how to depict each scene perfectly, too. Because each scene from the book was as if I was watching a movie or a show. And yes, I do know that Sharp Objects is also a show on HBO, and I like both the show and the book and finish both of them. But that brings me to my point where there were times I imagined a scene from the book and was so convinced it was, in fact, a scene from the HBO tv series because of how well I envisioned it in my head. For instance, there was one particular scene I read when Allen Crellin (the father of Camille and Amma) was sitting at the table in the morning and eating egg yolks in a bowl with a spoon. As to why he was eating raw eggs, I don’t know? But that scene in the book was so vivid and so imaginative in my head I thought for certain that I have seen that particular scene from the show itself.
  • Loved it.

    5
    By JustMeJessO
    So dark. And so good.
  • Dumb

    1
    By Ivfyreydjcbohhiyd
    It’s a dumb story that isn’t well written. I only finished the book because I held out hope they would make this story into an HBO series because it was good, somehow. Sadly, I wasted my time. The ending is obvious and frankly insulting to my intelligence. Read if you want to complain about a book.
  • A good read!

    4
    By Ya'llMad
    This may be the only book that I like less than its TV adaptation. However, I still think it’s a fine book, especially if you enjoy books that are on the darker side. The protagonist is complex yet strangely endearing despite the fact that she’s deeply troubled. Overall, I’d recommend Sharp Objects to anyone!
  • Amazing!!!!

    5
    By Audiobooskie2085
    It’s too good. Small town murder mystery.. MUST READ!!! It’s just too good ❤️
  • Amazing!

    5
    By Goodgrl384
    I love this author!! I could not put the book down .. she paints a picture of a truly dysfunctional family! It’s dark and all around a great mystery!!
  • What?!?!

    5
    By Byars Family
    Loved the ending.
  • Twisting Turns until the very end

    4
    By Opinionated Kaitlan
    I had to read this book before the HBO Series premiered. It didn’t disappoint. Page turner after gripping page turner.
  • Great Read

    5
    By Gilmartinc
    This was the first Gillian Flynn book I ever read and I have to say, I am hooked. The storyline, the writing style. It was all amazing. Flynn does an excellent job bringing you into the story. This is one book I wouldn’t mind reading again and again!
  • Good book

    4
    By Kiarra Monique
    This book was good, but nowhere near as heart-stopping as Gone Girl. Perhaps that was the point? I loved the big twist/revelation at the end...did NOT see that one coming! I also loved that the main character was so realistically flawed. It made for an interesting ride!