Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects

By Gillian Flynn

  • Release Date: 2006-09-26
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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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.


  • A must-read

    By Brittiany Lee
    Sharp Objects is a must-read for all fans of Gillian Flynn, psychological thrillers, and/or mystery novels. Great story line, keeps you guessing until the very end.
  • Yawn

    By schguy
    This book is well written and has great character development. But got boring in a hurry. It was to over the top for me.
  • It's ok

    By Amigo73
    So-so character development. Predictable plot.
  • 😳

    By SuGaRAE
    I had a pretty good idea early on who was involved with the murders, but it didn't stop me from powering through. I loved Gone Girl and loved this one as well. On to the next one!!
  • Dark and Twisty

    By EmilyElizabeth
    Such a good read. Would never have guessed the ending!
  • Not the suspenseful thriller I hoped to read.

    By Annmric8
    Camille was a journalist for the Chicago Daily Post. Camille was an amateur writer falling short on expectations. Her boss wanting a story that will make headline news, sent Camille back to her hometown to write a story about the killing of two young girls. Camille was from Wind Gap, Missouri. The town consisted of five police officers and was ill-equipped to handle brutal crime scenes. A detective from Kansas City was brought in to investigate the murders. These brutal murders of two young girls caused scandalous gossip between townsfolk. With both the detective asking questions and Camille researching for her story they sent the community in a tailspin. All the characters seem to hold an incriminating suspicion about them. This small town was full of secrecy and craziness. Camille's character profiled the townsfolk pissing off her righteous mother. Her welcome back home was met with questioning glares. Once her identity was revealed Camille became an outsider. While I appreciate the assiduous process of detailing every character by showcasing their flaws it became tiresome and boring after awhile. Camille's character overshadowed the thrilling detective story I craved. Instead, Camille's problems pulled the reader away from her inadequate ability to write a crime story about her hometown. Camille's hometown pumped out improperly raised people according to society's standards. Wind Gap was stagnant and a non-progressive community where diseased minded people suffered from boredom. The discovery of the killer was anti-climatic. The process at disclosing the truth was arduous and mundane. I did not feel satisfied or fulfilled by having read this story. In fact, I hoped for a suspenseful thriller instead I was left emotionally drained.
  • Meh

    By Miracle467
    I felt like I had to read through a lot of jargon/crap to get to the main points. The ending could have at least been more detailed. After reading bs forever I would have liked the revelation to been slower and detailed. It just wasn't a major shock and all this talk about her scars and nothing more was done about it, I mean the book is named after a razor and you're think they would go back to it. I wouldn't recommend this book ugh.
  • Her Best Novel

    By Reader214
    This is by far my favorite Gillian Flynn book. Even better than Gone Girl. Wish I could read it again for the first time.
  • Creepy

    By Whitmben
    This book is very creepy. I didn't find the ending to be surprising.
  • Great read

    By Toolazytocook
    I couldn't put it down & was sad there wasn't more when I finished. It's twisted and addicting.