Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

A Novel

eBook - 2006
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Returning to her hometown after an eight-year absence to investigate the murders of two girls, reporter Camille Preaker is reunited with her neurotic mother and enigmatic, thirteen-year-old half-sister as she works to uncover the truth about the killings.
Publisher: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307351487
0307351483
Characteristics: 254 p. ; 25 cm
Call Number: eBook

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Karen_Weber Jul 11, 2018

I re-read this title in anticipation of the HBO mini-series by the same name. Gillian Flynn has ushered in a new genre of fiction - the story of the angry and violent woman! This is her first novel and it is every bit as compelling as Gone Girl. Twists, destructive relationships, mother/daught... Read More »


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Karen_Weber Jul 11, 2018

I re-read this title in anticipation of the HBO mini-series by the same name. Gillian Flynn has ushered in a new genre of fiction - the story of the angry and violent woman! This is her first novel and it is every bit as compelling as Gone Girl. Twists, destructive relationships, mother/daughter issues, and mental disorders. It's a fascinating story of a young Chicago woman sent to cover the death's of two young girls in her own hometown of home in Wind Gap, Missouri. The story is a gripping page turner. Or, if your like me, a gripping listen. I downloaded the audio book from DCL's Libby app. Kudos to Flynn's first turn as a writer.

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elianagandrade
May 20, 2018

A dark and creepy story that doesn’t go on.... I watched the movie Gone Girl and had the same feeling. Now I can see that she is not one of my favorite writers.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 28, 2018

A grittier version of 'Gone Girl' mixed with '13 Reasons Why', set in a small town. Two girls have been gruesomely murdered and damaged detective Camille Preaker is on the case. She just got checked out of a mental hospital, and has to connect with her estranged family. Gillian Flynn the author and basically a female Stephen King for the thriller genre is a blessing for the YA book section.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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gailviolin
Dec 06, 2017

This is a short book but sounds great - a page-turner

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jordanwhiteley
Dec 06, 2017

Such a great and easy read. I was hooked from the first chapter!

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kaylenebrady
Sep 19, 2017

EXTREMELY dark story. Interesting and fairly well done, it stays with you. Not in a good way. I'm done with her books.

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wendyheath
Aug 11, 2017

Being made into HBO show

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kwsmith
Jun 25, 2017

This sharp mystery novel is mostly about horrible people doing horrible things. In some respects, the central mystery is overshadowed by Flynn's successful use of extremely creepy horror elements. I was disappointed to see Flynn struggle with her pacing throughout this book; the middle section plods along like an overburdened pack mule! But the clever story wraps up with a few pointy surprises at the end, so it's all good.

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cassmazza
Jun 06, 2017

A bit predictable, but a very good book regardless.

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ryner
Jan 27, 2017

Camille, a newspaper reporter for a second-string Chicago paper, is dispatched to rural Missouri to cover the case of a missing pre-teen. The residents of Wind Gap, which also happens to be Camille's own hometown, are understandably on edge after another young girl was found murdered only a year prior and Camille, without much of a travel budget, is forced to crash with her estranged and eccentric family. Despite the odd dynamics in both lodging and her own local history, Camille immediately sets to work talking with detectives and local residents for her stories as they all attempt to solve the mystery.

I appear to be in the minority in not caring much for this book at all. While the story itself was just mediocre, the more serious problem is that the protagonist was shallow, unlikable, and had a habit of making colossally poor choices.

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 21, 2016

“Sometimes if you let people do things to you, you're really doing it to them.”

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 21, 2016

“Bear gifts if you can’t bear anything else.”

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 21, 2016

“Problems always start long before you really, really see them.”

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 21, 2016

“A child weaned on poison considers harm a comfort.”

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 21, 2016

“I just think some women aren't made to be mothers. And some women aren't made to be daughters.”

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 21, 2016

“People got such a charge from seeing their names in print. Proof of existence. I could picture a squabble of ghosts ripping through piles of newspapers. Pointing at a name on the page. See, there I am. I told you I lived. I told you I was.”

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 21, 2016

"Being conflicted means you can live a shallow life without copping to be a shallow person.”

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 21, 2016

“I'm here, I said, and it felt shockingly comforting, those words. When I'm panicked, I say them aloud to myself. I'm here. I don't usually feel that I am. I feel like a warm gust of wind could exhale my way and I'd be disappeared forever, not even a sliver of fingernail left behind. On some days, I find this thought calming; on others it chills me.”

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 21, 2016

“I was never really on my side in any argument. I liked the Old Testament spitefulness of the phrase 'got what she deserved.' Sometimes women do.”

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 21, 2016

"I'd known little about Mrs. Roosevelt, except that she was good, which at the time I suppose was enough. Given my druthers now, I'd prefer a snapshot of Warren Harding's wife, 'the Duchess,' who recorded the smallest offenses in a little red notebook and avenged herself accordingly. Today I like my first ladies with a little bite.”

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