Sharp Objects



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.

Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn Summary

Sharp Objects is the 2006 debut novel by American author Gillian Flynn. The book was first published through Shaye Areheart Books on September 26, 2006, and has subsequently been re-printed through Broadway Books. The novel follows Camille Preaker, a newspaper journalist who must return to her hometown to report on a series of brutal murders...

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Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn Book Reviews (2,613)

Byars Family

What?!?!5 star

Loved the ending. 55

Opinionated Kaitlan

Twisting Turns until the very end4 star

I had to read this book before the HBO Series premiered. It didn’t disappoint. Page turner after gripping page turner. 45


Great Read5 star

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! 55

Kiarra Monique

Good book4 star

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! 45


Good hbo show5 star

Hi 55


One of the best5 star

OMG the ending i mean WOW is there more 55


Reading this book was like train wreck you couldn’t look away from from4 star

I couldn’t put it down 45


一个,后4 star

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Sharp Objects5 star

Excellent read. Creepy & exciting. Couldn’t wait to find out who the culprit was - clever twist. 55


Pretentious, boring, predictable.1 star

The writing is so tedious and amateur I found physically myself cringing every page or two. I also knew how it was going to end by page 34 when the author basically spells it out for you in bold letters. I also have to say: Flynn’s copious and irrelevant descriptions of young teenage girls’ body parts really bothered me in this. It took a turn for the bizarre when I realized they weren’t necessary at all for character development, plot, or gaining an understanding of how the narrator thinks—WHY would she be thinking that way literally any time she sees a young girl? They started to sound more like the author speaking and less like the narrator (Camille). You don’t need to describe a girl’s every body part, down to her “downy” “coltish” legs and what kind of bra she’s wearing, every time you introduce one into the scene or refer back to her. It borders on obsession, and made me embarrassed and uncomfortable for the author. 15


Amazing...5 star

I couldn’t put it down. She has done it again and I can’t wait to watch the series... 55


Dßszr5 star

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Disturbing1 star

I read all of the reviews and expected this book to be amazing. It was disturbing and depressing. I do not recommend this book. The is a fabulous writer. I was hooked after the first page. The content and depth sickness is not something I would recommend to anyone. I made myself finish the book and should have put it down after the third chapter. DO NOT BUY this book unless you want to be disturbed and sad. 15

Brittiany Lee

A must-read5 star

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. 55


Yawn2 star

This book is well written and has great character development. But got boring in a hurry. It was to over the top for me. 25


It's ok3 star

So-so character development. Predictable plot. 35


😳5 star

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!! 55


Dark and Twisty5 star

Such a good read. Would never have guessed the ending! 55


Not the suspenseful thriller I hoped to read.2 star

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. 25


Meh3 star

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. 35

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