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 is a good book5 star

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. 55


Loved it.5 star

So dark. And so good. 55


Dumb1 star

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. 15


A good read!4 star

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! 45


Amazing!!!!5 star

It’s too good. Small town murder mystery.. MUST READ!!! It’s just too good ❤️ 55


Amazing!5 star

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!! 55

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


Great book!5 star

I really loved reading this book! Once I started it was hard to stop! Would definitely recommend! 55


FTCdt4 star

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An engrossing psychological thriller4 star

Sharp objects a surprisingly engaging murder mystery with shocking twist and turns. With an atmosphere of dread and complex protagonist. That never relies on cliches and predictable reveals. 45


On the edge of the seat!4 star

Sharper objects. 45


Not as good as her other ones1 star

I loved Gone Girl! So much that I read it twice! I have read almost all of her other books and tried this one out. Disappointed. Pretty boring, annoying. Some of the characters, I did not even understand why they did the things that they did! In the beginning, it was pretty interesting, getting to know the characters and such, the middle was ok, but the ending was just terrible. It did not make sense and I spent the whole night wondering, “But, why would she do that?” Would not recommend this book to anyone! 15


Ok no1 star

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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

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