Book Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Author: Gillian Flynn

Paperback: 254 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (July 31, 2007)

ISBN-10: 0307341550

ISBN-13: 978-0307341556

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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.


Sometimes if you let people do things to you, you're really doing it to them. ~Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects

My Thoughts:

Gillian Flynn is one of my many favorite authors. Gone Girl, AMAZING! So, I couldn’t help but read another one of her books and I wasn’t disappointed. Sharp Objects was a book that sucked me in from the beginning. Flynn takes us on a journey with Camille Preaker, the main character in Sharp Objects. Camille has to go back to her home town, face her past, her family, and at the same time do her job as a reporter. Throughout the book, Camille struggles to keep per personal demons at bay while trying to get the latest scoop on the murders of 2 girls. Who could have done this? What was the motive? Just when you think you’ve figured it out, it throws you for a loop. Will Camille even survive this trip?

If you’re a fan of psychological thrillers or of Gillian’s other books, you will love this one too.



About the Author:

Gillian Flynn is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Gone Girl and Dark Places, which was A New Yorker Reviewers’ Favorite, Weekend TODAY Top Summer Read, and Chicago Tribune Favorite Fiction choice.  She lives in Chicago with her husband and son.

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