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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects


We love supporting debut authors. Congrats, Gillian Flynn, on your first book!

by Gillian Flynn

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Gillian's debut novel—her darkest, most twisted, and freakiest of them all. Read it before it becomes an HBO miniseries.

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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.

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Member ratings (7,107)

  • Leah L.

    Columbia City, IN

    Another twisted, psychological thriller by Gillian Flynn…such a fantastic author! Just when you think you have it all figured out…you realize you don’t. Keeps you guessing until the very end. So good!

  • Kylie M.

    Boise, ID

    This book gave me chills. I couldn’t put it down at times, it was so good! I wasn’t crazy about the “romantic relationships” I felt they were a little cheesy. But, everything else was perfect!

  • Devon T.

    Oxford, MI

    I’m not sure how I feel about this book. In between loved and liked. I almost never get disturbed by anything and this book made my skin crawl. Gillian Flynn got the job done, I have no other words!

  • Nicole M.

    Langhorne, PA

    Twisted, deranged, and seriously f-ed up. If that’s the type of verbiage you look for in a story description, you’re going to love this one. Full of sociopaths, It definitely lived up to the hype.

  • Keisha D.

    Myrtle Beach, SC

    Much like the blade on the books cover this story slices you to the bone. This is a story that is relatable and real because it can happen to anyone. This could be anyone’s town. Anyone’s child.