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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 (7,135)

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Leah M.

    Nashua, NH

    I read this book after seeing the TV show. The story is really good and I enjoyed it very much and they tied up some loose ends that were left from the show. I would recommend but also loved the show!

  • lena n.

    Denver, CO

    I really enjoyed Flynn's writing because she knows how to put together a good thriller and keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. I really enjoyed how gritty it became as the characters unraveled