WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart
Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.
NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg
Since she left town eight years ago, 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 again in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.
HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle
As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.
With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.
- Along with the rest of Gillian Flynn's work, each story has a dark, twisted, mysterious plot. You cannot put them down and NEED to figure out what is going on.
- I felt like this one was much darker than the other stories. I tend to get so deep into books that they envelop me and this one definitely gave me a dark, brooding feeling. I am not saying that is a bad thing, I think it shows how amazing the writing really is.
- There were times when I thought I knew who the killer was, and then I changed my mind, so the story definitely kept me thinking and on my toes.
- I wasn't sure at the beginning where the title came from, but when it is finally explained, it is really interesting. I wanted to see and touch the main character. I know that sounds demented, but I was intrigued.
- This book was much darker than Gone Girl and Dark Places, so it definitely was not a good read for everyone. There was a lot of sexual contact, violence, drugs and alcohol in the book. I just wanted to put this disclaimer out there before you pick up the book.
- Camille was amazing, holy potatoes. Her story, her personality, her life. Uffda. I was just amazing by the world-building around her life in a small time.
- Along with Camille was her crazy mother, Adora. Holy potatoes even more! I wanted more and more of that women, she was just so mind blowing! One of the most amazingly written characters in all of Gillian's books!
- None, loved it!