MINI REVIEW: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in Adult Fiction, Mini Review, Review | 5 comments

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Sharp Objects

by: Gillian Flynn

 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.

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If we remember correctly, last year I LOVEDDD the mind-fuckery that Gone Girl exceptionally delivered.  So, recently I figured it was time to dive back in to the sick, twisted mind of Gillian Flynn. 

With Sharp Objects, we experience some GRUSOME scenes, disgusting parenting, and inevitable betrayal on all counts.  Our main character is not the most likable, but she is nowhere near as unlikable as others I have dealt with.  The premise this time around, is simple. Murders in a small town where everyone knows everyone.  A real whodunit.  The outcome may surprise you, and as Flynn always does, she makes it so you HAVE to finish the last page in record time.  You always want answers.  Well done, Flynn, well done.

At least this time I can say I wasn’t left AS disturbed as the last run-in I had with a Gillian Flynn suspense novel!


Recommended For:  Thriller readers.  Those not grossed out too easily.  Those who want to try out suspense novels.
Rating: 4/5 I enjoyed this one but it wasn’t on the same level as Gone Girl for me, but rest assured, I WILL be reading Dark Places real soon, especially since that’s the favorite of both Lauren & Loretta.





  1. I loved this one so much as well! Now you’ve got me so tempted to read Gone Girl right now. Most people say her books just keep getting better so I’m sure Gone Girl will blow my mind away. Just hope I won’t cringe too much!
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  2. That book was good. =) Def a good b+ rating. Gone Girl, was awesome yes. Ahhh… the wonder. LOL
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  3. I loved this book for all the reasons you did. It’s so screwed up but you can’t help watching it.

  4. Duuuuude, I soooo need to get on more Gillian Flynn…like now…love ‘mind-fuckery.’ Holla back :)
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