Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects

By Gillian Flynn

  • Release Date: 2006-09-26
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 3,116 Ratings




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.


  • Read it

    By TeddiTheGal.
    Amazing. Raw and nasty. Wicked
  • If you love the series, you’ll love this book

    By f.christina42
    I went backwards — I saw the HBO series with one of my all-time favorites, Amy Adams, before I read the book. I knew the plot and I still couldn’t put it down. Gillian Flynn did it to me with her other two and now she’s done it again. This book will hook you from beginning to end and since it’s so short, you can finish it in a few days. I really love how the end of her show/movie are different from the book endings. Really sparks a debate!
  • Loved it.

    By JustMeJessO
    So dark. And so good.
  • Dumb

    By Ivfyreydjcbohhiyd
    It’s a dumb story that isn’t well written. I only finished the book because I held out hope they would make this story into an HBO series because it was good, somehow. Sadly, I wasted my time. The ending is obvious and frankly insulting to my intelligence. Read if you want to complain about a book.
  • A good read!

    By Ya'llMad
    This may be the only book that I like less than its TV adaptation. However, I still think it’s a fine book, especially if you enjoy books that are on the darker side. The protagonist is complex yet strangely endearing despite the fact that she’s deeply troubled. Overall, I’d recommend Sharp Objects to anyone!
  • Amazing!!!!

    By Audiobooskie2085
    It’s too good. Small town murder mystery.. MUST READ!!! It’s just too good ❤️
  • Amazing!

    By Goodgrl384
    I love this author!! I could not put the book down .. she paints a picture of a truly dysfunctional family! It’s dark and all around a great mystery!!
  • What?!?!

    By Byars Family
    Loved the ending.
  • Twisting Turns until the very end

    By Opinionated Kaitlan
    I had to read this book before the HBO Series premiered. It didn’t disappoint. Page turner after gripping page turner.
  • Great Read

    By Gilmartinc
    This was the first Gillian Flynn book I ever read and I have to say, I am hooked. The storyline, the writing style. It was all amazing. Flynn does an excellent job bringing you into the story. This is one book I wouldn’t mind reading again and again!