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 ...
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."
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I had a hard time staying interested in this story line. Just seemed to be a task finishing the book.
Sep 26, 2013
Riveting story, however overly gruesome at times. Maybe I getting too old to read this type of story. Too graphic for me but I had to get to the end. If you've got the guts so for it!
Jun 25, 2009
A bit predictable
The book was good, not as gripping as I thought it was going to be , had it figured out fairly early, which surprised me as that almost never happens.
Sep 22, 2007
Talk about suspense - of course, you (the reader) will wanna know who did it ... just wait 'til you find out why! The story gets pretty intense, especially when Camille reveals her self-mutilation background. I can't wait to see what Ms. Flynn has in store next!
Jul 4, 2007
Dark. Rivoting. A good read.
As you would expect from any book with a razorblade on its cover, Sharp Objects is very dark and angsty. Exactly how I like my books. Camille Preaker is a woman with a past. Employed as a newspaper reporter, her boss gets wind of two related murders in her home town and sends her in for the scoop. But there?s a reason Camille no longer lives in her hometown. She shows up and begins to work the scene, becoming too close to both the main suspect and the lead investigator. But there?s more going on than meets the eye. Could someone in Camille?s family be involved? Will Camille have the strength to see it through? Flynn has created a family dynamic that is rivoting. I was literally unable to put it down and read it all in one sitting. I didn't give it 5 stars because there were a few moments when I felt a little disbelief. Overall, a good read. I enjoyed it.
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