Sharp Objects

  • by Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by Liza Ross
  • 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When two girls are abducted and killed in Missouri, journalist Camille Preaker is sent back to her home town to report on the crimes. Long haunted by a childhood tragedy and estranged from her mother for years, Camille suddenly finds herself installed once again in her family's mansion, reacquainting herself with her distant mother and the half sister she barely knows - a precocious 13-year-old who holds a disquieting grip on the town.
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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disquietingly real

Despite a flash of insight in chapter 2 that I spied the killer, I was inexorably drawn along - befuddled and misdirected - towards a bitter-sweet conclusion. Great book; unique point of view; queuing the next from Gillian Flynn as I write..
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- pratalife "imho - ymmv"

Sharp description of toxic maternal love

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Camille. She's struggling. She's honest. I could identify.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Milk, poison and teeth - a golf-cart murder mistery.


Any additional comments?

Reading Gillian Flynn is always a pleasure. But I liked this book best. It's sharp to the point. Maternal love can be a toxic mixture of milk and poison. This story beats most psychiatric textbooks in its precise description of 'borderlinogenic' circumstances. And as usual the writing is first-rate: intelligent, exciting, excellent. Matches 'Life of Pi' in more than one aspect. Be aware of the teeth!

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- Karin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-15-2012
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group