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Sharp Objects | [Gillian Flynn]
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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.
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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.

©2006 Gillian Flynn (P)2008 Oakhill Publishing Ltd

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    K Swansea, United Kingdom 25/07/2013
    K Swansea, United Kingdom 25/07/2013

    Audible commute fanatic. I love a good crime thriller.

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    "A bit of a let down"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the book more as I got further into it but if I had not read one of her books previously I think I might have given up. Not any where as good as Gone Girl but I suppose for an earlier work it was ok. It has the usual twists and turns you expect from the author but they are more obvious than in later works.


    Would you recommend Sharp Objects to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would suggest that anyone reading this hangs in there as it does improve as it goes along.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sheree Great Bookham, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    Sheree Great Bookham, United Kingdom 13/04/2013 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing"

    I loved every minute of this book, it kept me guessing right until the end. I listened to this after gone girl , which I thought was brilliant, and this book is even better. I love the way the listener gradually finds out the darker side of the narrator as the story moves along with a wonderful dark sense of humour.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kim guestling, United Kingdom 23/03/2013
    Kim guestling, United Kingdom 23/03/2013
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    "Sinister and exciting"

    I loved this, as good as Gone Girl, and with tighter writing. However the narrator is quite irritating, not Amy! Once I got over this I really enjoyed it but might have been better to read than listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Yuliana Ilvesheim, Germany 02/11/2012
    Yuliana Ilvesheim, Germany 02/11/2012 Member Since 2012

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    "Not Flynn's Best work"

    but listenable. Quite dragging in the middle. The ending is predictable. But undoubtedly, Flynn is still one of the best thriller writer out there.

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    Mr Denholm, United Kingdom 04/09/2013
    Mr Denholm, United Kingdom 04/09/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story, kept me hooked!"
    If you could sum up Sharp Objects in three words, what would they be?

    Different, Intriging, gripping


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sharp Objects?

    The twist


    Which character – as performed by Liza Ross – was your favourite?

    Adora


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes I could have done


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed this as much if not more, as the authors other two books Girl Gone and and Dark Places

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L Swansea, United Kingdom 01/09/2013
    L Swansea, United Kingdom 01/09/2013 Member Since 2012

    I enjoy crime books most of all but dip into other genres now and then. I also re read the classics I have not read in years.

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    "excellent"

    Gillian Flynn is a favourite of mine. She is always an exciting listen. Can't wait for more.

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    Julie South Ockendon, United Kingdom 02/07/2013
    Julie South Ockendon, United Kingdom 02/07/2013 Member Since 2012

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    "Another great read from Gillian"
    If you could sum up Sharp Objects in three words, what would they be?

    Dark, Compelling, unpredictable,


    Which character – as performed by Liza Ross – was your favourite?

    Camille


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    A great book, I love this author, and have loved all of her books. Looking forward to her next novel.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Not Gone Girl but still great."

    I still enjoyed this. It was a well done whodunit with an edge. Flynn is EXPERT at drawing acid tongued, vile women and there is a plethora of them in this fast paced, edgy book.

    I was NOT a fan of the reader. She sounds WAY too old! The girl in this book is in her early thirties and this reader sounds much older.

    It was good, but very different from Gone Girl, which I LOVED, and wanted another one of course. This is very different, but still great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pashminky
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    10/09/12
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    "Not her best"
    This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I bought this on the strength of Gone Girl, but struggled with a turgid storyline that didn't have the trajectory of her more recent work. Also, it relishes in the nastiness of some of the characters (much like Gone Girl) that does little to make the story any richer or involving.


    Has Sharp Objects turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What three words best describe Liza Ross???s voice?

    Pleasant older female


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


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