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As loyal Entertainment Weekly subscribers, we have been fans of Gillian Flynn for her smart, funny, and spot-on reviews of books, movies, and TV, but we were not prepared for her stunning debut novel Sharp Objects, a wickedly dark thriller that Stephen King calls a "relentlessly creepy family saga" and an "admirably nasty piece of work." We're calling it a cross between Twin Peaks and Secretary--sinister, sexy, and stylish. Perfect fall reading. --Daphne Durham
Flynn gives new meaning to the term "dysfunctional family" in her chilling debut thriller. Camille Preaker, once institutionalized for youthful self-mutilation, now works for a third-rung Chicago newspaper. When a young girl is murdered and mutilated and another disappears in Camille's hometown of Wind Gap, Mo., her editor, eager for a scoop, sends her there for a human-interest story. Though the police, including Richard Willis, a profiler from Kansas City, Mo., say they suspect a transient, Camille thinks the killer is local. Interviewing old acquaintances and newcomers, she relives her disturbed childhood, gradually uncovering family secrets as gruesome as the scars beneath her clothing. The horror creeps up slowly, with Flynn misdirecting the reader until the shocking, dreadful and memorable double ending. She writes fluidly of smalltown America, though many characters are clichés hiding secrets. Flynn, the lead TV critic for Entertainment Weekly, has already garnered blurbs from Stephen King and Harlan Coben. 5-city author tour; foreign rights sold in 10 countries. (Oct.)
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A real page-turner! Love the way Flynn creates such interesting evil genius characters. This was my second favorite of her books. Close second to Gone Girl. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Beth Crutchfield
I really liked this book. It was a little twisted, but it kept me interested!!! I've read three of her books so far and this one is by far the best!Published 1 day ago by Heather?
Having read and enjoyed Gone Girl, I decided to pick up an earlier novel by Gillian Flynn. This was an easy and involving read, mostly because of the choice of narrator. Read morePublished 2 days ago by novelcommentary
I like a dark creepy book now and then and this read brought me to that place. It's nothing like Gone Girl. It's deeper and rated R for comments and thoughts. Read morePublished 3 days ago by katie keith
If you like Gone Girl, you should read this. Suspense. Great read.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love Gillian Flynn, but this is my favourite of her novels. The writing is fast-paced and engaging, but still presents complex and relate-able characters and well-developed... Read morePublished 5 days ago by erinl
Painfully slow ,pretty sick and rather boring. Actually the only reason I will finish this is because I have so much time invested.Published 5 days ago by Mary K. Nikesch