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Sharp Objects : A Novel : This Family Isn't Nuclear, It's Toxic. - Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects : A Novel

This Family Isn't Nuclear, It's Toxic.

Paperback Published: 1st November 2007
ISBN: 9780753822210
Number Of Pages: 336

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Some scars never heal... An addictive and haunting thriller from award-winning author Gillian Flynn.

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.

Industry Reviews

"fizzes with colour and tension...a brilliant debut" GUARDIAN "A compellnig story, absolutely unputdownable" TELEGRAPH & ARGUS

Addictive Charaters


If you loved Gone Girl go back and read Sharp Objects. My favourite of Gillian Flynn's novels. It will draw you in, you'll have to know what happens next. Brilliantly complex characters. Camille is probably one of the most well-rounded damaged characters I've ever read. Do yourself a favour and read it. You won't regret it!

Wagga Wagga, NSW


Smart and chilling.


Gillian Flynn has a talent of bringing out the empathy within me. In Sharp objects' I was completely entranced by the storyline, the characters and why the characters came to be. Definitely worth a read or several.

Melbourne, Australia




Oh my God. What a ripper. What an excellent book. Just wow. I could not put this down. So soooooooooo good. Everything had me hooked from the first page. The characters are brilliant, the plot keeps you guessing and the ending.... wow. Brilliant. 10/10.

Adelaide, Aus


Gillian Flynn must read author


Any one that read and enjoyed gone girl will love this one too.Its raw and gritty with disfunctional characters you love to despise but are strangely compelling.This author is definitely on my radar carnt wait to see if she writes more books.You might think you can guess the end but you never will.Hated to put this one down to go to work or feed the kids.If you want fairytale happy endings you may be disappointed but thats what makes it so interesting.

victoria AUSTRALIA


Be prepared to lose the weekend!


This was an absolute ripper of a suspense novel, engaging title character and a creepy but realistic cast of others. Gillian Flynn is extraordinary in her depictions of human frailties and afflictions. This book takes you down into a dark world and will linger long after you have finished the last page.

Cowra NSW


This will haunt you


This is a dark, women based psychological thriller with a gothic element. Very unstable, but fascinating characters and a story you won't soon forget.

Sydney, Australia


Gillian Flynn - a must!


Great book, easy to read and interesting throughout.



Sharp Objects : A Novel

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ISBN: 9780753822210
ISBN-10: 0753822210
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st November 2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1

Gillian Flynn

About the Author

Gillian Flynn is an American author and television critic for Entertainment Weekly. She has so far written three novels, Sharp Objects, for which she won the 2007 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the best thriller; Dark Places; and her best-selling third novel Gone Girl.

Her book has received wide praise, including from authors such as Stephen King. The dark plot revolves around a serial killer in a Missouri town, and the reporter who has returned from Chicago to cover the event. Themes include dysfunctional families,violence and self-harm.

In 2007 the novel was shortlisted for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Writer, Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie, CWA New Blood and Ian Fleming Steel Daggers, winning in the last two categories.

Flynn, who lives in Chicago, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated at the University of Kansas, and qualified for a Master's degree from Northwestern University.

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