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Sharp Objects

(2006)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Dagger Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Edgar Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
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.

Genre: Mystery
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Praise for this book

"A stylish, and compelling debut. A real winner." - Harlan Coben

"To say this is a terrific debut novel is really too mild. I haven't read such a relentlessly creepy family saga since John Farris's All Heads Turn as the Hunt Goes By, and that was thirty years ago, give or take. Sharp Objects isn't one of those scare-and-retreat books; its effect is cumulative. I found myself dreading the last thirty pages or so but was helpless to stop turning them. Then, after the lights were out, the story just stayed there in my head, coiled and hissing, like a snake in a cave. An admirably nasty piece of work, elevated by sharp writing and sharper insights." - Stephen King


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October 2018 : USA Library Binding

Title: Sharp Objects
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
ISBN: 1-4328-6061-5 / 978-1-4328-6061-5 (USA edition)
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Title: Sharp Objects
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September 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sharp Objects: A Novel
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July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sharp Objects (Movie Tie-In)
Author(s): Gillian Flynn (author)
ISBN: 0-525-57681-9 / 978-0-525-57681-5 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sharp Objects: A major HBO & Sky Atlantic Limited Series starring Amy Adams, from the director of BIG LITTLE LIES, Jean-Marc Vallee
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
ISBN: 1-4746-0161-8 / 978-1-4746-0161-0 (UK edition)
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sharp Objects (Movie Tie-In): A Novel
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
ISBN: 0-525-57574-X / 978-0-525-57574-0 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sharp Objects (Movie Tie-In): A Novel
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
ISBN: 0-525-57575-8 / 978-0-525-57575-7 (USA edition)
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sharp Objects. TV Tie-In
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ISBN: 1-4746-1052-8 / 978-1-4746-1052-0 (UK edition)
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November 2014 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Sharp Objects
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ISBN: 1-101-90287-6 / 978-1-101-90287-5 (USA edition)
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October 2015 : UK Paperback
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July 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sharp Objects
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Title: Sharp Objects: A major HBO & Sky Atlantic Limited Series starring Amy Adams, from the director of BIG LITTLE LIES, Jean-Marc Vallee
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ISBN: 0-7538-2221-0 / 978-0-7538-2221-0 (UK edition)
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Title: Sharp Objects
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2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sharp Objects
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ISBN: 0-7394-8332-3 / 978-0-7394-8332-9 (USA edition)
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July 2013 : USA Audio CD
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May 2008 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Sharp Objects
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
ISBN: 1-84648-395-6 / 978-1-84648-395-0 (UK edition)
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May 2008 : UK Audio CD

Title: Sharp Objects
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
ISBN: 1-84648-413-8 / 978-1-84648-413-1 (UK edition)
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October 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sharp Objects (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
ISBN: 1-4159-3309-X / 978-1-4159-3309-1 (USA edition)
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September 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sharp Objects: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-7393-4017-4 / 978-0-7393-4017-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sharp Objects: A major HBO & Sky Atlantic Limited Series starring Amy Adams, from the director of BIG LITTLE LIES, Jean-Marc Vallee
Author(s): Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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September 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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