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Sharp Objects : A Novel - Gillian Flynn

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Published: February 2009
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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.

About the Author

Gillian Flynn was the chief TV critic for Entertainment Weekly and now writes full-time. Her first novel SHARP OBJECTS was the winner of two CWA Daggers and was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger.

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This will haunt you

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    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.

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    Gillian Flynn - a must!

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      Great book, easy to read and interesting throughout.

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      Six years before she became famous for Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn's first book wowed the critics. it's a dark, unsettling read that fills you with doubt and keeps you second-guessing the whole way through" ESSENTIALS

      ISBN: 9780753822210
      ISBN-10: 0753822210
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 336
      Published: February 2009
      Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.9  x 2.3
      Weight (kg): 0.21

      Gillian Flynn

      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.

      Visit Gillian Flynn's Booktopia Author Page