Sometimes I think illness sits inside every woman, waiting for the right moment to bloom.
Camille Preaker is back in her hometown but for all the wrong reasons.
She just got out of a psych hospital and her next reporting assignment? To cover the murders of two preteens who lived in her town.
Problems always start long before you really, really see them.
She has to live with her mother – who is a piece of work herself.
She’s neurotic and hypochondriac, always fussing, poking and prodding. Camille’s younger sister seems not to mind it but every time Camille is back in town, she can feel her hackles rise.
I just think some women aren’t made to be mothers. And some women aren’t made to be daughters.
The longer she spends in this town, the thinner her own grip on reality becomes.
It’s impossible to compete with the dead. I wished I could stop trying.
As the victims keep coming, Camille begins to realize that sometimes, some secrets are best kept locked away. Forever.
Every time people said I was pretty, I thought of everything ugly swarming beneath my clothes.
This one was STUNNING.
This is the second Flynn book I’ve ever read and upon a reread, it’s still my favorite.
Flynn is able to immerse you into her world like no other.
The setting was just the right level of hair-raisingly eerie and all of the characters were unsettling in their own, unique way.
This is one of those books that you pick up, and you just cannot put it down until you KNOW what the ending is.
Sharp Objects really got to me and I cannot wait to read what Flynn writes next!
Read by Ann Marie Lee – and she was an absolutely stunning narrator. Her pace and tone just set the scene perfectly. Loved listening to this one!