Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn

fiction crime mystery thriller dark mysterious medium-paced

396 pages | first published 2006

Description

Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac...
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Moods

dark 99%
mysterious 82%
tense 73%
emotional 36%
sad 28%
challenging 20%
reflective 9%
adventurous 5%
funny 0%
informative 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 35%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Character: 22% | Plot: 18%

Strong character development?

Yes: 43% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 18% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 49% | It's complicated: 45% | Yes: 4% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 86% | Yes: 6% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 2% | N/A: 0%

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3.85