Many readers recognize Gillian Flynn as the author of Gone Girl, the 2012 best-selling novel that earned the former Entertainment Weekly critic a massive fanbase. But the author launched her career in 2006 with an equally creepy and sinister work titled Sharp Objects. The novel follows Camille Preaker, a reporter with a complicated family history who returns to her own small town to report on a murder. As fans of Gone Girl already know, the novel is littered with dark secrets and surprising twists. Even Stephen King was a fan upon the novel’s release, stating: “To say this is a terrific debut novel is really too mild.”
Sharp Objects has stirred up a lot more interest recently because of a new miniseries on HBO. The series features Amy Adams as Preaker, as well as some script writing from Flynn. Though the series has aired three out of eight episodes, you can beat HBO to the punch by reading (or listening) to Sharp Objects. You can place your hold below.