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5 Novels to Read If You Can't Get Enough of 'Sharp Objects'

If You're Loving HBO's' Sharp Objects' then you should definitely take a look at these novels.

If you have been watching HBO ’s intense crime drama Sharp Objects or have read the Gillian Flynn novel on which it is based, then you've probably ploughed through her other books, Gone Girl and Dark Places and are probably craving more dark, gritty family dramas. If our predictions are correct, you might just like these five! 

 

 

1. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

 

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The novel centers on Christine, a woman with anterograde amnesia which means that she wakes up every day not knowing who she is. The story follows her as she tries to reassemble her memories from her video diary that her doctor recommended keeping. She learns that her mysterious husband, Ben has been trying to restore the pieces of Christine as well and she is unsure if she can trust her husband and more importantly if she can trust herself. 

 

 

2. Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

 

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Written by Krysten Ritter, star of Netflix’s Jessica Jones, Bonfire is a mystery suspense thriller. The novel tells the story of Abby Williams, an environmental lawyer in Chicago that must go back home to Indiana to investigate a case regarding her town’s most high-profile company, Optimal Plastics. She starts to find weird connections between the company and a decade-old scandal involving a popular girl named Kaycee Mitchell and her close friends just before Kaycee’s disappearance. Past memories are revealed and Abby starts to doubt what she sees and discovers a secret and dangerous ritual called “The Game” that threatens reputations and Abby’s life as well. 

 

3. Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach

 

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This story centers on a woman named Ava who moves to Paris to escape issues with her family in upstate New York. These issues include a failing family vineyard, an absent father, a mother facing dementia and a capricious sister. However, after she learns of the death of her twin sister Zelda, Ava must return home. She had always known that Zelda has a tendency for tricks and Ava can’t shake the feeling that Zelda is still alive. Once she begins to discover an enigmatic set of clues it only enhances her suspicions that her sister is still alive.

 

4. Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent

 

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Lydia Fitzsimons’ life seems perfect. Her husband Andrew is a respected judge and they live with their adored only son Laurence in a comfortable and spacious house where Lydia was raised. However, her life takes a dark turn when her husband commits a terrible crime and her son Laurence begins to suspect something is wrong...

 

5. The Broken Girlsby Simone St. James

 

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Similar to Sharp Objects’ Camille Preaker, this novel’s main character, Fiona Sheridan, is a journalist with a dark and broken past and she returns to Idlewild Hall, her dead sister’s boarding school where she was murdered twenty years ago. Although her sister’s boyfriend was convicted for her murder Fiona feels that there is something missing. When Fiona finds out that an unknown benefactor plans to restore the school she decides to write a story about it. However, a surprising discovery during the school’s renovations will reveal more about the death of her sister that was meant to be hidden and long forgotten. 

 

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