Sharp Objects: A Novel

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Three Rivers Press, 2006 - Fiction - 254 pages
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WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory. HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle 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. With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable. From the Hardcover edition.
 

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By the author of Gone Girl. I actually liked this one better. I thought I had a lot of things figured out, but knew there would be a surprise twist at the end. I was right. The book, told from the ... Read full review

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Never in my reading life have I ever been so creeped out, generally disgusted, or had so many heebie jeebies than I did reading this book. I loved every minute of it. I would highly recommend this ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
16
Section 2
30
Section 3
47
Section 4
65
Section 5
82
Section 6
95
Section 7
101
Section 8
116
Section 11
170
Section 12
189
Section 13
204
Section 14
222
Section 15
239
Section 16
244
Section 17
249
Section 18
253

Section 9
137
Section 10
159
Section 19
257
Section 20
266

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GILLIAN FLYNN is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl and the New York Times bestsellers Dark Places and Sharp Objects. A former writer and critic for Entertainment Weekly, her work has been published in 42 countries. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son.

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