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Sharp Objects

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FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GONE GIRL

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 mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims--a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story--and survive this homecoming.



Characters
NamePreaker, Camille
GenderFemale
OccupationJournalist

GenreFiction
Domestic
Psychological
Suspense
TopicsSelf-mutilation
Young women
Mental illness
Psychiatric patients
Journalists
Murder
Crimes against children
Small town life
Strangulation
Loss
Grief
Ghosts
Childhood memories
Mothers and daughters
Female friendship
Neuroses
Dysfunctional families
Sisters
Family tragedy
Search for truth
SettingMissouri