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.
Read by Ann Marie Lee
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