Sharp Objects
Gillian Flynn

by

Sharon Fleming

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Chapter 1

Camille Preaker, the narrator, is a crime reporter for the Daily Post in Chicago. She is working when Frank Curry, the ed...

Chapter 2

The chapter begins with Camille having a drink at a bar a few minutes before visiting Robert and Betsy Nash, the parents of Ann Nash. When she arri...

Chapter 3

It’s now five days since she returned to her hometown, and Camille has yet to see her half-sister, Amma. During Natalie's funeral day, Camille no...

Chapter 4

Camille walks along Garrett Memorial Park where Natalie was last seen alive. She recalls that this place was where everyone met their friends on we...

Chapter 5

When Camille wakes up in the morning, she decides to have breakfast with her mother and Alan, who both apologize for the behavior displayed by Amma...

Chapter 6

The chapter begins with Camille at an eatery called La Mere, the only upscale restaurant in town. She had planned to drink at La Mere but runs into...

Chapter 7

Camille opens this chapter by revealing that she thinks that her sense of buoyancy comes from the fact that she knows almost nothing about her past...

Chapter 8

The chapter commences with Camille commenting on her half-sisters' violent streak. Smacking a friend, tantrums, and other ugly behaviors are typica...

Chapter 9

Camille wakes up to find Adora chastising her maid for failing to sufficiently water her rose garden. Adora informs Camille that they have to go dr...

Chapter 10

The chapter starts with Camille's published article, which is full of John Keene quotes. Camille is sitting in her room; she expects to get a call ...

Chapter 11

Camille and the detective are talking on the phone, and he tells her that he visited Woodberry hospital but declines to say why. In the night, they...

Chapter 12

Camille goes to the detective’s apartment carrying a flask of bourbon. On her way there, she is thinking, "bear gifts if you can't bear anything ...

Chapter 13

Camille awakes panicked and feeling sick. The drugs surely messed her up. She reveals that she does not mind vomiting. Her mother only showed her l...

Chapter 14

Camille contemplates how much traffic the body of a woman experiences. Speculums and tampons, vibrators, cocks, fingers, and more, from behind, bet...

Chapter 15

Camille goes to her mother’s mansion to find Amma laughing loudly with her friends. She feels annoyed and goes straight to her room to take a bat...

Chapter 16

Camille finds herself covered in urine and sweat when she wakes up, "heartbeat thumping behind her eyeballs and teeth chattering." Immediately, she...

Chapter 17

Adora is apprehended for killing Natalie, Ann and Marian. Alan pays the bail for Adora, but Amma is taken by Camille to Chicago as the court ordere...

Chapter 18

Adora is guilty of Marian’s death and Amma will be in prison until she turns eighteen. Camille visits her mother in prison and notices that she h...

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