Summary: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 psychiatric 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 13-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, she will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming…Read more.
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Gillian Flynn: Sharp Objects Audio Book Summary
Sharp Objects is the debut book by Gillian Flynn and predecessor of titles like Dark Places and Gone Girl, all acclaimed psychological thrillers.
The story centers on the protagonist Camille Prekaer, who has a past full of traumatic events and an unhealthy way to deal with them, appears to be a functional, uncomplicated person who works as a reporter in Chicago for a small local newspaper.
Inside it is hidden an unimaginable pain and a series of psychological features that denote that it is a person really disturbed, no one seems to notice it, that is the most interesting part on which the plot is woven.
Camille must cover the murders of two girls in her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri. It is there that her memories seem to be activated, allowing the reader to discover her true personality and past, such as her traumatic childhood, her alcoholism, her tendency to Cut yourself by writing words on your skin.
While remaining in the city another murder of a young woman with the same modus operandi of the previous murder occurs, when Camille begins to dig, begins to discover some secrets that relate to her and her city, now must discover who is the murderer.
It is a book in which Flynn shows a different personage, that could be cataloged like a very damaged woman. It is a character that we love to hate, but also that we love moments. The idea of discovering the psychology of a woman who might consider you atypical is really what we love about this story so well achieved.
It puts on the table a new perspective on a story where the protagonist is not precisely the heroine, where the antagonists are not precisely the villains, where they discuss taboo subjects that break with the stereotypes of book characters, where they deal with scabrous themes and Interesting.
Likewise, the author creates an atmosphere of constant tension in which she keeps us expectant and always attentive of what could happen, in a plot where the horror, the suspense, and the strange are mixed.
Perhaps, it is not a book suitable for all types of audiences, it is especially recommended for those who enjoy the psychological thriller genre.
Flynn achieves from the first moment to stand out by the creation of different personages as it does in its other two works.
Criticism has regarded it as an unpleasant, obscure, twisted, and disturbing story, and it is precisely what it is so fond of.