Study Guide

Sharp Objects Characters

By Gillian Flynn

Camille Preaker

Camille Preaker is, as our grandma would say, “a real piece of work.” But Grandma...

Amity Adora Crellin (“Amma”)

There is just so much to unpack with Amma: She’s beautiful. She’s infantile....

Adora Crellin

Adora may be a mother, but she’s no mom, if you know what we mean. Heck, even her own...

Alan Crellin

This guy is truly smarmy. In our minds, he looks like a cross between Crispin Glover in all of...

Marian Crellin

Poor, poor Marian. She’s dead by the time the book begins, and yet she’s always...

Richard Willis

Richard Willis is a good cop. He’s seen some ugly stuff in his career, and while...

“Pity Party” Attendees

Old Classmates

Adora’s Friends

The Three Little Blondes

Amma’s trio of blonde lackeys are never apart from each other, it seems, so we might as...

The Nash Family

The tragic Nash family can be best summed up by Camille’s hard-nosed rundown of them:Betsy...

The Keene Family

John Keene: Natalie’s handsome older brother, John lives in Julie Wheeler’s carriage...

Notable Wind Gap Locals

Chicago People