Author(s): Gillian Flynn
I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slideout, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it. It's the Day blood. Something's wrong with it. I was never a good little girl, and I got worse after the murders. Little Orphan Libby grew up sullen and boneless, shuffled around a group of lesser relatives second cousins and great-aunts and friends of friends stuck in a series of mobile homes or rotting ranch houses all across Kansas. Me going to school in my dead sisters hand-me-downs: Shirts with mustardy armpits. Pants with baggy bottoms, comically loose, held on with a raggedy belt cinched to the farthest hole. In class photos my hair was always crooked barrettes hanging loosely from strands, as if they were airborne objects caught in the tangles and I always had bulging pockets under my eyes, drunk-landlady eyes. Maybe a grudging curve of the lips where a smile should be. Maybe. I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.
Your brother murdered your family. Your evidence put him away...the gripping second novel from the author of the mega-bestselling GONE GIRL.
Shortlisted for Crime Writers' Association Dagger of Daggers Award 2009.
'Gutsy thriller of one woman pitted against her murderous brother.' WOMAN & HOME 'In a brilliantly interwoven plot, Gillian Flynn keeps the reader balanced on a knife-edge' TANGLED WEB 'Gillian Flynn is a great writer, equally able to ratchet up the suspense as creaet memorable characters and pervasive moods. This is a great and original piece of rural noir.' CATHOLIC HERALD
Gillian Flynn was the chief TV critic for ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY and now writes full-time. Her first novel SHARP OBJECTS was the winner of two CWA DAGGERS and was shortlisted for the GOLD DAGGER.