Gillian Flynn is an American author and former television critic for Entertainment Weekly. As of 2012, she has published three novels: Sharp Objects (2006), Dark Places (2009), and Gone Girl (2012).Flynn, who lives in Chicago, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Kansas, and earned a Master's degree from Northwestern University.The plot of Sharp Objects revolves around a serial killer in a Missouri town, and the reporter who has returned to her hometown from Chicago to cover the event. Themes include dysfunctional families, violence and self-harm.
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