Jackie is Adora’s oldest and ostensibly best friend in Wind Gap, a wealthy and pampered woman whose alcoholism and forays into plastic surgery are open secrets in town. Jackie and Adora have been feuding when Camille first arrives in Wind Gap, though the sweet—and often inebriated—Jackie treats Camille warmly, even inviting her to come to lunch and gossip with her and her friends. When Camille grows suspicious of her mother’s involvement in the deaths of Ann and Natalie, whom she was tutoring—and begins to believe that her mother intentionally killed her perpetually sick younger sister, Marian, years ago—she seeks out Jackie, who more or less confirms the truth. Adora did kill Marian, and has gotten away with it for all these years—“A beautiful girl can get away with anything,” Jackie says, “if she plays nice.”
Jackie O’Neele Character Timeline in Sharp Objects
The timeline below shows where the character Jackie O’Neele appears in Sharp Objects. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Mimi, and Tish. They interrogate Camille about whether she is married and has children before Jackie O’Neele—one of Adora’s oldest friends—swoops in to save Camille from the gossipy group. (full context)
...misspelling instead translates to “the mother.” Camille heads there for a drink and runs into Jackie O’Neele and a group of Adora’s friends. The women invite her over to their table... (full context)
...Keene really could be responsible—she mentions that she heard some gossip from some local teens. Jackie, thoroughly drunk, tells Camille that Amma is trouble. Another one of the women chimes in... (full context)