At the end of Suicide Squad (2016), Harley Quinn was seen reading a book in the cell. Which book was it?


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Looks like it's Between the Sheets by Molly O'Keefe

Going off this photo:

Harley Quinn reading book in cell


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Here is an article from bustle.com (Thanks Valorum) that explains the Molly O'Keefe had no clue her book was in the movie

No one in my circle knew. Whatever agreements were signed happened way over all of our heads.

Everyone wondered how I didn’t know. It seemed like the kind of thing someone would tell a girl. Hey, just a head’s up, we’re going to put the cover of your book in the biggest blockbuster of the summer! But the truth is, the book cover image is owned by Random House. And it being in the movie really has nothing to do with me. Maybe it was a random selection.

And there is a connection between Harley and the Joker and the two main characters in Between the Sheets

But the choice of Between The Sheets is perfect — not just because it’s a romance novel and Harley is dangerously, next-level romantic. But it’s also a romance novel about people working hard to be better together. Wyatt and Shelby, the main characters in Between The Sheets, both have trauma in their lives. Wyatt, in particular, has pulled himself together after a series of criminal choices. He is getting used to a quieter life – one he never thought he would have. Deeply ironic, yes.

But I love the image of the insane and violent and abused Harley reading an angsty domestic romance about two people trying to work it out. Above all things, Between The Sheets is about hope. Hope that you can get better than what you had, hope that you can be loved the way that you deserve to be loved.

Harley – who has not had a healthy romance with The Joker — needs some of that hope. And the look on her face as she’s reading Between The Sheets would indicate she’s really trying to absorb that message.

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    Ahem; bustle.com/articles/…
    – Valorum
    Sep 17, 2017 at 19:06
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    You might want to incorporate some of the info in the link into your answer (e.g. That the author's book was on sale locally but that she wasn't warned that her book would be in the film).
    – Valorum
    Sep 17, 2017 at 19:15
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    “we’re going to put the cover of your book in the biggest blockbuster of the summer!” — for the record, depending on your definition of summer, fourth-biggest. Sep 17, 2017 at 21:01
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    I find it hilarious that the author didn't pick up on the homage to the Harlequin Romance line that spills out by having Harley reading a romance.
    – Paul
    Sep 17, 2017 at 21:49
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    Solid +1 from me. A very well-written and well-referenced answer from multiple sources.
    – Valorum
    Sep 18, 2017 at 15:55

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