Single mother and lawyer Kate Baron is in the meeting of her career when she is interrupted by a telephone call. Her daughter Amelia has just been suspended from her exclusive prep school. When Kate eventually arrives at Grace Hall an hour later, she is greeted by the news that no mother ever wants to hear.
A grieving Kate can't accept that her daughter would kill herself. But she soon discovers she didn't know Amelia quite as well as she thought. Who are the friends she kept, what are the secrets she hid?
And so begins an investigation which takes her deep into Amelia's private world - and into the mind of a troubled young girl. Then Kate receives an anonymous text: AMELIA DIDN'T JUMP. Is someone toying with her or has she been right all along? To find the truth about her daughter, Kate must now face a darker reality than she could ever have imagined.
'A fantastic novel. If you liked Gone Girl, you'll love this too.' Jodi Picoult
'Every single twist in Reconstructing Amelia is clever, and rightfully earned. As that righteous babe Virginia Woolf once said, ''Fiction is like a spider's web.'' McCreight is a masterful weaver.' Entertainment Weekly
'What should you be reading if you have already devoured Gone Girl? Reconstructing Amelia.."Really fantastic," Flynn [author of Gone Girl] says of the US bestseller about a high-flying single mother lawyer trying to understand her daughter's suicide… Compared to Donna Tart's The Secret History and, of course, Gone Girl, it has won praise for its multi-layered narratives and thoughtful take on a working mother's guilt.' Sunday Times
About the author
After several years as a litigation associate at some of New York City's biggest law firms, Kimberly left law to write full-time.
Her work has appeared in publications such as Antietam Review, Oxford Magazine, Babble, and New York Magazine online. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and two daughters.
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