Reconstructing Amelia

Reconstructing Amelia

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In Reconstructing Amelia, the stunning debut novel from Kimberly McCreight, Kate's in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter’s exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter—now. But Kate’s stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. By then it’s already too late for Amelia. And for Kate.

An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that’s the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: She didn’t jump.

Reconstructing Amelia is about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition. But, most of all, it’s the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn’t save.

Fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl will find Reconstructing Amelia just as gripping and surprising.

Title:Reconstructing Amelia
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062225436
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    Reconstructing Amelia Reviews

  • Jenn (One of Many, We are Legion)

    This book. This. Fucking. Book. You see all those other reviews talking about how it was unputdownable, and how they never believed something so cliche before this book? You know how you’re rolling ...

  • M

    Here are my pervasive thoughts as I read this book:1 - Gillian Flynn, you should be offended within every inch of your life.2 - I can see how a puppet show could be entertaining, but not when all you ...

  • Emily May

    “The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.” - Virginia WoolfThis book made me cry. And I really wasn't expecting that.I think the comparisons between Reconstructing Amelia and Gone...

  • pdbkwm

    I wanted to like this, but the writing is really bad. Really bad. Really, really, really bad. Plus, some of the plot points simply made no sense. There are certain things you can suspend your disbelie...

  • Sammee

    In a nutshell this book is what I said it would be - a Lifetime movie meets Gossip Girl mixed with The Skulls & a dash of Law&Order: SVU for, an attempt at, good measure. If that is your sort of thing...

  • Whitney Erwin

    This was a fantastic debut novel!! Kept me engrossed and turning the pages. I subtracted a star because unfortunately I didn’t love the ending, I felt there was a bit more potential there but still ...

  • Carol

    O-M-G! I'm so glad that I was a teenage girl way before the arrival of the internet. These girlies take bullying to a whole new level!...

  • Korey

    Good lord this book is awful. It reads like a novelization of a particularly insipid Lifetime movie. I can't even fathom how this dreck got published. This book is a disaster in all respects. The char...

  • Blaine

    Sometimes it’s hard to tell how fast the current’s moving until you’re headed over a waterfall.On one level, Reconstructing Amelia is a mystery. Everyone—even her heartbroken mother Kate—bel...

  • Kristin (KC)

    *3.5 Stars• Gripping and mysterious build-up • Intriguing plot• Wonderfully composed characters • Decent conclusion, but wasn't as blown away as I'd hoped*Would recommend*...