Reconstructing Amelia

  • Filename: reconstructing-amelia.
  • ISBN: 9781471129445
  • Release Date: 2013-04-01
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Kimberly McCreight
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Stressed single mother and law partner Kate is in the meeting of her career when she is interrupted by a telephone call to say that her teenaged daughter Amelia has been suspended from her exclusive Brooklyn prep school for cheating on an exam. Torn between her head and her heart, she eventually arrives at St Grace's over an hour late, to be greeted by sirens wailing and ambulance lights blazing. Her daughter has jumped off the roof of the school, apparently in shame of being caught. A grieving Kate can't accept that her daughter would kill herself: it was just the two of them and Amelia would never leave her alone like this. And so begins an investigation which takes her deep into Amelia's private world, into her journals, her email account and into the mind of a troubled young girl. Then Kate receives an anonymous text saying simply: AMELIA DIDN'T JUMP. Is someone playing with her or has she been right all along?

Reconstructing Amelia

  • Filename: reconstructing-amelia.
  • ISBN: 9781471111303
  • Release Date: 2013-06-20
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Kimberly McCreight
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Ever wondered what goes on inside your daughter's head? Stressed single mother and law partner Kate is in the meeting of her career when she is interrupted by a telephone call to say that her teenaged daughter Amelia has been suspended from her exclusive Brooklyn prep school for cheating on an exam. Torn between her head and her heart, she eventually arrives at St Grace's over an hour late, to be greeted by sirens wailing and ambulance lights blazing. Her daughter has jumped off the roof of the school, apparently in shame of being caught. A grieving Kate can't accept that her daughter would kill herself: it was just the two of them and Amelia would never leave her alone like this. And so begins an investigation which takes her deep into Amelia's private world, into her journals, her email account and into the mind of a troubled young girl. Then Kate receives an anonymous text saying simply: AMELIA DIDN'T JUMP. Is someone playing with her, or has she been right all along?

Reconstructing Amelia

  • Filename: reconstructing-amelia.
  • ISBN: 9780062225450
  • Release Date: 2013-04-02
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Kimberly McCreight
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



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.

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight A 30 minute Summary

  • Filename: reconstructing-amelia-by-kimberly-mccreight-a-30-minute-summary.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2014-10-21
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Author: Instaread Summaries
  • Publisher: Instaread Summaries



PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight | A 30-minute Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapter 1 A blogger reveals what the staff of Grace Hall High School did during summer break and makes fun of them. The writer says students should buckle up for an exciting year. Chapter 2 It is September 14th. Amelia and Ben are chatting online. Amelia asks Ben when he knew he liked boys. He says he always knew. Ben says his dad has business in New York in a few weeks, and he will try to visit her. Chapter 3 It is October 24th. Kate is in an important meeting at her law firm when she receives a call from Mrs. Pearl, the dean of students at Grace Hall Private High, informing her that her daughter has been suspended. Fifteen-year-old Amelia has never been in trouble before. Kate takes the train to Brooklyn and ends up being an hour late to pick up Amelia. At the school, she learns that Amelia jumped from the roof and died...

The Outliers The Outliers Book 1

  • Filename: the-outliers-the-outliers-book-1.
  • ISBN: 9780008115074
  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Kimberly McCreight
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



From New York Times bestselling author Kimberley McCreight comes the first book in a breathtakingly brilliant new trilogy, packed with tension, romance and thrilling twists and turns. They’ll get inside your head...

Where They Found Her

  • Filename: where-they-found-her.
  • ISBN: 9781471111341
  • Release Date: 2015-09-24
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Kimberly McCreight
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



'A rollercoaster of a novel … McCreight has once again proven herself to be an insightful writer capable of taking us on a hell of a ride' Jodi Picoult 'Completely riveting' Emma Healey, Costa Award winning author of Elizabeth is Missing The very worst crimes are those we commit against the ones we love. Motherhood hasn't come at all easy for Molly Anderson. But she's finally enjoying life as mother to five-year-old Ella and as Arts reporter for the small but respectable Ridgedale Reader. That is, until a body is found in the woods adjacent to Ridgedale University's ivy-covered campus. This is a discovery that threatens to unearth secrets long buried by the town's most powerful residents, and brings Molly to two women who are far more deeply connected than they have ever realised. Where They Found Her is a riveting domestic thriller which offers a searing portrait of motherhood, marriage, class distinctions and the damage wrought by betrayal.

How Will I Know You

  • Filename: how-will-i-know-you.
  • ISBN: 9781455554102
  • Release Date: 2016-12-06
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Jessica Treadway
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing



SOMETIMES THE SMALLEST MISTAKES ARE THE DEADLIEST. A People Magazine "Book of the Week." "Jessica Treadway draws her characters into an impossible knot and then expertly teases apart...kept me up half the night." - Ann Patchett, New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth Fans of Reconstructing Amelia will love this pulse-pounding novel of mystery, betrayal, and a small town's dark secrets. On a cold December day, the body of high school senior Joy Enright is discovered in the woods at the edge of a frozen pond. Her death looks like a tragic drowning accident at first, but an autopsy reveals something sinister -- the teenager's body shows unmistakable signs of strangulation. The discovery upends an otherwise uneventful small town, as police grapple with a rare homicide case and those closest to Joy wonder how she could have been taken from them -- and by whom. Susanne, Joy's mother, tries to reconcile past betrayals with their wrenching consequences. Martin, an African-American graduate student, faces ostracism when blame is cast on him. Tom, a rescue diver and son-in-law of the town's police chief, doubts both the police's methods and his own perceptions. And Harper, Joy's best friend, tries to figure out why she disappeared from Harper's life months before she actually went missing. In a close-knit community where everyone knows someone else's secret, it's only a matter of time before the truth is exposed. In this gripping novel, author Jessica Treadway explore the ways in which families both thrive and falter, and how seemingly small bad choices can escalate - with fatal consequences.

Clara s Room

  • Filename: clara-s-room.
  • ISBN: 9781471130328
  • Release Date: 2013-05-30
  • Number of pages: 34
  • Author: Kimberly McCreight
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Two little girls discover a mystery in the dead of night... An intriguing and exclusive free short story from the New York Timesbestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, publishing in the UK on June 20th 2013. 'Like Gone Girl,Reconstructing Ameliaseamlessly marries a crime story with a relationship drama. And like Gone Girl, it should be hailed as one of the best books of the year.' - Entertainment Weekly

Don t Try To Find Me

  • Filename: don-t-try-to-find-me.
  • ISBN: 9780062305862
  • Release Date: 2014-07-08
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Holly Brown
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



When a fourteen-year-old runs away, her parents turn to social media to find her—launching a public campaign that will expose their darkest secrets and change their family forever, in this suspenseful and gripping debut for fans of Reconstructing Amelia and Gone Girl. Don’t try to find me. Though the message on the kitchen white board is written in Marley’s hand, her mother Rachel knows there has to be some other explanation. Marley would never run away. As the days pass and it sinks in that the impossible has occurred, Rachel and her husband Paul are informed that the police have “limited resources.” If they want their fourteen-year-old daughter back, they will have to find her themselves. Desperation becomes determination when Paul turns to Facebook and Twitter, and launches FindMarley.com. But Marley isn’t the only one with secrets. With public exposure comes scrutiny, and when Rachel blows a television interview, the dirty speculation begins. Now, the blogosphere is convinced Rachel is hiding something. It’s not what they think; Rachel would never hurt Marley. Not intentionally, anyway. But when it’s discovered that she’s lied, even to the police, the devoted mother becomes a suspect in Marley’s disappearance. Is Marley out there somewhere, watching it all happen, or is the truth something far worse?

Gone Girl

  • Filename: gone-girl.
  • ISBN: 9780307588388
  • Release Date: 2012-06-05
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Gillian Flynn
  • Publisher: Crown



THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

The Never List

  • Filename: the-never-list.
  • ISBN: 9781448129744
  • Release Date: 2013-08-01
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Koethi Zan
  • Publisher: Random House



‘As gripping as Gone Girl’ Elle Includes the first chapter of Koethi Zan's breathtaking new thriller, The Follower NEVER GO OUT ALONE AFTER DARK For years, Sarah and Jennifer kept the Never List: a list of things to be avoided at all costs. NEVER GET IN THE CAR But one night, they broke their own rules – with horrifying consequences. NEVER TAKE RISKS Sarah has spent ten years trying to forget her terrifying ordeal. But it seems the killer has not forgotten her... NEVER TRUST ANYONE

Finding Jake

  • Filename: finding-jake.
  • ISBN: 0062339486
  • Release Date: 2015-02-24
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Bryan Reardon
  • Publisher: William Morrow



A heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of psychological suspense in which a parent is forced to confront what he does—and does not—know about his teenage son For sixteen years, Simon Connelly's successful wife has gone to her law office each day, while he has stayed home to raise their children. Though Simon has loved taking care of Jake and Laney, it has cost him a part of himself, and has made him an anomaly in his pretty, suburban neighborhood—the only stay-at-home dad among a tight circle of mothers. Shepherding them through childhood, the angst-ridden father has tried to do the best for the kids, even if he often second-guesses his choices. For sunny, outgoing Laney, it's been easy. But quiet Jake has always preferred the company of his books or his sister to playdates and organized sports. Now that they are in high school, Simon should feel more relaxed, but he doesn't. He's seen the statistics, read the headlines. Then, on a warm November day, he receives a text: There has been a shooting at the high school. Racing to the rendezvous point, Simon is forced to wait with scores of other anxious fathers and tearful mothers, overwhelmed by the disturbing questions running through his head. How many victims were there? Why did this happen? One by one, parents are reunited with their children. Their numbers dwindle, until Simon is alone. Laney has gone home with her mom. Jake is the only child missing. As his worst nightmare unfolds, Simon begins to obsess over the past, searching for answers, for hope, for the memory of the boy he raised, for the mistakes he must have made, for the reason everything came to this. Where is Jake? What happened in those final moments? Is it possible he doesn't really know his son? Or he knows him better than he thought? Jake could not have done this—or could he? As rumors begin to ricochet, amplified by an invasive media, Simon must find answers. But there is only one way to understand what has happened . . . he must find Jake. A story of faith and conviction, strength and courage, love and doubt that is harrowing and heartbreaking, surprisingly healing and redemptive, Finding Jake asks us to consider how well we know ourselves . . . and those we love.

The Deepest Secret

  • Filename: the-deepest-secret.
  • ISBN: 9780345539663
  • Release Date: 2014-02-04
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Carla Buckley
  • Publisher: Bantam



For fans of Jodi Picoult, Kim Edwards, and William Landay, The Deepest Secret is part intimate family drama, part gripping page-turner, exploring the profound power of the truths we’re scared to face . . . about our marriages, our children, and ourselves. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Twelve years ago, Eve Lattimore’s life changed forever. Her two-year-old son Tyler on her lap, her husband’s hand in hers, she waited for the child’s devastating diagnosis: XP, a rare genetic disease, a fatal sensitivity to sunlight. Eve remembers that day every morning as she hustles Tyler up the stairs from breakfast before the sun rises, locking her son in his room, curtains drawn, computer glowing, as he faces another day of virtual schooling, of virtual friendships. But every moment of vigilance is worth it. This is Eve’s job, to safeguard her boy against the light, to protect his fragile life each day, to keep him alive—maybe even long enough for a cure to be found. Tonight, Eve’s life is about to change again, forever. It’s only an instant on a rainy road—just a quick text as she sits behind the wheel—and another mother’s child lies dead in Eve’s headlights. The choice she faces is impossible: confess and be taken from Tyler, or drive away and start to lie like she’s never lied before. Praise for The Deepest Secret “A taut family drama . . . smart and thrilling.”—People “Elegant, poignant, and utterly riveting . . . a suspenseful tale of love, forgiveness, and sacrifice that will leave you asking how far a mother really should go to protect her family and wondering about the cost of the secrets we all keep, even from ourselves.”—Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia “Exceptionally moving and unrelentingly suspenseful . . . everything a great novel, and thriller, should be.”—Providence Journal “Superb . . . The story offers the intricate suspense and surprise of a thriller, along with rich characterizations and nuanced writing. . . . A gripping read and a memorable reflection on the conflicting imperatives of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Carla Buckley masterfully portrays an ordinary family trapped in a heart-wrenching crisis.”—William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob “Fans of Jodi Picoult will enjoy this compelling blend of ripped-from-the-headlines suspense and close-to-your-heart characters.”—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fear Nothing From the Trade Paperback edition.

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