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Kimberly McCreight

Autor/a de Reconstructing Amelia

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Kimberly McCreight attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Reconstructing Amelia is her first novel. Her work has appeared in several publications including Antietam Review, Oxford Magazine, Babble, The Times (London), and New York Magazine mostra'n més online. McCreight is the author of the popular young adult series The Outliers. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Kimberly McCreight

Reconstructing Amelia (2013) 2,095 exemplars
Where They Found Her (2015) 837 exemplars
A Good Marriage (2020) 715 exemplars
The Outliers (2016) 316 exemplars
Friends Like These (2021) 214 exemplars
The Scattering (2017) 90 exemplars
The Collide (2018) 48 exemplars
Like Mother, Like Daughter (2024) 14 exemplars
Clara's Room (2013) 8 exemplars
Outliers – Livre III (03) (2018) 1 exemplars
Outliers - Livre I 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles (2018) — Col·laborador — 102 exemplars


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At her mother’s behest, Cleo reluctantly heads for Brooklyn to see her mother, Katrina. When she arrives, no one comes to the door. Cleo discovers the door is open and heads inside where she finds a pot burning on the stove, charred something that might have once been chicken in the oven. Calling for her mom, she tends to all the burned food and shuts off the smoke alarm.

Then she discovers one of her mother’s shoes under the edge of the sofa, smeared with something. Looking around, she sees broken glass on the kitchen floor . . . and blood. She realizes it the shoe is also smeared with blood.

What has happened to Kat? And what doesn’t Cleo know about her mother?


Told from both Cleo’s and Katrina’s points of view, the unfolding story slowly reveals the secrets both women have kept as readers learn more about their relationships. Alternating between past and present, the narrative slowly fills in the backstory, giving readers a clearer understanding of how their mother/daughter relationship deteriorated.

Interspersed throughout the narrative are snippets of a court case involving a pharmaceutical company that, like the two women, is holding its own secrets. All of these plot points work together to ramp up the suspense, keeping readers guessing as the tension grows and the plot twists and turns in unexpected ways.

With complex, yet believable [although not always likable] characters, readers who enjoy thrillers with a familial twist will find much to appreciate here as the story keeps readers guessing until the unexpected denouement finally reveals the truths.

Highly recommended.

I received a free copy of this book from Knopf, Pantheon, Vintage, and Anchor, Knopf and NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
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jfe16 | Jan 30, 2024 |



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