Two little girls discover a mystery in the dead of night...An intriguing and exclusive free short story from the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, publishing in the UK on June 20th 2013.'Like Gone Girl, Reconstructing Amelia seamlessly 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
From the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia comes a fast-paced teen series where one girl learns that in a world of intrigue, betrayal, and deeply buried secrets, it is vital to trust your instincts.It all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help. Wylie hasn't heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn't matter. Cassie's in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself.This time it's different, though. Instead of telling Wylie where she is, Cassie sends cryptic clues. And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie sent him to help. Trusting the guy who sent Cassie off the rails doesn't feel right, but Wylie has no choice but to ignore her gut instinct and go with him.But figuring out where Cassie is goes from difficult to dangerous, fast. As Wylie and Jasper head farther and farther north into the dense woods of Maine, Wylie struggles to control her growing sense that something is really wrong. What isn't Cassie telling them? And could finding her be only the beginning?In this breakneck tale, New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight brilliantly chronicles a fateful journey that begins with a single decision--and ends up changing everything.
McCreight combines a poignant, pulled-from-the-headlines story with writing sanctified by Antietam Review and Oxford magazine. Suspended for cheating, Kate Barons daughter Amelia has apparently leapt from the roof of her private, Park Slope, Brooklyn, high school. Then Kate gets an anonymous text message saying, "Amelia didnt jump. " Another debut with a 100,000-copy first printing.
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?
'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'Kimberly McCreight doesn't just give us an intense, interwoven, multigenerational, multi-household mystery (as if that isn't enough). She creates a world that pulls us in completely and genuinely, with characters that can enrage, amuse and fill us with empathy. It's a thrilling novel' Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl'Completely riveting' Emma Healey, Costa Award winning author of Elizabeth is Missing Like Tom Perotta and Jodi Picoult, Kimberly McCreight beautifully captures the darkness and drama beneath the surface of seemingly placid, idyllic lives. This second novel ruthlessly unpicks the fabric of picture-perfect, upper-middle-class suburban society, and what it reveals will shock you to the core.At the end of a long winter in bucolic Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of an infant is discovered in the woods near the town's prestigious university campus. No one knows who the baby is, or how her body ended up out there. But there is no shortage of opinions. When freelance journalist Molly Sanderson is unexpectedly called upon to cover the story for the Ridegdale Reader it's a risk, given the severe depression that followed the loss of her own baby. But the bigger threat comes when Molly unearths some of Ridgedale's darkest secrets. Meanwhile, Sandy, a high school dropout, searches for her volatile and now missing mother, and PTA president Barbara struggles to help her young son who's suddenly having disturbing outbursts. Told from the perspectives of Molly, Barbara, and Sandy, Kimberly McCreight's taut and profoundly moving novel unwinds the tangled truth about the baby's death revealing that these three women have far more in common than they realized. And that their lives are more intertwined with what happened to the baby than they ever could have imagined.
'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'Kimberly McCreight doesn't just give us an intense, interwoven, multigenerational, multi-household mystery (as if that isn't enough). She creates a world that pulls us in completely and genuinely, with characters that can enrage, amuse and fill us with empathy. It's a thrilling novel' Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl '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.
An idyllic suburban town.A devastating discovery.Shocking revelations that will change three lives forever.At the end of a long winter in well-to-do Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of a newborn is found in the woods fringing the campus of the town's prestigious university. No one knows the identity of the baby, what ended her very short life, or how she came to be found among the fallen leaves. But for the residents of Ridgedale, there is no shortage of opinions.When freelance journalist and recent Ridgedale transplant Molly Sanderson is unexpectedly called upon to cover the disturbing news for the Ridgedale Reader--the town's local paper--she has good reason to hesitate. A severe depression followed the loss of her own baby, and this assignment could unearth memories she has tried hard to bury. But the disturbing history Molly uncovers is not her own. Her investigation reveals a decades-old trail of dark secrets hiding behind Ridgedale's white picket fences.Told from the perspectives of three Ridgedale women, Kimberly McCreight's taut and profoundly moving novel unwinds the tangled truth behind the tragedy, revealing that these women have far more in common than they could ever have imagined: that the very worst crimes are committed against those we love. And that--sooner or later--the past catches up to all of us.
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