Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight audiobook

Reconstructing Amelia

By Kimberly McCreight
Read by Khristine Hvam

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062225443
12.25 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best First Novel

Selected for the April 2013 Indie Next List

A 2013 GoodReads Readers’ Choice for Mystery & Thriller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

A 2013 School Library Journal Best Book for Teens

A 2013 Booklist Editors’ Choice for Young Adult Books

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fantastic…So. Well. Done.” Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“McCreight captures the complexities, cruelty, and angst of teenage girls so well my stomach was in knots.” Jennifer McMahon, New York Times bestselling author of Island of Lost Girls
“Wow! I was pulled in after reading the first page.” People
“Clever and scary…McCreight has her finger on the private school zeitgeist…and this disturbing tale will make older readers fondly recall the days when kids got in trouble for passing (print) notes in class.” USA Today
Gossip Girl meets Gone Girl.” Entertainment Weekly
“[A] mystery with enough red herring to stock Lake Michigan…This is the novel most likely to be found in coming weeks not on the beach but on the F train. ” New York Times
“Kimberly McCreight’s debut novel shines a light on teen-girl culture…I wanted to keep reading.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“[A] stunning debut novel… it’s the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn’t save.” BookBub.com, 1 of 9 Books That Are So Much More Than the Next Gone Girl
“Fans of literary thrillers will enjoy the novel’s dark mood and clever form.” Publishers Weekly
“An elaborately plotted mystery…McCreight does a fine job of building suspense and creating characters, notably Kate and Amelia, whom the target audience—both adults and older teens—will care about and empathize with.” Booklist
“A solid debut novel.” Kirkus Reviews
Reconstructing Amelia will keep you hooked till the last page.” BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: Kimberly McCreight

Author Bio: Kimberly McCreight

Kimberly McCreight is the author of the New York Times bestseller Reconstructing Amelia, which was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel as well as an Alex Award, was selected as one of Entertainment Weekly‘s Favorite Books of the Year, was one of CNN’s Reader Favorites for 2013, placed as a finalist for Goodreads Best Mystery of the Year, and was chosen a Book Club pick for Target, Books-a-Million, and Indigo. She attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, worked for several years as a litigation associate in New York City, and left the practice of law to write full-time. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Antietam Review, Oxford Magazine, and Babble.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English