Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Brooklyn, New York
Kate Baron is a litigation lawyer and a harried single mother. She is shocked when her daughter’s private school calls to tell her that her high-achieving, intelligent fifteen-year-old daughter, Amelia was caught cheating. Kate is blindsided when she arrives at Grace Hall by even more devastating news: Amelia is dead. She jumped from the school roof, despondent. At least that is what the police and Grace Hall tells Kate. Kate believes it too until she gets an anonymous text that Amelia didn’t jump. Kate is going to find out the truth – no matter where it leads her. Kate reconstructs the pieces of her daughter’s life by shifting through Amelia’s text messages, e-mails and Facebook posts. She also finds the people that where in her daughter’s life. She is determined to discover why Amelia was on Grace Hall’s roof that day and just how she did die.
This is a story that keeps the reader on the edge of their seats as they try to figure just what is going on in the book. The suspense keeps building until the very end when the truth finally comes out as to just what happened to Amelia. As each clue is revealed it leads to more questions that the reader gets answered at the very end and it doesn’t disappoint in the least. This is a very hard book to put down as the reader will want to know just what happened that lead up to Amelia’s death. With all the twists and turns the story takes it will keep the reader guessing as they try to figure what happened when.
I give this one 5 red roses