2013’s Gone Girl – Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Author Kimberly McCreight has certainly written a gripping page turner in her debut novel, Reconstructing Amelia.  The book starts off with Kate, a single mom and reconstructing ameliahardworking law partner, getting a call from the administrator of her daughter’s fancy prep school that her 15 year old daughter Amelia, has been suspended for plagiarizing a paper and that she must pick her up immediately.  Unfortunately, Kate arrives late to the school and finds a crime scene with police bustling all around.   It appears a student has jumped from the roof –her daughter Amelia.  Several weeks go by as an overwrought  Kate deals with what has been classified as a teenage suicide, when she receives an anonymous text on her phone that her daughter didn’t jump.  All this happens within the first chapter of the book  and McCreight’s novel takes off  from there.  Dealing with the hot topic of bullying, this book would be a great read for book clubs.  Actress Nicole Kidman has already bought the movie rights for this book. So far, this has been my quickest read of the summer ( a few hours) and McCreight had me guessing all the way to the end of the book.  I highly recommend it!

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