Apr 202015
 

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Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Harper (April 14, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062225464
ISBN-13: 978-0062225467

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.

Thoughts
The beginning of this book had me glued to the pages with a horrible story of the body of a baby found in the woods. Suddenly there were numerous characters being introduced, which is something I don’t particularly care for. It makes it hard to keep track of everyone. That being said, the characters were very well developed with their own personalities.

There are many twists in the story and it is a very emotional read. At times I thought a few things seemed unrelated, but how they were connected was explained later in the book. The book is told from various POV’s, and you have to pay attention or else you’ll get confused on who said what.

I love a good mystery and this kept me guessing. In the end all my guesses were wrong, and I loved that.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and would love to read more from this author.

 

Meet Kimberly McCreight
5130FVaYMpL._UX250_Kimberly McCreight is the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, which was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony and Alex awards and has been acquired in 17 countries. She attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

 

 

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  12 Responses to “Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight”

  1. I loved her first book so think I’ll love this one too.

  2. I’m a little concerned about the death of the baby but this does sound intriguing. I like that you were able to keep the characters straight and that they were well developed. It always drives me crazy in a thriller (or any book) when there’s a character dump and the only real difference is their names.

  3. This sounds like a very emotional mystery. I’m glad you enjoyed reading it, Vicki.

  4. This sounds like a really good book.

  5. I can’t imagine anyone being able to put this book down with an opening scene like that – what a horrible discovery to make!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  6. I love mysteries. Anytime I can turned on to a new author that’s great for me. Lots of twists and turns you say? That’s one for my list now!

  7. I listened to her first book on audio and thought it was very good, so I’ll add this one to my TBR list. It’s funny, when I first read your review, it brought to mind a book I recently read (The Next Time You See Me), at least with regards to the discovery of a body in the woods and multiple POVs. Even the cover art is similar (for the hardcovers)!

  8. I am really, really looking forward to reading this one. I can’t seem to get enough of mysteries and thrillers lately and this one sounds oh so good. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed it so much! Great review!

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