Thursday, March 19, 2015
Where They Found Her
From the author of the New York Times bestseller and 2014 Edgar and Anthony nominee Reconstructing Amelia comes another harrowing, gripping novel that marries psychological suspense with an emotionally powerful story about a community struggling with the consequences of a devastating discovery
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, and recent Ridgedale transplant, Molly Anderson 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, including a string of unreported sexual assaults that goes back twenty years.
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.
This is the first book I have read by this author. Now that I know what Mrs. McCreight is capable of, I will be checking out her first book, Reconstructing Amelia.
Right from the beginning, I was hooked. The story started out strong and just kept getting stronger and stayed that way until the end. Which is one of the best ending I have read in a while for this type of mystery/suspense novel. So happy about this.
I did like that this story was told from three points of views of Molly, Sandy, and Barbara. Although, the strongest voice for me was Molly's. She drew me in. Her story was sad but compelling that just made me root for her. As the story progressed I could see how all of the pieces and the lives of the three women connected. If you are looking for a fresh new voice in the book world to read then you have to check out this book and author, Kimberly McCreight.