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.
I have to give a HUGE shout out to Target Book Club for NEVER letting me down with their monthly picks! I saw this on the Book Club shelf at Target and knew right away I had to have it, the summary gripped me! I have been in a reading funk ever since the move but this book pulled me right out of that… I couldn’t put it down!! I loved this book, I really did! The entire time I kept thinking I knew what was happening but up until the very last chapter I realized I had no idea! This played out like a movie in my head and this is Gossip Girl meets Gone Girl! If you are looking for a quick Summer/Spring read then this is for YOU!!!!