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Kimberly McCreight

Författare till Reconstructing Amelia

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Kimberly McCreight attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Reconstructing Amelia is her first novel. Her work has appeared in several publications including Antietam Review, Oxford Magazine, Babble, The Times (London), and New York Magazine visa mer online. McCreight is the author of the popular young adult series The Outliers. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Kimberly McCreight

Reconstructing Amelia (2013) 2,132 exemplar
Where They Found Her (2015) 851 exemplar
A Good Marriage (2020) 750 exemplar
The Outliers (2016) 322 exemplar
Friends Like These (2021) 221 exemplar
The Scattering (2017) 93 exemplar
The Collide (2018) 50 exemplar
Like Mother, Like Daughter (2024) 23 exemplar
Clara's Room (2013) 8 exemplar
Outliers – Livre III (03) (2018) 1 exemplar
Outliers - Livre I 1 exemplar

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Kat, a fixer for a law firm, is estranged from her daughter, Cleo and getting a divorce from husband Aidan. Trying to mend fences with her daughter, she coaxes her into coming for dinner. When Cleo arrives, she finds the dinner burning, a broken glass, Kat’s bloody shoes, and her mother missing. Oh, but there is so much more to this story…..

There is a lot going on in this book and sometimes it seemed all over the place. There are multiple characters and different POVs as well as transcripts of therapy sessions, journal entries, text messages, and legal filings. Various timelines move back and forth but are not difficult to follow. A couple of different storylines centering around Kat give the reader a number of possibilities as to who might want to harm her. There are almost as many red herrings here as pickled herrings found in a jar in a delicatessen!

The denouement went very quickly and at least one loose end was left hanging. Despite this, it was an engrossing, fast paced read.

Thanks to #netgalley and @aaknopf for the DRC.
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vkmarco | Apr 30, 2024 |
Although it is easy to judge a relationship from the outside, the only people who truly know the relationship are the ones involved. The author does an outstanding job of demonstrating that everything is not always as it seems in regards to all types of relationships, especially marriage.
A man is accused of killing his wife in their idyllic community. Of course he claims his innocence because in his perception they had a perfect marriage. As we all know, perceptions are always one sided. Was their marriage a "good" marriage? What about all of their friends and neighbors? Are their marriages everything that they seem?
This mystery takes you through a whirlwind of lies, deceit, secrets and intrigue. Your emotions will range from shock, anger, compassion and full out disbelief.
I loved everything about this book and I look forward to reading many more by this author.
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Bondmom | 41 andra recensioner | Mar 10, 2024 |
This book tells the story of Lizzie and Zach (who are law school friends) and Zach's wife, Amanda. Lizzie is working late one night and receives a phone call from Zach, who has been arraigned and is at Rikers. He asks Lizzie to represent him on an assault charge. She is not the right type of lawyer to represent him and tells him so repeatedly but she ends up representing him. During the course of the conversation, Zach divulges that the "assault" took place when the police were trying to pull him away from Amanda's body. He is adamant that he did not murder her and wants Lizzie to find out who did. Lizzie starts investigating and finds out that Zach is not what he says he is and Amanda has her own secrets as well - she was being stalked and never told Zach about her dad. They have a small group of friends in the Brooklyn neighborhood where they live - all have kids in the same prestigious school - and all become involved as recipients in an email hacking scam through the school.

I did not anticipate the ending and usually try not to figure out "who did it" but my thoughts went in one direction only to be pulled in a completely different direction. It was a very well-written book and alternated between Lizzie's story (her husband is an alcoholic) and her investigation along with Amanda's story, including the last few days leading up to the night she was killed.
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Cathie_Dyer | 41 andra recensioner | Feb 29, 2024 |



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