Where They Found Her

Where They Found Her

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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"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 well-to-do 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 Ridgedale 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 going 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. That the very worst crimes are committed against those we love. And that--sooner or later--the past catches up to all of us"--
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781471152078
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (pages)

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aprilhansen1234
Jul 27, 2016

i could not get into the book

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mbelton86
Jun 16, 2016

The "twists" were predictable

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Pisinga
Mar 11, 2016

Most books of this kind begin tempting, but usually end - trivial, sometimes boring. In this book, on the contrary: the beginning is of some "prickly", and since the mid is it more and more exciting. But the epilogue, as always, - crumpled. It seems that the writer tired of writing and decided the last pages quickly, quickly to complete with insignificant descriptions. Completely agree with previous comment about this book by gloryb.

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trincm
Feb 02, 2016

Very good book, great plot and even thought there were many characters, they we relavent to the story. Certainly kept me guessing till the end. Will read more of her work as I love her style.

samdog123 Jan 25, 2016

This is Kimberly McCreight's second novel after 'Reconstructing Amelia,' which I really enjoyed. McCreight knows how to write a suspense novel and you're kept guessing right until the very end. Struggling with her own grief after losing a baby, reporter Molly Sanderson, is assigned to the local story of a dead baby found in a creek. All the loose ends are tied together very nicely and some good revelations you won't see coming.

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gloryb
Oct 08, 2015

The use of bad language in this novel was not a pleasure to read. Perhaps the author felt young people and people down at the heels talked this way - realism, but I just found those words offensive. The novel picked up in its intensity towards the end, but I had a sneaking suspicion mid-way through who the culprit was going to be. Each chapter is told from the point of view of several of the main female characters. Each of these characters has several different contacts so... many names and connections to remember. Best not to leave too much time between reading intervals as the importance of the names could be forgotten. Finally, all the names are linked towards the end of the story showing how each contributed to the plot. The author also moves the story along by incorporating the use of text messages, news articles, and interviews to the traditional ways of novel writing. Even though the plot deals with sexual abuse and teen sex, the incidents are not described in shockingly graphic terms. The novel upholds public beliefs about the tragedies that can occur when young people get involved too early in such activities. Be aware that the main male characters come across badly in this novel - no matter what their age, males are only interested in sex and women are their victims. This novel was not the Arthur Ellis Award winning novel for which the young author is known by.

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katelh
Aug 26, 2015

Great book! I liked this much more than Reconstructing Amelia. Couldn't put it down.

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lpreston214
Jul 10, 2015

Pretty good mystery about a small town NY newspaper reporter Molly, who gets her first story outside of the arts pages. The body of a baby is found. As Molly investigates and interviews people it seems every one in town has a secret. Though I did like the book, two things about it bothered me some. One, it was easy to see whose baby it was and the roles of others in the death as well as in past events and two, that when Molly (with no evidence, really), jumps to some pretty serious conclusions about people, she's right. It just shouldn't be that easy--for the reader or the protagonist.

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Jul 08, 2015

I found it really hard to keep the characters straight, but it was a good story. The last twist at the end was almost too much--the plot was very complicated as it was!

athompson10 Jun 22, 2015

Intricate plot (sometimes a little hard to keep all the women's/girls' names straight) about a dead baby, sexual assault and the complicated, intertwined histories of people in a small town.

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