Kimberly McCreight, author of Reconstructing Amelia, on tour April 2013

Posted By on March 27, 2013

Reconstructing AmeliaAbout Reconstructing Amelia

• Hardcover: 400 pages
• Publisher: Harper (April 2, 2013)

When Kate, single mother and law firm partner, gets an urgent phone call summoning her to her daughter’s exclusive private school, she’s shocked. Amelia has been suspended for cheating, something that would be completely out of character for her over-achieving, well-behaved daughter.

Kate rushes to Grace Hall, but what she finds when she finally arrives is beyond comprehension.

Her daughter Amelia is dead.

Despondent over having been caught cheating, Amelia has jumped from the school’s roof in an act of impulsive suicide. At least that’s the story Grace Hall and the police tell Kate. In a state of shock and overcome by grief, Kate tries to come to grips with this life-shattering news. Then she gets an anonymous text:

Amelia didn’t jump.

The moment she sees that message, Kate knows in her heart it’s true. Clearly Amelia had secrets, and a life Kate knew nothing about. Wracked by guilt, Kate is determined to find out what those secrets were and who could have hated her daughter enough to kill. She searches through Amelia’s e-mails, texts, and Facebook updates, piecing together the last troubled days of her daughter’s life.

Reconstructing Amelia is a stunning debut page-turner that brilliantly explores the secret world of teenagers, their clandestine first loves, hidden friendships, and the dangerous cruelty that can spill over into acts of terrible betrayal.

“Like Gone Girl, it should be hailed as one of the best books of the year.”  Entertainment Weekly, A

Kimberly McCreightAbout Kimberly McCreight

Kimberly McCreight, named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s “13 to Watch in 2013,” attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. After several years as a litigation associate at some of New York City’s biggest law firms, she left the practice of law to write full-time. Her work has appeared in such publications as Antietam ReviewOxford Magazine, and Babble. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and two daughters.

Find out more about Kimberly at her website, connect with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Kimberly’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, April 2nd: Bookish Habits

Thursday, April 4th: Twisting the Lens

Monday, April 8th: Luxury Reading

Tuesday, April 9th: Book Hooked Blog

Wednesday, April 10th: Jenn’s Bookshelves

Monday, April 15th: A Book Geek

Wednesday, April 17th: Peppermint Phd

Thursday, April 18th: nomadreader

Saturday, April 20th: In the Next Room

Monday, April 22nd: A Bookish Affair

Tuesday, April 23rd: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, April 25th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Tuesday, April 30th: Kritters Ramblings

Wednesday, May 1st: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Thursday, May 2nd: Short and Sweet Reviews

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