Books to Savor: {Reconstructing Amelia}

I’ve fallen a bit behind on these posts, primarily due to lack of energy, but I’ll get back on sharing with you some of what I’ve been reading lately.

ReconstructingAmelia hc c.JPGReconstructing Amelia: A Novel
by Kimberly McCreight

In the mood for suspense? This book will deliver. The story is about a single, litigation-lawyer mother whose high-achieving, 15-year-old daughter is caught cheating. Kate is forced to leave work to deal with her daughter, Amelia, only to arrive at the private school to find out that Amelia has committed suicide.

In the aftermath of her death, however, Kate begins receiving messages suggesting Amelia’s suicide was not a suicide at all. As she starts sifting through Amelia’s emails, texts, and Facebook messages, trying to reconstruct her daughter’s life, she begins to uncover unnerving secrets in her quest to find out the truth of why her daughter died.

There are a couple of points towards the end of the book where the story’s plausibility goes a tiny bit off the rails for me, but it didn’t detract much from how gripping a read it was. I liked the characters, and from start to finish, I could barely put the book down.

If you’re looking for something to get lost in for a few hours and are in the mood for something dark, thrilling, and suspenseful, with the tenderness of mother-daughter love interlaced through the secrets and lies, then I’d recommend giving Reconstructing Amelia a shot.

**Please note: The books I share are all books I’ve read and enjoyed, and bring to your attention only because I like to share the things I love. I’m not paid in any direct way for these reviews and I highly doubt any of the authors or publishers are aware I do them. Having said that, if you are interested in any of these reads, I’d appreciate if you click through the links to Amazon, as any purchases made will send a few pennies my way that I can use to buy more books to read and share with you. Thanks!

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4 thoughts on “Books to Savor: {Reconstructing Amelia}

  1. Hope you are well rested by now and that things are flowing seamlessly on both the move and the visa.

    Bag o' pig's head is keeping it just a little too real for me!

    • Thanks May! All that stuff is definitely a process, but I've been getting a good deal of rest, spending a lot of time with my feet up, so really can't complain! :)

  2. This sounds right up my alley! Thriller, murder mystery — my way to decompress. Thank you for your review and recommendation. You'll probably have more time to read once the baby comes. I read a lot when rocking my little ones. Sweet memories!