Where They Found Her: A Novel

By Kimberly McCreight
Read by Tavia Gilbert , Lauren Fortgang , Rachel F. Hirsch , and Thérèse Plummer

11.00 Hours 04/14/2015 unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781481534710

  • ISBN: 9781481534703

“McCreight creates a world that pulls us in completely and genuinely, with characters that can enrage, amuse, and fill us with empathy. It’s a thrilling novel.”—GILLIAN FLYNN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl Motherhood hasn’t been easy for Molly Anderson, and the years since the loss of her second child have been a particular struggle. But six months after moving from New York City to sophisticated Ridgedale, New Jersey, she’s finally enjoying life again, as mother of a five-year-old daughter and fledgling arts reporter for the local paper. But this tenuous stability is threatened when the body of a newborn is found in the woods behind prestigious Ridgedale University and Molly is assigned the story. Over the objections of her increasingly concerned husband, Molly dives into reporting, determined to prove herself by uncovering the truth. What she finds is a decades-old trail of dark secrets that winds through every corner of the town. Told from the perspectives of Molly; Barbara, wife of Ridgedale’s police chief, whose faltering son is unraveling her picture-perfect life; and a sixteen-year old high school dropout, Sandy, who is dealing with her wayward mother, Where They Found Her reveals that the tragic truth about what happened to the baby lies at the unexpected intersection of these three very different women’s lives. It is a taut and profoundly moving novel about mothers and daughters—the fierce bonds that unite them and the deceit that can drive them apart. But most of all it’s about the heartbreakingly high price of history. The past can be artfully denied, but never truly buried.

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Summary

Summary

A BookPage Top Pick in Mysteries for April 2015

An April 2015 LibraryReads Pick

“McCreight creates a world that pulls us in completely and genuinely, with characters that can enrage, amuse, and fill us with empathy. It’s a thrilling novel.”—GILLIAN FLYNN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl

Motherhood hasn’t been easy for Molly Anderson, and the years since the loss of her second child have been a particular struggle. But six months after moving from New York City to sophisticated Ridgedale, New Jersey, she’s finally enjoying life again, as mother of a five-year-old daughter and fledgling arts reporter for the local paper. But this tenuous stability is threatened when the body of a newborn is found in the woods behind prestigious Ridgedale University and Molly is assigned the story. Over the objections of her increasingly concerned husband, Molly dives into reporting, determined to prove herself by uncovering the truth. What she finds is a decades-old trail of dark secrets that winds through every corner of the town.

Told from the perspectives of Molly; Barbara, wife of Ridgedale’s police chief, whose faltering son is unraveling her picture-perfect life; and a sixteen-year old high school dropout, Sandy, who is dealing with her wayward mother, Where They Found Her reveals that the tragic truth about what happened to the baby lies at the unexpected intersection of these three very different women’s lives. It is a taut and profoundly moving novel about mothers and daughters—the fierce bonds that unite them and the deceit that can drive them apart. But most of all it’s about the heartbreakingly high price of history. The past can be artfully denied, but never truly buried.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A roller coaster of a novel…How lucky for us readers—McCreight has once again proven herself to be an insightful writer capable of taking us on a hell of a ride.” Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“This new novel by Edgar Award nominee Kimberly McCreight presents this unfolding, tangled story through the voices of its three main protagonists. One of the most gripping novels of the season.” Barnes&Noble.com
“The discovery of an infant’s body rocks a seemingly idyllic New Jersey town in McCreight’s intense sophomore effort…Genuinely suspenseful and disturbing; McCreight delivers a provocative, timely novel that reminds us that sometimes the things that shine the brightest have the dirtiest underbellies.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Edgar-finalist McCreight smoothly juggles multiple voices in her strong second novel…Deft writing makes for a thoroughly riveting tale.” Publishers Weekly
“[A] suspenseful story about the ripple effect of tragedy…Using flashbacks and multiple narrators, McCreight keeps the tension tight all the way to the satisfying conclusion.” BookPage
“The story is told from the point of view of three Ridgedale women…and is supplemented with transcripts, journal entries, and newspaper clippings in a manner reminiscent of McCreight’s successful debut novel, Reconstructing Amelia…McCreight has a keen grasp of the epistolary technique and is adept at providing readers the puzzle pieces they need to build a broader picture. A solid follow-up.” Library Journal
“Coiled as tightly as a spring, Where They Found Her begins with a small town’s tragedy and doesn’t relent until every secret, and character, is exposed. Kimberly McCreight has written another satisfying, dark page-turner that pounces off the page.” Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, author of Bittersweet
“McCreight’s much-anticipated second novel is a gripping and tender examination of misplaced trust. Pair with Keija Parssinen’s The Unraveling of Mercy Louis for contrasting stories about the impact of an infant’s death in small-town America.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Kimberly McCreight

Kimberly McCreight is the author of the New York Times bestseller Reconstructing Amelia, which was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel as well as an Alex Award, was selected as one of Entertainment Weekly‘s Favorite Books of the Year, was one of CNN’s Reader Favorites for 2013, placed as a finalist for Goodreads Best Mystery of the Year, and was chosen a Book Club pick for Target, Books-a-Million, and Indigo. She attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, worked for several years as a litigation associate in New York City, and left the practice of law to write full-time. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Antietam Review, Oxford Magazine, and Babble.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English