by Kimberly McCreight
4.3 out of 5.0 stars
Beautifully written psychological suspense. My favorite type and I was not disappointed. The story was well thought out. The characters were formed well.
I guess my "favorite" suspense novel would involve someone there that is in a position to solve a crime - I just realized this! Maybe my favorite is a "police procedural suspense novel" but enough about me...
I mean someone in a department, a police personnel, a detective, someone that isn't just thrown into the story and solves the crime because they must. Now, I know McCreight's main character, Molly, had help and ended up being more involved than anyone around her. And she is a journalist at a newspaper. But I just wanted her to be able to have a bigger picture.
I'm not going to write with spoilers but I will say that any twist - and they were numerous - were a surprise and totally valid. The story was so unique and it amazes me every time that there is an author who can even think this up.
I will put Kimberly McCreight on my list of must-read-everything-the-author-has-written list and I'm excited to do so.
The characters that I was most taken by were Sandy and Molly. So grounded and described so thoroughly, like I almost knew them. And wanted to. That is special writing.
Bravo and thank you.
Born in The United States, September 20
Genre Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Young Adult
Influences Sue Miller, Donna Tartt, Tom Perrotta, Virginia Woolf, Tana French, [a ...more
Kimberly McCreight is the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, which was nominated for an Edgar, Anthony and Alex award. She attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and at kimberlymccreight.com