Thursday, October 1, 2015

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

Title: Where The Found Her
Author: Kimberly McCreight
Publisher: Harper
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Release Date: April 14, 2015

An idyllic suburban town.

A devastating discovery.

Shocking revelations that will change three lives forever.

At the end of a long winter in well-to-do Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of a newborn is found in the woods fringing the campus of the town's prestigious university. No one knows the identity of the baby, what ended her very short life, or how she came to be found among the fallen leaves. But for the residents of Ridgedale, there is no shortage of opinions.
When freelance journalist and recent Ridgedale transplant Molly Sanderson is unexpectedly called upon to cover the disturbing news for the Ridgedale Reader—the town's local paper—she has good reason to hesitate. A severe depression followed the loss of her own baby, and this assignment could unearth memories she has tried hard to bury. But the disturbing history Molly uncovers is not her own. Her investigation reveals a decades-old trail of dark secrets hiding behind Ridgedale's white picket fences.

Told from the perspectives of three Ridgedale women, Kimberly McCreight's taut and profoundly moving novel unwinds the tangled truth behind the tragedy, revealing that these women have far more in common than they could ever have imagined: that the very worst crimes are committed against those we love. And that—sooner or later—the past catches up to all of us.

I first heard about Kimberly McCreight's Where They Found Her when it was featured on the 50 Book Pledge website. I bought it few weeks later and it collected dust in my TBR pile for 3 more months. When it eventually made its way to the top, I was hooked. I engulfed the entire book in one night.

Where They Found Her is a nail biting mystery surrounding a death that leads Molly Sanderson down a path of uncovering years of secrets in her small town. It is an unpredictable story filled with dark twists and turns. I was able to connect with most of the characters in the book with the exception of Barbara. I found her character a bit out of place and quite annoying.

Overall, I found Where They Found Her to be a gripping story that entertained me from beginning to end. Unlike most mystery novels, I didn't try to solve this one right out of the gates. I enjoyed the ride which allowed me to appreciate the intricacies in the story lines and indulge in each of the characters' deep dark secrets.

If you're looking for a new thriller to read, I would definitely recommend giving Where They Found her a go. Readers who enjoyed Girl on the Train will find this book familiar in both its writing style and its ability to keep you at the edge of your seat.


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