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Reconstructing Amelia

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kimberly McCreight

Narrated By: Khristine Hvam

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: April 2013

Duration: 12 hours 17 minutes


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.


  • Rebecca Brock

    Good story but a little far fetched. Narrator does a good job.

  • Chris Griffin

    Absolutely loved the book!! Totally amazing story and narrator.

  • Emily Yeskel

    Definitely kept me on the edge of my seat...ending was not as riveting as the restoc the book. I still have unanswered questions. All in all, I would recommend it.

  • Desire Watson

    this book was just ok for me. felt like the details about nothing were dwelled on. i just found my self thinking get on with it.

  • Taryn Ponsky

    This was a take on gossip girl meets reviving ophelia- part mystery, part sociological commentary on the state of adolescence today in the upper middle class. written to keep up suspense and keep you wanting more.

  • Kami Romeike

    I enjoy novels written in this format, that begin with what happens at the end of the story and take the readers on a journey about the how and why. One problem is that this usually creates a predictable story but that is not true in this instance. This book has enough twists to keep the reader interested throughout.

  • Mackie Keller

    I liked all the twist and turns within the book. I am not sure if the dialogue in the book was a good fit for an audiobook, but regardless, I really enjoyed it.

  • Penny Ann Lupton

    This book was a refreshing change for me. Normally, I like romance novels but I wanted something different. This definitely delivered. I can't say I loved it, but it was enjoyable and I loved it. I think people who enjoy this genre will like the novel.

  • Amy Minnick

    On its own, decent read. Absolutely not comparable or in the same realm as Gone Girl - do not read with expectations that it is this year's version, as I had heard.

  • Debbie Todd

    If you enjoyed "Gone Girl" this is the next book you should read! Keeps you guessing until the end!

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