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“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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Critical Praise

“McCreight doesn’t just give us an intense, interwoven, multigenerational, multi-household mystery (as if that isnt enough). She 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, lovely novel.” —Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl

“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 of Leaving Time and The Storyteller

“I recently picked up McCreight’s 2013 debut, and I could not put it down…. It’s no surprise that McCreight’s latest novel, Where They Found Her…is at the top of my to-read list.” —EW.com (Entertainment Weekly online)

“Suspenseful…. McCreight is quickly rising into a league with the best purveyors of the stuff, from Jodi Picoult to Harlan Coben.” —USA Today

“In the latest psychological suspense tale from the bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, a journalist uncovers her community’s darkest secrets after an infant’s body is found in the woods.” —Entertainment Weekly “Must List”

“The way McCreight weaves the tale through three different perspectives will both haunt and shock you.” —Glamour

“While many books have been billed as the next Gone Girl, this mystery thriller definitely will intrigue fans of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller.… Told in multiple views, the reader will have to decide what is truth and what is fiction in this heart-pounding read.” —InStyle Magazine

“McCreight has done an excellent job of weaving a haunting story of expectation and loss.” —Columbus Dispatch

“Even seasoned mystery readers won’t see the twists coming in this fast-paced read filled with unreliable narrators.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer

“McCreight…keep[s] us guessing right to the end...” —Charlotte Observer

“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)

“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, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet

Where They Found Her is a fast-paced, intensely moving story filled with complex characters who drag you unresisting into their dark and tangled lives. It kept me guessing until the very last chapter.” —Chevy Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of Still Missing and That Night

Where They Found Her is the electrifying story about the power of secrets spilling from one generation to the next, growing larger and more terrifying until they swamp everyone in their path and sweep to a shocking, unforgettable end.” —Carla Buckley, author of The Deepest Secret

“McCreight’s much-anticipated second novel is a gripping and tender examination of misplaced trust.” —Booklist Advanced Reviews

“Dark, twisted, and taut, McCreight’s story is like walking through a field of land mines.” —Curled Up with a Good Book

“Using multiple female perspectives author Kimberly McCreight weaves a page-turning psychological thriller as complex as her first novel Reconstructing Amelia. . . . Many twists will keep readers captivated to the end.” —Amy Steele, Entertainment Realm

“Author Kimberly McCreight is well known for her 2013 best-selling debut, Reconstructing Amelia. With Where They Found Her, she has delivered another eerie, harrowing read.… A deeply satisfying spellbinder that unfolds deliciously to the very last chapter.” —BookPage

“Even readers familiar with the psychological suspense subgenre may find themselves pleasantly shocked by all the plot’s many twists and turns.” —Strand Magazine

“Told from the perspective of three Ridgedale, New Jersey women who must come to grips with a shocking discovery. . . McCreight skillfully links these characters together, not only with the tragedy, but also with their personal lives, creating an enjoyable read.” —Elise Cooper, Working Mother

“Like Gone Girl, Reconstructing Amelia seamlessly marries a crime story with a relationship drama. And like Gone Girl, it should be hailed as one of the best books of the year…A” —Entertainment Weekly

“Just finished a fantastic novel–Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight. So. Well. Done. If you liked Gone Girl, you’ll love this too.” —Jodi Picoult

“Did Amelia Baron really get caught cheating and then commit suicide—or is the truth more sinister? A nail-biter for Gone Girl fans.” —People

“Clever and scary . . . McCreight has her finger on the private school zeitgeist. . .and this disturbing tale will make older readers fondly recall the days when kids got in trouble for passing (print) notes in class.” —USA Today

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062225467
  • ISBN 10: 0062225464
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 04/14/2015
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price: 33.50 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological

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