MORRISTOWN, NJ— New York Times best-selling author Kimberley McCreight will be at The Morristown & Morris Township Library for a special author talk on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the author’s latest book (to be published this month), Where They Found Her, will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. This program was made possible thanks to funding from the Friends of the Library.
Kimberly McCreight’s Reconstructing Amelia was one of those rare debut novels that caught fire with readers and critics alike. An instant New York Times bestseller and CNN.com Top Ten Reader’s Favorite, the haunting story of a mother’s search for the truth about her dead daughter was a finalist for many major honors. People Magazine called it, “A nail-biter for Gone Girl fans.” Entertainment Weeklyextolled, “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...” The novel has been acquired in seventeen countries and an HBO film starring Nicole Kidman is in the works.
Now, with her highly anticipated second novel, Where They Found Her (Harper; on sale April 14, 2015), McCreight has crafted another wholly original, emotionally powerful narrative of psychological suspense and will be at the Library to discuss her new book. Unfolding from multiple perspectives that raise questions about the reliability of the stories we are being told, the novel traces the aftermath of an infant’s body being discovered in the woods near the prestigious University in a well-to-do New Jersey town. Working the story for the local paper is freelance journalist Molly Anderson, anxious about the assignment because of the severe depression she battled after the loss of her own baby. Will her investigation send her spiraling back to that dark, dark place? The tangled truth about the baby’s death draws Molly into the lives of, Sandy, a high school dropout searching for her volatile mother, and PTA president Barbara, who’s struggling to cope with her young son’s sudden disturbing outbursts. Molly’s diligent reporting ultimately unearths some of the community’s darkest secrets, including decades’ worth of unreported sexual assaults.
Kimberly McCreight is The New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, which was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony and Alex awards. She attended Vassar College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, from which she graduated cum laude. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters. www.kimberlymccreight.com @kimmccreight