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'A rollercoaster of a novel … McCreight has once again proven herself to be an insightful writer capable of taking us on a hell of a ride' Jodi Picoult

'Kimberly McCreight doesn't just give us an intense, interwoven, multigenerational, multi-household mystery (as if that isn't 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 novel' Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl

'Completely riveting' Emma Healey, Costa Award winning author of Elizabeth is Missing

Like Tom Perotta and Jodi Picoult, Kimberly McCreight beautifully captures the darkness and drama beneath the surface of seemingly placid, idyllic lives. This second novel ruthlessly unpicks the fabric of picture-perfect, upper-middle-class suburban society, and what it reveals will shock you to the core.

At the end of a long winter in bucolic Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of an infant is discovered in the woods near the town's prestigious university campus. No one knows who the baby is, or how her body ended up out there. But there is no shortage of opinions.

When freelance journalist Molly Sanderson is unexpectedly called upon to cover the story for the Ridegdale Readerit's a risk, given the severe depression that followed the loss of her own baby. But the bigger threat comes when Molly unearths some of Ridgedale's darkest secrets. Meanwhile, Sandy, a high school dropout, searches for her volatile and now missing mother, and PTA president Barbara struggles to help her young son who's suddenly having disturbing outbursts.

Told from the perspectives of Molly, Barbara, and Sandy, Kimberly McCreight's taut and profoundly moving novel unwinds the tangled truth about the baby's death revealing that these three women have far more in common than they realized. And that their lives are more intertwined with what happened to the baby than they ever could have imagined.

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    Where they found her

    Brilliant , gripping, very well written. The author takes you to each page with anticipation of what's going to happen. A must read for anyone loving a thriller or who done it.

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    Wher they found her

    I love bookes like this one twists and turns always keeps you guessing really enjoyed the book fantastic

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