Book Review: Reconstructing Amelia

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
GoodReads Synopsis:
A stunning debut novel in which a single mother reconstructs her teenaged daughter's life, sifting through her emails, texts, and social media to piece together the shocking truth about the last days of her life.
Litigation lawyer and harried single mother Kate Baron is stunned when her daughter's exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn, calls with disturbing news: her intelligent, high-achieving fifteen-year-old daughter, Amelia, has been caught cheating.
Kate can't believe that Amelia, an ambitious, levelheaded girl who's never been in trouble would do something like that. But by the time she arrives at Grace Hall, Kate's faced with far more devastating news. Amelia is dead.
Seemingly unable to cope with what she'd done, a despondent Amelia has jumped from the school's roof in an act of "spontaneous" suicide. At least that's the story Grace Hall and the police tell Kate. And overwhelmed as she is by her own guilt and shattered by grief, it is the story that Kate believes until she gets the anonymous text: 
She didn't jump.
Sifting through Amelia's emails, text messages, social media postings, and cell phone logs, Kate is determined to learn the heartbreaking truth about why Amelia was on Grace Hall's roof that day-and why she died.
Told in alternating voices, Reconstructing Amelia is a story of secrets and lies, of love and betrayal, of trusted friends and vicious bullies. It's about how well a parent ever really knows a child and how far one mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she could not save.
My Thoughts:
Wow, just.. wow.  As soon as I picked this book up and read the cover, I knew I had to read it! The tagline read:
"Like Gone Girl, Reconstructing Amelia should be hailed as one of the best books of the year." -Entertainment Weekly.
It definitely captivated me just as Gone Girl had. I love that it had so many twists and turns.  You never knew where Kimberly was going with it next! I felt like it was kinda like Mean Girls and Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars. This was her first book that I have read. I definitely see myself reading some more of her books in the future!
Have you read this book or any of Kimberly McCreight's books?
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