Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Book Review - Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

Where They Found Her

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Synopsis: 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, and recent Ridgedale transplant, Molly Anderson is unexpectedly called upon to cover the story for the Ridegdale Reader, it’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, including a string of unreported sexual assaults that goes back twenty years.

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.

Review: My first book from this author and it was more a 3.5 for me as I did enjoy it a good bit but there were a few parts that were a bit draggy and repetitive especially the parts involving Molly and her inability to connect with her daughter. I mean I totally understood how she was feeling but didn't need to keep being reminded.

I loved the headings on each chapter or else I would have really been lost not knowing who was speaking and wow I enjoyed how everything came together in the end even though one of the final twists dropped my jaw! I love it when I can't guess the entire ending!

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