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Big Little Lies meets Presumed Innocent in this “irresistible domestic drama” (Washington Post) from the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, in which a woman’s brutal murder reveals the perilous compromises some couples make—and the secrets they keep—in order to stay together.
Lizzie Kitsakis is working late when she gets the call. Grueling hours are standard at elite law firms like Young & Crane, but they’d be easier to swallow if Lizzie was there voluntarily. Until recently, she’d been a happily underpaid federal prosecutor. That job and her brilliant, devoted husband Sam—she had everything she’d ever wanted. And then, suddenly, it all fell apart.
No. That’s a lie. It wasn’t sudden, was it? Long ago the cracks in Lizzie’s marriage had started to show. She was just good at averting her eyes.
The last thing Lizzie needs right now is a call from an inmate at Rikers asking for help—even if Zach Grayson is an old friend. But Zach is desperate: his wife, Amanda, has been found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Brooklyn brownstone. And Zach’s the primary suspect.
As Lizzie is drawn into the dark heart of idyllic Park Slope, she learns that Zach and Amanda weren’t what they seemed—and that their friends, a close-knit group of fellow parents at the exclusive Brooklyn Country Day school, might be protecting troubling secrets of their own. In the end, she’s left wondering not only whether her own marriage can be saved, but what it means to have a good marriage in the first place.
In Reconstructing Amelia, the stunning New York Times bestselling debut novel from Kimberly McCreight, Kate's in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter’s exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter—now. But Kate’s stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. By then it’s already too late for Amelia. And for Kate.
An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that’s the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: She didn’t jump.
Reconstructing Amelia is about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition. But, most of all, it’s the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn’t save. Fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl will find Reconstructing Amelia just as gripping and surprising.
“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.
The much-anticipated final book in New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight’s Outliers trilogy.
KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSE.
Wylie is finally out of the detention center, but that doesn’t mean she’s safe. As much as she wants to forget everything that's happened and return to her normal life, Wylie knows that true freedom means discovering, once and for all, who is hunting the girls who are Outliers—and why.
Armed with only a few clues and a handful of trusted allies, Wylie sets out to separate fact from fiction. But soon she is unearthing long-buried secrets and finds herself entangled in a conspiracy that is much bigger and more dangerous than she ever could have imagined. Worse yet, the nearer Wylie gets to discovering the truth, the closer her enemies get to silencing her and the other girls. This time, maybe forever.
In the explosive conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight’s Outliers series, Wylie learns that when danger lurks in unexpected places, fighting for who and what you believe in can matter even more than you realized . . . and that trusting yourself might be the one thing that saves you.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia comes a fast-paced teen series where one girl learns that in a world of intrigue, betrayal, and deeply buried secrets, it is vital to trust your instincts.
It all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help. Wylie hasn’t heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn’t matter. Cassie’s in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself.
This time it’s different, though. Instead of telling Wylie where she is, Cassie sends cryptic clues. And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie sent him to help. Trusting the guy who sent Cassie off the rails doesn’t feel right, but Wylie has no choice but to ignore her gut instinct and go with him.
But figuring out where Cassie is goes from difficult to dangerous, fast. As Wylie and Jasper head farther and farther north into the dense woods of Maine, Wylie struggles to control her growing sense that something is really wrong. What isn’t Cassie telling them? And could finding her be only the beginning?
In this breakneck tale, New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight brilliantly chronicles a fateful journey that begins with a single decision—and ends up changing everything.
New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight raises the stakes in the second book of the heart-pounding Outliers trilogy, a uniquely speculative story about secrets, betrayal, and a world where one small group of people are blessed—or cursed—with an incredible power.
Wylie may have escaped the camp in Maine, but she is far from safe. The best way for her to protect herself is to understand her ability, fast. But after spending a lifetime trying to ignore her own feelings, giving in to her ability to read other peoples’ emotions is as difficult as it is dangerous.
And Wylie isn’t the only one at risk. Ever since they returned home, Jasper has been spiraling, wracked with guilt over what happened to Cassie. After all they’ve been through together, Wylie and Jasper would do anything for each other, but she doesn’t know if their bond is strong enough to overcome demons from the past.
It is amid this uncertainty and fear that Wylie finds herself confronted with a choice. She was willing to do whatever it took to help Cassie, but is she prepared to go to the same extremes to help complete strangers . . . even if they are just like her?
À New York, Kate élève seule sa fille de 15 ans, Amelia. En dépit d'un rythme professionnel soutenu, elle parvient à être à l'écoute de cette adolescente intelligente et responsable, ouverte et bien dans sa peau. Très proches, elles n'ont pas de secrets l'une pour l'autre. C'est en tout cas ce que croit Kate, jusqu'à ce matin d'octobre où elle reçoit un appel de l'école. On lui demande de venir de toute urgence. Lorsqu'elle arrive, Kate se retrouve face à une cohorte d'ambulances et de voitures de police. Elle ne reverra plus jamais sa fille. Amelia a sauté du toit de l'établissement.
Désespoir et incompréhension. Pourquoi une jeune fille en apparence si épanouie a-t-elle décidé de mettre fin à ses jours ? Rongée par le chagrin et la culpabilité, Kate tente d'accepter l'inacceptable... Mais un jour, elle reçoit un SMS anonyme qui remet tout en question : " Amelia n'a pas sauté. "
Obsédée par cette révélation, Kate s'immisce alors dans la vie privée de sa fille et réalise bientôt qu'elle ne la connaissait pas si bien qu'elle le pensait. À travers les SMS, les mails d'Amelia, les réseaux sociaux, elle va tenter de reconstruire la vie de son enfant afin de comprendre qui elle était vraiment et ce qui l'a poussée à monter sur le toit ce jour-là. La réalité qui l'attend sera beaucoup plus sombre que tout ce qu'elle avait pu imaginer.
Une vision singulière du malaise de l'adolescence. Des personnages inoubliables. Un sens du suspense unique. Une critique dithyrambique. Ce premier roman de Kimberly McCreight est un chef-d'œuvre. Nicole Kidman en a acquis les droits d'adaptation cinématographique pour un film produit par HBO.
Le nouveau thriller de l'auteur d'Amelia.
" Non seulement Kimberly McCreight nous donne un thriller d'une rare intensité, mais elle crée un véritable monde dans lequel nous nous laissons totalement engloutir. C'est un roman captivant et magnifique. " Gillian Flynn
À Ridgedale, petite ville aisée du New Jersey, le corps d'un bébé est retrouvé dans les bois voisins de l'université. Malgré toutes les rumeurs et les hypothèses que ne manque pas de susciter le drame, personne ne connaît l'identité de la fillette et encore moins les raisons de sa mort. Molly Anderson, journaliste indépendante récemment arrivée avec son mari et sa fille, est recrutée par le journal local pour couvrir le fait divers. Une affaire, pour la jeune femme, qui réveille un tourment douloureux. En effet, elle a perdu un bébé et ne s'est jamais vraiment remise de cette épreuve... Or, ses investigations vont mettre à jour certains secrets bien enfouis de cette petite communauté aux apparences si convenables.
Kimberly McCreight assemble minutieusement les pièces d'un puzzle obscur pour construire un thriller aussi captivant qu'émouvant. Après
Amelia, elle confirme ici sa place parmi les meilleurs auteurs du genre.
Un conseil: suivez votre instinct.
Tout commence par un texto : Wylie, stp, j'ai besoin de ton aide.
Cassie a disparu et ses SMS laissent craindre le pire à son amie... Qu'est-elle partie faire dans les denses forêts du Maine ? A-t-elle été kidnappée ? Est-elle en danger de mort ?
Aidée de Jasper, le petit ami de Cassie, Wylie surmonte son agoraphobie pour se lancer à sa recherche. Mais son mauvais pressentiment ne faiblit pas, loin de là : et si de bien plus noirs secrets se cachaient derrière la disparition de Cassie ? Des secrets à même de bouleverser l'équilibre du monde ?
Bientôt adapté au cinéma par Lionsgate (Hunger Games, Twilight), Outliers révolutionne le thriller YA : goûtez au plaisir de vous laisser mener par le bout du nez jusqu'à la dernière page !
In this refreshingly original, relentlessly twisty literary thriller from New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight, a desperate intervention brings together a group of college friends 10 years after graduation—a reunion marked by lies, betrayal, and murder.
On a Friday evening in September, five college friends arrive at an idyllic manor house in the Catskill Mountains for a bachelor party. At least, that’s the cover story. Jonathan is marrying Peter, that part is true. But this is not a celebratory reunion; it’s a staged intervention for Keith, a successful art dealer caught in a harrowing downward spiral of opioid addiction. His friends —Jonathan, Stephanie, Maeve and Derrick—have 48 hours to convince him to check into rehab or he will lose his business and much more. Still haunted by the mysterious death of another friend, Alice, during their senior year in college, the group refuses to stand by as Keith destroys himself; deep down, they hope that saving him might make up for having failed Alice. The friends blame themselves for her death. And, the truth is, maybe they should.
But Keith has unexpectedly brought along his most famous client, Finch, a charismatic trickster who senses the group’s fault lines and buried secrets and wastes no time exploiting them. By early Sunday morning, it’s all over—one friend is dead, another missing. The rest are paralyzed by fear. At least they seem to be. Astute and ambitious, Kaaterskill Detective Julia Sternbach is very good at her job, in spite of the demons from her past that the case has awakened. As Julia digs deeper, she begins to question if the real threat lies outside the mansion’s imposing walls, or within—and just how far these friends, forever bonded by love and loyalty, will go to protect one another, and hide the truth.