Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

Where They Found Her by Kimberley McCreight

Now that school has started, I’m probably going to slow down on the blogging. Believe me when I say that this makes me really sad. But the thing is I have so many books to read for my own courses that I don’t know if I can handle writing more than biweekly – and that is IF I find time to read a book for pleasure. I’m thinking of blogging about some of my fiction novels that are required for class but I’m not confirmed on that yet. In the meantime,  I’m going to try to push out as many new books as I can!

When Molly Anderson moved with her husband and young daughter to Ridgedale, it was in the hopes of putting their past behind. Molly is still trying to recover from the loss of her baby and has taken up a job as a freelance reporter at the local newspaper. When she gets sent out in the field to cover a murder, she is confident that this is the break she needs. However, the topic hits too close to home when she discovers that the body in question is that of a newborn baby. As she grapples with her past to uncover the truth behind this death, she realizes that this idyllic town may not be as pleasant as it seems.

I actually really liked this book. There were a lot of strong female characters who gave their voice to this story. I find that to be quite rare; most authors only use one or two female voices and there is almost always a strong male presence. I liked the way things connected and how the ending wasn’t storybook-perfect. There was a revelation that I felt hadn’t been rooted as strongly but I can understand why the author felt it was necessary to take that path. All in all, it was a really good novel and I enjoyed reading it very much!

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