If you liked Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, then try Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight.
If you’ve read Big Little Lies, you’ll know it follows three women—Madeline, Celeste, and Jane. Jane is the new-to-town single mom, and her arrival affects Madeline and Celeste (and their families) in ways they never could have imagined.
Dealing with ex-husbands, children, and school drama, Big Little Lies is the perfect comp to Reconstructing Amelia—Kimberly McCreight’s stunning debut novel. When Kate gets a phone call from Grace Hall, her daughter’s private school, she learns that Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately. When Kate arrives at the school to pick her up, she finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and ambulances. By then, it’s already too late for Amelia. An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that’s the story Grace Hall tells Kate. Then she gets an anonymous text: She didn’t jump.
Whether you’ve read Big Little Lies or seen the show, we know you’re going to be just as engrossed in the gripping and surprising story of secret first loves, an all-girls club, and old friendships that is Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight. Add it to your 50 Book Pledge To Read shelf today!