by Kimberly McCreight
Published: 4/14/15 by Harper Collins
3.75 out of 5 stars
I'm debating between 3.5 and 4 stars on this one. It was an easy and entertaining read. Perhaps more predictable than some mystery thrillers, but still I enjoyed reading the story and trying to figure out where it was going.
Journalist Molly Sanderson is still grieving over a recent miscarriage when she is called to report on a case. The case centers around a baby found dead near a creek bed. The case brings up not only old issues for Molly and her grief, but also reveals an old death case that happened at the exact same location and raises new questions.
I found this one to be similar in style and story to McCreight's first novel, Reconstructing Amelia. There are newspaper stories (written by Molly Sanderson) and online response comments interspersed throughout the narrative. I loved reading the comments in response to the newspaper articles. They were ridiculous, but that is exactly what the comments sections are like in real life.
There are quite a few characters in this novel, and they were all a little too conveniently connected to each other. It didn't feel completely plausible. But I'm not really in the mood to pick apart all of its flaws. I thought it was a fun book to read, and I would recommend it if you are in the mood for a quick and light mystery.