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Kimberly McCreight

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Kimberly McCreight attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. After several years as a litigation associate at some of New York Citys biggest law firms, she left the practice of law to write full-time. Her work has appeared in such publications as Antietam Review, Oxford Magazine and Babble. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and two daughters.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Mystery
Anthony Awards Best First Novel nominee (2014) : Reconstructing Amelia

Kimberly McCreight recommends
The Ice Twins (2015)
S K Tremayne
"Richly evocative and profoundly eerie, The Ice Twins is a mesmerizing story of grief, loss and betrayal set against a backdrop that's as beautiful as it is haunted, just like the tragic family at the story's center."
Those Girls (2015)
Chevy Stevens
"Fast-paced and thought-provoking."
Try Not to Breathe (2016)
Holly Seddon
"A fast-paced debut about long-buried secrets and tangled truths."
The Passenger (2016)
Lisa Lutz
"With whip-smart writing and a breakneck pace, The Passenger's clever plot twists and sharp characters are sure to keep you guessing long into the night, hoping against hope that its complex protagonist isn't nearly as guilty as she seems."
The Amateurs (2016)
(Amateurs, book 1)
Sara Shepard
"The Amateurs is a clever, well-structured mystery about a group of unlikely young detectives who come together to solve a cold case. In the end, The Amateurs is as much about the value of true friends and learning to accept your own demons as it is about discovering who really committed the crime."
The Fall of Lisa Bellow (2017)
Susan Perabo
"Utterly captivating and achingly beautiful, The Fall of Lisa Bellow brilliantly explores the aftermath of a shocking abduction in an idyllic town, moving seamlessly between the rocky terrain of teenage grief and maternal guilt to show the ultimate redemptive power of love. It's a fantastic, thought provoking novel."
A Simple Favor (2017)
Darcey Bell
"Riveting and brilliantly edge-of-your seat domestic thriller."
Winter Sisters (2018)
Robin Oliveira
"Equal parts exquisitely detailed historical drama and riveting literary thriller, Winter Sisters deftly explores the brutal costs of child exploitation, while elegantly demonstrating the healing power of true compassion and profound sisterly devotion."
The Perfect Mother (2018)
Aimee Molloy
"A captivating and deeply insightful page-turner, The Perfect Mother is both a riveting mystery and a satisfyingly sharp social commentary about what it means to be a good mother."
The Perfect Liar (2019)
Thomas Christopher Greene
"Beautifully written and sharply insightful, The Perfect Liar is a captivating, stay-up-late thriller about dark secrets, dangerous passions, and the perilous pursuit of a picture-perfect life."
Before She Was Found (2019)
Heather Gudenkauf
"Eerily page-turning and wonderfully twisty."
All Your Twisted Secrets (2020)
Diana Urban
"An ingeniously structured page-turner, All Your Twisted Secrets is a thought-provoking commentary on bullying's destructive and far-reaching consequences."
The Boys' Club (2020)
Erica Katz
"Sharply observed and utterly engrossing, The Boys' Club is part coming of age story, part riveting workplace drama, set in the world of big firm law where one young female associate finds that getting ahead means there are no good choices."
The Girl from Widow Hills (2020)
Megan Miranda
"A hauntingly atmospheric and gorgeously written page-turner, The Girl from Widow Hills is a deeply thought-provoking, riveting mystery about the complex weight of history and the dangerous power of the lies we tell ourselves."
The Nightworkers (2020)
Brian Selfon
"Page-turning Brooklyn noir meets compellingly complex family drama in Brian Selfon’s atmospheric, edgy, and thoroughly modern The Nightworkers. You’ll enjoy every unexpected page."
Santa Monica (2020)
Cassidy Lucas
"Part riveting mystery, part incisive domestic drama, Santa Monica is a sharp look at the superficial lives of the pretending-to-be-perfect in gorgeous seaside California, expertly walking the line between satire, suspense and biting social commentary."
Forget Me Not (2021)
Alexandra Oliva
"Part domestic drama, part page-turning mystery, Forget Me Not is a highly original, sharply insightful and thoroughly riveting exploration of what it means to be a family in a morally complex, technologically modern world."
Local Woman Missing (2021)
Mary Kubica
"Complex, richly atmospheric and thoroughly riveting, Local Woman Missing is a thoughtful look at how even the most innocuous secrets between happy couples and beloved friends in tightly knit neighborhoods can sometimes turn so unexpectedly and terrifyingly deadly."
Fierce Little Thing (2021)
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
"Gorgeously written and brilliantly structured, Fierce Little Thing is a suspenseful, evocative coming-of-age tale about the unique worth of old friendships and the profound challenge of finding your true place in the world."
The Husbands (2021)
Chandler Baker
"Utterly engrossing and thoroughly timely, The Husbands is both a gripping, well-crafted mystery and an insightful critique of motherhood and marriage in the modern age--working mothers everywhere will feel seen in the best possible way."
The Spires (2021)
Kate Moretti
"A compulsively readable page-turner, The Spires is also a thought-provoking look at the often complicated and sometimes harrowing dynamics of the friends we hold most dear."
Catch Her When She Falls (2022)
Allison Buccola
"Richly atmospheric and thoroughly propulsive, Catch Her When She Falls is a thought-provoking mystery about the fraught interconnectedness of youth and the tragic limitations of teenage insight."
The Lies I Tell (2022)
Julie Clark
"The Lies I Tell is a uniquely riveting cat and mouse game with two artfully nuanced female protagonists that is at once a razor-sharp, page-turning mystery and a brilliant, thought-provoking exploration of what it truly means to do good in the world."

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