When Kate, a single mother and law firm partner, gets an urgent phone call summoning her to her daughters exclusive private school, shes shocked. Amelia has been suspended for cheatingsomething that would be completely out of character for her overachieving, well-behaved daughter. Kate rushes to Grace Hall, but what she finds when she finally arrives is beyond comprehension.
Her daughter Amelia is dead. Despondent over having been caught cheating, Amelia has jumped from the schools roof in an act of impulsive suicide. At least thats the story Grace Hall and the police tell Kate.
In a state of shock and overcome by grief, Kate tries to come to grips with this life-shattering news. Then she gets an anonymous text _25E2_2580_259CAmelia didn_25E2_2580_2599t jump. _25E2_2580_259D The moment she sees that message, Kate knows in her heart its true.
Clearly Amelia had secretsand a life Kate knew nothing about. Wracked by guilt, Kate is determined to find out what those secrets were and who could have hated her daughter enough to kill. She searches through Amelias e-mails, texts, and Facebook updates, piecing together the last troubled days of her daughters life.
Reconstructing Amelia is a stunning debut page-turner that brilliantly explores the secret world of teenagers, their clandestine first loves, hidden friendships, and the dangerous cruelty that can spill over into acts of terrible betrayal.