When Kate, a single mother and law firm partner, gets an urgentphone call summoning her to her daughter's exclusive private school, she'sshocked. Amelia has been suspended for cheating-something that would becompletely out of character for her overachieving, well-behaved daughter.
Kate rushes to Grace Hall, but what she finds when shefinally arrives is beyond comprehension.
Her daughter Amelia is dead.
Despondent over having been caught cheating, Amelia hasjumped from the school's roof in an act of impulsive suicide. At least that'sthe story Grace Hall and the police tell Kate. In a state of shock and overcomeby grief, Kate tries to come to grips with this life-shattering news. Then shegets an anonymous text:
"Amelia didn't jump."
The moment she sees that message, Kate knows in her heart it'strue. Clearly Amelia had secrets-and a life Kate knew nothing about. Wrackedby guilt, Kate is determined to find out what those secrets were and who couldhave hated her daughter enough to kill. She searches through Amelia's e-mails,texts, and Facebook updates, piecing together the last troubled days of herdaughter's life.
Reconstructing Ameliais a stunning debut page-turner that brilliantly explores the secret world ofteenagers, their clandestine first loves, hidden friendships, and the dangerouscruelty that can spill over into acts of terrible betrayal.