by Joy Fielding | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0743478878 Global Overview for this book
Registered by E-mile of Almere , Flevoland Netherlands on 5/2/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by E-mile from Almere , Flevoland Netherlands on Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Motherly love fuels this latest romantic suspense novel by Fielding (Whispers and Lies; Grand Avenue; etc.), set in Toronto during the city's international film festival. When Julia-beautiful 21-year-old actress, imperious bitch-goddess-goes missing after a screen test with a famous director, her disappearance touches off a full-blown midlife crisis for her mother, Cindy. As Cindy searches for Julia, she envisions lurid crime scenarios, wrangles with her charming snake of an ex-husband and his trophy wife and comes to the uncomfortable realization that she and her selfish, irresponsible daughter have a few things in common. She copes by hashing out issues with her whiny sister, sharp-tongued mother and long-suffering younger daughter, by nurturing infants and pets and by having great sex with a handsome and preternaturally attentive new boyfriend. Crammed with stock situations and expected revelations, this breezy melodrama relies heavily on hit-or-miss repartee. Fielding fills space by having characters repeat one another's dialogue; a comic subplot about an incontinent dog is intrusive and tedious; and the drama takes place mostly in the heroine's head. Cindy herself is a likable mixture of brashness, panic and pratfalls, and readers will empathize as she tries to find her daughter and herself, but she is the lone bright spot in this lackluster effort. Fielding's many fans will miss her usual sharp plotting, but most will go along for the ride.

Journal Entry 2 by E-mile at OBCZ De Albatros in Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, June 24, 2006

Released 15 yrs ago (6/25/2006 UTC) at OBCZ De Albatros in Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands



Book will be released at the meeting in Castricum...

Journal Entry 3 by malagan from Zutphen, Gelderland Netherlands on Sunday, June 25, 2006
I took this book from the meeting. I had not heared from this writer before, but the book seems to be just my cup of tea. I am looking forward to reading it!

Journal Entry 4 by malagan at Post Office in Book Relay, A Book Relay -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, October 7, 2006

Released 15 yrs ago (10/4/2006 UTC) at Post Office in Book Relay, A Book Relay -- Controlled Releases



On it's way to Sanddanz. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by SandDanz from Louisville, Kentucky USA on Monday, November 27, 2006
Received a while back and forgot to journal... thanks Malagan!

Journal Entry 6 by dburt0916 on Saturday, June 20, 2009
Found it at a book sale for the New Albany Public Library.


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