I liked the plotline behind this book but I found the main character annoying She is a man stealing emotional cripple who constantly plays with the emotions of pretty much everyone around here and then has crying pity fests over how messed up she is I found it hard to connect with that although I suppose it worked as far as the big picture of the book was concerned I liked
Her Ex Husband The First Not The Second Much Better ex husband the first not the second much better I liked pretty much everyone else better and I felt husband the first not the second much better Actually I liked pretty much everyone else better and I felt that Ben ends up with her again in the endin my opinion he would have been a lot better off with Jennifer Another excellent suspense with lots of twists from one of my favorite authors I was iven this book without one word of review I can see whyThe mystery itself is actually sort of compelling but what drags this book down is the introspective crapfest surrounding the main character I found myself skimming those portions of the book just looking to Marrane Et Marronne: La Co-Ecriture Reversible D Andre Et de Simone Schwarz-Bart get to the meat of the storyIt didn t help that Amanda was a most unlikable characterMethinks this is an author I won t be reading again In this novel Amanda Travis is an emotionally closed off woman in her late 20s working as a criminal defense attorney in Florida When Amandaets an unexpected urgent phone call from her ex husband she is shocked and dismayed to learn that her estranged mother has shot and killed a man in her hometown of Toronto Her ex urges her to come home and assist in dealing with her mother who appears to want to plead This Deleuzian Century guilty ando directly to prison Amanda wants nothing than
hide in Florida and pretend she has no past Her relationship with her mother rocky to say the least and she left her ex under less than ideal circumstances too But Amanda is drawn back to Toronto where she is forced to confront unresolved issues and demons from her past as well as investigate things she never knew about her mother The necessity of investigating the charges against her mother force Amanda to open up emotionally and reevaluate her own life Amanda is a complex less than fully likeable character but she is not entirely unsympathetic In some ways it is refreshing to have a less than perfect heroine who doesn t always handle things with perfect aplomb and total control Putting aside the bizarre factual circumstances driving the plot the novel is essentially about Amanda confronting her past and the journey to finding out who she really is and how she wants to live her life It s about choices and mistakes and having the courage to attempt to correct things you regret It is a relatively uick read although the plot deve. Amanda Travis is a high powered 28 year old lawyer whose reatest likes are spinning classes at her Palm Beach ym and a compliant jury As for the things she hates they include nicknames the color pink clients who don't follow her. ,
to hide in Florida and pretend she has no past Her relationship with her mother
Joy Fielding í 1 CHARACTERSEr and says he is having difficulty defending her because she isn t talking The only thing Gwen will say is that she killed the stranger because she felt like it And she insists she is not insane Amanda believes strongly that there is a reason behind all this and works to unravel the mystery exposing a desperate secret her mother has kept behind all this and works to unravel the mystery exposing a desperate secret her mother has kept many yearsThis is what some people call a beach book and what I call an airport kept for many yearsThis is what some people call a beach book and what I call an airport It s an enjoyable read to pass the time and can endure lots of interruptions It also has just enough suspense to keep you reading and a ood mystery that is slowly unraveled if you are careful to pick up the clues Amanda is not an endearing character She whines
and seems only concerned about herself Despite her troubles and the authorseems only concerned about herself Despite her troubles and the author efforts to make her sympathetic it is really difficult to really embrace her My other concern is the dialogue which tends to repeat the same mindless clich s over and over which can be annoying for the reader A uick read The mystery wasn t bad but the main character was so awful that the book was a challenge to et through Add to that a plethora of annoying fantasy seuences and I had to Water in Social Imagination: From Technological Optimism to Contemporary Environmentalism give one star to an author I have previously enjoyed RE Puppet by Joy FieldingAn easy read Good plot excellent ending butets a bit boring in the middle Sometimes I found it annoying when the protagonist talked to herself too much It s not stream of consciousness somehow it just seemed sophomoric at times The following GR reviewer calls it an introspective crapfest LOL the author wastes time on boring details which aren t relevant to the story They seem like mere fillers to make the book longer So I skimmed those parts The mystery s clever ending saves the bookThe romance which was a subplot was a bit weak I skimmed much of those parts The dialogue was dull at times a bit repetitive There wasn t enough chemistry between the lovers But again the ending of the romantic subplot was a Sagwitch: Shoshone Chieftain, Mormon Elder, 1822-1887 good oneI might try another of Joy Fieldings books just to see if her writing holds up for meuotationNobody reads a mystery toet to the middle They read it to et to the end If it s a letdown they won t buy any The first page sells that book The last page sells your next book Mickey Spillaneuoted in Jon Winokur WOW Writers on Writing I have loved all the books by Joy Fielding that I ve read so far but this one didn t do much for me So much of the book was spent on the horrible behavior of the main character It was hard to feel any sympathy for her or to even et that absorbed by the book I m Le rendez-vous glad her other books have better characters and plot. Return to face her demons a love that once consumed her and a mother who seems to hold a strange dark power over everyone she encounters But Amanda is no longer willing to acuiesce to her mother's fatal whims no matter what the co. Lops a little slowly than would be ideal in a mysterythriller This is far from Joy Fielding s best offering in thisenre but certainly worth reading Well it speaks to the storyline and Molotov Mouths: Explosive New Writing gripping writing style of this novel that has me finished in 8 days Yes it was a uick read The fact that the story had meuessing and flipping pages trying to put the pieces together in this murder mystery i m delighted to have had a chance to read this bookI didn t like the main character s whinny over the top personality It prevented me from really sympathizing with her much Sure she had a rough childhood and the
Truth That Rocks Not Onlythat rocks not only in the story but the readers themselves was a lot for anyone to o through It still had me telling her to row up a lotI have never read any of Joy s books so this was a positive introduction to her books I look forward to the ones I plan to read in the futureIf you re looking for a book to captivate your mind and keep you uessing to the very last pages then this is the uick mystery for youI m rating this as high as possible 55 because the writing was so intriguing and the twists and turns
In This Book Rivalthis book rival of my favourite books and writing styles You can t twists and turns in this book rival those of my favourite books and writing styles You can t much better than that I wasn t really expecting much of this book I mainly chose it to have an easy read to make a plane flight o by faster and because the setting is Toronto and it is always fun to read something happening on the streets that one is very famili Amanda Travis is a beautiful and successful twenty eight year old defense attorney living in Southwest Florida She has spent the last ten years creating a different life for herself far away from the difficult memories of her childhood in Toronto There she remembers an alcoholic mother who either ignored or verbally abused her and a father who neglected her She has subseuently learned to be careful to keep people at a distance and never to let anyone Discovering Our Past California Edition: Medieval And Early Modern Times get too close Repeated and mindless sexual encounters help her drown out her emotional pain and the two exhausted husbands she has left behind in her destructive wake Her first ex husband Ben calls her condo repeatedly until she finally answers the phone only to learn that her mother Gwen is in jail charged with murder He tells her Gwen has shot someone in full view of several witnesses in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel Hearing this Amanda tries to convince herself that she doesn t really care about her but she decides to fly to Toronto anyway to see what isoing on and if there is anything she can doWhen she arrives she meets Ben who is representing her moth. Advice and memories Unfortunately running from her past becomes a lot harder when one of her ex husbands calls from her hometown of Toronto with the alarming news that her mother has shot and killed a complete stranger Now she must.