by Joy Fielding
by Joy Fielding
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Hardcover, 368 pages
An emotionally wrought whodunnit that goes back and forth from the present to the kidnapping of a little girl 15 years previously. She's Not There will have you yearn and ache with Carole Shipley in her relentless quest to find her daughter and survive the shame of losing her in the first place.
Definitely a woman's book, we feel love, loss, regret, anger, hope and ultimately faith. There is nothing so wonderful and so terrible as family.
Fielding is a pro when it comes to thrillers from a female perspective. She never fails to deliver.
Read with comforting blankets and food. My choice was ice cream.
From the Back Flap:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Someone Is Watching comes this novel of psychological suspense about a woman whose life takes a shocking turn when a young girl contacts her, claiming to be her daughter who was kidnapped in Mexico years earlier.
A lifetime ago, every year Carole Shipley looked forward to her wedding anniversary. But then a celebratory trip to Mexico for the occasion with her husband and friends ended in the unsolved kidnapping of her infant daughter, Samantha. Now, fifteen years after that horrific time, divorced and isolated, Carole is forced to relive the kidnapping by reporters who call every year on the anniversary of Samantha's disappearance. However, this year when the phone rings, Carole hears the sweet voice of a girl claiming to be her long-lost daughter.
Plunged back into the world of heartbreak, suspicion and questions that led the case to run cold so many years ago, Carole doesn't know what or who to believe. But when she starts to figure it out, she finds the answers dangerously close to home.