• Chaque famille a ses secrets...
    Robin n'a plus parlé à sa famille depuis plus de cinq ans - lorsque son père a épousé Tara, sa meilleure amie de lycée, déjà maman de la jeune Cassidy, née d'une précédente union. Mais quand elle apprend qu'ils sont entre la vie et la mort à l'hôpital après un cambriolage qui a dégénéré, elle décide de se rendre à leur chevet, délaissant son cabinet de psychanalyste de Los Angeles, ses patients et son fiancé.
    Des gens qui auraient pu en vouloir à son père, un homme d'affaires riche, ambitieux et coureur de jupons, il y en a beaucoup. Mais qui aurait pu être lâche au point de tirer sur une fillette de douze ans ?
    Alors qu'elle replonge dans l'histoire de sa famille, Robin découvre que ses proches ont tous des secrets à cacher, et que l'un d'eux est peut-être à l'origine du drame...

  • " Je crois que mon vrai prénom est Samantha. Je crois que je suis votre fille. " Le coeur de Carole Shipley s'arrête quand elle entend ces paroles à l'autre bout du téléphone. Immédiatement, elle replonge quinze années plus tôt dans ce bel hôtel, au Mexique, où son monde s'est effondré. Ce voyage était censé être une fête. Un soir, son mari, Hunter, l'avait convaincue de laisser leurs deux filles seules dans leur suite pendant qu'ils célébraient leur anniversaire de mariage au restaurant de l'hôtel. Mais en rentrant, le couple fut saisi d'effroi : leur fille de deux ans avait disparu sans laisser aucune trace. S'ensuivirent des jours, des semaines et des années d'angoisse. Les médias harcelèrent Carole, la décrivant comme une mère égoïste et indigne. Contre vents et marées, elle s'accrochait à l'espoir que Samantha serait un jour retrouvée... même si chaque jour la cruelle réalité la rattrapait. Quinze ans plus tard, tourmentée par ce passé douloureux, le coeur à vif et assaillie de doutes face aux incohérences de l'enquête, Carole ne sait plus qui croire... La seule chose dont elle est persuadée, c'est que quelqu'un s'acharne à lui cacher la vérité. Que s'est-il réellement produit la nuit où Samantha a disparu ?

  • Blind date

    Joy Fielding

    Le nouveau roman de la reine du suspense psychologique
    Tout avait été tellement facile. Hypnotisée par le charme de l'homme qu'elle rencontrait pour la première fois, elle avait accepté de quitter le bar bondé pour le suivre dans son appartement. vant qu'elle n'ait eu le temps de réaliser quoi que ce soit, ses mains étaient attachées dans son dos et elle avait littéralement la corde au cou. Déçues par leurs vies sentimentales, Paige, sa cousine et rivale Heather, sa meilleure amie Chloé et sa mère Joan téléchargent toutes la même application de rencontres, en espérant y trouver l'amour. Aucune d'entre elles n'imagine alors croiser le chemin d'un
    serial killer.
    Il se fait appeler Monsieur Maintenant ou Jamais, sait utiliser son physique irrésistible et sa voix sensuelle pour apaiser les craintes des jeunes femmes qu'il veut attirer dans son appartement. Qui sera sa prochaine victime ?

  • Je détecte sa présence avant de le voir, je le devine avant même qu'il ne se penche au-dessus de moi. Je reconnais tout de suite son odeur. Soudain, je sens tout le poids de son corps sur le mien, son poignet sur ma gorge qui bloque ma respiration, qui étouffe mes cris. " Dis-moi que tu m'aimes ", ordonne-t-il en mettant le feu à ma chair.

    Une nuit, planquée dans un buisson à espionner un suspect, la détective privée Bailey se fait surprendre par un inconnu qui la viole, en lui susurrant ces paroles glaçantes : " Dis-moi que tu m'aimes. " Commence alors pour la jeune femme une longue descente aux enfers. Elle ne dort plus, fait toujours le même cauchemar, se lave frénétiquement plusieurs fois par jour, traque le moindre bruit. Et revit la scène encore et encore... Qui est son violeur ? Le voisin bizarre qu'elle épie toute la journée à travers ses jumelles ? Son ex avec lequel la rupture fut extrêmement violente ? Chaque passant ressemblant de près ou de loin à la silhouette de son agresseur devient suspect numéro un...
    Entre rêves, hallucinations et réalité, le lecteur vacille avec Bailey, suivant chacun de ses pas, le coeur battant.
    Un thriller paranoïaque et voyeuriste dans la veine de Fenêtre sur cour d'Alfred Hitchcock

  • After spending a year in prison, Ralph has explicit plans for his first night of freedom: tonight, someone will be held accountable. He goes to murderous lengths to learn the address of his former wife - the woman he blames for his fate. Determined to bring her to his idea of justice, Ralph's next step is to travel from Florida to Ohio to find his ex-wife's house on Mad River Road.
    Also in Florida, Jamie Kellogg wakes from the agonizing nightmare of her mother's funeral, and assesses her life: she's a twenty-nine-year-old woman in a dead-end job, with an ex-husband in Atlanta, a married lover in the hospital, and a virtual stranger in her bed. But this stranger is everything the previous men in her life weren't: tender, attentive, and adventurous. After convincing Jamie to quit her miserable job and ditch her judgmental, perfectionist sister, Ralph proposes a romantic getaway. While Jamie wonders if this thrilling man might finally be her Prince Charming, they plan a road trip to visit his son, who lives with his mother on a street called Mad River Road.
    As riveting and beguiling as Joy Fielding's previous novels, Mad River Road is a tale of courage, truth, and the need to trust one's instincts.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • From NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLING author Joy Fielding--a chilling psychological thriller that explores the depths of psychopathic behaviour and the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her daughter.
    When an innocent group of campers ventures to the Adirondacks for a trip, they are followed by a murderous pair... A group of unlikely travelling companions--a woman, her two oddball friends, her teenage daughter, and her soon-to-be ex-husband's new fiancee--find themselves on a camping trip in the Adirondacks at the same time that a pair of teenage killers is terrorizing the area.

  • How far will a mother go to protect her family from a madman?An unrivaled master of psychological suspense, Joy Fielding has written her most chilling and intricate novel yeta compulsively readable look at the razorthin line between daily domesticity and nerveshattering terror.It had to end in blood.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;Family therapist Kate Sinclair, healer of lost souls, perfect wife and mother, has suddenly become trapped in a nightmare of her own.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;Her teenage daughter has just discovered sex, lies, and rebellion.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;Her exboyfriend has returned to threaten her marriage.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;Her oncepeaceful hometown is being awakened by chilling headlines: Another woman is missing.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;Kate can sense the darkness gathering around her, can see the mistakes, the missteps, the missing pieces.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;She is afraid of what tomorrow will bring.Enter Colin Friendly, a man on trial for abducting and killing thirteen womenthe handsome, "misunderstood" sociopath Kate's troubled sister plans to marry.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;Colin loves women to death.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;He can't wait to see Kate and the girls again.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;One dark night when they are home alone, disarmed, ready for bed...From the Paperback edition.

  • For four women, the bonds of friendship had sustained them for twenty years, through marriage, motherhood -- and murder.
    Looking back, it seemed like paradise -- lives filled with the blessings of friendship, marriage, children and career. Over twenty years, four friends shared everything through good times and bad, and together they faced the challenges of life and love head on. Now, one of their number sits alone to ponder the strange twists and turns of fate and the unpredictability of circumstance. Now, she must sift through each of their pasts to discover exactly what went wrong, how dreams turned to nightmares, how friendships faded and how lives were destroyed.
    In this powerful novel, Joy Fielding explores the bonds women forge, the nature of friendships, and the meaning of unconditional love.
    From the Paperback edition.

  • Bonnie Wheeler had a picture-perfect life: a rewarding job as a schoolteacher, a happy marriage to a successful TV director, a sprawling suburban home, and Amanda, her adorable three-year-old daughter. She';d heard the sordid details about her husband';s ex-wife, Joan -- the drinking, the instability. Then Joan calls her with a cryptic warning -- you';re in danger, you and Amanda.
    But when Joan is found murdered and Bonnie is the prime suspect, she knows this is no game. Suddenly her secure world comes crashing down around her. Things she once believed in are lies. People she thought she knew have shocking secrets to reveal.
    Desperate to know who intends to harm her daughter, Bonnie is caught in a frantic race to keep Amanda safe -- even as she feels her own grasp on reality slipping....
    From the Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Puppet

    Joy Fielding

    In this new page-turner by New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding, the life of a beautiful young defense attorney is thrown into turmoil when she is called back to her hometown to defend her disturbed, estranged mother, who publically shot and killed a man.
    High-powered, twenty-eight-year-old defense attorney Amanda Travis likes several things: the colour black, lunchtime Spinning classes at the fitness centre on Clematis Street in downtown Palm Beach; her all-white one-bedroom, oceanfront condo; a compliant jury; men whose wives don';t understand them.
    Some of the things she doesn';t: the colour pink; when the temperature outside her condo';s floor-to-ceiling windows falls below sixty-five degrees; clients who don';t follow her advice; being asked to show I.D. when she goes to a bar; nicknames of any shape or size.
    Something else Amanda Travis doesn';t like: memories.
    But when Ben, the first of her two ex-husbands, calls from her hometown of Toronto with the alarming news that her mother has shot and killed a man in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel, it becomes more and more difficult for Amanda to continue running from her past. Now she must return to face her demons and the life she left behind -- a love that once consumed her and a mother who holds a strange, dark power over everyone she encounters. "Puppet" is the nickname Amanda';s mother once called her. But now Amanda is determined to fight her mother';s fatal whims -- evn if it kills her.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Anglais Lost

    Joy Fielding

    Un beau jour de fin d'été à Toronto, une jeune fille de vingt et un ans disparaît mystérieusement. C'est, pour sa mère et ses proches, le début d'une attente angoissante - et d'une enquête difficile.
    Perdre sa fille est une constante dans la vie de Cindy Carver. La première fois, Julia n'avait que quatre ans et ce ne fut que pour quelques minutes. Pourtant, cette disparition a plongé sa mère dans un délire paranoïaque. La deuxième crise s'est produite quand, à quatorze ans, Julia a décidé d'aller vivre chez son père. Le coeur de Cindy en a été brisé. Aujourd'hui, à vingt et un ans, Julia est devenue une jeune femme superbe au caractère ombrageux et aux moeurs légères. Quand elle disparaît sans laisser de trace à la suite d'une audition prometteuse avec un metteur en scène influent d'Hollywood, Cindy se lance dans une course folle et angoissée pour la retrouver...
    Du suspense, de l'amour, et beaucoup de tendresse... À travers la quête d'une mère et les bouleversements d'une vie de femme, Joy Fielding nous en dévoile un peu plus sur le " mystère féminin ".
    La cohabitation difficile avec sa mère pourrait-elle être la cause de la fugue de la jeune femme ? Le célèbre réalisateur pour qui elle s'apprêtait à tourner aurait-il abusé d'elle ? Julia a-t-elle été tuée par son ex-petit ami éconduit ? Toutes les hypothèses, des plus rassurantes aux plus terribles, sont envisagées. Au fil de l'enquête, des secrets sont révélés, des vies sont bouleversées pour toujours et Cindy devra faire face à la troublante vérité : au sujet de cette jeune femme, sa propre fille qu'elle connaît finalement si mal...

  • A suspenseful tale of a woman who rents out the small cottage behind her house to a mysterious young stranger, Joy Fielding';s latest novel is about trusting and not trusting one';s instincts. A New York Times best-selling author, Fielding has a well-deserved reputation as a writer who knows how to get the reader hooked. From the first page, you can';t put it down.
    In the same way, Terry Painter is hooked from the very first meeting with her prospective new tenant. Forty and single, Terry has a quiet and ordered life in picturesque Delray, Florida. A nurse at Mission Care private hospital for the elderly and disabled, loved by her patients for her kindness and thoughtfulness, she lives alone in the comfortable house she inherited from her mother five years ago, and rents out the cottage behind it. Alison Simms spots the rental notice posted in the hospital, and blows into Terry';s life like a tropical storm. In her twenties, tall and slim, full of open charm and infectiously enthusiastic, Alison is impossible not to like. "It would be nice having someone around who made me laugh," thinks Terry.
    Alison loves the cottage, right down to the colour combination, and moves in immediately. Terry, usually responsible and pragmatic, surprises herself for failing even to ask for references, but she is drawn instinctively to Alison, and realises she wants her to stay. Alison fills a gap in her life, bringing friendship and warmth. With her sweet tooth and raenous appetite, the young woman gratefully devours Terry';s home cooking and buys her generous gifts. She even gives her a makeover and a flattering new haircut, helping Terry charm the handsome son of one of her dear, ailing patients. Alison, full of life, brightens the days that are usually spent caring for the old and the sick. Despite the difference in their ages, the two women are comfortable together; it feels like they';ve been friends forever.
    Yet almost simultaneously, Terry begins to have suspicions about Alison. How much does she know about her, really? Alison has some strange habits and stranger friends. She has a limitless supply of cash in her purse, and knows the house so well it';s as if she';s been in it before. Her reasons for coming to Delray don';t quite add up, and she won';t talk about her parents: "We weren';t on the best of terms." Moreover, Terry notices a shadowy figure lurking around her house, and starts to receive disturbing phone calls. Snippets of overheard conversation, surreptitious glances in Alison';s diary, and her mother';s nagging voice in her head make Terry paranoid that her tenant may want to do her harm.
    Should Terry have been more suspicious, or at least wary, especially after the experience with her last tenant? And yet, as Alison says of the neighbour';s pet dogs, "How could anything that sweet be destructive?" And who is hiding more, Alison -- or Terry?
    Diving deeply into the psyches of her most captivating characters to date, Joy Fielding has created a riveting tale that challenges our most basic assumptions regarding love, friendship, and obsession. It leaves the reader guessing at where the truth really lies until the final shocking twist that Publishers Weekly has called "an ending worthy of Hitchcock". Fielding delivers an intelligent, tight plot full of psychological complexity, without sacrificing the simple prose and page-turning suspense she is known for around the world.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Two bestselling novels in one volume!
    Puppet Living a no-strings-attached life in glamorous Palm Beach, beautiful, steely-nerved criminal attorney Amanda Travis knows exactly what she likes: spinning classes, the color black, and one-night stands. Here's what she dislikes: the color pink, nicknames . . . and memories. She has shut the door on two ex-husbands, her estranged mother, and her hometown of Toronto. Then comes the news that will shatter Amanda's untouchable world: her mother, who has always held a strange power over everyone she encounters, has shot and killed a complete stranger. Forced to return to Toronto, Amanda must confront her demons and unravel the truth behind her mother's violent act -- while the taunting, teasing name from her past dances in her head . . . Puppet . . . telling her that someone else is orchestrating her fate.
    Mad River Road After spending a year in prison, Ralph Fisher has explicit plans for his first night of freedom: tonight, someone will be held accountable. He goes to murderous lengths to obtain the address of his former wife--the woman he blames for his fate and against whom he has sworn vengeance. Determined to bring her to his idea of justice, Ralph's next step is to travel from Florida's sandy beaches to Dayton, Ohio, where his ex-wife is struggling to make ends meet on Mad River Road.
    As riveting and beguiling as Joy Fielding's previous bestselling novels, Mad River Road is a novel about courage, truth, and the strength that comes only when you believe in yourself.

  • Two bestselling novels in one volume!
    Jane Whittaker finds herself on a downtown street, her pockets stuffed with a large number of crisp $100 bills, the front of her dress soaked with blood. She has no idea who she is.
    After a terrifying night of hiding, Jane ends up in hospital. There, while undergoing a battery of medical tests, she is recognized by one of the nurses. Soon her husband comes to claim her. He is every woman's dream: popular, respected, wealthy, a tall blond doctor. He takes Jane home and vows to cure her with loving care and modern medicine.
    But Jane doesn't get any better. The medication seems to be turning her into a zombie, and she begins to feel that her private nurse is holding prisoner in her own home. Can Jane remember her past in time . . . in time to stop whatever it is that is happening to her, whatever made her lose her memory in the first place, whatever is trying to destroy her and her family?
    _____________________________________________ Terry Painter enjoys her quiet life in tranquil Delray, Florida, where the single, forty-year-old nurse lives alone in the house she inherited from her mother. When young, vibrant Alison Simms rents the cottage on her property, the two women strike up a fast friendship--and Terry is swept into a fantastic new life: dinners out, shopping, makeovers, even flirting with the handsome son of one of her elderly patients. But nothing about her newfound companion is as it appears, as Terry discovers when Alison's closely guarded past comes to light. Now Terry is locked into a race to reclaim her own life -- before she opens the door any further to the stranger she thought she knew...

  • A pulse-pounding thriller perfect for fans of Lisa Gardner and Mary Higgins Clark with a sly nod toward Alfred Hitchcocks classic film Rear Window, Someone Is Watching boasts the extraordinary edge-of-your-seat storytelling of bestselling author Joy Fielding at the height of her powers.
    As a special investigator for a hotshot Miami law firm, Bailey Carpenter is smart, savvy, and fearless. When shes assigned to spy on a deadbeat dad in the middle of the night, Bailey thinks nothing of the potential dangers, only that she needs to gather evidence. Then she is blindsided--attacked and nearly killed.
    Now the firm grip Bailey once had on her life is shaken. Her nightmares merge into her waking hours and shes unable to venture beyond her front door without panicking. A veritable prisoner in her own home, Bailey is uncertain whom she can trust. But old habits die hard, and soon Bailey finds a new use for her idle binoculars: casually observing from her window neighboring buildings and other peoples lives. This seemingly harmless diversion becomes a guilty pleasure when Bailey fixates on the handsome guy across the street--until she realizes that he is also watching her. Suddenly she must confront the terrifying possibility that he may be the man who shattered her life.
    Though crippled by fear, Bailey knows she cant ignore her suspicions and risk leaving a predator at large. With the police making no headway in solving her case, shes determined to overcome her terror and reclaim the power she lost by unmasking her attacker and taking him down herself. But its a harrowing battle that threatens to wreck Baileys credibility, compromise an investigation, and maybe even claim her sanity.
    Advance praise for Someone Is Watching Someone Is Watching gripped me from the first to the very last page. Bailey Carpenter is a heroine whos both victim and warrior woman, a fascinating sleuth who will linger with you long after youve finished this thrilling read.--Tess Gerritsen Joy Fielding has long been a go-to author for me. She never fails to deliver an edge-of-your-seat read, and with her patented blend of complex characters and escalating suspense she is in top form here. I highly recommend Someone Is Watching.--Karen Robards Joy Fielding pens a spiraling tale of paranoia and suspense, as sultry as a Miami night. Readers will find a heroine to root for, scold, and ultimately adore in Bailey Carpenter. Though comparisons to Rear Window will inevitably arise, Fielding has created something even more remarkable: a modern-day Gaslight in which both cat and mouse are real, flawed, and eminently relatable.--Jenny Milchman Someone Is Watching is a gripping, fast-paced psychological thriller reminiscent of Rear Window and the works of Lisa Gardner. Fielding has crafted a flawed yet likable heroine in Bailey by allowing her to experience the varied emotions of recovery instead of pigeonholing her as a helpless victim or bloodthirsty vigilante. Not geared to the faint of heart, Fieldings story of one womans search for justice, understanding, and internal peace is nothing short of arresting.--Booklist (starred review) This engrossing standalone from bestseller Fielding makes you care about Bailey Carpenter. . . . The characters pulsate with life, and there are a few shocks in store--for Bailey and the reader--before the denouement. And the presence of Jade, Claires outspoken teen daughter, blows everyone else off the page.--Publishers Weekly (starred review) From the Hardcover edition.

  • A fast-paced, intense psychological thriller from an international bestselling author--Rear Window meets The Silent Wife.
    Bailey has it all. At least, she had it all--a job she loved as a high-powered investigator in a top Miami law firm, a gorgeous condo in a stylish downtown high rise, a handsome boyfriend, a sizeable inheritance. A seemingly idyllic life.
    But that was before a brutal attack left her feeling insecure about her entire world. And with her attacker still on the loose and the police at a loss for clues, she can't shake off the feeling that someone is watching her, monitoring her every move. Even after her half-sister, Claire, and Claire's sassy teenage daughter, Jade, move into her apartment to care for her, their presence does little to ease her overwhelming anxiety. Plagued by nightmares, she begins spying on her neighbours through high-powered binoculars, becoming obsessed with the new tenants in the building across from hers. But the strange things she sees only deepen her fears. Is it all in her head? Is her growing paranoia just a symptom of trauma? Or is it possible that someone is really watching?

  • A vanished child, a family in turmoil, and a fateful phone call that brings the torments of the past into the harrowing present . . . the New York Times bestselling author of Someone Is Watching weaves these spellbinding elements into a gripping novel of psychological suspense--a must-read for fans of Laura Lippman and Mary Higgins Clark. “I think my real name is Samantha. I think I’m your daughter.” Caroline Shipley’s heart nearly stops when she hears those words from the voice on the other end of the phone. Instantly, she’s thrust fifteen years into the past, to a posh resort in Baja, Mexico--and the fateful night her world collapsed. The trip is supposed to be a celebration. Caroline’s husband, Hunter, convinces her to leave their two young daughters, Michelle and Samantha, alone in their hotel suite while the couple enjoys an anniversary dinner in the restaurant downstairs. But returning afterward, Caroline and Hunter make a horrifying discovery: Two-year-old Samantha has vanished without a trace. What follows are days, weeks, and years of anguish for Caroline. She’s tormented by media attention that has branded her a cold, incompetent mother, while she struggles to save her marriage. Caroline also has to deal with the demands of her needy elder daughter, Michelle, who is driven to cope in dangerous ways. Through it all, Caroline desperately clings to the hope that Samantha will someday be found--only to be stung again and again by cruel reality. Plunged back into the still-raw heartbreak of her daughter’s disappearance, and the suspicions and inconsistencies surrounding a case long gone cold, Caroline doesn’t know whom or what to believe. The only thing she can be sure of is that someone is fiercely determined to hide the truth of what happened to Samantha. Praise for Joy Fielding’s Someone Is Watching “Someone Is Watching gripped me from the first to the very last page. Bailey Carpenter is a heroine who’s both victim and warrior woman, a fascinating sleuth who will linger with you long after you’ve finished this thrilling read.”--Tess Gerritsen “Fielding pens a spiraling tale of paranoia and suspense, as sultry as a Miami night.”--Jenny Milchman “An edge-of-your-seat read . . . With Fielding’s patented blend of complex characters and escalating suspense, she is in top form here.”--Karen Robards “Engrossing . . . The characters pulsate with life.”--Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A gripping, fast-paced psychological thriller . . . Fielding’s story of one woman’s search for justice, understanding, and internal peace is nothing short of arresting.”--Booklist (starred review) From the Hardcover edition.

  • A gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller of family intrigue and dark secrets, from the author of Someone Is Watching and See Jane Run.
    There was no shortage of words she could use to describe her father, almost none of them complimentary. Serves you damn right, she thought.
    A voice mail from her estranged sister, Melanie, sends Robin’s heart racing and her mind spiraling in a full-blown panic attack. Melanie’s message is dire: Their father, his second wife, and his twelve-year-old stepdaughter have been shot--likely in a home invasion--and lie in the hospital in critical condition.
    It’s been more than five years since Robin turned her back on her father when he married her best friend. Five years since she said goodbye to her hometown of Red Bluff, California, and became a therapist. More than two years since Robin and Melanie have spoken. Yet even with all that distance and time and acrimony, the past is always with Robin.
    Now she must return to the family she left behind. As she attempts to mend fences while her father clings to life, Robin begins to wonder if there is more to the tragedy than a botched burglary attempt. It seems that everyone--Robin’s mercurial sister, her less-than-communicative nephew, her absent brother, and even Tara, her father’s wife--has something to hide. And someone may have put them all in grave danger.
    New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding has written a gripping edge-of-your-seat thriller of family intrigue and dark secrets. The Bad Daughter explores the deadly differences between the lies we want to believe and the truths we wish not to know.
    Advance praise for The Bad Daughter
    “So expert is [Joy] Fielding at seeding clues that readers will never see the final plot twist coming. The acutely portrayed family dynamics lend pathos and a certain schadenfreudian frisson to the proceedings. An author who knows her way around suburban angst.”--Kirkus Reviews
    “Fielding, a sure hand at psychological suspense, amps up tension nicely here as the narrative reaches a high-energy conclusion.”--Booklist
    “[Keeps] the reader turning the pages until the bombshell final shocker.”--Publishers Weekly

  • What first appears to be a random home invasion and brutal attack reveals a family's dark secrets in this domestic ticking-clock suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of See Jane Run.
    A voice mail from her estranged sister, Melanie, sends Robin's heart racing and her mind spiraling in a full-blown panic attack. Melanie's message is dire: Their father, his second wife, and his twelve-year-old stepdaughter have been shot--likely in a home invasion--and lie in the hospital in critical condition.
    It's been more than five years since Robin turned her back on her father when he married her best friend. Five years since she said goodbye to her hometown of Red Bluff, California, and became a therapist. More than two years since Robin and Melanie have spoken. Yet even with all that distance and time and acrimony, the past is always with Robin.
    Now she must return to the family she left behind. As she attempts to mend fences while her father clings to life, Robin begins to wonder if there is more to the tragedy than a botched burglary attempt. It seems that everyone--Robin's mercurial sister, her less-than-communicative nephew, her absent brother, and even Tara, her father's wife--has something to hide. And someone may have put them all in grave danger.
    New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding has written a gripping edge-of-your-seat thriller of family intrigue and dark secrets. The Bad Daughter explores the deadly differences between the lies we want to believe and the truths we wish not to know.

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