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Doubleday Canada, 2003 - Missing persons - 371 pages
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In "New York Times" bestselling author Joy Fielding's mesmerizing new novel, a young woman's mysterious disappearance throws her family into turmoil, reopening old wounds and unleashing fresh emotions.
Julia Carver, a twenty-four-year-old model and aspiring actress, has always had a difficult relationship with her mother, Cindy. After Cindy's divorce from Tom Carver when Julia was fourteen, Julia chose to live with her father, a successful entertainment lawyer, and only returned home a year ago when he remarried. Julia's return is a huge adjustment for Cindy, her younger daughter, Heather, and Heather's boyfriend, Duncan, who lives with them. As a child, Julia was willful and self-absorbed. As an adult, she is even worse.
So, when her daughter disappears during the Toronto International Film Festival, Cindy assumes that Julia is just being Julia. But after a day and night passes without word, Cindy begins to suspect that something terrible has happened to her daughter, and begins a frantic search. As the days pass, secrets are revealed, lives are forever altered, and Cindy is forced to acknowledge the disturbing truth about the young woman she realizes she never knew.

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A fast enough read but the ending is horrible!! - Goodreads
It's definitely a page turner. - Goodreads
Ending was horrible. - Goodreads
But it was a decent read except for knowing the ending. - Goodreads
Ending was SO very disappointing. - Goodreads
But my biggest complaint is the abrupt ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Victor - Goodreads

Book had way too many irrelevant characters and plot lines. Ending was horrible. Fielding is a good writer and I will try other books of hers, but I would not recommend this one. Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

I had thought this would be a nice, thrilling read, but the suspense of the story is completely lost amid endless description. The plot moves at a glacial pace. The writing itself isn't bad, but the ... Read full review


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Author and actress Joy Fielding was born in Canada in 1945. She received a BA in English literature from the University of Toronto in 1966. While a student, she focused on acting and was one of four stars in a student movie, Winter Kept Us Warm. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and appeared on Gunsmoke. Her first book, The Best of Friends, was published without an agent. She has written numerous novels since then including Don't Cry Now, The Deep End, The Other Woman, Missing Pieces and Now You See Her. The Periodical Distributors of Canada named her book, Kiss Mommy Goodbye, Book of the Year for 1982. She has contributed book reviews to the Toronto Globe and Mail, CBC's The Radio Show, and CBC-TV's The Journal's Friday Night. Her books, See Jane Run and Tell Me No Secrets, have been adapted into films.

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