Heartstopper

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Simon and Schuster, 2007 - Fiction - 387 pages
9 Reviews
From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Mad River Road comes a spine-tingling thriller about a picturesque Florida town -- and the killer determined to prey on its teenage girls.

Welcome to Torrance, Florida. Population: 4,160. As Sheriff John Weber would attest, the deadliest predators to date in his tiny hamlet were the alligators lurking in the nearby swamps. But that was before someone abducted and murdered a runaway teenage girl...and before the disappearance of popular and pretty Liana Martin. The pattern is chilling to Sandy Crosbie, the town's new high school English teacher. With a marriage on the rocks, thanks to her husband's online affairs, and a beautiful teenage daughter to protect, Sandy wishes she'd never come to the seemingly quiet town with shocking depths of scandal, sex, and brutality roiling beneath its surface. And as Sheriff Weber digs up more questions than answers in a dead-end investigation, one truth emerges: the prettiest ones are being targeted, the heartstoppers. And this killer intends to give them their due....

Alternating between the chilling journal entries of a cold-blooded murderer and the sizzling scandals of small-town life, Heartstopper is Joy Fielding's most exciting novel of suspense yet.

 

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User Review  - olegalCA - LibraryThing

I picked it up out of desperation and while it held my interest, I found it too confusing and far-fetched. I donated it to the Homewood library. Read full review

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User Review  - Marlene-NL - LibraryThing

Not the strongest book by her but I was interested enough to keep on reading. There are a lot of characters that she wants you to think are the killer but after reading about half of the book I did ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
24
Section 4
36
Section 5
46
Section 6
58
Section 7
68
Section 8
79
Section 19
201
Section 20
211
Section 21
222
Section 22
232
Section 23
243
Section 24
253
Section 25
264
Section 26
276

Section 9
90
Section 10
102
Section 11
114
Section 12
124
Section 13
135
Section 14
146
Section 15
159
Section 16
169
Section 17
180
Section 18
192
Section 27
287
Section 28
298
Section 29
309
Section 30
319
Section 31
330
Section 32
342
Section 33
353
Section 34
363
Section 35
376
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About the author (2007)

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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