Heartstopper

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Doubleday Canada, Mar 25, 2008 - Kidnapping - 464 pages
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A spine-tingling thriller about a picturesque Florida town – and the killer determined to prey on its teenaged girls–from the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Mad River Road.

“I’ve never been a fan of blood and guts,” writes the killer, “I’ve always preferred the buildup to an event over the actual event itself.”

In Heartstopper, bestselling author Joy Fielding creates a gripping buildup – and payoff – sure to get pulses pounding.

Welcome to Torrance, Florida. Population: 4,160. A small town in the middle of Alligator Alley, a safe place where residents feel comfortable leaving their doors unlocked and allowing their children to run freely. It’s also the town that Sandy Crosbie, a high school English teacher and mother of two teenagers, now calls home, thanks to her philandering husband who moved the family from New York just so he could live closer to the Barbie clone he secretly met on an Internet chat line. When the body of the most popular girl at Torrance High is found buried in a shallow, swampy grave, everyone in this cozy community becomes a suspect. Suddenly a down-on-his-luck sheriff must wade through the murkier depths of his otherwise sunny jurisdiction to determine who the killer is. Meanwhile, Sandy must do everything in her power to help target the attacker before it’s too late.

Alternating between the chilling journal entries of a cold-blooded murderer and the sizzling scandals of small town life, Heartstopper is Fielding’s most suspenseful novel 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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About the author (2008)

Joy Fielding is the award-winning author of more than a dozen novels, including The First Time, Don’t Cry Now, and See Jane Run. A graduate of the University of Toronto, she lives with her family in Toronto and Palm Beach.


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