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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,073 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joy Fielding Narrator: Laura Hicks Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538467091
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Amanda Travis is a high-powered, twenty-eight-year-old lawyer whose greatest likes are spinning classes at her Palm Beach gym and a compliant jury. As for the things she hates, they include nicknames, the color pink, clients who don’t follow her advice … and memories. Unfortunately, running from her past becomes a lot harder when one of her ex-husbands calls from her hometown of Toronto with the alarming news that her mother has shot and killed a complete stranger. Now she must return to face her demons—a love that once consumed her and a mother who seems to hold a strange, dark power over everyone she encounters. But Amanda is no longer willing to acquiesce to her mother’s fatal whims—no matter what the cost.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fielding is a master of anticipation and tension.”

    Toronto Globe and Mail

  • “[A] cunningly crafted novel…Hicks’s sensitive yet matter-of-fact narration perfectly portrays the unlovable Amanda Travis…Hicks’s pacing makes the dialogue and Amanda’s thoughts easy to distinguish. She easily portrays Amanda’s growing frustration.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharal Hunter | 2/19/2014

    " Very interesting twists in a very complex plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krystle | 2/14/2014

    " I actually really loved this book. It wasn't too scary for me (scary books tend to only be beach books....definitely not night-reading). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bbennis | 2/11/2014

    " About a third of the way through I realized I had already read this and skipped to the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carrie | 1/29/2014

    " Wanted a quick read and suited my need. It is not excellent writing and I think the main charatacter, Amanda, is a little over the top for powerful woman. It kept me entertained but I felt the revelation from the widow made me uncomfortable in this day and age. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Darla | 1/13/2014

    " I only got about 30 pages into this book. I did not care for the lead character's character (her standards). Did not want to waste precious time reading about someone I don't care about. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deirdre | 12/28/2013

    " I will admit that most of the time I read pretty lowbrow books. Whatever. I like plot-driven books. But this was terrible, terrible, terrible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/22/2013

    " good story line.It had an ending I wasn't expecting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 12/22/2013

    " Great read. No one is who they seem and nothing is what it seems. Fun as it all unravels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene | 12/21/2013

    " I wasn't expecting the twist and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B.D. Tharp | 11/22/2013

    " This is the first Joy Fielding book I've read, but it won't be my last. There was a nice twist at the end that I didn't see coming. The main character was very flawed, which made her realistic. I recommend this read for mystery book lovers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 10/10/2013

    " thought it was going to be more of a "crime" novel and it was but mixed with a bit of chicklit. Interesting twists. A strong yet emotionally challenged woman find out ome dar secrets about her childhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angel Sharum | 5/20/2013

    " This is one of the few books I've read in which I never really came to like the main character. I liked the story overall, but never felt sympathetic to Amanda in the least. It was nice that I didn't figure out the end until almost through with the book, however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malinda | 4/25/2013

    " Wow! Glad my family isn't so dysfunctional! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Petula Darling | 2/15/2013

    " The mystery wasn't bad, but the main character was so awful that the book was a challenge to get through. Add to that a plethora of annoying fantasy sequences, and I had to give one star to an author I have previously enjoyed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura C. | 12/16/2012

    " Just too much gratuitous sex. I gave upon page 68. If there was a good part, I didn't get to it yet. Are Joy Fielding's books all like that? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Murphy | 11/2/2012

    " I love Joy Fielding's twists in all of her novels "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 7/18/2012

    " Loved it!! Great book- I was surprised about the ending and I love how a past relationship was rekindled. I highly recommend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny Crippen | 7/8/2012

    " I would have given it 3 1/2 half stars but the computer wouldn't let me. Okay book, liked that it took place in Toronto; however, I found the book predictable. I was not surprised at the ending, I expected more. Kind of cliche--- "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheila Woofter | 5/25/2012

    " This is undoubtedly the worst book I've read in years. Trivial, unrealistic, predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 8/25/2011

    " Great book, a real page turner. I read it on my honeymoon. Thank you library of the Tahitian Princess! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonya | 6/2/2011

    " Although this book contained some language and brief scenes, I enjoyed reading it. It was hard to get into; everytime I put it down, I didn't intend to pick it back up. However, I just had to go back and see what else was going to happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Johnson | 5/26/2011

    " Couldn't put it down, it kept me wanting more. I really enjoyed not being able to figure out this one. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene | 12/19/2010

    " I wasn't expecting the twist and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ghinelle | 11/2/2010

    " Love this book :)

    Reading the first chapter makes me excited and eager to finish the book!

    Job well done JF :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheila | 10/18/2010

    " This is undoubtedly the worst book I've read in years. Trivial, unrealistic, predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 8/31/2010

    " VERY GOOD , IT'S NEAT THAT IT TAKES PLACE IN TORONTO. GOOD MYSTERY WITH A BIT OF ROMANCE "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 8/30/2010

    " Too many smaller sub-plots to this book. Each sub- plot could have been expanded to form another novel and I felt it took away from the main storyline but still an ok read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B.d. | 8/23/2010

    " This is the first Joy Fielding book I've read, but it won't be my last. There was a nice twist at the end that I didn't see coming. The main character was very flawed, which made her realistic. I recommend this read for mystery book lovers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/2/2010

    " A fast fluffy read, the writing trite and predictable enough to elicit eye rolling. The mystery part of the story line created enough tension to keep me reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 6/29/2010

    " The plot of this book had many twists and turns. An easy and fun book to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Petula | 5/18/2010

    " The mystery wasn't bad, but the main character was so awful that the book was a challenge to get through. Add to that a plethora of annoying fantasy sequences, and I had to give one star to an author I have previously enjoyed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krystle | 5/4/2010

    " I actually really loved this book. It wasn't too scary for me (scary books tend to only be beach books....definitely not night-reading). "

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About the Author

Joy Fielding is the New York Times bestselling author of Heartstopper, Mad River Road, Whispers and Lies, Grand Avenue, The First Time, See Jane Run, and other acclaimed novels. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida.

About the Narrator

Laura Hicks is an Obie Award–winning actress who has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theater, film, and television. A native New Yorker and a Juilliard graduate, she has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Australia, Austria, Italy, and Ireland.