SHE’S NOT THERE by JOY FIELDING
She’s Not There by Joy Fielding is a psychological thriller about the kidnapping of a two year old girl from a Mexican resort while her parents are at a dinner party close.
This story is told from the mother’s tormented perspective and flips back and forth from past to present giving the reader glimpses into what happened that night and how their lives were devastatingly impacted by the traumatic events of that night fifteen years prior when Samantha disappeared. Caroline Shipley is continually blamed and ridiculed by the press, the community, and her own family, inevitably costing her her marriage and teaching career.
This story has a familiar backstory and made me think of the true crime and kidnapping of Maddie McCann in Algarve, Portugal in 2007 under similar circumstances.
I have always been a fan of Joy Fielding’s books and jumped at the chance to read her latest thriller. I was not disappointed and highly recommend this novel if you like this genre. I rate this novel 4 out of 5 stars.
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Reviewed: October 29, 2017. Novel Publish Date: December 14, 2017.
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