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Now You See Her Hardcover – Feb 22 2011
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“Now You See Her keeps the reader guessing by delivering a satisfying and unpredictable plot. Above all, though, Now You See Her is about the strong bond between mothers and daughters, bonds that even death cannot destroy.”
—Winnipeg Free Press
"An exciting book. . . . [Fielding] develops the psychological uncertainty slowly, carefully and subtly."
—The Globe and Mail
"Marcy is one appealing character. Blunt, grief-stricken, and, finally, sick and tired of acting the good girl, she gives vent to her emotions and comes into her own."
"Fielding succeeds in creating a winning heroine."
About the Author
JOY FIELDING is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Charley's Web, Heartstopper, Mad River Road, See Jane Run, and other acclaimed novels. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
While sitting in a pub, looking out the window after the tour, Marcy is stunned - she is sure she has seen Devon walking by. But as she races into the street, the girl has disappeared. Could it be true - could Devon still be alive? Maybe she faked her own death? Marcy is determined to track her down. New acquaintances such as the local bartender and another passenger from the bus tour are eager to help Marcy with her search. Too eager?
Fielding does an admirable job with Marcy's character, weaving the spectre of mental illness, grief and anguish into her storyline with thought and consideration.
Many red herrings and plot twists keep the story moving along very quickly. Although Marcy may be blinded by her desperation, I did question some of the decisions and choices she makes - some of them were downright dangerous. But this added to the question - is Marcy of sound mind herself?
An engaging read that will keep you turning pages to see if Devon is alive or not.
Fans of Mary Higgins Clark and Iris Johansen would enjoy Joy Fielding.
What would you do if your daughter was suspected of committing suicide but her body was never found? Would you believe that she was dead? Would you be able to rest and be at peace? These are all the questions that the book, Now You See Her by Joy Fielding, bring up.
When it came to the turmoil that Marcy was going through, after not only the death of her daughter, but her quarter-of-a-decade marriage ends, Joy Fielding's descriptions were bang on. I felt the pain and the saddness as if it were me. It made me wonder how far I would go to find my lost child.
While it was a book that left me hanging and wanting more at the end of each chapter, I found that it dragged... a lot. I don't think the story spans much more than a week (or at least it feels that way), it felt like I was re-reading the same thing over again each and every day... very reminiscent of the movie Groundhog Day. The relationships that Marcy makes while on her journey seem strange... how you can become so intimately involved with TWO different men so quickly just doesn't seem believable.
The ending of the story, as with all mystery novels, brings the whole story together and I am sad to say that I had figured this one out at the mid-way part of the book. Even though I did waver on the ending a few times, I did indeed have it right.
Overall, Now You See Her is a good, fast read and I would say that if you enjoy a mystery novel with a lot of suspense, this one will not disappoint.
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The constant lecturing about Ireland, the constant descriptions of RAIN, the ridiculous clumsiness and naiveté of the main protagonist. It was hard to believe the heroine was supposed to be in the 50s (i.e. mature and wise).
The whole ending was like from a bad movie, thrown together and sloppily written.
Joy Fielding's earlier books were always amazing, so this was a huge disappointment. It read like something out of a college writing class.
Marcy sets out on a journey to find her daughter and along the way meets others who either seem too eager to help her or want to hide vital information. It is hard to know who to trust and where the truth lies.
As a long time fan of Joy Fielding, I was thrilled to get an early copy of NOW YOU SEE HER to read and review. As a mature woman myself, it was refreshing to have a heroine who had been through life's trials. Ms. Fielding has crafted a mesmerizing novel with touches of melancholy and madness, but ultimately an ode to women who overcome adversity.
The Irish setting gave an extra dimension to the tale and the vivid descriptions made me feel I was right in the middle of the landscapes.
If you have never read Joy Fielding's books before, you need to start with this one and work your way through her back list.