She's Not There

She's Not There

Joy Fielding / Sep 20, 2019

She s Not There A novel of psychological suspense about a woman whose life takes a shocking turn when a young girl contacts her claiming to be her daughter kidnapped in Mexico years earlier from the New York Times

  • Title: She's Not There
  • Author: Joy Fielding
  • ISBN: 9781101966877
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A novel of psychological suspense about a woman whose life takes a shocking turn when a young girl contacts her, claiming to be her daughter, kidnapped in Mexico years earlier, from the New York Times bestselling author of Someone is Watching.A lifetime ago, every year Caroline Shipley looked forward to her wedding anniversary But then a celebratory trip to Mexico for theA novel of psychological suspense about a woman whose life takes a shocking turn when a young girl contacts her, claiming to be her daughter, kidnapped in Mexico years earlier, from the New York Times bestselling author of Someone is Watching.A lifetime ago, every year Caroline Shipley looked forward to her wedding anniversary But then a celebratory trip to Mexico for the occasion with her husband and friends ended in the unsolved kidnapping of her infant daughter, Samantha Now, fifteen years after that horrific time, divorced and isolated,Caroline is forced to relive the kidnapping by reporters who call every year on the anniversary of Samantha s disappearance However, this year when the phone rings, Caroline hears the sweet voice of a girl claiming to be her long lost daughter Plunged back into the world of heartbreak, suspicion and questions that led the case to run cold so many years ago, Caroline doesn t know what or who to believe But when she starts to figure it out, she finds the answers dangerously close to home.

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        Joy Fielding n e Tepperman born March 18, 1945 is a Canadian novelist and actress She lives in Toronto, Ontario.Born in Toronto, Ontario, she graduated from the University of Toronto in 1966, with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature As Joy Tepperman, she had a brief acting career, appearing in the film Winter Kept Us Warm 1965 and in an episode of Gunsmoke She later changed her last name to Fielding after Henry Fielding and began writing novels.Fielding is also the screenwriter of the television film Golden Will The Silken Laumann Story.At the age of 8, Joy Tepperman wrote her first story and sent it into a local magazine, and at age 12 sent in her first TV script, however both were rejected She had a brief acting career, eventually giving it up to write full time in 1972 She has published to date 22 novels, two of which were converted into film Fielding s process of having an idea to the point the novel is finished generally takes a year, the writing itself taking four to eight months Joy Fielding sets most of her novels in American cities such as Boston and Chicago She has said that she prefers to set her novels in big American cities, as the landscape seems best for her themes of urban alienation and loss of identity Fielding is a Canadian citizen Her husband s name is Warren, and they have two daughters, Annie and Shannon They have property in Toronto, Ontario, as well as Palm Beach, Florida.Fielding had an interview with the Vancouver Sun in 2007, just after her publication of Heartstopper She enjoys catching readers off guard with the endings of her stories, but insists that it isn t what her fiction is about , but rather about the development of her characters Discussing her novels with the Toronto Star in 2008, she said I might not write fiction in the literary sense But I write very well My characters are good My dialog is good And my stories are really involving I m writing exactly the kind of books I like to write And they re the kind of books I like to read They re popular commercial fiction That s what they are Fielding has been noted as a novelist who is popular in the United States and foreign countries, rather than in her native Canada For example, the novel Kiss Mommy Goodbye was popular in the States, and See Jane Run in Germany In addition, she had an American agent and publisher, although she has now switched to a Canadian publisher.


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    1. 4.5 StarsI have been a fan of Joy Fielding's books for many years. I have read all of her books and although I've enjoyed some more than others I'm never disappointed. Needless to say I was very happy when I was I was approved by NetGalley to read her newest book, She's Not There. Once again I was not let down. I thought it was a great psychological suspense novel. I read it in two days but could easily have read it in one sitting if I had had the time.Instantly after reading the blurb for She's [...]


    2. "She's Not There" was a very enjoyable read that was easy to follow and had a decent storyline which kept my attention from start to finish. Being a parent myself, you never stop worrying about your children and the thought of them going missing is just devastating. So I truly felt for Caroline when she discovered Samantha wasn't in her crib upon checking on her. I imagine she must have felt her heart had been torn out, I would - having lost my youngest son for only a couple minutes many years a [...]


    3. She’s Not There by Joy Fielding is a 2016 Ballantine publication. Emotionally intense psychological thriller! Fifteen years ago, Caroline and her husband, Hunter and their two children, join friends and family in Mexico to celebrate their anniversary. When special plans are in jeopardy due to a babysitting problem, Hunter convinces Caroline to leave the children unattended so they can enjoy dinner together, she reluctantly agrees on the condition that they check on them often. However, Carolin [...]


    4. *Many thanks to Netgalley for my copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review*I'm just going to preface this by stating there must be something wrong with me. I have read 2 child abduction books in a row while having a 3 year old and a 7 month old at home. I think its officially time for a change of plot! ;)I've only read one other book by Joy Fielding called The Wild Zone, and while I enjoyed it, there's no comparison as she has only grown more talented as a storyteller. Carole S [...]


    5. OK. I'm playin' among the stars here. I was fullout ready to give this one a 4 star review. However, this would be a 3.5 if the category existed. (Reasons to follow)"His answer was as direct, as forceful, as an arrow to the heart. You shouldn't have left your kids alone."Caroline Shipley and her husband, Hunter, are celebrating their anniversary at a beautiful Mexican resort. But they are certainly not alone in their getaway. The Shipley's are accompanied by their two young daughters, Michelle a [...]


    6. 3.5 It was rather refreshing to read a suspense story without explicit violence or descriptive paragraphs of murder. Although somewhat light and not as tightly written as some this is a compulsively readable story. Kidnapped child, lightly based on the McCann kidnapping, a family in crisis, the journalists trying the mother in the press all made this a quick flowing story. Interesting characters, really wanted to see who done it and why. A few things didn't ring true for me but you can't have it [...]


    7. A few years ago I did a binge read of most of Joy Fielding's books. They're what I would describe as "psychological-thriller light". They are not my usual thing, but they suited my mood at the time. And then I hit a couple of particularly weak ones, and I lost interest. She's very prolific, so I think her efforts tend to be uneven. Last year, I read and enjoyed Someone Is Watching -- I thought Joy Fielding was back to form. And I liked She's Not There just as much. Be forewarned, if you have dif [...]


    8. A most enjoyable audio read. It was very edge of your seat stuff and I was happy to speed up my BorrowBox loan. This one had tinges of real life - happy (on the surface) couple, holidaying in a resort, child goes missing while said happy couple are dining with their 'happy' friends. This book did make you think of the real life news story, many times.I loved to hate a lot of the characters, and this really did spur on the excitement of the read. The poor wife would have been happy on a holiday t [...]


    9. SHE’S NOT THERE by Joy Fielding is a light psychological thriller without any gore or violence, a nice change from what I normally read, but still packs a real emotional rollercoaster. This is the first book I have read by this author but it won’t be the last. A Canadian novelist and actress. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, just like me so that explains why I like her and her writing. This is a fast-paced light psychological thriller, a child abduction story, told from the mother’s point of [...]


    10. Basing a novel on a real life tragedy that has accounted for a wealth of headlines and proved so divisive as the disappearance of Madeleine McCann from Portugal in 2007 is undoubtedly a sticky wicket and mired with potential pitfalls. Firstly, from a UK perspective, the story has rarely been off the front pages and without meaning to be callous, the majority of the general public think that the handling of the investigation has proved an enormous waste of money. Indeed it is hard to justify how [...]


    11. Upon reading the blurb, I instantly thought of the tragic true life kidnapping of Madeleine McCann, a three year old girl who vanished from the family's holiday apartment in Portugal whilst her parents were out to dinner at a nearby restaurant. This year marks the ten year anniversary of her disappearance. According to Google ( thanks Google :)), police have recorded thousands of potential sightings of Maddie since she went missing. I can only imagine what a roller coaster of an emotional ride h [...]


    12. Children are precious. A parent’s love for their children is unparalleled, so when a child goes missing it destroys the lives of those parents who loved and cherished their offspring so dearly, and often captures the undivided attention of a whole country, or even the world.Today is the 15th anniversary of Caroline Shipley's descent into hell. Her then 2-year-old daughter was abducted while her parents were in the dining hall of a resort. That night, she lost more than her daughter . she lost [...]


    13. She's Not There by Joy Fielding was a thriller that kept me engaged from the first page. A young child is kidnapped from the hotel room while on a family holiday. Fifteen years later a teenage girl contacts the family to say that she thinks she is the missing child. I found this book very moving and full on suspense. I could not put it down. I would like to thank NetGalley and Bonnier Zaffre for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.


    14. This is the first book I have read by this author and it certainly won’t be the last!This is one of those slow burners that gently draws you in and then before you know it, it has got you hook, line and sinker, not allowing you to go anywhere until you get to the very end.You can’t help but think of the Madeleine McCann case when it comes to this book. A couple having a meal with friends close by whilst the children are left in the hotel room unsupervised. The majority of people certainly ho [...]


    15. As the blurb said, a lost child, a phone call fifteen years later claiming to be the lost child, and then flashbacks along with the present and future repercussions. All this sounded great which made me request for the book. This is my first Joy Fielding book, I have heard of her but haven't read any of her previous works. Hoping to lose myself in the book, I started the story with great enthusiasm. The story starts well, there is the feeling of anticipation of how, when, why. The author has a g [...]


    16. Thanks to Netgalley for my copy. 3.5 starsCaroline is still being targeted by the press 15 years after her toddler daughter vanished from their hotel room in a Mexican luxury resort. Obviously there are similarities to the kidnapping of Madeleine McCann.The family has been torn apart by the disappearance, divorced and with a rebellious older daughter, Caroline is tortured by guilt and shame. When the phone rings and a girl claiming to be the missing Samantha it is all dredged up again. As the st [...]


    17. Way back in 2006 I read a novel called "The Deep End". A suspense tour de force, it caused me to become a fan of Joy Fielding."She's not there" is another solid suspense story which has disturbing similarities to the true case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. I'm not sure if the author used this case as a jumping off point for her novel, but it seems likely.The story is told from two perspectives fifteen years apart. Caroline Shipley, her husband Hunter, and their two young daughters tr [...]


    18. Joy Fielding writes light mysteries and most of them are very entertaining. Her latest had a good premise but it was also a let down for me because it lacked plausibility. I was not the perfect mother when my children were growing up but I always looked after their safety and would never have left them alone in a hotel or anywhere else. I have to say no one but an irresponsible mother, and she was not, would leave her two small children in a hotel while going to dinner even if her husband did in [...]


    19. I would actually give this book a 3.5 but I could barely put it down so I bumped it to 4. I received this from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.I saw another reviewer refer to it as a psychological light thriller and I think that's a perfect description. It is obviously based on the Madeline McCann case where the parents left their children unattended while they went to a dinner with friends at a restaurant while vacationing in Spain.In this one, the parents leave their daughters alon [...]


    20. A special thank you to Random House and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.3.5 StarsFlashing back and forth from the present to fifteen years earlier, Joy Fielding takes you on a terrifying journey SHE’S NOT THERE, the nightmare of Caroline Shipley, an unsolved kidnapping of her infant daughter, Samantha—this year, could it possibly be her daughter calling.Fifteen years earlierthe family is on vacation to Mexico—The Grand Laguna Resort Hotel. Caroline and Hunter (an atto [...]


    21. This came out yesterday and I reviewed it back in November. For fellow Fielding fans This novel made me think about Madeleine McCann's disappearance. Carole Shipley is a wreck after her daughter disappears at a Mexican resort. Unlike her affable charming husband, she seems to be the one living under the cloud of suspicion and naturally blames herself. Years have died away and her relationship with her remaining daughter has been damaged from the horrific loss. Carole wants to show her daughter l [...]


    22. 4.5 stars First and foremost I would like to thank NetGalley with providing me with an ARC for an honest review. This was my first ever Joy Fielding book and it is definitely not my last! I can't believe I have not read any of her books before. I've certainly been missing out.This book made me think of the Madeleine McCann case and I'm thinking the author may have got the idea for this book from it.Hunter and Caroline Shipley's daughter was taken from her crib while they vacationed in Mexico for [...]


    23. I have read all of Joy Fielding's book and this one rates up with one of the best. This book hooked me right away and I could not stop reading until I finished. This story was definitely a suspensful book with some crime and mystery thrown in.Fifteen years ago, Carole Shipley was happily married with two young daughters. On her 10th anniversary, her husband wanted to take her to Mexico to celebrate. She did not want to leave her daughters with her mother, so the whole family set off. If she had [...]


    24. This is the first book that I have read by Joy Fielding and after enjoying this book so much, I think its time to read some of her older books. This is a story very similar to the Madeline McCann abduction in England several years ago. Caroline and her husband go to a Mexican resort for their anniversary with their two children - a five year old daughter and a two year old daughter. Some of their friends and family are also there to celebrate with them. When the babysitter doesn't show up for th [...]


    25. 4.5 Stars. Of course, when I read the description of this book, I immediately thought of the little girl Madeline McCann. That was such a horrible news story. Anyways, to the book.This showed what the disappearance of a little girl can do to a family. And believe me, this was not a family anymore. There was no love, just humans doing what they had to do to get through the day to day life. The first part of the book was actually pretty sad, which, of course, you would expect it to be.Then the one [...]


    26. I have read an awful lot of books about missing children lately. She's Not There was one of the most emotional and also most gripping ones out of those. You can't help but think of the case of Madeline McCann when you read this. A little girl disappears from her parents' hotel room while the parents are having dinner with friends in a restaurant close by. 15 years later, the mother receives a call from a girl who thinks she may be the missing daughter. Told from the mother's point of view, the s [...]


    27. Caroline and her husband Hunter along with their two daughters are out celebrating their anniversary with family and friends in Mexico. When they come back to their suite after their anniversary dinner the unthinkable happens as their two year old Samantha is abducted from her crib.Years fly by with no trace of Samantha and take its toll on Caroline . Her relationship with her other daughter suffers and her marriage cannot withstand the pressure and falls apart.But years later on the anniversary [...]


    28. Sehr viel Spannung um ein großes Familiendrama!ZusammenfassungCaroline Shipley ist eine glückliche Mutter von zwei kleinen Mädchen. Doch dann wird ein Ferienaufenthalt in Mexiko zum Albtraum ihres Lebens, denn ihre zweijährige Tochter Samantha wird aus der Hotelsuite entführt. Alle Bemühungen, das Kind zu finden, sind vergebens. Carolines Ehe scheitert schließlich daran, und obwohl die Jahre vergehen, leidet sie noch immer unter ihren Schuldgefühlen. Da erhält sie eines Tages den Anruf [...]


    29. First of all, I would like to thank NetGalley and Penguin Random House for an ARC of Joy Fielding’s newest psychological suspense thriller, She’s Not There, in exchange for an honest review.I am very happy that I was given the opportunity to read this book, or otherwise it might have escaped me. Joy Fielding’s She’s Not There is one fantastic suspense ride. This book is very well written, and Fielding constantly continues to dish out what is not expected. Something would happen in the bo [...]


    30. Thank you to BALLANTINE BOOKS and Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.3.5 starsWhen I read the synopsis of this book, it immediately brought to mind Cry No More from Linda Howard. That book was a ten-hanky read for me, and it was one of my top reads of the year when I read it. While She’s Not There didn’t pack quite the emotional punch Cry No More did, I still didn’t want to put it down. On Netgalley, the publisher claims this book is general fictio [...]


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