Author(s): Joy Fielding
Original Publish Date: Aug 01, 2007
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.88 hours)
Product Number: Z100018891
Released: Aug 01, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792752165
Narrator/s: Laura Hicks
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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...?nd 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.

Professional reviews

"Fielding's cunningly crafted novel translates splendidly to audio. Hicks's sensitive yet matter-of-fact narration perfectly portrays the unlovable Amanda Travis. Known as "Puppet" in childhood, Amanda is a high-powered criminal attorney in Palm Beach, who at 28 is twice divorced and enjoys sleeping with married men. When her first ex-husband calls to say her mother killed a man in their hometown of Toronto, Amanda must confront the shocking reality of her past. Hicks's pacing makes the dialogue and Amanda's thoughts easy to distinguish. She easily portrays Amanda's growing frustration with her mother's evasions. S.C.A. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"