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In this new page-turner by New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding, the life of a beautiful young defense attorney is thrown into turmoil when she is called back to her hometown to defend her disturbed, estranged mother, who publically shot and killed a man. High-powered, twenty-eight-year-old defense attorney Amanda Travis likes several things: the colour black, lunchtime Spinning classes at the fitness centre on Clematis Street in downtown Palm Beach; her all-white one-bedroom, oceanfront condo; a compliant jury; men whose wives don't understand them. Some of the things she doesn' t: the colour pink; when the temperature outside her condo's floor-to-ceiling windows falls below sixty-five degrees; clients who don't follow her advice; being asked to show I.D. when she goes to a bar; nicknames of any shape or size. Something else Amanda Travis doesn't like: memories. But when Ben, the first of her two ex-husbands, calls from her hometown of Toronto with the alarming news that her mother has shot and killed a man in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel, it becomes more and more difficult for Amanda to continue running from her past. Now she must return to face her demons and the life she left behind -- a love that once consumed her and a mother who holds a strange, dark power over everyone she encounters. Puppet is the nickname Amanda's mother once called her. But now Amanda is determined to fight her mother's fatal whims -- even if it kills her.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2005.
ISBN: 9780385660549
Characteristics: viii, 385 pages ;,25 cm.


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Sep 17, 2020

Was a pretty good book....an easy read!

Jan 16, 2019

I enjoyed this book tremendously until the final twist which was extremely disturbing. I usually give books that I have enjoyed to a friend. This book went straight to the garbage because the ending is so offensive that I don't wish this read on anyone. This is the second book by Joy Fielding that has a revolting ending. The other one was "The Bad Daughter" whose last twist was not acceptable to me.
No more Joy Fielding for me. Too bad because I love her writing style and her characters are very three-dimensional.

Jul 20, 2011

Could not put this book down!

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