by Joy Fielding
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Lost by Joy Fielding

In New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding's mesmerizing new novel, a young woman's mysterious disappearance throws her family into turmoil, reopening old wounds and unleashing fresh emotions.

Julia Carver, a twenty-four-year-old model and aspiring actress, has always had a difficult relationship with her mother, Cindy. After Cindy's divorce from Tom Carver when Julia was fourteen, Julia chose to live with her father, a successful entertainment lawyer, and only returned home a year ago when he remarried. Julia's return is a huge adjustment for Cindy, her younger daughter, Heather, and Heather's boyfriend, Duncan, who lives with them. As a child, Julia was willful and self-absorbed. As an adult, she is even worse.

So, when her daughter disappears during the Toronto International Film Festival, Cindy assumes that Julia is just being Julia. But after a day and night passes without word, Cindy begins to suspect that something terrible has happened to her daughter, and begins a frantic search. As the days pass, secrets are revealed, lives are forever altered, and Cindy is forced to acknowledge the disturbing truth about the young woman she realizes she never knew.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385659376
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Publication date: 08/26/2003
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Joy Fielding is the New York Times bestselling author of Now You See Her, The Wild Zone, Still Life, Charley’s Web, Heartstopper, Mad River Road, Puppet, Lost, Whispers and Lies, Grand Avenue, The First Time, See Jane Run, and other acclaimed novels. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida. Visit her website at JoyFielding.com.

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Lost 1.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
After Cindy Carver divorced her philandering husband, her thirteen-year-old daughter chooses to live with her father. Seven years later, after her father remarries, Julia moves back home with he mother, her younger sister Heather, and her sibling¿s boyfriend Duncan. It is a big adjustment for all of them because Julia is so self-absorbed but Cindy is trying hard to make it work because she doesn¿t want Julia to leave her again.

On the day that Julia has an audition with a Hollywood director for a role in a movie, she has a fight with every person in the house. When Julia fails to come home, Cindy doesn¿t get worried because she believes her daughter is off somewhere pouting. As the hours turn in to days and then into weeks, Cindy is afraid that she will never see her daughter again because after an intensive investigation, the police don¿t have a clue as to what happened to Julia after she left the audition.

LOST is a character driven tale starring a woman who is living every mother¿s worst nightmare and is still able to take care of others in her time of great stress. Readers well admire her and hope that somehow a miracle will occur. Joy Fielding has written an extremely interesting book with an ending that will come as a surprise to any one who thinks they know what has occurred.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the reviews here before I read the book, but decided to give this book a chance. I liked it and found it hard to put down. The ending was odd and somewhat unbelievable, but still, I don't think there's been any of Joy Fielding's books that I have not enjoyed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Getting through this book was like punishment. Boring, ridiculous, stupid. A test of endurance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was listening to this book on CD while on a road trip. I had several books to choose from to listen to but I chose this one because I thought it would be an intriguing murder-mystery with twists and turns and a stunning ending, but instead of that, all this book gave me was a bad taste in my mouth. Not only did it get increasingly boring with the long, drawn out descriptions of inconsequential crap, but the ending took the moral fiber building throughout the story and ripped it to shreds. I was most disappointed by the fact that the ending was written in such a light that it not only condoned Julia's narcissism, but it condoned 'celebrity justice' by letting her get away with her publicity stunt. The only redeeming fact was that I could see Joy Fielding trying to shine a light in the 'celebrity justice' that is given to the rich and famous these days, but it was just not written well. A huge disappointment
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book that you actually wish the worst would happen. The heroine (mother of the LOST) is the most unlikable character I have come across in a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read Joy Fielding before, and have enjoyed her books. However, this book was quite disappointing and down right boring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down and enjoyed it until the last chapter. What a disappointment the ending was. What a way to ruin a great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was really getting into this book for awhile. As it went on, the characters grew more annoying by the page. The ending really was horrible. I was mad for wasting my time reading this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
By the end of this book, almost all the characters are downright annoying, including the 'distraught' self-absorbed mother, her awful ex-husband and the 'Lost' one herself. I was thinking it could not be much worse, then the ending happened. Skip this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
her last two books have been written on autopilot. the characters are one dimensional and it's hard to work up any feelings for them. this book was not one of her best efforts and i would not recommend buying it in hard back. wait for the paperback.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the whole book until the final chapter. There was so much more that could have been done with the ending. A very big disappointment if you ask me.