Puppet

Puppet

by Joy Fielding
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Puppet 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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FantasyReaderMH More than 1 year ago
This poor girl doesn't know if she is coming or going, but fortunately through her confusion comes a plot so spellbinding you can't put the book down. A quick read and an astounding ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story was way too wordy and the plot was irritatingly convoluted. I did like the nasty twist that occurred. But it was way too late to have much impact. And our heroine spent far too much time either soaking in a tub or standing under the shower feeling sorry for herself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was just okay, and the characters were pretty boring. It sort of went on and on and thought that she could have told the story in about 200 pages less. The farther I got into it the less believable each page seemed. I love all her other books I've read, the only mysteries I read, so this was a disappointment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the second novel I read from Joy Fielding. I enjoy the plot and the ending of the book. I found her book to be very interesting, but has too many excessive and unnecessary details. There were too much repeated information through out the book. I skipped a section of the book and didn't feel I missed anything.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Usually love Ms. Fielding's books but I actually lost my patience with this one. Hated the main character, story was too predictable. Hope her new book, Mad River Road, is up to Ms. Fielding's usual standards.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not Fielding's best work, but definitely worth the read. I found it hard to put down in the last 250 pages, only to be disappointed with the outcome in the end. Great thriller, takes many unexpected turns thoughout the story but uses excessive and unnecessary detail which doesn't keep my interest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I chose the audio version from my library. I wish it had been an abridgement because the excessive details (what someone was wearing or how a room was set up) got very old by the time I got to the 4th of the 11 CDs. I read Grand Avenue and really enjoyed it but felt like the author thought readers wouldn't remember things in Puppet so she repeated them again and again when it was not necessary. Give a reader a little more credit. If traffic weren't so heavy, I would not have finished this book. It did keep my interest but I found myself fast forwarding the CDs when I felt like she was on yet another unnecessary rabbit trail.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was all about victorious courtroom battles and mindless sex with married men for Amanda Travis. So she was none too happy when her seemingly perfect and uncomplicated life gets disrupted by a call from Ben Myers a.k.a first ex husband. Her estranged mother had shot a man in the lobby of the Four Seasons hotel in her hometown of Toronto. Despite her ` I-don¿t care-what-happens-to-my-mother¿ mantra, she flies to Toronto and joins Ben in the investigation as to who John Mallins was, his connection to Amanda¿s mother and why the latter shot him. Amanda finds herself entwined in dark family secrets that would shake her to the very core and make her re-evaluate her tormented childhood with a mother she thought hated her. PUPPET starts off with the ramblings of a self centered heroine whose low self esteem constantly needs to be fed with a tumble in the bed with unavailable men. Almost every page is filled with Amanda whining about how her mother was never there for her, the stiffening of her shoulders when someone has the audacity to call her by her childhood nickname `Puppet¿, her rages of jealousy when Ben is with another woman and her own misgivings about how anyone could love her. At one point, the plot disappears and one feels like a sudden involuntary witness in a therapist session. However, the novel is saved by its crime thriller aspect which electrifies and culminates in a bizarre and shocking revelation no reader would have expected. Get past the disagreeable heroine and you will find yourself gripping on for an exhilarating journey into an intricately plotted novel only talented writers such as Joy Fielding can churn effortlessly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I greatly enjoyed this book, and if you have time, will be a one-sitting read. The flashbacks of the main character give an interesting flavor to the story, and Joy Fielding is able to twist your emotions like putty. By the end of the book I had cried out loud 'No!' and 'Oh my God!' several times, getting some shocked stares from the people around me, but this is just that kind of book. You need a sense of humor to appreciate it, because at times it can be outlandish, but in my opinion that just adds to its charm. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good suspsense novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a great fan of Joy Fielding, but this was a disappointment. Character development was shallow the plot was implausible. I expected more from such a talented writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good, not as good as Dont cry now by Joy fielding but still very much well writtem. It held my suspense until the very end. One person who reviewed it stated that they were bored because they had figured out the ending, well I didn't think that it was so clear. I had many assumptions and yet the ending surprised me. Joy fielding held my suspense until the very end and I liked the story line and the fact that it was heartfealt and not excessive. I give this book a 4 because it wasn't as good as Dont Cry Now. Joy didn't disappoint. She is an amazing Canadian author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a great fan of Joy Fielding and this started out well, but somewhere it lost my interest. I had figured out the ending long before time and was disappointed in the entire story at the end. I wished I had liked it more, but I just couldn't.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Amanda Travis has spent the last decade running from her memories including the father who neglected her and the mother who either ignored or verbally abused her. She drowns her emotional pain in mindless sex, leaving two ex-husbands when they threatened to get too close. Now a lawyer in southeast Florida, she has organized her life just the way she wants it, not letting anyone get too close. Her calm is suddenly fractured one night when her ex-husband calls her from Toronto to tell her that her mother in jail on a murder charge.--- Despite the fact that she tells herself she doesn¿t care, she flies to Toronto where Ben represents her mother Gwen. Ben tells her that Gwen isn¿t talking, insisting only that she killed an unknown man in a hotel lobby because she felt like it and she is perfectly sane. Gwen¿s stonewalling is infuriating Amanda who believes there is a reason for what she did; for once in her life she isn¿t going to run away from adversity but plunge into it and expose the secret her mother is so desperate to hide.--- Joy Fielding once again delivers an exciting crime thriller that will keep readers¿ interest from page one as they wonder why the protagonist¿s mother committed cold blooded murder. It is a question that will haunt the audience as the protagonist seeks to find out her mom¿s secrets that were responsible for her traumatized childhood. As Amanda gets close to the truth she finally comes to terms with her own feelings and turns more sympathetic in the minds of the audience. PUPPET is a nail biting suspense thriller taking readers to the ultimate level.--- Harriet Klausner