Books by Joy Fielding

THE BAD DAUGHTER by Joy Fielding
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"An author who knows her way around suburban angst."
In the aftermath of a horrific crime, an LA psychologist confronts her own family dysfunction. Read full book review >
SHE'S NOT THERE by Joy Fielding
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"This time, Fielding seems to be phoning in the thrills."
A toddler disappears from a Mexican hotel room, deepening the fissures in an already fractured family. Read full book review >
Released: March 24, 2015

"Still, the mystery is not the point in Fielding's work: A page-turning ride with a likable protagonist is, and here, she succeeds admirably."
A detective searches for her rapist in Fielding's latest thriller. Read full book review >
SHADOW CREEK by Joy Fielding
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A sassy, scary read."
Sociopathic slashers terrorize the Adirondacks, but can they foil a motley crew of campers from Manhattan? Read full book review >
HEARTSTOPPER by Joy Fielding
Released: April 3, 2007

"You'll be up all night reading, but you'll hate yourself in the morning."
A serial killer confounds a small Florida town already burdened with a complacent sheriff, a surgically enhanced Jezebel and a high school peopled by the usual mean girls, hapless faculty and Neanderthal jocks. Read full book review >
LOST by Joy Fielding
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Fine work almost to the end, then a bitter disappointment."
Another taut suburban thriller from Fielding (Whispers and Lies, 2002, etc.), this one a psychological exploration of a mother whose daughter disappears. Read full book review >
GRAND AVENUE by Joy Fielding
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Lacking the integration of Missing Pieces (1997), this entry breaks in two: an irresistibly sudsy demonstration of the rich impossibilities of being a wife, a mother, and a friend, capped by a schematic, unconvincing whodunit."
This paean to female friendship and its pressures over a span of 15 years is a highly readable, but ultimately unsuccessful, melding of Fielding's two leading interests: endangered women (The First Time, 2000) and criminal endangerment (Don't Cry Now, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >
THE FIRST TIME by Joy Fielding
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"For the most part, though, a tonic account of how one woman discovers her truest self in the face of supreme disaster."
Fielding forgoes the criminal emphasis of her recent soccer-mom thrillers (Missing Pieces, 1997, etc.) to focus on the greatest noncriminal peril of all: an early death sentence. Read full book review >
MISSING PIECES by Joy Fielding
Released: Aug. 4, 1997

"Anybody who's ever been afraid of going gray or flabby, losing her looks or her husband, or rattling the skeletons in the family closet will be hopelessly hooked. (First printing of 175,000; Literary Guild selection; author tour)"
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the suburbs, Fielding turns up the heat again in this latest nightmarish Diary of a Mad Housewife. Read full book review >
DON'T CRY NOW by Joy Fielding
Released: June 1, 1995

"Domestic menace at its most menacing. (Author tour)"
Another suburban supermom in peril, from a master of the supermom-in-peril genre (Tell Me No Secrets, 1993, etc.). ``You're in danger. Read full book review >
TELL ME NO SECRETS by Joy Fielding
Released: June 22, 1993

"Don't even think of starting this anywhere near bedtime. (First serial to Cosmopolitan; Literary Guild Triple Selection for July)"
Eight years after her mother mysteriously disappeared on her way to a doctor's appointment, Chicago prosecutor Jess Koster's panic attacks have returned—as she fights to convict a sadistic rapist who may have killed his latest victim. Read full book review >
SEE JANE RUN by Joy Fielding
Released: May 16, 1991

"Fielding's tracking of Jane's amnesia is belabored, but besides this the book's a bang-up good read, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane meets The Good Mother, and probably Fielding's best since Kiss Mommy Goodbye."
Here's the stuff of nightmares for those intimidated by doctors, and husbands for that matter, from the author a Kiss Mommy Goodbye (l98l) and others. Read full book review >