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Domestic Fiction by Joy Fielding
Marcy Taggart's life is in shambles. She's 50 years old and her husband has left her for another woman. Two years ago her twenty-one year old daughter, Devon, disappeared. They say Devon drowned in a canoeing accident in Canada's Georgian Bay, but her body was never found. Devastated, Marcy continues to see Devon's face in crowds and has even stopped strangers on the street, certain she has finally found her.
Marcy & her husband had originally planned to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Ireland. Now newly divorced, but with the planned trip already paid for, Marcy decides to take the trip anyway, hoping to heal her heartache. Except, while visiting Cork, Marcy is certain she spots Devon walking down the street. When her daughter disappears into a crowd, she begins a desperate search to find her -- and to uncover the disturbing truth that might, in the end, be her only salvation.
Devon is dead, Marcy.”
“You’re wrong. She’s here.”
Marcy's Search for her Daughter
During her search, Marcy manages to meet two interesting men ~ one her age who is a widower on a trip to learn to cope with his grief; the other a handsome young Irishman working in a local pub. She also has run-ins with the local police (called Garda in Ireland from the term Garda Síochána na hÉireann (Guardians of the Peace of Ireland), and seems to get herself involved in a number of strange happenings, including the possible kidnapping of a baby.
Throughout the story we learn the background information about her ex-husband, her daughter, her bipolar mother, and her sister who has been married 5 times and thinks Marcy is crazy for going on a second honeymoon alone. This information is presented as 'memories' and sometimes as thoughts in Marcy's head, often like dialogues of the time the events took place.
Because of the way the book is written, you often feel as if you are Marcy, experiencing what is happening to her. This makes Now You See Her quite a unique and interesting read. It held my attention throughout the story.
Video Trailer for Joy Fielding's 'Now You See Her'
Author Joy Fielding
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Her website is JoyFielding.com which contains information about her novels and also has an interesting segment where she writes a fun-to-read monthly letter to her fans about her recent 'happenings'.
Joy has published 22 novels since 1972, with Now Your See Her coming out in 2011. Two of her novels have been made into movies.
Fielding's Latest Book
Her latest book published in the Spring of 2016 is "She's Not There".
“I think my real name is Samantha. I think I’m your daughter.”
A vanished child, a family in turmoil, and a fateful phone call that brings the torments of the past into the harrowing present...
Have You Read Any Joy Fielding Books?
I enjoyed reading Now You See Her so much that I will now be looking for Joy Fielding's other books. Have you ever read any of her stories? If so, I'd love to hear what you thought of them.
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