Missing Pieces

Publisher: Seal Books
Family therapist Kate Sinclair, healer of lost souls, perfect wife and mother, has suddenly become trapped in a nightmare of her own. One of her teenage daughters has just discovered sex, lies and rebellion. Her ex-boyfriend has returned to threaten her marriage. And her once-peaceful hometown is being awakened by chilling headlines: Another woman is missing. Kate can sense the darkness gathering around her, can see the mistakes, the missteps, the missing pieces.

Enter Colin Friendly —a man on trial for abducting and killing thirteen woman—the handsome, “misunderstood” sociopath Kate’s troubled sister plans to marry. Colin can’t wait to meet Kate and the girls. And one night when they are home alone, ready for bed. . .

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Another woman is missing.

Her name is Millie Potton and she was last seen two days ago.  According to today's paper, Millie is tall and thin and walks with a slight limp.  She is fifty-four years old, which isn't surprising.  Only women over fifty have names like Millie anymore.

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READING GUIDE

1. The School Library Review describes Missing Pieces as a “novelistic version of Ten Stupidest Things That Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives. Do you agree? Why or why not?

2. Why is Jo Lynn hell-bent on marrying Colin Friendly? “Publicity, loneliness, a martyr...

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PRAISE FOR

"The maven of domestic terror."
St. Louis Post Dispatch

“Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the suburbs, Fielding turns up the heat again.”
Kirkus Reviews