Puppet

Publisher: Seal Books
In this new page-turner by New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding, the life of a beautiful young defense attorney is thrown into turmoil when she is called back to her hometown to defend her disturbed, estranged mother, who publically shot and killed a man.

High-powered, twenty-eight-year-old defense attorney Amanda Travis likes several things: the colour black, lunchtime Spinning classes at the fitness centre on Clematis Street in downtown Palm Beach; her all-white one-bedroom, oceanfront condo; a compliant jury; men whose wives don’t understand them.

Some of the things she doesn’t: the colour pink; when the temperature outside her condo’s floor-to-ceiling windows falls below sixty-five degrees; clients who don’t follow her advice; being asked to show I.D. when she goes to a bar; nicknames of any shape or size.

Something else Amanda Travis doesn’t like: memories.

But when Ben, the first of her two ex-husbands, calls from her hometown of Toronto with the alarming news that her mother has shot and killed a man in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel, it becomes more and more difficult for Amanda to continue running from her past. Now she must return to face her demons and the life she left behind — a love that once consumed her and a mother who holds a strange, dark power over everyone she encounters. “Puppet” is the nickname Amanda’s mother once called her. But now Amanda is determined to fight her mother’s fatal whims — even if it kills her.


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Chapter One
Some of the things Amanda Travis likes: the color black; lunchtime spinning classes at the fitness center on Clematis Street in downtown Palm Beach; her all-white, one-bedroom, oceanfront condo in Jupiter; a compliant jury; men whose wives don't understand them.

Some of the things she doesn't...
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“If you’re in the mood to bury yourself in a book…pick up Joy Fielding’s latest…it’s guaranteed to reduce you to tears, and once they’ve dried, will leave you feeling a little readier to tackle life’s challenges.”
The Gazette (Montreal)


“Joy Fielding’s writing . . . is a cross between Margaret Atwood and Patricia Highsmith.”
The Globe and Mail

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“Fielding is at her finest.”
Winnipeg Free Press

Lost manages to be gossipy good, scary and emotionally involving, all at the same time.”
The Toronto Sun

“The narrative is seamless.”
Toronto Star

“Fielding has a real knack for getting inside the head of a contemporary woman, as well as accurately describing the current concerns and issues of modern society.”
The Globe and Mail

“Once again, Fielding has created an unusual and compelling central character who is sure to mesmerize lovers of mysteries and women’s fiction alike.”
The Globe and Mail


From the Hardcover edition.