Hot, sultry, small town in Florida. Too bad there's a serial killer on the loose. Teenage girls are disappearing from Torrance, FL, a small town near the entrance to Alligator Alley, and it's up to small town sheriff John Weber to find the killer before it's too late. There is lots of intrigue, set mainly at the local high school, where transplanted NY teacher Sandie Crosbie has to deal with her husband's affair with the local "loose woman" who lured him to Torrance off the internet, and her children Megan and Tim adjusting to life in suburbia. The twist: alternating excerpts from the killer's journal, which leave the reader guessing until the end to identify the killer.
very good read-- enjoy all her books.
Joy Fielding's latest thriller is a page-turner. Starting with the opening chapter that comes straight from the killer's journal, the reader will enjoy HEARTSTOPPER until the killer is finally revealed. In a nutshell, the story takes place in a small Florida town, where a pretty (and popular) young teenage girl has gone missing. When her body turns up, the town begins to talk, and soon people realize there is a murderer on the loose. Signs point to a serial killer, and now it's up to the authorities to find him. In between the murder mystery, the story delves into the lives of several key characters, with varying viewpoints to allow the reader to try to figure out who the killer is. A very enjoyable book!
I've read a few Joy Fielding books, and have enjoyed each one, but this book I think out of all of them had the most potential for some gruesome violent scenes. However, there is not much gore depicted at all, and a lot is left to the reader's imagination, which I found refreshing. Fans of Fielding will enjoy HEART STOPPER. I read it in two days flat, and did not figure out the killer until the end. It's probably going to be one of my favorite Joy Fielding books so far!
Excellent! Kept me guessing till the end
As usual, Joy Fielding invites you into the world mystery,murder and second guessing. The books keeps you engaged and I had no clue who it was.
Good read. Keeps you guessing til the end
As Sheriff Joh Weber would attest, the deadliest predators in Torrance Fl were the alligators lurking in the nearby swamps. But that was before someone abducted and murdered a runaway teenage girl...and before the disappearance of popular and pretty Liana Martin....565 pages of great read.
It's been over a year since I read this, but I still remember the story line fairly well. It kept me guessing until the end. Definitely a book worth reading.
Pretty good murder mystery book. Charachers are well developed and believable. Story and plot are believable, and setting in the swamps of Florida is interesting.
Very suspenseful. Kept me guessing up to the end. My only gripe is that I didn't like the voice of the person reading this audio version.
This book was great! I love all of Joy Fielding's books! Great ending too!