what a wild ride this book was...who's telling the truth? what are the lies? who can be trusted? Jamie meets the guy who she thinks is the guy of her dreams, but is he? Lily and Emma live on Mad River Road, but do we really know them? A book full of questions, and in the end (thank goodness) the author answers them...a good mystery.
I see several other people didnt care for this book. I have to say that I absolutely loved it. The twist at the end was good, did not see it coming. Nothing I hate more than making myself finish a book even though you can see the end coming a mile away. This was NOT one of those books.
If you haven;t read any books from Joy Fielding yet...this is one to start with...I really liked it, it kept me on the edge of my seat....since this book, i have searched and gone to library and found most of her others to read now....Its really good!
I have several books by Joy Fielding on my bookshelf. If Mad River Road is any indication of how her other books read, I'll pass. The story begins with a murder. The next several chapters don't seem to have anything to do with the murder. The character of "Jamie" is so annoying and stupid, she's beyond belief. She seems to know she's stupid, but apparently she's SO stupid that she doesn't stop for one stupid second to think about the stupid repercussions of her stupid actions.
I'm giving up on this one - I just can't take Jamie anymore!
Pretty good thriller about a nasty serial killer and his bloody journey to find his ex-wife and exact his revenge. Fielding does a good job of building the suspense, but the book is formulaic and everything is tidied up and tied in a bow at the end. Perfect to take on a cruise and leave on-board when you're done.
She found the perfect lover....Jamie Kellogg's life is at a crossroads. Stuck in a dead-end job, the divorced twenty-nine-year-old has been ruled by the voices of her judgmental mother and her pefectionist sister long enough. Now she's hearing only the sexy whispers of the handsome stranger in her bed, the man she met in a Florida bar. His name is Brad Fisher, and he's telling her everything sh's been dying to hear' she's 'smart. . She is adventurous. Quitting her job and joing Brad on a spontaneous road trip, Jamie's in for the ride of her life. But this trip has one destination' a run-downn Ohio house on Mad River Road, where vengenance will come home at last--and where someone will pay for the secrets and lies of the past.
New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding puts supsense into high gear, taking readers on a seductively twisting thrill ride, into the heart of danger and desire.....to a place where nothing is as it seems.......Mad River Road.
In the nail-biting 18th suspense novel from Fielding (Puppet), a trio of women trapped in a web of lies, danger and self-revelation must confront their deepest fears. Lily and Emma, each a young mother with an adorable young son, are carving out new lives in a depressing Dayton, Ohio, neighborhood that caters to single mothers, while Jamie, in Florida, is a 29-year-old single dealing with the recent death of her mother and an affair with a married man who's been hospitalized. Both Lily, an aspiring writer, and Emma, a compulsive liar and shoplifter, struggle to recover from tragedies that led both to assume new names. When a sexy but dangerous man Jamie meets in a bar persuades her to quit her job and escape her perfectionist sister, the pretty but insecure blonde winds up on a wild road trip to Ohio that will inextricably link her fate with that of Lily and Emma. Packed with breathless twists and turns, Fielding's latest set of women in jeopardy excite and delight.
Excellent mystery , really kept you guessing. You can figure it out if you really try, especially if you have read her books before and have a feel for her style. I like that though, don't like a book that pulls a character out of thin air at the end. Really enjoy this author's books.
I'd enjoyed a couple of this author's books, but will not read any again after reading Mad River Road - an absolutely ridiculous plot and the characters traipse into one stupid situation after another. A total waste of time.
A woman whose life is at a crossroads meets a man in a Florida bar who tells her what she wants to hear -- she's sexy, smart, adventurous. She quits her job and joins him on a road trip and gets ready for the ride of her life. But the man has only one destination in mind -- a run-down Ohio house on Mad River Road, where he expects to get his vengeance at last. A very good, involving, suspenseful read. I enjoy most of Joy Fielding's books, this is one of her best.
Lilly Rodgers and Emma Frost are single mothers and neighbors on Mad River Road. Both live in fear that their secrets will be discovered one day. The prologue captures the reader's attention and does not let go. Jamie Kellogg hits a low point in her life when she discovers a secret about her lover. She hates her job and decides to leave Florida with her new and exciting lover Brad Fisher. Jamie has never meant anyone like Brad. As Jamie slowly questions and discovers the details of his life he has told her are false; his behavior becomes more erratic. All three stories are on a collision course as Brad and Jamie reach Ohio. Not to the very end will you know all the answers. Mad River Road is a thrilling work of fiction!
She found the perfect lover......Jamie Kellogg's life was at a crossroads. Stuck in a dead end job, the divorced twenty-nine-year-old has been ruled by the voices of her judgemental mother and her perfectionist sister long enough. Now she's hearing only the sexy whispers of the thrillingly handsome stranger in her bed, the man she met in a Florida bar. His name is Brad Fisher, and he's telling her everything she's been dying to hear: She's gorgeous. She's smart. She's adventurous. Quitting her job and joining Brad on a spontaneous raod trip. Jamie's ready for the ride of her life. But this trip has one destination: a run down Ohio house on Mad River Road, where vengeance will come home at last-and where someone will pay for the secrets and lies of the past............
This was one of the most maddening books I've ever read - I won't read another by this author, though I'd previously read three or four of hers. Completely implausible plot, unbelievable characters... it just got stupider and stupider the further I got into the book. Don't waste your time.