Book Reviews of Missing Pieces

Missing Pieces
Missing Pieces
Author: Joy Fielding
ISBN-13: 9780440222873
ISBN-10: 0440222877
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 66 ratings
Publisher: Island Books
Book Type: Paperback
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"Joy Fielding may be the maven of domestic terror"
Keenly observed psychological detail and brethtaking suspense combine to make this Fielding's best novel yet.
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I really liked this book. It had me hooked right away, telling of a terrible occurrence without specifics. I was eager to know what had happened & to whom it had happened.
The characters were all interesting and I stayed curious to know more about each person as I continued to read this book.
I would love to say more, but I don't want to give anything away. I will say that I loved the references to the title "Missing Pieces," and the way it related to so many of the characters.
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Family therapist Kate Sinclair repairs other people's troubled lives, all the while seeming to revel in her picture-perfect marriage and handsome home. But a closer look reveals that things are not as they seem. When her half-sister JoLynn announces plans to marry a man on trial for the murder of 13 women who have gone missing in the Palm Beach area, Kate's house of cards begins tumbling down. To say that nothing will ever be the same again is an understatement of the highest order.
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Psychological detail and suspensecombine to make this another winner for this author.
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No Dust Jacket....Great read
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A great read.
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Awesome!! I love Joy Fielding and this is one of her best!!
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A fun summer read with wry humor and suspense!
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It had to end in blood. Family theraptist Kate Sinclair, healer of lost sould, perfect wife and mother, has suddenly becomes trapped in a nightmare of her own. Her teenage daughter had just discovered sex, liex, and rebellion. Her ex- boy friend has returned to threaten her marriage. Her once peaceful is being awaken by chilling headlines: another women is missing. Kate can sense the darkness around her, can see the mistakes, the miss steps, the missing pieces. She is afraid of what tomorrow will bring. Colin friendly a man on trail for abducting and killing thirteen women-the handsome,"misunderstood" sociopath Kate's trouble marry. Colin loves women to death. He can't wait to see Kate and the girls again. One dark night when they are home alone, disarmed, ready for bed....
Hard to put down.Keeps you guessing. Fielding at her best.Better not start this one at night if you expect to be able to go to sleep. Pure reading at its best.
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I started reading Joy Fielding books in 2006 when I read Mad River Road. Since then I have read her new releases each year and have really enjoyed them. With my library system requests messed up at this time, I can't seem to get a hold of her newest, so I decided to work my way through her backlist (which my local library has on the shelves). This is how I came acrss Missing Pieces.

Missing Pieces follows Kate Sinclair, who on the outside looks like she has the perfect life but then the cracks start to show. Her oldest daughter is starting to pull away and be independent, tired of being compared to the perfect younger daughter. Her sister who has always been independent and little wild, has developed a fascination with a man being tried as a serial killer, and her mother is slowly falling prey to dementia. And in the middle of all of this, she runs into a man from her past, a relationship that never came to fruition, one of those what if's that most women have.

All of this forms the story as told by Kate. Slowly through the book all the pieces of the story begin to fall into place and it makes for an interesting plot and story to follow. We learn about her family and her past, and all that is going on. I enjoyed reading this book. It is well paced and the characterization is well done. You get to know each of the players at least in some sense, some better than others, but all are well-done.

If you like psychological suspense, this is a book you are sure to enjoy. If you enjoy Joy Fielding and haven't read this, make sure you pick it up. I enjoyed spending my time reading this and wondering what would happen next.
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A Main Selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club

"A good thriller about a vicious serial killer."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Fielding keeps the reader guessing."--St. Petersburg Times

"Nighmarish...Fielding Turns up the heat."

"Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the suburbs, Fielding turns up the heat again...Anybody who's ever been afraid of losing her looks or her huband, or rattling the skeltons in the family closet will be hopelessly hooked.--Kirkus Reviews
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A good read. A little humor mixed in with a lot of suspense!
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Family therapist, Kate Sinclair, has suddenly become entrapped in a nightmare of her own. Her peaceful hometown is being awakened by chilling headlines: Another woman is missing.
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A fantastic book. Couldn't get my nose out of it and ended up forwarding it on to a friend for her enjoyment.
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I loved this book. It was a very quick read with lots of humor. A humorous mystery with an unusual ending. A very fun read.
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It had to end in blood. Family therapist Kate Sinclair, healer of lost souls, perfect wife & mother, has suddenly become trapped in a nightmare of her own. Her teenage daughter has just discovered sex, lies, and rebellion. Her ex-boyfriend has returned to threaten her marriage. 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. She is afraid of what tomorrow will bring.
Enter Colin Friendly, a man on trial for abducting and killing thirteen women-the handsome, "misunderstood" sociopath Kate's troubled sister plans to marry. Colin loves women to death. One dark night when they are home alone, disarmed, ready for bed....