Book Reviews of Puppet

Puppet
Puppet
Author: Joy Fielding
ISBN-13: 9780770429584
ISBN-10: 0770429580
Publication Date: 12/6/2005
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Seal
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 10
Wow!!! I have had this one on my shelf for quite awhile. I had never read anything by this author before.......Blew me away........Great book..........Unexpected ending........shared it with all my friends and am now ready to pass it on. We all loved it!

Lisa
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a great read, kept me going till the end. A great murder-mystery with enough twists and turns, hard to put down. Great book to curl up with on a rainy cold day.
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Helpful Score: 3
Pretty good, eerie qualities good for those who like mystery.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another good read by Joy Fielding.
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Helpful Score: 1
From the beginning the author keeps you in suspense. I could not put this book down
until I finished it. Love her writing.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good story. While the premise is somewhat extraodinary and the outcome somewhat predictable, I enjoyed the read far more than many books recently read. Recommended.
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Helpful Score: 1
Interesting story that I had to keep reading, until finished. The witting, yet mysterious plot twists and surprise ending, kept me entranced. Excellent read.
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Helpful Score: 1
So many surprises......I usually figure everything out WAY ahead of time....this story has a story and plot with so many twists and turns.....deb
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Attorney Amanda Travis is called home to help her estranged mother who gunned down a stranger in the lobby of Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel.

Good mystery that I just couldn't figure out.
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Living a no-strings-attached life in glamorous Palm Beach, beautiful, steely-nerved criminal attorney Amanda Travis knows exactly what she likes and doesn't like. Which is why she has shut the door on two ex-husbands, her estranged mother, and her hometown of Toronto. Then comes the news that will shatter Amanda's untouchable world: her mother has shot and killed a complete stranger. Forced to return to Toronto, Amanda must confront her demons and unravel the truth behind her mother's violent act while the taunting, teasing name from her past dances in her head...Puppet...telling her that someone else is orchestrating her fate.
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Joy Feeling is the mistress " taut suburban thriller". Now Feeling un-nervers readers with a richly layered page turner that swings from a huanting intrigue to electiring suspense in the space of a heart beat.
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Living a no-strings-attached life in glamorous Palm Beach, beautiful, steely-nerved criminal attorney Amanda Travis knows exactly what she likes: the color black, and one-night stands. Here's what she dislikes: the color pink, nicknames...and memories. Which is why she has shut the door on two ex-husbands, her estranged mother, and her hometown of Toronto. Then comes the news that will shatter Amanda's untouchable world: her mother, who has always held a strange power over everyone she encounters, has shot and killed a complete stranger. Forced to return to Toronto, Amanda must confront her demons and unravel the truth behind her mother's violent act-while the taunting, teasing name from her past dances in her head...Puppet...telling her that someone else is orchestrating her fate.
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As the book begins, and it's written in the present tense, Amanda is a self-centered, neurotic, young woman. I didn't like her at all and for the first part of the book kept asking myself why I kept on reading.

The reward is found when you keep on reading, and it may be that most other people will be hooked from the first page. The plot has good twists and turns that pull you toward the final pages. This was a really good read!
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Kept me in suspense, great story, well written.
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Fielding always comes through with some unexpected twists that keep her mystries from being run-of-the-mill...
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She cut the ties from her past but someone won't let her forget.. I could not put this book down. vey good read
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Very good, though a little unusual, book about a overly controlling mother and her relationship with her daughter.
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Livng a no- strings attached life in Palm Springs, criminal attorney Amanda Travis knew what she liked: spinning classes, the color black and one night stands. What she disliked was the color pink, nicknames...and memories. Which is why she slammed the door on two ex-husbands, her estranged mother and her home town of Toronto. Then the news came that her mother, who had always held a strange power over everyone she comes in contact with, had shot and killed a complete stranger. Forced to return to Toronto, Amanda must confront her demons and unravel the truth behind her mothers violent act...while taunting, teasing names from her past dances in her head...Puppet...telling her the someone is orchestrating her fate.
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This is a really good book...Joy Fielding unnerves readers with a richly layered page-turner that swings from haunting intrigue to electrifying suspense in the space of a heratbeat...
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Criminal attorney Amanda Travis is forced to confront her demons when she returns to Toronto to unravel the truth when her mother shoots and kills a complete stranger.
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New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding returns with Puppet, a compelling drama that explores how a woman's search for the truth behind her present-day life leads her to discover the shocking reality that is her past.

Puppet features the beautiful Amanda Travis, a successful twenty-eight-year-old criminal attorney who wins just about every case for her less than admirable clientele. A Florida transplant, Amanda races through her glamorous life, her only concerns being herself, a good bottle of red, and her pristine Palm Beach condominium. Her estranged mother, dead father, two ex-husbands, a love that once consumed her, and countless one-night stands have since lagged far, far behind.

But when ex #1 won't stop calling, Amanda finally gives in. He tells her that her mother shot a man at point-blank range in the lobby of Toronto's Four Seasons hotel. Despite her best arguments, Amanda knows she must return to her hometown to face her demons and uncover the hidden facts behind her mother's violent outburst. All too soon, she is drawn into the dark, strange power her mother seems to hold over everyone. Her childhood nickname, Puppet, echoing in her ears, Amanda must finally confront the past in order to be free of the ties that bind and learn to stand on her own.

Sinister, haunting, and cunningly crafted, Puppet is destined to be Joy Fielding's next blockbuster.
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Was really quite good. It had quite a twist at the end..The heroine wasn't very likable at times, but she was humorous..
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GREAT READ KEEPS YOU GUESSING TILL THE END
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Living a no-strings aattached life in glamorous Palm Beach Florida, beautiful, steely-nerved criminal attorney Amanda Travis knows exactly what she likes: spinning classes, the color black, and one-night stands. Here's what she dislikes: the color pink, nicknames....and memories. Which is why she has shut the door on two ex-husbands, her estranged mother, and her hometown of Toronto. Then comes the news that wil shatter Amanda's untouchable world: her nother, who has always held a strange power over everyone she encounters, has shot and killed a completer stranger. Forced to return to Toronto, Amanda must confront her demons and unravel the truth behind her mother's violent act- while the taunting, teasing name from her past dances in her head....Puppet...telling her that someone else is orchestating her fate.
This book has more twist and turns than any roller coaster ever thought about having. It is an excellent read, and has a plot that even someone who has read lot's and lot's of mysteries, and can usually figure out the "Who Done It", will really be surprised who did!
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good book and great plot...romance and mystery intertwined
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Good read !1
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Puppet opens with us meeting Amanda Travis, a main character you certainly are not going to love. She is an up and coming attorney living in Florida who is twice divorced, does not like losing cases, and thinks it is ok to sleep with married men.

Out of the blue, her first ex husband Ben calls from Toronto to tell her that her estranged mother has been arrested for shooting a stranger in the Four Season Hotel and he would like her to come home to help. After much deliberation and some extra heat from past relationships knocking at her door, Amanda decided to take a quick trip home. Ben takes Amanda to see her mother the day after she arrives only to be told that her mom, Gwen does not want any kind of defense. She just wants to plead guilty and take her sentence. Being the attorney that she is, Amanda can't take that as an option so she starts digging around to find out the truth behind the shooting. What Amanda gets is a whole lot more than she bargained for when the truth about her past starts catching up to her and life will never be the same.
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great story about family - lies - and haunted memories.
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Another great read by Joy Fielding...looking forward to her next one. Suspenseful and detailed storyline throughout.
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BE PREPARED TO FINISH THIS BOOK IN ONE SITTING
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This book id well written and I like how the character develops and what surprises!
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One of her best.
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Puppet
Living a no-strings-attached life in glamorous Palm Beach, beautiful, steely-nerved criminal attorney Amanda Travis knows exactly what she likes: spinning classes, the color black, and one-night stands. Here's what she dislikes: the color pink, nicknames...and memories. Which is why she has shut the door on two ex-husbands, her estranged mother, and her hometown of Toronto. Then comes the news that will shatter Amanda's untouchable world: her mother, who has always held a strange power over everyone she encounters, has shot and killed a complete stranger. Forced to return to Toronto, Amanda must confront her demons and unravel the truth behind her mother's violent act -- while the taunting, teasing name from her past dances in her head...Puppet...telling her that someone else is orchestrating her fate.
(from joyfielding.com)
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New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding returns with Puppet, a compelling drama that explores how a woman's search for the truth behind her present-day life leads her to discover the shocking reality that is her past. What Amanda Travis knows: Her mother has murdered a man she claims never to met. What Amanda needs to know: Why?
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I loved this book! I am going to try and read all of Joy Fielding's books.
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Amanda Travis, a beautiful criminal attorney, is forced to return to Toronto, to deal with her demons and figure out what happened to her mother.
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great book
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A highly interesting story line.
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Interesting twist to the book.
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Interesting twist
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Joy Fielding is the mistress of the "taut suburban thriller" and
has been writing them for a while! But this one is almost a "keeper"
Keeps you turning the pages and really surprises you at the end!
Takes you from glamourous Palm Beach to Toronto--and they say you can never go home again!
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This is one of those extra long-sized books and I could't put it down. Its a page turner with a mystery, a murder, and a cast of characters that get you involved in the story until you can't believe you are finished with the book. Good reading.
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Another wonderful story by Fielding. She captures your interest in the very beginning and holds it til you read the last page.
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Good thriller, easy read
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great suburban thriller
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This is my favorite Joy Fielding book.
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I loved this story. It had alot of twists and turns but a depth of sadness.
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Another excellent read from Joy Fielding...Love ALL her books, and this one is no exception!
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Excellent book! I love reading Joy Fielding! I can't wait to read another. I hope she never stops!!!!!
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Has a true surprise ending. I'd never have guessed it.
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Excellent suspense novel.
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Book does not have jacket(cover), received it this way from member who sent it to me..