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Whispers and Lies (Large Print)
Whispers and Lies - Large Print
Author: Joy Fielding
ISBN-13: 9780743451345
ISBN-10: 0743451341
Publication Date: 8/1/2002
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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2.5 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Atria
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 2
No one tells a mystery quite like Joy Fielding.... just when you think you know what's going on, she shows you that you haven't got a clue. This was an excellent read.
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Helpful Score: 2
The characterization and plot line are fantastic and will you be surprised at the end! I never expected the outcome to be what it was. Don't hesitate in getting a hold of this title, you absolutely will not be disappointed! I am happy to have re-discovered this author and I do look forward to reading some more of her titles. Highly, highly recommended.
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Wonderful story! Couldn't put it down and was surprised with the ending. Made me a Joy Fielding fan right away. I've read many of her books now and can't wait for the next one.
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This "oh so predictable novel" turned into a "Oh My, I NEVER saw that coming." I can usually figure out the endings to mysteries, but this one had me completely fooled.
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Since Terry Painter's mother died five years before, the single 40-year-old nurse has been renting out the cottage behind her Florida home. When an appealing young woman calling herself Alison Simms arrives from out of town, Terry offers her not only the cottage but also her friendship. Alison pries into Terry's personal belongings, brings home rude young men, tells lies about her job and family and pops up everywhere unexpectedly and uninvited, while Terry's inner critic, in a voice sounding much like her mother's, fuels her suspicions. Threatening phone calls from a man who seems to know a lot about Terry and the tenant who occupied the cottage before Alison add to her growing paranoia. Despite these worries, Terry finds time to get involved with the son of one of her patients, an elderly woman named Myra. Careless, friendly Alison and responsible, guarded Terry are a study in contrasts, but as the novel progresses, Fielding makes it clear that they both have secrets to hide. brutal
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Very suspenseful... keeps you turning the pages.
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Different kind of story. I really liked this book, got me to buy the rest of her books.
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A gripping thriller that asks: how well do you know those who are closest to you? A suspenseful novel with a shocking twist.
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Very easy read, good for those in between heavier books times.
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This was a great story. I was totally shocked with the outcome at the end of reading this book. Kept me guessing what Alison's plan was in regards to Terry, the woman she rented the cottage with.

Rating Good.
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Not my favourite Joy Fielding - full of twists and suspense but I couldn't 'connect' with the characters.
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thriller with a surprising twist
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A really good Joy Fielding.......you'll never guess the ending..
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Terry Painter and Alison become fast friends when Alison rents the cottage on Terry's property. But soon Terry finds out about Alison's closly guarded past.
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A real page turner. Couldn't put it down! Shocking ending!
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Terry Painter enjoys her quiet life in tranquil Delray, Florida, where the single, forty-year-old nurse lives alone in the house she inherited from her mother. When young, vibrant Alison Simms rents the cottage on her property, the two women strike up a fast friendship - and Terry is swept into a fantastic new life: dinners out, shopping, makeovers, even flirting with the handsome son of one of her elderly patients. But nothing about her newfound companion is as it appears, as Terry discovers when Alison's closely guarded past comes to light. Now Terry is locked into a race to reclaim her own life - before she opens her door any further to the stranger she thought she knew...

I have to say, I loved this book. It seemed very predicatable most of the way through, and I got a bit bored, but then there was a completely unexpected twist at the end that changed my opinion of the book. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves a good thriller with a twist ending!
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Entertaining mystery/part-thriller with a shocking twist to the last quarter of the story. Totally unexpected and definitely not a conclusion usually found in a mystery. This is a good, unique story!
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really strange and surprise ending. Now im looking for more joy fielding books.
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Very satisfying page-turner. Shocking, unexpected twist you just don't see coming.
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Summary
From the New York Times bestselling author of Grand Avenue and The First Time comes a chilling story about a woman whose tranquil life is turned upside down when a mysterious stranger moves into her neighbourhood. Terry Painter lives a quiet life in picturesque Delray, Florida. Forty, single, and a nurse at a home for the elderly and the disabled, she enjoys a solitary existence in the cosy house she inherited from her mother five years ago. Terry's tranquil life changes quickly, however, when young, vibrant Alison Simms rents the cottage behind her house. Upon their first meeting, Alison blows into Terry's life like a tropical storm, bringing with her friendship, excitement, and a group of colourful acquaintances. But after the first euphoric wave has settled, Terry finds herself trapped in the drama of Alison's dark past and the whispers and lies that fuel it.

WHISPERS AND LIES is an exciting suspense thriller that never lets up until the final twist occurs. The story line is fast-paced as the audience observes Terry becoming increasingly paranoid over Alison and her friends, but fans will wonder if the distrust and anxiety is valid or crazy. Genre fans will want to read Joy Fielding's latest novel told from the perspective of Terry, but make sure not to have any company for a few days.

Harriet Klausner
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Feilding is a new author to me, I loved the book! SW
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Contemporary suspense with a great twist at the end.
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I enjoyed the story and was surprised by how things turned out.
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This book got me hooked on Joy Fielding. It's wonderful just as all her books are. She hooks you in the beginning and twists you at the end.
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Good book!
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this book had a shocking twist at the end
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Great story- interesting ending-

Ellen
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Great book.
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A good who dun-it that keeps you guessing.
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Totally took me by surprise in the end! Enjoy.
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I really enjoyed this book. I did not expect the ending at all and it totally took me off guard.
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Very fast-paced, gripping book! It has a a couple of surprises at the end. Finished it in one day!!
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A heart pounding excitement in a gripping thriller that asks how well do you know those who are closest to you? A suspense novel with a shocking twist!!
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I was sure I had read this mystery before, but I started to reread it anyway. Boy, was I wrong! Joy Fielding is good at writing suspense, but the ending of this one was a complete shocker! Never married nurse Terry Painter lives a quiet life in Delray Beach, FL. She takes in a tenant for the small cottage behind her house and her life changes radically in the aftermath. Allison Simms is a younger, flighty, friendly stranger who wants to share a friendship with the somewhat lonely Terry. She starts intruding into Terry's well-ordered life, and demands a lot of attention. What is her real intent? Is she who she really says she is?
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I haven't been disappointed with any of Joy Fielding's books and this one is no exception. I didn't know where the story was going and when the truth came out I was totally shocked--good fast reading.
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Great mystery. I love Joy Fielding and I think this is one of her best!
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TERRY PAINTER ENJOYS HER QUIET LIFE IN FLORIDA WHERE THE SINGLE 40 YEAR OLD NURSE LIVES ALONE IN THE HOUSE SHE INHERITED FROM HER MOTHER. WHEN YOUNG, VIBRANT ALISON SIMS RENTS THE COTTAGE ON HER PROPERTY. TERRY IS LOCKED INTO A RACE TO RECLAIM HER LIFE. FIELDING DELIVERS ANOTHER PAGE-TURNER. I LOVED THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE JOY FIELDING SO WILL YOU. FULL OF SUSPENSE AND SURPRISES.
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This was a great book.........didn't think so in the beginning, but the more you read the better it gets!!!
Surprise (for some) ending!!!!
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Terry Palmer enjoys her quiet life in tranquil Delray, Florida, where the single,40-year-old nurse lives alone in the house she inherited from her mother. When young, vibrant Alison Simms rents the cottage on her property, the two women strike up a fast friendship --and Terry is swept into a fantastic new life: dinners out, shopping, makeovers, even flirting with the handsome sone of one of her elderly patients. But nothing about her newfound companion is as it appears, as Terry discovers when Alison's closely guarded past comes to light. Now Terry is locked into a race to reclaim her own life--before she opens the door any further to the stranger she thought she knew.
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Good Read
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Good mystery
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I found this at yard sale for the Humane Society but will never get around to reading it.

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An ending worthy of Hitchcock rewards readers able to weather the false clues and emotional angst of Fielding's latest page-turner. Once again, the bestselling author (Grand Avenue; The First Time; Missing Pieces; etc.) tests the complex ties that bind friends and family, and keeps readers wondering when those same ties might turn deadly. Since Terry Painter's mother died five years before, the single 40-year-old nurse has been renting out the cottage behind her Florida home. When an appealing young woman calling herself Alison Simms arrives from out of town, Terry offers her not only the cottage but also her friendship. Alison pries into Terry's personal belongings, brings home rude young men, tells lies about her job and family and pops up everywhere unexpectedly and uninvited, while Terry's inner critic, in a voice sounding much like her mother's, fuels her suspicions. Threatening phone calls from a man who seems to know a lot about Terry and the tenant who occupied the cottage before Alison add to her growing paranoia. Despite these worries, Terry finds time to get involved with the son of one of her patients, an elderly woman named Myra. Careless, friendly Alison and responsible, guarded Terry are a study in contrasts, but as the novel progresses, Fielding makes it clear that they both have secrets to hide. The brutal denouement will shake readers lulled by the tale's cozy trappings, but those familiar with Patricia Highsmith's particular brand of sinister storytelling will recognize the mayhem Fielding so cunningly unleashes.
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Purchased at the Sherman Oaks, Ca. Public Library's Books for a Dime sale for the purpose of swapping.