- Author Bio
What first appears to be a random home invasion and brutal attack reveals a family’s dark secrets in this domestic ticking-clock suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of See Jane Run.
A voice mail from her estranged sister, Melanie, sends Robin’s heart racing and her mind spiraling in a full-blown panic attack. Melanie’s message is dire: Their father, his second wife, and his twelve-year-old stepdaughter have been shot—likely in a home invasion—and lie in the hospital in critical condition.
It’s been more than five years since Robin turned her back on her father when he married her best friend. Five years since she said goodbye to her hometown of Red Bluff, California, and became a therapist. More than two years since Robin and Melanie have spoken. Yet even with all that distance and time and acrimony, the past is always with Robin.
Now she must return to the family she left behind. As she attempts to mend fences while her father clings to life, Robin begins to wonder if there is more to the tragedy than a botched burglary attempt. It seems that everyone—Robin’s mercurial sister, her less-than-communicative nephew, her absent brother, and even Tara, her father’s wife—has something to hide. And someone may have put them all in grave danger.
New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding has written a gripping edge-of-your-seat thriller of family intrigue and dark secrets. The Bad Daughter explores the deadly differences between the lies we want to believe and the truths we wish not to know.
Story Locale: Red Bluff, California
PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE WITH A THERAPIST HEROINE: Praised for her ability to “get inside the head of a contemporary woman” (The Globe and Mail), author Joy Fielding once again delivers a complex and compelling protagonist in Robin, a therapist who struggles to apply the wise counsel she gives her patients to her own messed up family.
CRITICAL ACCLAIM: Fielding’s previous novels have been praised by People (“Fielding has made the women-in-jeopardy genre her own”), The Washington Post (“Fielding masterfully manipulates our expectations”) and The St. Louis Post Dispatch (“The maven of domestic terror”), among many others.
Author Website: joyfielding.com
Author Social Media: Twitter: @joyfielding; Facebook: Joy-Fielding-94570696109
Praise for She’s Not There:
“This taut, psychological story is Fielding at her finest. Readers will not be able to put it down.” —Booklist
“Fielding deftly weaves a thrilling tale that infuses the past and the present as she delves into the moments before, during and after the kidnapping of a little girl in Mexico. With her expert storytelling, she unravels the layers of her characters, along with the layers of her intricate plot, which will keep readers engaged.” —The Romantic Times