- Author Bio
Four women—friends, family, rivals—turn to online dating for companionship, only to run afoul of a tech-savvy killer using an app to target his victims in this thriller from New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding.
A husband’s death, a difficult divorce, a brutal dumping, dissatisfaction with a boring relationship: for various reasons, four women turn to the app “Mr. Right Now,” hoping to right-swipe their way to love and happiness.
Paige and Heather are cousins, locked in a lifelong rivalry that recently culminated in Heather taking Paige’s boyfriend for herself, although now Heather isn’t quite sure she wants him. Paige’s mother, Joan, is trying to get back on her feet after the death of the love of her life two years ago. And Paige’s longtime friend, Chloe, is trying to replace an abusive ex-husband as soon as the divorce papers are signed.
Together, the women are navigating the choppy waters of online dating, until one of them unwittingly makes a date with a killer, starting the clock on a race to save her life.
New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding has written a complex, electrifying thriller about friendship, jealousy and passion—a deadly combination.
Story Locale: Boston, MA
SECRETS AND SUSPENSE AMONG A GROUP OF FRIENDS: Praised for her ability to “get inside the head of a contemporary woman” (The Globe and Mail), author Joy Fielding delivers a ticking clock serial killer story with a complex and compelling depiction of female friendship and dating in the modern age.
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.
Marketing: Targeted Instagram advertising
Targeted Facebook advertising
Focus of PRHC/DDC social media accounts
TTC and/or print advertising
Publicity: National print campaign focusing on women’s magazines and dailies
National brodcast media from Toronto (like The Social)
Select local events
Extensive blogger outreach
Author Website: www.joyfielding.com
Author Social Media: Twitter: @joyfielding; Instagram: @fieldingjoy; www.facebook.com/Joy-Fielding-94570696109/
Praise for The Bad Daughter:
“Fielding throws in enough twists to keep the reader turning the pages until the bombshell final shocker.” —Publishers Weekly
“Fielding, a sure hand at psychological suspense, amps up tension nicely here as the narrative reaches a high-energy conclusion.” —Booklist
“So expert is Fielding at seeding clues that readers will never see the final plot twist coming. The acutely portrayed family dynamics lend pathos and a certain schadenfreudian frisson to the proceedings. An author who knows her way around suburban angst.” —Kirkus Reviews