Joy Fielding

Missing Pieces

Doubleday / 1997

How far will a mother go to protect her family from a madman?

It had to end in blood. Family therapist Kate Sinclair, healer of lost souls, perfect wife and 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.


“The maven of domestic terror.”
St. Louis Post Dispatch
“Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the suburbs, Fielding turns up the heat again.”
Kirkus Reviews