Joy Fielding


Atria Books / 2005

She cut the ties from her past—but someone won’t let her forget...

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.


“Nail-biting suspense... An exciting crime thriller.”
Harriet Klausner
“If you’re in the mood to bury yourself in a book... pick up Joy Fielding’s latest... it’s guaranteed to reduce you to tears, and once they’ve dried, will leave you feeling a little readier to tackle life’s challenges.”
The Gazette (Montreal)
“Joy Fielding’s writing . . . is a cross between Margaret Atwood and Patricia Highsmith.”
The Globe and Mail