Puppet

Puppet

Book - 2005 | 1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
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Enjoying her career while avoiding an unhappy past, high-powered attorney Amanda Travis receives the alarming news that her mother has been charged with murdering a stranger in a Toronto hotel, a situation that forces Amanda to confront her old demons. 75,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Puppet features the beautiful Amanda Travis, a successful twenty-eight-year-old criminal attorney who wins just about every case for her less than admirable clientele. A Florida transplant, Amanda races through her glamorous life, her only concerns being herself, a good bottle of red, and her pristine Palm Beach condominium. Her estranged mother, dead father, two ex-husbands, a love that once consumed her, and countless one-night stands have since lagged far, far behind.
But when ex #1 won't stop calling, Amanda finally gives in. He tells her that her mother shot a man at point-blank range in the lobby of Toronto's Four Seasons hotel. Despite her best arguments, Amanda knows she must return to her hometown to face her demons and uncover the hidden facts behind her mother's violent outburst. All too soon, she is drawn into the dark, strange power her mother seems to hold over everyone. Her childhood nickname, Puppet, echoing in her ears, Amanda must finally confront the past in order to be free of the ties that bind and learn to stand on her own.

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Notified by her ex-husband that her mother has shot and killed a stranger in the lobby of a hotel, defense attorney Amanda Travis must face her past.

Simon and Schuster

What Amanda Travis knows: Her mother has murdered a man she claims she's never met.

What Amanda needs to know: Why?

New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding returns with Puppet, a compelling drama that explores how a woman's search for the truth behind her present-day life leads her to discover the shocking reality that is her past.

Puppet features the beautiful Amanda Travis, a successful twenty-eight-year-old criminal attorney who wins just about every case for her less than admirable clientele. A Florida transplant, Amanda races through her glamorous life, her only concerns being herself, a good bottle of red, and her pristine Palm Beach condominium. Her estranged mother, dead father, two ex-husbands, a love that once consumed her, and countless one-night stands have since lagged far, far behind.

But when ex #1 won't stop calling, Amanda finally gives in. He tells her that her mother shot a man at point-blank range in the lobby of Toronto's Four Seasons hotel. Despite her best arguments, Amanda knows she must return to her hometown to face her demons and uncover the hidden facts behind her mother's violent outburst. All too soon, she is drawn into the dark, strange power her mother seems to hold over everyone. Her childhood nickname, Puppet, echoing in her ears, Amanda must finally confront the past in order to be free of the ties that bind and learn to stand on her own.

Sinister, haunting, and cunningly crafted, Puppet is destined to be Joy Fielding's next blockbuster.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2005.
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9780743488006
0743488008
9780743488013
0743488016
Characteristics: viii, 385 p. ; 24 cm.

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madoc22
Jan 16, 2019

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS
I enjoyed this book tremendously until the final twist which was extremely disturbing. I usually give books that I have enjoyed to a friend. This book went straight to the garbage because the ending is so offensive that I don't wish this read on anyone. This is the second book by Joy Fielding that has a revolting ending. The other one was "The Bad Daughter" whose last twist was not acceptable to me.
No more Joy Fielding for me. Too bad because I love her writing style and her characters are very three-dimensional.

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momto3beauties
Jul 20, 2011

Could not put this book down!

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