384 pages, 7.9 × 4.9 × 0.79 in
May 25, 2010
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385669836
ISBN - 13: 9780385669832
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ONE “Could you be a little more specific when you say ‘erratic behavior’?” “Specific?” The lawyer smiled with well-practiced patience, perfectly pitched understanding in his voice as he elaborated. “Yes. Could you give us some examples of what you describe as your wife’s erratic behavior over the last few years.” “Oh, yes. Certainly,” the man nodded. Donna Cressy sat in the straight hard-backed chair, her back rigid, not touching the wood, and watched the man in the witness stand, the man to whom she had been married for six years, Victor Cressy, age thirty-eight and five years her senior, continue to grind what was left of her self-image into fine flecks of ash (human remains from the cremator’s oven), to dissect every phrase she had uttered during their life together, every tone, every nuance until there was nothing left but his interpretation of how it had been. She almost smiled—why should their divorce be any different than their marriage? She looked at his face and wished she could be like some of those women she had often read about who, when they looked at a lost or former lover, wondered what they could have seen in him in the first place. But it was all still there to see—the conventionally handsome, even kind face, with its brooding blue eyes and almost black hair, the sensitive yet commanding set of his features, his full mouth, the imperious yet curiously respectful tone of his voice. “She stopped driving the car,” Victor said, almost wondrously. Obviously someth
From the Publisher
Now in trade paperback for the first time from Anchor Canada, Joy Fielding's first thriller!
Those goodbye kisses Donna received from her children when ex-husband Victor picked them up for their day's outing with him were for all time . . . forever. Only Donna did not know that, and the memory of her children's kisses on the day they disappeared come back to haunt her, for Victor did not return. Instead, this handsome, twisted man, who had destroyed their marriage and almost destroyed Donna's sanity, vanished with her little boy and girl. And Donna was left with a lover whose love was no longer enough, a new life that had suddenly turned agonizingly empty, and a terror-filled quest to find her children that would take her across the country and beyond the law . . .
About the Author
JOY FIELDING is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Charley's Web, Heartstopper, Mad River Road, See Jane Run, and other acclaimed novels. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida.
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