Shadow Creek by Joy FieldingShadow Creek by Joy Fielding

Shadow Creek

byJoy Fielding

Paperback | May 7, 2019

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From New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding--a chilling psychological thriller that explores the depths of psychopathic behaviour and the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her daughter.
     When an innocent group of campers ventures to the Adirondacks for a trip, they are followed by a murderous pair. . . . A group of unlikely travelling companions--a woman, her two oddball friends, her teenage daughter, and her soon-to-be-ex-husband's new fiancee--find themselves on a camping trip at the same time that a pair of teenage killers is terrorizing the area.
    Shadow Creek is a chilling thriller that explores the depths of psychopathic behaviour and the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her daughter.
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. Visit her website at
Title:Shadow CreekFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 7.9 × 5.16 × 0.79 inShipping dimensions:7.9 × 5.16 × 0.79 inPublished:May 7, 2019Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385677383

ISBN - 13:9780385677387


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a Good One I enjoy Joy Fielding Books, but this was a disappointment. I didn't feel the characters were well developed, and the ending was blah.
Date published: 2019-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This book was great! I didn't want it to end it was so good!
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Absolute Page-Turner!! Story Description: Doubleday Canada|December 4, 2012|Trade Paperback|ISBN:978-0-385-67736-3 My Review: Val’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Brianne ,is an overly typical rebellious teenager who is caught up in a web of secrets and lies. She was supposed to be spending the weekend in the Adirondacks with her Dad, Evan and his new girlfriend, Jennifer. Val and Evan were only days away from completing their divorce. Jennifer pulled up in front of Val’s house expecting Evan to already be there picking up his daughter, Brianne but he was nowhere to be seen. He phoned and said he was held up at the office. After waiting around for hours, Val decided she would drive her daughter, Jennifer, and Val’s friends up to the Adirondacks herself. Val and her friends were supposed to be spending a nice weekend away themselves in Manhattan but thought they could just drop off the other two and then return to enjoy their own weekend. After the long drive to their destination everyone was tired and irritable. Val decided they’d eat dinner, stay overnight and return to Manhattan in the morning. Then Evan called again and said he wouldn’t be able to make it at all that day and would be there the following day for sure. Val didn’t want to leave Brianne alone with Evan’s girlfriend, Jennifer so it looked like she and her friends would be staying too. After Brianne disappeared and was dragged back with a 21-year-old man to the lodge by two park rangers who found them naked and having sex in a public area, Val completely freaked out. First of all, she didn’t know Brianne had a boyfriend, yet alone that he was 5 years her senior. Then Val discovers that Jennifer knew about the boyfriend and had neglected to tell her sending Val into an angry deluge of words against the woman. SHE was Brianne’s mother and should have been made aware of the situation and was completely put off by Jennifer’s lack of concern that Brianne had “snuck away” AND had this boyfriend. The lodge manager was not happy with the behaviour of the whole group and told them they’d have to leave the lodge and stay outside in the campground instead. Great, this day was turning out to be a disaster but little did they know that this was only the beginning. Once in the campground and tents set up, they needed to work out the sleeping arrangements. Since Val’s friend, James was gay, it was decided that Brianne would bunk in his tent so he could keep an eye on Brianne so she didn’t sneak away again to meet her older boyfriend and to fend off any wild animals should she need to use the porta-potties in the middle of the night. Later that night the man Val met from high school discovered his son was gone and alerted the others. Val checked James’s tent and discovered Brianne was also gone leaving her sleeping bag stuffed with clothing to make it look as though she was safely tucked inside. Shortly thereafter, Hayden came stumbling back into camp with cuts and bruises on his face and told his Dad that Brianne's boyfriend had beat him up and left him lying in a ditch, unconscious! Of course the man was furious with Val’s daughter and Val was barely able to contain herself from the anger she felt at Brianne over all this trouble she was causing. Hadn’t she already created enough trouble for one weekend? Val and her friends immediately launch a search for Brianne but due to the heavy brush and the darkness couldn’t make much headway. At first light they made their way to the Ranger’s station to report Brianne missing. They already knew that one man, a newlywed was missing after a fight with his new bride whom the Rangers had been unable to find, and little did they know that two crazed killers were loose killing people in the very park they were in. Val just couldn’t sit still at the campsite and wait for the Rangers to do their work so she and her friends set out to conduct a search of their own. When they stumble upon a man’s severed arm, covered in blood lying on the ground they realize the situation is much, much worse than they had first thought. Where is Brianne? Did a bear get her? Did the crazed killers get her? Will Val ever see her only child again? Shadow Creek is a definite page-turner that will keep you up late into the night as you won’t be able to put it down. Joy Fielding has really outdone herself this time and having read all of Joy’s previous novels, I’d have to say this is by far my favourite.
Date published: 2013-01-04

Editorial Reviews

• "For those who don't relish extensive carnage, Fielding includes just enough humor and social satire to leaven the proceedings, while never leaving us in doubt that justice will ultimately be meted out. A sassy, scary read." Kirkus Reviews 

   • "A chilling tale of serial killers on the loose. . .the intricate, twisty plot builds to an explosive climax." Publishers Weekly