She's Not There

She's Not There

A Novel

Book - 2016
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Someone Is Watching comes this novel of psychological suspense about a woman whose life takes a shocking turn when a young girl contacts her, claiming to be her daughter who was kidnapped in Mexico years earlier.

A lifetime ago, every year Caroline Shipley looked forward to her wedding anniversary. But then a celebratory trip to Mexico for the occasion with her husband and friends ended in the unsolved kidnapping of her infant daughter, Samantha. Now, fifteen years after that horrific time, divorced and isolated, Caroline is forced to relive the kidnapping by reporters who call every year on the anniversary of Samantha's disappearance. However, this year when the phone rings, Caroline hears the sweet voice of a girl claiming to be her long-lost daughter.
Plunged back into the world of heartbreak, suspicion and questions that led the case to run cold so many years ago, Caroline doesn't know what or who to believe. But when she starts to figure it out, she finds the answers dangerously close to home.




From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2016
ISBN: 9780385686617
Branch Call Number: FIE
Characteristics: 355 p. ;,25 cm
Alternative Title: She is not there

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Pisinga
Oct 03, 2017

I began to read, and immediately - another scribe, from which will be made a television movie for the daytime. But as I continued to read it, it was not that bad and even started to like it.

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Zoelexi777
Aug 25, 2016

This was an entertaining read similar to the events in Spain many years ago. I found the daughter, Michelle, really bratty and the mother, Caroline, with not much backbone but all in all it was a good story.

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matcat44
Jul 21, 2016

Even though the story is from the real life tragedy in Spain some years ago, I decided to give it a chance. I started to skip the alternate chapters of "how it happened", but even so lost interest very quickly.

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spb7679
Jun 17, 2016

Once you're aware that her 2-year old daughter was abducted from a hotel room while she and her husband were enjoying themselves in a nearby restaurant, there's really nowhere else to go. Perfectly predictable - I'd pegged either the husband (always a bad guy in her novels) or the brother to be the perpetrator of the crime.

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MillieBT
May 16, 2016

Entertaining!!!!!! It held my interest...

ChristchurchLib Apr 10, 2016

Haunted by the kidnapping of her infant 15 years earlier, Carole Shipley receives a phone call from a sweet-voiced girl claiming to be her lost daughter, an event that plunges Carole back into a world of heartbreak, suspicion and questions. By the New York Times best-selling author of Someone Is Watching.

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abcDena
Mar 15, 2016

This was not unpredictable, especially if you're not new to Joy Fielding. But it was still fun to read (as fun as a kidnapping story can get).

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