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Puppet Paperback – Bargain Price, November 22, 2005
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Puppet opens with us meeting Amanda Travis, a main character you certainly are not going to love. She is an up and coming attorney living in Florida who is twice divorced, does not like losing cases, and thinks it is ok to sleep with married men.
Out of the blue, her first ex husband Ben calls from Toronto to tell her that her estranged mother has been arrested for shooting a stranger in the Four Season Hotel and he would like her to come home to help. After much deliberation and some extra heat from past relationships knocking at her door, Amanda decided to take a quick trip home. Ben takes Amanda to see her mother the day after she arrives only to be told that her mom, Gwen does not want any kind of defense. She just wants to plead guilty and take her sentence. Being the attorney that she is, Amanda can't take that as an option so she starts digging around to find out the truth behind the shooting. What Amanda gets is a whole lot more than she bargained for when the truth about her past starts catching up to her and life will never be the same.
Puppet was a very quick read with a lot of dialog so be forewarned if you do not like that format in a book. For those of you who have read many of Joy Fieldings past books you will not be surprised to know that she once again throughs in a zinger that you would not have originally guessed and thats all I am saying.
Amanda is a 28 year old lawyer living in Florida. With two failed marriages behind her Danielle now finally enjoys a wonderful career, great home and single lifestyle. But this may not last much longer after she receives a phone call from her ex husband, a practicing attorney from her home town in Toronto, Canada. Now Amanda's carefully ordered world is about to crumble when she learns that her mother, whom she has always had a strained relationship with, has just killed a total stranger in the lobby of a hotel. Initially Amanda tells her ex husband this isn't her problem and refuses to fly to Toronto. But then realizing her mother has no other family, Amanda decides to make the trip if even for only a few days. Once there Amanda must not only deal with her mother's refusal to discuss what happened but her mothers stubborness about pleading guilty without explaining her actions. What ensues for readers after this was a roller coaster of events which kept my eyes pealed to the page. But only up to a certain point.
While I raced through the first 200 pages of the book I found there was one real problem I had with the book and that was I didn't find Amanda a totally sympathetic character although she should have been, especially by the end.Read more ›
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Mandy, the main character, was horrendous. I hated her from beginning to end and did not want her to have a happy ending at all! Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Skulski
Nothing about this book was appealing to me...not the style of writing, which was fractured at best and tedious at worst, certainly not the characters who got lost in their flaws... Read morePublished on September 7, 2012 by Moonshadow
Well it speaks to the storyline and gripping writing style of this novel that has me finished in 8 days. Yes, it was a quick read. Read morePublished on April 3, 2012 by Tom Turvey
In this novel, Amanda Travis is an emotionally-closed-off woman in her late 20s working as a criminal defense attorney in Florida. Read morePublished on February 15, 2011 by dcbooklover
you will like this suspensful story. Although by reading the back cover excerpt you certainly can get the impression that this is going to be a "closed case" as the book is all... Read morePublished on April 7, 2009 by Ditsy Mitzi
This is from a guy. Actually, I liked the book. I listened to it and thoroughly enjoyed it. Yeah, I yelled at her a dozen times that she was being stupid and a teeny-bopper, but... Read morePublished on April 4, 2009 by F. Kranz
I have now read several of Fielding's novels. Some of her earlier work remains among my favorites, while "Whisper and Lies" (see my reviews) has one of the best endings of most... Read morePublished on April 20, 2008 by Guy V. De Rosa
Although a good novel, it was not as spell binding as her previous. I enjoyed the book, but by no means was it a "can't put down,page turner".Published on January 21, 2008 by Marie Stewart
Joy Fielding is one of the authors that I buy a book just by the author name alone. This book was not her best but still wasn't a waste of time. The plot was interesting. Read morePublished on November 1, 2007 by E. Arment