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From Publishers Weekly

Finely tuned and convincing, Fielding's ( Kiss Mommy Goodbye ) latest novel of romantic suspense opens on a chilling note: Boston housewife Jane Whittaker finds herself on a downtown street, her pockets stuffed with a large number of crisp $100 bills, the front of her dress soaked with blood. She has no idea of her identity. Though shaken and terrified, she proceeds with logic. After 24 hours of shrewd calculation, she finds a policeman and is taken to a hospital for tests. By chance, she is reunited there with her husband, Michael, a prominent pediatric surgeon. Caring and supportive, Michael feels that Jane will regain her memory soon. He assures Jane that their seven-year-old daughter is staying with his parents and that she must accept the ministrations of their solicitous housekeeper, Paula. But the atmosphere is ominous: Michael has unexplained stitches on his forehead; Jane feels constantly drugged; Paula refuses to let Jane see her friends. Increasingly uneasy, Jane flees, but is soon found by Michael and a new cycle of terror begins. Fielding handles her material with finesse; suspense is maintained at a high level, and the narrative is enriched by Jane's bracing sense of humor and a cast of sharply drawn, articulate characters. Literary Guild main selection; movie option to Pathe Studios.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

Prolific and popular novelist Fielding ( Good Intentions, LJ 7/89) has a special talent for writing taut, suspenseful--yet eminently believable--tales about women in crisis. Here, Jane finds herself in downtown Boston, her dress covered with blood, nearly $10,000 in her coat pocket, and absolutely no idea of who she is. She seeks help at Boston City Hospital, where she discovers that she is the wife of handsome Michael Whittaker, a renowned surgeon. The doctor seems to be the perfect husband, and as Jane learns the details of their ideal life together she is unable to understand her suspicions of him. However, as Jane's amnesia persists, it becomes clear that her model husband is threatening her sanity in order to conceal a sinister secret. With realistic characters and nimble pacing, Fielding pulls the reader down a path of psychological suspense which ultimately leads to a surprising and satisfying conclusion. Literary Guild main selection.
- Rebecca House Stankowski, Purdue Univ. Calu met, Hammond, Ind.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (May 29, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380711524
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380711529
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Joy Fielding is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Still Life, Charley's Web, Heartstopper, See Jane Run, and other acclaimed novels. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. K on December 30, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In the last 6-1/2 hours, my blood pressure has probably risen to unbelievable heights. I've been frightened and perplexed, I literally gasped for breath more than a few times, and I'm probably doomed to weeks of nightmares. I feel like I just ran a marathon. In other words, I read this book.

I wanted to scream to Jane exactly what she should do next, as if I were actually living in her character. I could feel her frustration and helplessness. Then, at the horrifying moment when Jane learns the truth-all of the truth!-her reactions are vivid, poignant, and absolutely realistic. I really appreciated that, and after reading only my second of Joy Fielding's offerings I have a great respect for this portion of the book.

This packs a wallop like few others I've seen. The villain of this piece is far creepier and more rage-worthy than anything Stephen King has invented. No loose ends and no disappointments, either.

Run, don't walk, to the bookstore for this one!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Little Miss Cutey on April 9, 2006
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This book is one of the best I've read. I actually re-read it every couple of years or so (my copy is so old, it has a different cover to this one). It gets you right from page one and doesn't let go. I personally didn't see the end coming, but I've read almost all of Joy's books and this is the best by far. It's so good and if you are a fan of a good thriller, this is what you are looking for. I highly recommend it. It's one of the few books I've read from front to back without stopping (except bathroom breaks).
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Beverley Strong on April 18, 2006
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One late afternoon, a young woman finds herself wandering around the shopping centre of her town, with no idea of who she is, where she is or how she happened to get there. She discovers to her horror that the expensive but simple dress she is wearing under her coat, is covered with blood and that nearly $10,000 in hundred dollar bills, is stuffed carelessly into her pockets. Overcoming her initial fright with a huge effort, she books into a hotel for the night but feels herself growing progressively more shaky and in danger of losing control, so she reports herself to a police station. The police send her to a public hospital for examination by a psychiatrist and while she is being examined, a staff member recognizes her as Jane Whittaker, the wife of a prominent and well respected pediatrician, Dr Michael Whittaker. Her husband shows great concern for her welfare and takes her home to be cared for by a housekeeper who, under Michael's instructions, keeps her constantly sedated. Michael does a great job of "gaslighting" her to the point that she willingly accepts the sedation, believing his story that she is violent, has an uncontrollable temper and was responsible for the deaths of her own daughter and mother. It's a terrifying scenario, the reason for which I luckily did not guess, which made it even more horrifying.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Thriller Lover VINE VOICE on October 22, 2006
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I read at least a hundred suspense novels a year, and I really believe that Joy Fielding is one of the best writers in the business. She is very gifted with language, and is able to create characters that are very realistic and three-dimensional. In some ways, her psychological thrillers resemble those of Mary Higgins Clark, but a little more graphic in the violence and sexual content.

SEE JANE RUN is probably Joy Fielding's most successful novel, written over fifteen years ago. Many fans consider it her best. The story is relatively simple, and deals with a woman with amnesia who is desperately trying to find out the truth about her past. The story starts with a bang and is very gripping until the very end. I really enjoyed it, and I found this book very difficult to put down.

If you've never read Joy Fielding before, I recommend starting with this novel. Some of her later work is uneven and sometimes features characters that are difficult to like. This novel does not have that problem, and is a great all around suspense story with a likable heroine.

Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 11, 1998
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Excellent--the best of Fielding's books. The most fascinating aspect of the book is that we, as readers, are gradually learning about who Jane Whittaker was, and is, at the same time that Jane is recovering from her memory loss. Jane is a very memorable character, and the subtle descriptions of her personality traits and tendencies make for a very interesting read. This is not a "predictable mystery" by any means, although certain people are not what they appear to be. The only problem I had with the book was Jane's nosy neighbor Carole. Would any neighbor, even a NOSY one, call your doctor husband in the middle of a scheduled surgery and tell him to get home right away just because YOU LOOKED DISTRAUGHT? I didn't quite buy that one, but overall, every minute detail about the characters and events flowed smoothly. I highly recommend it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 5, 1997
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See Jane Run was my first Joy Fielding book. I thought it was a great book. In fact, the day I read it, I went out and bought three more books by her. It kept you in suspence and wandering what would happen next. I HIGHLY recommend everyone to read See Jane Run. Believe, you won't be sorry
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 19, 2005
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Like many readers, I was captured after the first sentence. There is something around every little corner, thus making it difficult to put down! It's smart, suspenseful, and engaging. You have no idea what lies next for Jane, who has lost her identity. Fielding gives very little away, but just enough to keep you behind Jane & her gut instinct in finding the real truth! I was not expecting the outcome at all.

I also recommend reading Fielding's "Whispers & Lies". Another good one!
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