What do you think your life would be like after losing not only your 21-year old daughter in a sudden accident, but also the love and support of your husband, family and friends? The only response from those you care about and believed in is now blank or questioning looks and wondering eyes that try to determine if you are in your right mind. After all, when you see the ghost of your dead daughter everywhere, what should everyone think? This is the compelling world that the New York Times bestselling author, Joy Fielding, takes you to in her suspenseful, mesmerizing thriller, "Now You See Her".
As you enter the tumultuous life of Marcy Taggart, you find a 50-year-old divorcee who feels the emptiness of being alone as she nears what would have been her 25th wedding anniversary. This event, coupled with the unresolved disappearance and "certain" death of her daughter, Devon, engulfs her in a downward-spiraling life filled with heartache. Marcy had held on to hope for both her crumbling marriage and the life of her daughter, who authorities determined had perished after disappearing in an apparent canoeing accident. Marcy believed she could see her marriage survive this ordeal; and, yes, she was also certain that she would find her daughter alive.
Before the marriage ended, Marcy had been planning a second honeymoon trip to Ireland. To get away from her overwhelming sadness, Marcy decides to go alone. In the small town of Cork, Ireland, Marcy enters a traditional Irish pub that overlooks the river Lee. While in the pub, Marcy's sad thoughts are interrupted when she is joined by a fellow tourist, Vic Sorvino. Vic is a "deeply tanned, dark haired gentleman graying at the temples...with unsettling blue eyes," who is soon to become her new friend, supposed supporter and possibly more. As she and Vic chat together, Marcy receives a call from her sister in the states. Distracted by the call, her eyes catch site of a shadow passing the window--one of a young woman who steps into a "cone of light," and then disappears. Marcy gasps and jumps to her feet, racing for the door as she searches for the passer-byer..."My God, it's Devon!" Fielding's exhilarating and heart-pounding thriller takes off as Marcy searches for her long lost daughter in the streets of Cork, half way around the world from the home that she and Devon had once known.
Will Marcy finally be reunited with her daughter whom she had known in her heart had not perished? Be sure to check out "Now You See Her" and become absorbed in this intriguing suspenseful story about a mother's un-quenching thirst to be reunited with her lost child. This carefully crafted novel takes the reader along an exhilarating journey in a woman's desperate search and need to find herself, her lost child and ultimately the "disturbing truth that might, in the end, be her only salvation."
I highly recommend this title to those readers who enjoy suspense and mystery done in the realm of realistic, relatable situations. Ms. Fielding, a bestselling author, once said "I love writing because it's the only time in my life when I feel I have complete control...[that is until] there comes a point where the characters take over and tell you what they think they should say and do."
Recommended by Cathy Lee