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Atria, Aug 2003, 25.00, 384 pp.
ISBN 0743446291

After Cindy Carver divorced her philandering husband, her thirteen-year-old daughter chooses to live with her father. Seven years later, after her father remarries, Julia moves back home with he mother, her younger sister Heather, and her sibling's boyfriend Duncan. It is a big adjustment for all of them because Julia is so self-absorbed but Cindy is trying hard to make it work because she doesn't want Julia to leave her again.
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On the day that Julia has an audition with a Hollywood director for a role in a movie, she has a fight with every person in the house. When Julia fails to come home, Cindy doesn't get worried because she believes her daughter is off somewhere pouting. As the hours turn in to days and then into weeks, Cindy is afraid that she will never see her daughter again because after an intensive investigation, the police don't have a clue as to what happened to Julia after she left the audition.

LOST is a character driven tale starring a woman who is living every mother's worst nightmare and is still able to take care of others in her time of great stress. Readers well admire her and hope that somehow a miracle will occur. Joy Fielding has written an extremely interesting book with an ending that will come as a surprise to any one who thinks they know what has occurred.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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