Coverart for item
The Resource All the wrong places : a novel, Joy Fielding

All the wrong places : a novel, Joy Fielding

Label
All the wrong places : a novel
Title
All the wrong places
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joy Fielding
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Driven to desperation by divorce, boredom, infidelity, or a beloved husband's death, a young woman named Paige, her cousin and rival Heather, her best friend Chloe, and her mother, Joan, all decide to try their hand at online dating. They each download an app, hoping to right-swipe their way to love and happiness. But one of them unwittingly makes a date with a killer, starting the clock on a race to save her life"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2019
Review
  • In the past two years, Paige has lost her father, her job, and her boyfriend. To make matters worse, the reason her relationship fell apart is because her boyfriend was sleeping with her meaner, stupider, but nearly identical cousin. Looking for a distraction from her job search and nights spent with her widowed mother, Paige gives online dating a try. She catches the eye of “Mr. Right Now,” a man the reader knows is also a serial killer. This is more domestic suspense than a typical serial-killer thriller. The heroine is in imminent, very serious danger. The reader knows it. The bad guy knows it. The woman getting ready in front of the mirror for an evening out hasn’t a clue. A deliciously fast read with an ending that, after a moment of thought, is wickedly satisfying. Fans of Fielding’s many page-turning suspense novels won’t be disappointed. -- Karen Keefe (Reviewed 3/15/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 14, p44)
  • In this near-miss of a thriller from bestseller Fielding (The Bad Daughter), 33-year-old Bostonian Paige Hamilton needs a shot of validation. Recently fired from her advertising job due to a merger, and betrayed by a cheating boyfriend with her look-alike cousin, Heather, no less—she decides to try online dating. She even recommends an online dating app to her widowed mother, Joan, who might benefit from an internet-generated social life. Meanwhile, Paige’s BFF Chloe turns to the app after an anonymous phone call suggests that her husband might have his own dating profile. Paige, Joan, and Chloe each come into contact with a handsome, smooth-talking serial murderer, Mr. Right Now, without raising much tension. Only toward the end, when Heather decides to impersonate Paige on a date with the killer, is there any real suspense. Occasional chapters in the voice of Mr. Right Now, though grim, feel diluted and fall short of carrying the necessary threat of looming jeopardy. Fielding’s fans will hope for better next time. Agent: Tracy Fisher, WME Entertainment. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed 01/28/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 4, p)
  • A serial killer stalks Boston, mostly unnoticed, as four women obsess over their personal crises. Fielding's latest seems unsure of its intentions. Breezy chick lit about stolen boyfriends, the search for commitment, and merry widowhood? Or a creepy thriller with a high-tech twist? An exceptionally handsome psychopath finds dating sites a rich lode of all too credulous—and, to him, contemptible—female victims. The novel opens with a scene depicting Mr. Right Now (the killer's dating-site alias) luring a woman back to his bachelor pad for a gourmet dinner only to bind her and perpetrate thankfully nondetailed atrocities before disposing of her body. Cut to three weeks earlier, as four women endure comparatively less fraught ordeals. Paige has caught her boyfriend, Noah, in flagrante delicto with her look-alike cousin, Heather. Laid off from her advertising job, Paige vacates Noah's apartment to live with her widowed mother, Joan, age 70. Paige's best friend, Chloe, is taking cautious steps to escape her abusive husband, Matt, but their two children adore him. Heather, by anonymously tattling to Chloe about Matt's presence on dating sites, has provided Chloe with impetus and ammunition. Heather is the too-obvious scapegoat of this narrative. The spoiled daughter of Paige's late father's identical twin, Heather covets everything Paige has (Noah, a job in advertising), but once she's got it, she loses interest. Dipping into online dating, Paige is intrigued by Mr. Right Now's profile, and predator and potential prey circle each other via text. The main driver of suspense is whether Paige keeps her date with destiny after many cancellations, most occasioned by Joan's determination to redefine 70 as the new 60. Only one of Mr. Right Now's victims is discovered during the plot's three-week time frame, but an extensive criminal investigation is, apparently, beyond this book's purview. All the while, readers will harbor dread that Heather will, yet again, try to steal Paige's love interest. Because, vain and silly though Heather is, hers is not the comeuppance we crave. A sequel may be necessary to ensure public safety. (Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10759993
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fielding, Joy
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Cousins
  • Murder
  • Online dating
  • Serial murderers
Target audience
adult
Label
All the wrong places : a novel, Joy Fielding
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065135320
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780399181559
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018051132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042103257
Label
All the wrong places : a novel, Joy Fielding
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065135320
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780399181559
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018051132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042103257

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...