She's Not There

  • by Joy Fielding
  • Narrated by Tanya Eby
  • 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A novel of psychological suspense about a woman whose life takes a shocking turn when a young girl contacts her, claiming to be her daughter kidnapped in Mexico years earlier, from the New York Times best-selling author of Someone is Watching.
A lifetime ago, every year Carole Shipley looked forward to her wedding anniversary. But then a celebratory trip to Mexico for the occasion with her husband and friends ended in the unsolved kidnapping of her infant daughter, Samantha. Now, 15 years after that horrific time, divorced and isolated, Carole is forced to relive the kidnapping by reporters who call every year on the anniversary of Samantha's disappearance.
However, this year when the phone rings, Carole hears the sweet voice of a girl claiming to be her long-lost daughter. Plunged back into the world of heartbreak, suspicion, and questions that led the case to run cold so many years ago, Carole doesn't know what or whom to believe. But when she starts to figure it out, she finds the answers dangerously close to home.

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Good One!

It's a simple story but very well done. It won't keep you on the edge of your seat but it will make you want to keep listening. The story flows nicely and the narration is excellent.
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- Yikes "Books are a big part of my life. Happiness is a beautiful evening on the houseboat with a good book :)"

A Page-Turner, Yet Characters Lack Verisimilitude

Husband was TOO selfish and conniving, while the wife was TOO noble (and oblivious?). Only one date in 15 years? Not likely, while she is young and beautiful and craving emotional support. The daughters were unrealistically diametrically opposed as sweet and sour. Setting the wife up as the perceived villain, brave and long-suffering, just didn't pass the reality test, when almost always it's the husband or boyfriend or male family friend. The supposed "motive"--cold, uncaring, irresponsible--was entirely unbelievable. The husband would clearly be the prime suspect, and remain so despite a little sniveling at the press conference. Nevertheless, the plot held the pageant together. I would have preferred a more complex ending, hinting at some personal triumph after so many years in limbo, but that would have required more depth of character all along.
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- Lisa Davidson "Lisa Davidson is a poet, author, and devoted bibliophile (myopic from age four). Listening to audiobooks is pure bliss. Thank you, Audible!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-23-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio