Synopses & Reviews
New York Times
bestselling author Joy Fielding delivers her most glamorous and intriguing novel to date about the disappearance of a gorgeous young actress, and a mother whose life is thrown into turmoil as a result.
It's almost five o'clock. Where the hell are you?
Losing Julia has become a constant in Cindy Carver's life. The first time Julia disappeared, she was five years old and vanished at the playground. That inspired motherly paranoia. The second was when, at age fourteen, Julia decided to move in with her father. That broke Cindy's heart. But when twenty-one-year-old Julia disappears without a trace after a promising audition with one of Hollywood's most powerful and influential directors, Cindy begins a frantic search. Secrets are revealed, lives are forever altered, and Cindy is forced to acknowledge the disturbing truth about the young woman she realizes she never really knew.
Sexy, suspenseful, and utterly un-put-downable, Lost takes readers into the heart of a woman overwhelmed by her determination to find the daughter she's lost, and, if at all possible, to reclaim the respect she once had for herself.
Every stranger was a possible fiend; every friend a possible foe. How well do we know anybody? How well do we know ourselves?
"[A] taut suburban thriller." Kirkus Reviews
"Disturbingly credible....You will not be able to put it down." Tampa Tribune
Ever since she was a child, Julia Carver has tested her mother Cindy's nerves and tried her patience. Forever willful and self-absorbed, Julia, now twenty-one and an aspiring actress, moves back home when her father remarries — and turns Cindy's household into chaos.
But when Julia doesn't return after a promising audition with a Hollywood film director, Cindy knows it's more than just typical Julia dramatics — and a frantic search begins. Now, secrets are revealed, lives are forever altered, and Cindy is forced to acknowledge the disturbing truth about the daughter she realizes she never really knew.
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. Visit her website at www.JoyFielding.com.