By Joy Fielding
Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780743448659, 448pp.
Publication Date: December 28, 2004
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.
"Disturbingly credible....You will not be able to put it down."
-- Tampa Tribune (FL)
"[A] taut suburban thriller."
-- Kirkus Reviews