Throwback Thursday is a meme created by Renee at It’s Book Talk to share old favorite books rather than just the new shiny ones. This is a great idea to bring back to life some much-loved books. Please feel free to join in.
My choice for this week is:
Heartstopper by Joy Fielding
Published April 3, 2007, by Atria Books
From the “New York Times” and internationally bestselling author of “Mad River Road” comes a spine-tingling thriller about a picturesque Florida town — and the killer determined to prey on its teenage girls.Welcome to Torrance, Florida. Population: 4,160. As Sheriff John Weber would attest, the deadliest predators to date in his tiny hamlet were the alligators lurking in the nearby swamps. But that was before someone abducted and murdered a runaway teenage girl…and before the disappearance of popular and pretty Liana Martin. The pattern is chilling to Sandy Crosbie, the town’s new high school English teacher. With a marriage on the rocks, thanks to her husband’s online affairs, and a beautiful teenage daughter to protect, Sandy wishes she’d never come to the seemingly quiet town with shocking depths of scandal, sex, and brutality roiling beneath its surface. And as Sheriff Weber digs up more questions than answers in a dead-end investigation, one truth emerges: the prettiest ones are being targeted, the heartstoppers. And this killer intends to give them their due….
Alternating between the chilling journal entries of a cold-blooded murderer and the sizzling scandals of small-town life, “Heartstopper” is Joy Fielding’s most exciting novel of suspense yet.
I am pretty sure that I have read all of Joy Fielding’s novels. She’s one of the authors that I follow closely, always checking when a new novel is going to be released.
I’ve enjoyed all of her novels, though of course, I’ve liked some more than others. “Heartstopper” is one that is definitely at the top. Suspenseful and gripping, I read this book in no time at all.
I recently picked up a copy for my collection and look forward to reading it again.