Review of SHE’S NOT THERE by Joy Fielding

Caroline Shipley went to Mexico to celebrate her tenth anniversary with her husband Hunter and their two children, Michelle who was a precocious toddler and the baby Samantha, about a year old. Her husband even surprised her by having their friends and her brother join them to celebrate. So, everything seems perfect until their babysitter cancels and Caroline and Hunter can’t attend their own anniversary dinner. Caroline wants to skip the dinner, but Hunter is insistent that they will just be downstairs and will check on the girls every half hour. Reluctantly, Caroline gives in, but to her horror, when she goes up to check, baby Samantha is missing. Thus begins the real drama of the book. Caroline refuses to give up hope that she will find her missing daughter. When the current story begins, it is fifteen years later, the reporters are covering the story again, and Caroline is still seeking answers. The denouement of the story is unbelievable but so realistically portrayed that it is almost as if the reader is there, with Caroline and holding her hand, walking with her through the unimaginable tale of what really happened to Samantha. Joy Fielding will not disappoint with her gripping story of a mother’s love that won’t give up hope.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”



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