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The Bad Daughter

(2018)
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A gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller of family intrigue and dark secrets, from the author of Someone Is Watching and See Jane Run.

There was no shortage of words she could use to describe her father, and almost none of them complimentary. Serves you damn right, she thought. A voicemail from her estranged sister, Melanie, sends Robin's heart racing and her mind spiraling in a full-blown panic attack. Melanie's message is dire: Their father, his second wife, and his 12-year-old stepdaughter have been shot - likely in a home invasion - and lie in the hospital in critical condition.

It's been more than five years since Robin turned her back on her father when he married her best friend. Five years since she said good-bye to her hometown of Red Bluff, California, and became a therapist. More than two years since Robin and Melanie have spoken. Yet even with all that distance and time and acrimony, the past is always with Robin.

Now, she must return to the family she left behind. As she attempts to mend fences while her father clings to life, Robin begins to wonder if there is more to the tragedy than a botched burglary attempt. It seems that everyone - Robin's mercurial sister, her less-than-communicative nephew, her absent brother, and even Tara, her father's wife - has something to hide. And someone may have put them all in grave danger.

New York Times best-selling author Joy Fielding has written a gripping edge-of-your-seat thriller of family intrigue and dark secrets. The Bad Daughter explores the deadly differences between the lies we want to believe and the truths we wish not to know.

Praise for The Bad Daughter:

"So expert is [Joy] Fielding at seeding clues that readers will never see the final plot twist coming. The acutely portrayed family dynamics lend pathos and a certain schadenfreudian frisson to the proceedings. An author who knows her way around suburban angst." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Fielding, a sure hand at psychological suspense, amps up tension nicely here as the narrative reaches a high-energy conclusion." (Booklist)

"[Keeps] the reader turning the pages until the bombshell final shocker." (Publishers Weekly)

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

March 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Bad Daughter (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Joy Fielding
ISBN: 1-4328-4850-X / 978-1-4328-4850-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bad Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Fielding
ISBN: 0-385-69057-6 / 978-0-385-69057-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bad Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Fielding
ISBN: 0-399-18152-0 / 978-0-399-18152-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Bad Daughter
Author(s): Joy Fielding
ISBN: 1-4000-2681-4 / 978-1-4000-2681-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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December 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bad Daughter: A gripping psychological thriller with a devastating twist
Author(s): Joy Fielding
ISBN: 1-78576-383-0 / 978-1-78576-383-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bad Daughter: A gripping psychological thriller with a devastating twist
Author(s): Joy Fielding
ISBN: 1-78576-385-7 / 978-1-78576-385-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre Publishing
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February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bad Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Fielding
ISBN: 0-385-69000-2 / 978-0-385-69000-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bad Daughter
Author(s): Joy Fielding
Publisher: Zaffre
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Bad Daughter
Author(s): Joy Fielding
Publisher: Zaffre
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May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bad Daughter
Author(s): Joy Fielding
Publisher: Zaffre
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bad Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Fielding
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bad Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Fielding
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bad Daughter: A gripping psychological thriller with a devastating twist
Author(s): Joy Fielding
Publisher: Zaffre
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February 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Bad Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Fielding
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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February 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bad Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Fielding
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA