The Search for a Lost Daughter In this interesting story, the mother of a dysfunctional family searches for her missing daughter, which is all she can focus on until tragedy also strikes her other daughter.
Interesting enough to stick with-but not Fielding's best-C- In this book, Cindy Carver, the 42-year-old mother of 2 daughters, Julia and Heather, is divorced from her husband Tom; of whom is remarried. Her daughter Julia has done nothing but give Cindy problems and has now moved back home. Julia is an aspiring actress at 21-years-old, and has an audition with director Mr. Kinsolving. She is supposed to be at a fitting for a wedding dress as her cousin, Bianca is getting married soon. But that afternoon, she never shows up-period. Cindy becomes more and more frantic when not only does she not show up then, but goes missing. So she calls her ex-husband, Thom, and wonders if he has any ideas of where Julia might have gone. Together, they call the police and they search for about 2 weeks before something finally does turn up.
In this story, Cindy's neighbors Faith and her husband Ryan Sellick are married with a new baby. Faith is going through postpartum depression pretty badly, and Ryan is having affairs, of which Cindy suspects is with Julia which turns out to be true. Cindy feels that he also might have something to do with her disappearance.
The whole family is terribly dysfunctional. The younger daughter Heather never seems to count with her mother. Julia is all Cindy can seem to focus on, until something bad happens to Heather, then Cindy opens her eyes to the other daughter as well.Worst I've Read in a LONG time... I had the misfortune to have this book on tape, and only this book, during a long trip. There are no mysteries to this book...the mother is obsesses with a selfish self centered daughter [and we all know where she is 'lost' to based on her personality] overlooking her other daughter. The mother character faints and buckles and whines about the disappearance of a daughter that appears from the beginning to be a social-path with no feelings for other humans. The last few discs, I only listened to the first few lines of each track...one whole chapter lamented babysitting the neighbor's baby which was just a waste of time.
What is really LOST is your money if you buy the book...luckily I only borrowed it.