Sunday, March 29, 2009

51 - Still Life; Joy Fielding

Still Life: A Novel, by Joy Fielding was my Waiting on Wednesday pick for 2/4/09, and as luck would have it, I was first on the reserves list at our library to get this book. A quick page turner and fun read.

Casey Marshall seems to have the perfect life: she is beautiful, wealthy, has great supportive friends, a handsome adoring husband, and a successful design business. She is so happy with her life that she thinks it may even be time to start a family.

One day after having lunch with her friends in Philadelphia, she is walking to her car in the parking garage, when a car slams into her at almost fifty miles an hour. She lies in a coma with numerous broken bones, but then a strange thing happens. Casey realizes that although she cannot move or speak, she can hear everything that is being said around her. As visitors appear at her bedside, she begins to realize that maybe her injuries were not an accident at all, but that someone was trying to kill her. But who: a friend, her sister, her husband, her health care providers, and why?

I enjoyed this book even though it was somewhat predictable. It was just the type of story I needed after a few more serious reads.

Still Life: A Novel is RECOMMENDED

RATING - 4/5 - COMPLETED - 3/28/09


  1. I haven't yet read anything by Joy Fielding, but I hope to give her a try one of these days. Her books sound right up my alley.

    I am glad you enjoyed Still Life!

  2. I have a couple of books by Fielding in my TBR pile and this one seems like a fun read. I definitely need some light, some reads right about now :-)

  3. The premise of this happening in real life has always scared me. To be able to hear and not communicate seems like it would be absolute torture.

  4. I have been wondering about this new one from Fielding. I have liked the ones I have read by her so far.


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