Still Life

Still Life Beautiful happily married and the owner of a successful interior design business Casey Marshall couldn t be content with her life until a car slams into her at almost fifty miles an hour breaking

  • Title: Still Life
  • Author: Joy Fielding
  • ISBN: 9781416585275
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beautiful, happily married, and the owner of a successful interior design business, Casey Marshall couldn t be content with her life, until a car slams into her at almost fifty miles an hour, breaking nearly every bone in her body and plunging her into a coma Lying in her hospital bed, Casey realizes that although she is unable to see or communicate, she can hear eveBeautiful, happily married, and the owner of a successful interior design business, Casey Marshall couldn t be content with her life, until a car slams into her at almost fifty miles an hour, breaking nearly every bone in her body and plunging her into a coma Lying in her hospital bed, Casey realizes that although she is unable to see or communicate, she can hear everything She quickly discovers that her friends aren t necessarily the people she thought them to be and that her accident might not have been an accident at all As she struggles to break free from her living death, she begins to wonder if what lies ahead could be even worse.

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    • Joy Fielding

      Joy Fielding n e Tepperman born March 18, 1945 is a Canadian novelist and actress She lives in Toronto, Ontario.Born in Toronto, Ontario, she graduated from the University of Toronto in 1966, with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature As Joy Tepperman, she had a brief acting career, appearing in the film Winter Kept Us Warm 1965 and in an episode of Gunsmoke She later changed her last name to Fielding after Henry Fielding and began writing novels.Fielding is also the screenwriter of the television film Golden Will The Silken Laumann Story.At the age of 8, Joy Tepperman wrote her first story and sent it into a local magazine, and at age 12 sent in her first TV script, however both were rejected She had a brief acting career, eventually giving it up to write full time in 1972 She has published to date 22 novels, two of which were converted into film Fielding s process of having an idea to the point the novel is finished generally takes a year, the writing itself taking four to eight months Joy Fielding sets most of her novels in American cities such as Boston and Chicago She has said that she prefers to set her novels in big American cities, as the landscape seems best for her themes of urban alienation and loss of identity Fielding is a Canadian citizen Her husband s name is Warren, and they have two daughters, Annie and Shannon They have property in Toronto, Ontario, as well as Palm Beach, Florida.Fielding had an interview with the Vancouver Sun in 2007, just after her publication of Heartstopper She enjoys catching readers off guard with the endings of her stories, but insists that it isn t what her fiction is about , but rather about the development of her characters Discussing her novels with the Toronto Star in 2008, she said I might not write fiction in the literary sense But I write very well My characters are good My dialog is good And my stories are really involving I m writing exactly the kind of books I like to write And they re the kind of books I like to read They re popular commercial fiction That s what they are Fielding has been noted as a novelist who is popular in the United States and foreign countries, rather than in her native Canada For example, the novel Kiss Mommy Goodbye was popular in the States, and See Jane Run in Germany In addition, she had an American agent and publisher, although she has now switched to a Canadian publisher.

    918 thoughts on “Still Life


    • Zugegeben Am Ende wurde es nochmal deutlich spannender, aber es war einfach soooo de bis zur H lfte, dass ich definitiv nur 3 Sterne geben kann D


    • With over twenty books under her belt, Joy Fielding is bound to improve with every novel, yet occasionally produce work that feels like it is a step backward to her faithful readers Still Life A Novel, while well written in spite of a tricky Plot device, still manages to fall short of what Fielding fans have come to expect.The gimmick of having the books narrator spend the majority of the novel non communicative yet fully aware of her surroundings in a coma, attempting to solve her attempted mur [...]



    • First of all, its story about comatose women who can hear what her close ones are talking and she found out secrets they kept hidden from her It s fast paced, interesting, dramatic and full of suspense.





    • An exceptional thriller.A woman trapped in her own body,unable to move and to see.She can hear everything that s said around her,however but cannot respond or give a sign.She can hear people scheming and threatening her life.Only now does she realize she s got enemies.The accident that put Casey into a coma was carefully planned by someone she knows very well.As the young woman slowly comes around,the danger that surrounds her gets even greater.Suspenseful,especially towards the end


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    • This is my first experience with the Canadian author Joy Fielding and I must say I wasn t disappointed with her writing style and the plot twists she puts to her story.I admit I bought this book on a whim, I was in the bookstore yesterday and saw this cover, all simple and dark, and then decided to read the synopsis since I was in the mood for a mystery thriller book I started reading it late last night and finished it a couple of minutes ago I couldn t put it down, even when I felt my eyes tire [...]



    • I don t read a whole lot of fiction any, but my husband recommended this to me just because Middlemarch figures into the plot The story is about Casey, a woman in a coma after a car crash that police suspect was attempted murder The first half of the book is a whodunit, but because Casey, against everyone s expectations, can hear and understand what s going on around her, she finds out the identity of her would be murderer midway through From that point on, the suspense driving the story is whet [...]


    • Casey is beautiful, rich, happily married and the victim of a hit and run which broke almost every bone in her body and left her in a coma People in comas can hear and that s what has Casey so anxious and confused People are not necessarily the people she thought them to be and there was nothing she could do about it Nicely done even tho I knew who was responsible early on.


    • Katastrofa Najgori krimi koji sam ikada itala, ak i za tivo za pla u je grozota.Najve a zamjerka ide nedovoljno, ustvari nikako poja njeni motivi negativca.


    • It could ve been better The villain s motive was weak so that took away some of my enjoyment But overall it was a pretty good psychological thriller.


    • 4.5 starsI wish the ending wasn t so rushed and I wished some explanation but all in all very enjoyable read D I think Joy Fielding is becoming one of my beloved authors.


    • Joy Fielding seems to have watched too many episodes of House and Law Order Her novel Still Life echoes stories from these too shows that it s almost embarrassing The novel tells the story of Casey, a beautiful, successful businesswoman with a happy marriage home career life Read something bad s going to happen to her She is struck by a car so severely that every bone in her body is broken and she suffers from extreme brain trauma The hook is that she is mentally conscious, able to hear and see [...]


    • Casey Marshall owns her own decorating company and loves her wonderful husband and friends Then she suffers severe injuries from being hit by a car and is plunged into a coma Casey gradually becomes aware of what s happening around her She can hear, at least some of the time, but can t move, see or communicate What she learns is that the people she loves might not be quite who she thought they were, and the accident may have been an attempt on her life.This is the best suspense novel I ve read i [...]


    • I have become a fan of Joy Fielding s work just recently I started out by reading her book HeartStopper and was quite intrigued by the mystery she portrayed in her book The same thing happened again when I read her book Charley s Web, and this latest selection did not disappoint me either.This story has an air of mystery surrounding it as the lead charcter is hit by a car and left in a coma What no one can figure out is that she can hear everything going on around her and she finds out that her [...]


    • A unique story told from the point of view of a victim after an attempt to murder her left her undead but in a comatose state Fielding cleverly weaves in and out of Casey s comatose dreams and realities, sometimes blurring the line between the two, resulting in a very interesting view into the confused mind After reading this novel, I m left wondering whether people in comas are actually conscious How often are people laying in hospital beds, alert but unable to communicate to us and frustrated [...]


    • Just OK I probably wouldn t have finished if my book group wasn t reading it While the plot was interesting, the characters were stock the drunken mother, the cynical friend, the good little girl the dialogue ordinary and the backstories long and distracting.My impression this successful author had a contract for a book of a certain length and padded a shorter story to make up the difference.I lost count of how many times she thought, This can t be happening This can t be happening This can t be [...]


    • I think this was a decent read for my first time with Joy There was good character development and I enjoyed her writing style I thought it was an interesting concept to read about someone in an immobile situation throughout the entire book and it worked well enough About halfway through the story is where you learn what led to Casey s accident The buildup to the end was not great but I don t think it was bad either, just okay So I will give of Fielding s novels a chance later down the road.


    • This was told from the perspective of the patient Casey Marshall who is left in a deep coma with all her bones broken after a hit and run accident While in this coma she figures out she can hear everyone around her but not see She learns her accident may have not been an accident at all, and who her friends really are It was really good up until the end I felt it was rushed and the ending was just there when the story line couldn t go any further.


    • 2.5 3To my surprise, this ended being a fairly decent book even if it was utterly predictable and the events leading to the end were way too convenient It was entertaining and well written, and the narration made it work for me.



    • If you re looking for a suspense novel, look elsewhere By page 15 the whole story became clear to me, due to too many hints in the opening chapters.Young wealthy woman, hit by a car, in a deep comabut can everything the doctors, friends, sister and husband say in her hospital room Obviously the accident was no accident and yadayada.


    • Very predictable, but still great thriller Joy Fielding will always be one of my favourite thriller authors.



    • Casey is beautiful, rich, happily married and the victim of a hit and run which broke almost every bone in her body and left her in a coma People in comas can hear and that s what has Casey so anxious and confused People are not necessarily the people she thought them to be and there was nothing she could do about it Nicely done even tho I knew who was responsible early on.


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