Title: All the Wrong Places
Author: Joy Fielding
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
Page Count: 358
My rating: 5 stars
About the book:
Four women—friends, family, rivals—turn to online dating for companionship, only to find themselves in the crosshairs of a tech-savvy killer using an app to target his victims in this harrowing thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of See Jane Run and The Bad Daughter.
Online dating is risky—will that message be a sweet greeting or an unsolicited lewd photo? Will he be as handsome in real life as he is in his photos, or were they taken ten years and twenty pounds ago? And when he asks you to go home with him, how do you know it’s safe? The man calling himself “Mr. Right Now” in his profile knows that his perfect hair, winning smile, and charming banter put women at ease, silencing any doubts they might have about going back to his apartment. There, he has a special evening all planned out: steaks, wine, candlelight . . . and, by the end of the night, pain and a slow, agonizing death.
Driven to desperation—by divorce, boredom, infidelity, a beloved husband’s death—a young woman named Paige, her cousin and rival Heather, her best friend, Chloe, and her mother, Joan, all decide to try their hand at online dating. They each download an app, hoping to right-swipe their way to love and happiness.
But one of them unwittingly makes a date with the killer, starting the clock on a race to save her life.
New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding has written a complex, electrifying thriller about friendship, jealousy, and passion—a deadly combination.
While All the Wrong Places by Joy Fielding is a thriller read it’s also another book that gave me a serious craving for a bowel of popcorn with each turn of the page. The story offers up a lot of drama to go along with it’s more suspenseful side. With multiple points of view which even includes one from our serial killer you can’t help but become immersed in the drama.
Paige had been in a relationship that she thought would last forever, that is until walking in on her boyfriend with her cousin, Heather. Paige and Heather may only be cousins but the two could also pass for twins and from the moment they were born the competition started between them.
While Heather now has Matt, Paige ends up taking up online dating to try to meet someone before she has to attend her uncle’s birthday party alone. As Paige begins to date again her best friend Chloe finds her husband has been on the dating sites too as she feels their marriage slipping away.
All the Wrong Places had a bit of everything going for it with even some funny moments along the way which made it a rather compelling read. While following along with all of the family and relationship drama you get sneak peeks into the killer’s mind and his plans to set the tension of just when he’ll strike. I honestly didn’t want to put this one down as I waited to find out what would happen next.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
JOY FIELDING is the New York Times bestselling author of The Bad Daughter, She’s Not There, Someone Is Watching, Charley’s Web, Heartstopper, Mad River Road, See Jane Run and other acclaimed novels. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida.