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3.67  ·  Rating details ·  2,597 Ratings  ·  256 Reviews
A spine-tingling thriller about a picturesque Florida town – and the killer determined to prey on its teenaged girls–from the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Mad River Road.

“I’ve never been a fan of blood and guts,” writes the killer, “I’ve always preferred the buildup to an event over the actual event itself.”

In Heartstopper, bestselling author
Paperback, 450 pages
Published March 25th 2008 by Seal Books
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Nina Draganova
Брррр! Продължавам да чета психарските истории на Джой Филдинг, надявайки се да открия още някоя , като "Другата жена" .
Пише наистина увлекателно, но малко са книгите , които си заслужават.
Тази е прекалено разтеглена , което не допринесе затова да стане по-интересна.
Накрая е съшита на две на три съвсем елементарно.
Откроих този бисер:
"Той бе класически случай-огромен,як и малоумен-и някак твърде горд от всичко това."
И мисълта:
"Адът, това са другите хора."
Sep 19, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
Less than 100 pages in I figured out "who done it," so no point in finishing. I don't particularly like the writing, it's MUCH too rambling for me to maintain interest. My mind kept wandering every time the narrator would go off on yet another tangent about their sordid past. Most of the time, even if I know the big twist, I'll still read the book to find out how things unfold, but here I just don't care and I'm certain I already have a pretty good idea of how things will go anyway. (view spoile ...more
May 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Joy Fielding is one of my favourite authors and I always jump at the chance to pick up her latest. This one did not disappoint. It's about a small town sheriff who is on the hunt for a killer after 3 young woman were killed.

There is not much to say about this one because it's really not that deep. I especially liked that this was a very fast read, like all her books usually are. And even though I figured out who the killer was about half-way through that did not slow my pace at all because the w
Mahareni Sukadi
Lagi2 Joy Fielding mmasukkn urusan prselingkuhan k dlm bukunya.Kali ini si suami ninggalin istri+anak2nya demi wanita yg hmpir smua onderdil tbuhnya udh dijejali silikon/plastik/botox.Bener2 deh ni lelaki,cm bs mkir pake ap yg ad d balik celananya.Untung sj si suami ini bner2 tipe lelaki brengsek,jd yg bc gak smp emosi wkt dia pamer kmesraan sana sini sm wanita jalang pilihannya.

Gak nyangka klo pelakunya trnyata si 'itu'.Dan lagi2,penganiayaan masa kecillah yg mmbuatnya jd seorg psikopat gila.

Feb 10, 2009 rated it it was ok
Not as chilling as I was led to believe…

I can’t even get into a description with this one before giving my honest opinion. I think this is the first time I’ve ever read a book where there doesn’t feel like there’s a main character. I mean, the synopsis has Sandy Crosbie as the main character. While you do see a lot of her and what’s going on in her life, the teens in the book, the sheriff and his family… it’s like equal exposure. Chilling journal entries? Um, I think not. And I could tell it was
Mar 04, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Joy Fieldings Thriller „Heartstopper“ wird ein kleines Dorf in Florida von einem unbekannten Killer heimgesucht, der auf brutale Art und Weise willkürlich Frauen und Mädchen tötet und zwar mit einer Kugel in den Kopf.

Im Mittelpunkt des Romans steht Mrs. Sandy Crosby, die Englischlehrerin der Highschool, doch auch andere Charaktere werden näher beleuchtet. Es werden viele mögliche Täter dargestellt, sodass ich bis zum Schluss nicht wusste, wer der Täter war und den wirklichen Täter niemals ver
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Jun 28, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
There were many things to like about this book and a few things to passionately dislike. So which one should I talk about? There are three major points-of-view in this story: a high school English teacher, the chief of police, and the writings/braggings of the antagonist. The setting, a small town in alligator alley in Florida, worked well. I don't like coming across teachers in books that are not good role models to the profession. I'm appalled at the things that Sandy Crosbie allows her studen ...more
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read several of Joy FIELDING's thrillers and, similar to these, Heartstopper did not disappoint me, quite the contrary. This is another of her unputdownable and gripping psychological thrillers. The author drags you in the story and I was completely absorbed by it. She does her best at misleading her readers and spreading subtle clues that direct you to the wrong suspect. (at least, that was the case for me). Very cleverly done. The characters are realistic and certain situations that see ...more
Anne Marie
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Joy Fielding (née 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 n
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