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Das Verhängnis

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  2,051 Ratings  ·  241 Reviews
Suzy Bigelow ist neu in Miami Beach, Florida – erst kürzlich ist sie mit ihrem Mann Dave, der als Arzt eine Anstellung in einer renommierten Klinik bekommen hat, hierher gezogen. Doch ihre Ehe ist nicht glücklich, denn Dave erweist sich zunehmend als Choleriker, der Suzy mit seinen unberechenbaren Wutausbrüchen das Leben zur Hölle macht. Eines Abends beschließt sie, in ein ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published September 13th 2010 by Goldmann Verlag (first published January 1st 2010)
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May 08, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
I have been reading Joy Fielding for as long as she has been writing. This book was on rapid reads at my library and I grabbed it and this is, I guess, the only thing that has kept me reading. It has almost no plot. Just two brothers and their failing love interests and competitiveness and their inability to know who they are as men. A shallow book the middle..seems to be going nowhere. A friend of one of the brothers has a gun and a sociopathic personality and a biiiiig deal is made ...more
Mar 31, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Joy Fielding usually writes a great story, but this one just fell flat. First the book meananders along with the promise of something exciting happening, but yet, nothing much ever does. All the action and twists occur at the very end of the book, and the biggest twist was far to implausible and here is why: (spoiler alert here): At the end, it turns out that the two female characters had basically plotted the entire scenerio, the murder of Suzy's abusive husband. The story claims that Suzy and ...more
Aug 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although it was a fairly simple plot, it was written well enough to make it difficult to put down. A lonely woman goes to the bar and befriends the bartender, Kirstin. Her boyfriend, Jeff, his best friend, Tom and his step brother, Will are at the bar. Jeff decides to make a bet to see which of the 3 of them can persuade the woman to go home with them. Both Jeff and Tom have been to Afghanistan, Tom was dishonorably discharged after a event with an Afghanistan woman. He is hot headed and angry. ...more
Wow, was this book ever terrible. I grabbed it from the "New Fiction" shelf at the library while there with children in tow. I thought it was something by the author of _Bridget Jones' Diary_, but that is HELEN Fielding. So instead of light, British chick lit, I got a "thriller." But it was really, really bad. The characters acted randomly, swinging wildly from docile to aggressive, good to bad. It wasn't so bad I couldn't finish it, but lord, it wasn't good.
Nov 07, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read2016
Langweilig, nervtötende Protagonisten und Dialoge die ich nicht so nennen würde. Mein erstes und gleichzeitig letztes Buch von der Autorin.
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Well... this was terrible!
Blood Rose Books
Mar 21, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Joy Fielding is a bestselling author, but for some reason this is the first book that I have read by her. Fielding explores what happens when a small bet turns into a big amount of trouble.

It all starts in a bar called The Wild Zone. Two brothers Will and Jeff, who don't know each other very well and couldn't be more different and Jeff's best friend Tom, are drinking having a good time and looking to have some fun. Enter Suzy, who has come into the Wild Zone a few times, but is looking for somet
Best friends and former soldiers in war, Tom and Jeff, take Jeff's visiting "little brother" Will to the Wild Zone bar were Jeff's live in girlfriend, Kristin is the sexy bartender. The men make a bet as to who can score with a beautiful woman named Suzy. With the help of Kristin, Will is the reluctant winner. Jeff and Tom are in angry disbelief. Then the wild ride begins. All three can't get Suzy out of their heads. As Will seems to flourish with his new found relationship with Suzy, Tom and Je ...more
Oct 31, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I do enjoy Joy Fieldings books, I find that her newest books are not of the same quality as her earlier books which are real thrillers. Given that, this book did hold my attention and keep me reading to find out what was going to happen. I had figured out the twist at the end so reading it just verified what I was thinking.

Three friends were sitting in a bar and began betting that they would or wouldn't do certain things. A nice looking lady entered the bar and sat down at a table and
T.R. Horne
Listened to this story on audio book while on the road and found it to be a steady, intriguing novel that had a pretty good, fast paced ending. The characters had little to no back story hence the three star rating. The characters were very one dimensional, instant love happened throughout the book and the damsel in distress theme was very evident (as well as every female in the book being weak, damaged, etc.). So overall, the story line consisted of three guys in a bar, betting on who can bed a ...more
Mar 27, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Bridgette
I thought I had it all figured out, but I was wrong. The ending was a complete surprise, which I guess is a good thing. It did seem a little too contrived at times and the most villainous character seemed more of a caricature of a villain than an actual one. Might give another Joy Fielding a try, though. Good writing. Good twists.
Mar 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense, 2010-read
Read all of Joy Fielding's book - this one is her latest. 3 men in a bar make a bet to see which one of them can be the first to seduce a mysterious looking woman. They dont realize that there harmless bet will take on a life of its own, and change all of their lives. Expected some of what happened in the book, was TOTALLY surprised by the ending!
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite the negative reviews, i am glad I read the book. Hooked from the beginning! Love Joy Firlding! Great unexpected ending !
JoAnn Jordan
May 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel catches the attention from the start and builds on it all the way to the end. The characters seem real, like people you know. The ending is a surprise. Definitely worth reading.
Apr 25, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense, crime
This book was well written and fast-paced, but I just didn't care for the storyline. It was just too full of dumb, abusive men.
Jan 08, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
the last chapter was great!
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Glad to be done. Reminded me a little of Wild Things the film.
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't quite expect the way it ended. But the premeditation was there, as is always apparent on her previous novels. Typical Fielding. She would keep you guessing and, in the end, prove you wrong.
Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
Started off good but no so good half way through it. Where is the joy Fielding novels I love?
Barbara Gard
didn't like it - could have been told in 30 pages instead of over 300
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Diese Geschichte hat mihc nicht überzeugt. Die verschiedensten Charaktere werden zwar spannend angesetzt, aber sie verschiedenen Erzählstränge hängen nur oberflächlich zusammen, obwohl sie am Ende i Finale zusammenspielen. Die einzelnen Geschichten werden nur ansatzweise erzählet es wird kein Charakter wirklich vertieft und auch die Handlungen bleiben sehr an der Oberfläche. Definitiv kein Buch, das auf meinem Regal stehen bleibt - zu langweilig. Schase, das kann Joy Fielding eigentlich besser.
Danielle C.
I love Joy Fielding - but this is not one of her better books. The story itself is around an important topic - abuse, but I feel that wasn't super well developed in the characters - which surprises me based on her other books. I still enjoyed the story - but it just wasn't as gripping as many of her others. I didn't really feel attached to any of the characters, and I wasn't dying to get to the end. The end did have a nice twist though!
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
First time with this author. Not my cup of tea at all! Good character development, but what characters they were. Man sluts, and scheming, conniving women. I kept thinking all through this book, this is not going to end well. Really surprising ending.
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Don't read this if you are looking for a meaningful novel. But if you are looking for a quick beach read, then this could be for you.
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If the entire book had been written as well as the ending I would've have given it five stars. The plot was mostly weak and unbelievable, the end you won't see coming.
May 07, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Ingrid Verschelling
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010

Naar aanleiding van Adriana’s mooie recensie bij CrimeZone heb ik het boek meteen besteld bij de bibliotheek. Ik houd van psychologische thrillers en dit zou er één moeten zijn:

Vermoorde onschuld door Joy Fielding (2010)

Twee halfbroers, Will en Jeff en de vriend van de oudste broer, Tom gaan een avondje stappen in hun favoriete bar in South Beach, The Wild Zone, waar Jeff ’s vriendin Kristin barkeeper is. Jeff en Tom zijn al heel lang vrienden en hebben ook samen gediend in Afghanistan. Jeff is
May 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story opens in ‘The Wild Zone’, a bar in South Miami, Florida where Kristin works as a bar tender. Three men are sitting enjoying a few drinks together: twin brothers, Jeff and Will Rydell, and their friend Tom. Will is a Harvard graduate in Philosophy waiting to complete his dissertation. Kirstin and Jeff have been living with each other for the past year.

Jeff and Tom have been best friends since high school, they enlisted in the army together and did several tours in Afghanistan. Jeff came
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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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