Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Book Giveaway - Still Life by Joy Fielding (ARC)

Still Life: A Novel by Joy Fielding (ARC) ~

Casey Marshall has it all: a successful interior-design business; a handsome, loving husband; wonderful friends; and a boatload of family money at her disposal. But just as she’s contemplating starting a family, she’s the victim of a hit-and-run accident that leaves her in a coma. But she’s not completely out of it, so she’s a witness to everything that happens in her hospital room. But is that so bad? Isn’t it everyone’s dream to be a fly on the wall, to hear what might be said at our funerals? Even though Casey is privy to everyone’s “private” remarks and conversations as they visit, she feels trapped and helpless, especially when it becomes abundantly clear that the incident with the car was no accident. Her frustration mounts as her sister, the wayward but bighearted Drew, becomes a suspect, along with everyone close to her. While not narrated in first person, the action revolves around Casey’s experiences and perceptions. Fielding makes the most of this intriguing premise without succumbing to gimmicky plot tricks. The moment that Casey solves her own attempted murder is truly riveting, and the anxiety she feels as she tries to avoid the would-be murderer’s completion of his task is palpable. A heart-pounding mainstream thriller.

Here's how to enter ~

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Contest open through May 27th. The winners will be announced on May 28th.

122 comments:

desiree kelley said...

love to read it

Jenn S. said...

Sounds like it will be a good one!

Nicole said...

I would love to read this!! I love her books!!

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texasheartland said...

Wow, that sounds one heck of a book!


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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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Sue said...

This looks great! Thanks for sharing~

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nfmgirl said...

Interesting concept. Please count me in. Thanks so much!

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nfmgirl said...

I'm a follower

Indigo said...

I have enjoyed reading Joy Fielding's books. Please enter me in this drawing. Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

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I'm also a follower. Thanks! Indigo

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Jess said...

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Jess said...

I am a follower.

janehixon said...

I love thrillers.....this sounds like one I would be unable to put down.......

abfantom said...

I'm always looking for interesting books to read. I think I'd like this one. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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js22 said...

ooh this book sounds great! I've enjoyed her other books.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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I'm a follower.

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jemscout425 said...

love to add it to my summer reading list
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i can't wait to read this
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mverno said...

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randio said...

Joy Fielding's books are always good! Thanks

Janel said...

I can't imagine what it would be like to be the main character in this! Please enter me!

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Janel said...

I am already a subscriber :)

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Jan said...

Sounds great. I'm loving these book blogs, btw.

Ally M said...

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I follow!
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Meredith said...

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clynsg said...

I am always willing to add a good possibility to my TBR pile.

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I follow.

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mindy said...

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tawnda said...

I'd love to have this book!

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

Thank you for this great giveaway!

LuAnn said...

I'd love to read this book!

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Valorie said...

I'd love a chance to win.

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Valorie said...

I follow.

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Valorie said...

I rated.

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Valorie said...

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Pam said...

Very interesting premise for a book! I would love to read it. THanks. pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

tarahsfoodreviews said...

Oh I love the plot line - it sounds really interesting.

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Aisling said...

Joy Fielding books are always a good read. I'd love to win this one.

nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:
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mvbarton said...

I think I have read every one of her books, I just got two from the library, love Joy Fielding!
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K. Cleaver said...

I would love to read this one. Thanks for including me.

Alexa said...

Enter me please!

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Alexa said...

I'm a follower.

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I rated your blog.

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Renee G said...

Would like to read this.
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mmentor said...

sign me up

Marianna said...

I'm always looking for good books! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I like Joy Fielding's books, this has an interesting plot!
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Neas Nuttiness said...

Please enter me...thanks.

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Neas Nuttiness said...

I'm a follower - thank you.

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Dixie said...

Wow what an intriquing plot-very interesting. I'd love to read this.

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Dixie said...

I am a follower.
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I rated your blog.
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'm following you on Blogger :)
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I rated your blog :)
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chromiumman said...

sounds like a great read

kalea_kane said...

I love Joy Fielding. Please enter me for this one!

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kalea_kane said...

I am also a follower. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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*~Dani~* said...

Unique storyline - sounds good! Enter me please. My email is in my blogger profile.

kalea_kane said...

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Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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sharon54220 said...

This book really sounds good. Please enter me.

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I am also a subscriber.

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Sheila R said...

I would love to read this book! It sounds so interesting! I would love to be a fly on the wall sometimes!
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Amy said...

sounds like a great thriller with a twist! would love to win this and add this to my summer reading!

vboackle said...

this sounds great.

kngmckellar said...

Thanks for the chance! This would be nice to read this summer.

Vmichelle said...

Great giveaway.

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Becky said...

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Joyce said...

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Joyce said...

I'm a follower.
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quelleheure4 said...

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I rated your blog!
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Follower!

crystalf said...

Sounds good! Thank you!

sherri419 said...

Joy Fielding is such a great author and this sounds like another winner! The plot is great! Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

A novel by Joy Fielding is anticipated! She is so gifted and the talent is displayed! Can't wait to curl up with this book! Thanks!

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circargus said...

I love Joy Fieldings books.

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i love to read so count me in!

Amy G. said...

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Bev said...

This sounds like an exciting read. Thanks for the contest.

Adrian L. said...

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Anonymous said...

It would be very interesting to
read a book about a patient in a
coma who is aware of what is said
in her room. Please enter me.
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Kelly F said...

This sounds like my worst nightmare! It would be horrible feeling trapped like that. Thanks for the giveaway!

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saphire57 said...

I love her books...this one sounds like a winner.

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js22 said...

sounds like a great book!

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Daniel M said...

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Luvdaylilies said...

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Marie said...

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Marie said...

I am a follower.

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Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

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JoAnn said...

This book sounds really good. I love the mystery and suspense in it. Sounds like it will be a hard book to put down.

Angela said...

I would love to read this!
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barbara said...

I haven't ready any of her books before, but this one sounds really good!

Jennai said...

I've read some of her earlier books and enjoyed them a lot.
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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I would Love to readd Still Life!
Sounds like a fabulous read!

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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I follow on blogger!

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I subscribe!

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