All The Wrong Places by Joy Fielding Zaffre December 12th 2019
You always know who you’re meeting online . . . don’t you?
Four women decide to explore online dating, downloading an app that promises they will swipe their way to love and happiness.
But not everyone is who they seem online. Hidden behind a perfect smile and charming humour, one man appears to be the perfect date. But the night he has planned is unlike any other.
The clock is ticking, and for one woman, this date might just be her last . . .
Ok, I’m single and will admit to the odd foray into online dating. I can’t say it was that successful and I did think that one day I might just give it another go, that is until I read All The Wrong Places!
Fielding‘s novel explored the darker side, the side everyone warns you about but you push to the back of your mind as you pursue that special someone. That special someone was a dangerous man, a damaged man, women merely the object to satisfy his needs and desires. Fielding didn’t hold back, the scenes, graphic and ultimately very chilling.
I loved that the women were all so different, both in age, stage in their life and character. Paige, reeled from the break up of her relationship, her cousin Heather the other woman, jealous and vindictive as she chased to better Paige.
Chloe, Mum to two young children, wife of a philandering husband, who tried to make things work. And lastly Joan, my favourite, the widow who wasn’t quite sure how to rebuild her life after the death of her beloved husband.
What I liked more than anything was that Fielding didn’t just concentrate on online dating but gave us a realistic look into their lives. It was almost as if the online dating scenario was a sideline, one that showed us their emotional turmoil as they sought to rebuild, to discover who and what made them happy. How it wasn’t necessarily a relationship but being happy with who you were and the strength women can find by helping each other.
Fielding kept us guessing until the end, would Paige be unlucky to meet the date that would spell danger or would something stop her or get in the way?
Would they each find love and happiness or not?
All The Wrong Places was a novel that pleasantly surprised that for once didn’t take the typical stereotypical route of the crime novel. It had all the drama, twists and turns but with a slightly different angle which I for one thoroughly enjoyed.
I would like to thank Zaffre for a copy of All The Wrong Places to read and review and to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for inviting My Bookish Blogspot to participate in the blogtour.
About the author
Joy Fielding is the New York Times bestselling author of Charley’s Web, Heartstopper, Mad River Road, See Jane Run, and other acclaimed novels. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida.