Charley's Web PDF/EPUB Ú Hardcover

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Charley's Web [PDF / Epub] ☄ Charley's Web By Joy Fielding – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Charley Webb schrijft een populaire maar controversi le column voor een grote krant in Florida Ze heeft geleerd zich niets aan te trekken van de kritiek van lezers, maar nu ontvangt ze voor het eerst Charley Webb schrijft een populaire maar controversi le column voor een grote krant in Florida Ze heeft geleerd zich niets aan te trekken van de kritiek van lezers, maar nu ontvangt ze voor het eerst bedreigingen tegen Charley zelf, maar ook tegen haar kinderenDe bedreigingen worden grimmiger en serieuzer als ze besluit de biografie van Jill Rohmer te schrijven Na de moord op drie kleine kinderen zit Jill in de gevangenis en wacht ze op de voltrekking van haar doodstrafCharley ontdekt dat Jill een handlanger heeft gehad, een onbekende man die ze Jack noemt En Jack weet meer van Charley en haar kinderen dan iemand kan vermoeden.


10 thoughts on “Charley's Web

  1. Michelle Michelle says:

    Being a new reader to Joy Fielding s work, I was not sure what to expect of Charley s Web , and was less than thrilled when I read the synopsis At the library I would have steered clear from this book giving it a cursory glance and resuming my search You see, as a reader I have this growing apprehension about reading novels where the main character is a reporter You might be asking yourself why and to be perfectly honest I don t know the answer in my reading world it just is what can I sa Being a new reader to Joy Fielding s work, I was not sure what to expect of Charley s Web , and was less than thrilled when I read the synopsis At the library I would have steered clear from this book giving it a cursory glance and resuming my search You see, as a reader I have this growing apprehension about reading novels where the main character is a reporter You might be asking yourself why and to be perfectly honest I don t know the answer in my reading world it just is what can I say I m a work in progress So why did I read it Well, Charley s Web was one of this months picks in my online reading group, and there s no time like the present to work on my growth as a reader, so I cracked open Charley s Web and was pleasantly surprised I wasn t instantly hooked, but Fielding definitely piqued my interest within the first few chapters I noticed the biggest shift with my interest when Charley s family was introduced While Charley s family is only one element of this book, Fielding did a great job giving the Webb family dimension She brought to life each individual of this family by exploring issues that families today may struggle with, which made them very relate able This development spilled over to Charley s character which added to her own development I d have to say I really enjoyed a lot of the characters in this story One minute I d find myself sympathizing with a character, only to be completely shocked by them shortly there after Now, knowing how the story ends, it definitely had me rethinking about a lot of the scenes and actually made me go back and read certain ones just to make sure I didn t miss any tells Charley s Web was a fast paced suspenseful read Fielding did a great job at moving the story along so it never became stagnant or boring I ve read many books where main characters seem to be stuck in the endless run of internal monologue As a reader I find this very frustrating especially if it s off balance too much internal monologue not enough dialogue but Fielding managed to keep the internal monologues to a minimum However, I felt there were too many flashbacks to conversations Charley had with other characters While once in a while this wouldn t bother me, it became quite frequent and very frustrating by the end I know what was said and didn t need another reminder So will I read another Joy Fielding book Absolutely I was unable to figure out the whodunnit part of the story and I pride myself in usually figuring out who the villain is While I speculated it was this individual I wasn t sure until the scene played out This was enough to secure my return See you soon Joy Fielding, I ll be back


  2. Lynn Lynn says:

    I had forgotten how much I enjoy Joy Fielding s books I picked this one because I am determined to read the books that have been sitting on my shelves for years, sadly neglected and unread This book turned out to be a real page turner I could not put it down I read it until about midnight, tried to sleep and then picked it up again and finished it at 3 AM Charley Webb is a reporter for the Palm Beach Post When she she receives a request from a death row inmate to write a book about her, te I had forgotten how much I enjoy Joy Fielding s books I picked this one because I am determined to read the books that have been sitting on my shelves for years, sadly neglected and unread This book turned out to be a real page turner I could not put it down I read it until about midnight, tried to sleep and then picked it up again and finished it at 3 AM Charley Webb is a reporter for the Palm Beach Post When she she receives a request from a death row inmate to write a book about her, telling her that she will give her the true story , Charley agrees Meanwhile, Charley is beginning to receive death threats at work, which include her children As Charley starts to interview Jill Rohmer, the woman who killed 3 children, she is drawn down the rabbit hole of Jill s psychopathology As the murder case and the death threats begin to seem to intertwine, the book comes to a stunning conclusion There are a lot of interesting characters in this book At first Charley is inherently unlikable She is abrupt to those around her, unfriendly to her neighbors, afraid to get close to anyone but her children, who she adores She comes from an extremely dysfunctional family Her mother abandoned them when she was 8, but she recently came back into her life Charley has had a hard time accepting her Her siblings, with whom Charley has strained relationships, refuse to see her mother Her father, a cold, imperious man, has decided that she has betrayed him by even seeing her mother It is easy to see why Charley has put up so many walls around herself It seems that once people started acting kindly towards Charley, she started breaking down her walls a bit And little Bandit helped a lot The portrayal of Jill s psychopathology was just spot on She just creeped me out It is interesting that both Charley and Jill come from dysfunctional families but turned out so differently Granted they were greatly forms of dysfunction, but apparently one was a bad seed and one wasn t My only ding on this book is that the woman protagonist has to be rescued by a man Can t a woman get herself out of danger Other than that, this is a real thrill ride I did not see the ending coming at all At 3 AM what did I expect Anyway, I definitely recommend this to those who like mysteries It s kind of a beach read mystery, with a nasty psychopath What fun


  3. Kellyflower Kellyflower says:

    It s hard to like a book when the main character is not like able She even admits it That she puts up walls and is not friendly with anyone She doesn t even speak to her co workers She has embarrassed neighbors with her columns and thinks nothing of itFor God s sake, Lynn What did you expect Charley interrupted, annoyed at having to defend herself I m a reporter You know that This sort of story is right up my alley Of course I m going to write about it.So she s not friend It s hard to like a book when the main character is not like able She even admits it That she puts up walls and is not friendly with anyone She doesn t even speak to her co workers She has embarrassed neighbors with her columns and thinks nothing of itFor God s sake, Lynn What did you expect Charley interrupted, annoyed at having to defend herself I m a reporter You know that This sort of story is right up my alley Of course I m going to write about it.So she s not friendly with anyone, Well except for men She loves men Has two children by two different fathers One father was a man that was putting in the pool next door The other a man that was showing her computers I think that was it. Here s a little something from the way she thinksIt felt strange to be sitting so close to a man who clearly had no interest in her, she thought, unable to remember the last time that had happened She d long grown accustomed to men falling all over themselves in an effort to impress herSo, say that wouldn t bother you, how about the fact that she lets a night club owner take her son somewhere, because she really needs a babysitter A man she really didn t like and doesn t KNOWCould she do it she wondered, inching forward in her chair Then, immediately what was the matter with her She barely knew the man, for God s sake, and what she did know was unsavory, to say the least A nightclub owner, a ladies man, a gangster wannabe Hadn t she all but accused him of having mob connections Still, her instincts told her he was a good man at heart, and it wasn t as if he d be alone with her son His own son would be there, along with the boy s mother and stepfatherI probably would have enjoyed this bookif the main character wasn t Charley The story was interesting, although there were small parts that I felt bothered by When Jill talked about how the children got murdered I just hate reading stuff like that


  4. Diane Diane says:

    This was the first book I ve read by this author My mother recommended her to me and I m glad she did Although about two thirds of the way through I had the identity of Jill s partner figured out I still enjoyed the book.Charley Webb has a column in the local paper She tells about her life, beauty secrets, whatever she wants to talk about for the week It is very popular and she gets loads of email both good and bad.Jill Rohmer, a convicted child murderer, is on death row and contacts Charley This was the first book I ve read by this author My mother recommended her to me and I m glad she did Although about two thirds of the way through I had the identity of Jill s partner figured out I still enjoyed the book.Charley Webb has a column in the local paper She tells about her life, beauty secrets, whatever she wants to talk about for the week It is very popular and she gets loads of email both good and bad.Jill Rohmer, a convicted child murderer, is on death row and contacts Charley about writing her story Through Jill s attorney, Alex Prescott, she arranges to meet with Jill to decide if she wants to take on the project Right off the bat you can tell Jill Rohmer is a sociopath who enjoys playing people Charley agrees to do the book on her terms but its obvious from the start to a certain degree Jill is pulling the strings.The research Charley does takes her on a twisted path and when she becomes involved with Jill s attorney Jill seems to be very put out and angry.I won t give any details of the last third of the book but tension builds and Charley and her children get into grave danger.I am looking forward to readingby this author


  5. LibraryCin LibraryCin says:

    Charley Charlotte is a columnist for a newspaper When she is contacted by a child murderer on death row to write her side of the story, Charley is a bit hesitant, but decides to do it Meanwhile, she and her two kids lives are being threatened due to some of what she s writing in her columns This really pulled me in I wanted to keep reading, and I did I finished it faster than I d expected, but the drawback is that I m afraid I might forget it quicker, as well However, it was a great rea Charley Charlotte is a columnist for a newspaper When she is contacted by a child murderer on death row to write her side of the story, Charley is a bit hesitant, but decides to do it Meanwhile, she and her two kids lives are being threatened due to some of what she s writing in her columns This really pulled me in I wanted to keep reading, and I did I finished it faster than I d expected, but the drawback is that I m afraid I might forget it quicker, as well However, it was a great read while I was reading, that s for sure Definite twist ending I certainly didn t see coming


  6. Denise Denise says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars 3 stars for Fielding s latest, August 27, 2008 This review is from Charley s Web A Novel Hardcover This was a novel that, despite its predictability, provided enough depth and entertainment to keep me reading even after I had figured out the denouement The story a convicted child killer wants a book written about the crimes and holds out some tantalizing information that she may not have acted alone though she was the only one tried, convicted and put on death row I h 3.0 out of 5 stars 3 stars for Fielding s latest, August 27, 2008 This review is from Charley s Web A Novel Hardcover This was a novel that, despite its predictability, provided enough depth and entertainment to keep me reading even after I had figured out the denouement The story a convicted child killer wants a book written about the crimes and holds out some tantalizing information that she may not have acted alone though she was the only one tried, convicted and put on death row I had to suspend disbelief a couple of times that this other perpetrator could have escaped discovery, but the side elements in the story helped drive the plot The prisoner asks a features reporter to do this book The reporter, Charlotte, usually writes articles of dubious literary value on a web site using the name Charley s Webb..I was a bit dismayed at the main character at times to say she wasn t a happy, friendly reporter would be an understatement Everywhere she turned, there was a single man looking to date her but this is normal in a lot of novels What I really liked about the book was how she and her mother worked through their troublesome past and evolved into having a relationship Most of the rest of the characters in the book were stereotypes the picture perfect darling precocious children, the mean neighbors, the hateful sisters, the bad boy alcoholic brother, the shady night club owner with a heart of gold, the distant father, etc.I enjoyed this book although the triteness of the title just about put me off The explanations in the novel regarding the names of the main character and other assorted cast did not strike me as clever but I put aside this minor annoyance and was able to read the book despite all that unnecessary detail that did nothing to add to the plot or the story


  7. Aisling Aisling says:

    I was singularly unimpressed with this book, and I was puzzled by this as I have read other books by Fielding which I thoroughly enjoyed I found the writing style and the lack of flow the story was told in increments with a rather disconnected jumping from idea to idea somewhat disconcerting, but the real reason I didn t care for and didn t choose to finish the book is that I could summon up no empathy for, nor any interest in, any of the characters, beginning with Charley Webb herself I d I was singularly unimpressed with this book, and I was puzzled by this as I have read other books by Fielding which I thoroughly enjoyed I found the writing style and the lack of flow the story was told in increments with a rather disconnected jumping from idea to idea somewhat disconcerting, but the real reason I didn t care for and didn t choose to finish the book is that I could summon up no empathy for, nor any interest in, any of the characters, beginning with Charley Webb herself I don t care to waste my time reading books where my only thoughts as I read vacillate back and forth between why are you such a b h and get to the point, willya I hope some other of Joy Fielding s books might restore my faith in her abilities, but as of now, I think she might be on my someone I used to read list


  8. Sfdreams Sfdreams says:

    I REALLY enjoyed this book I read a lot of mysteries, and this kept me engrossed and guessing up until the last moment.The main character is a reporter with the Palm Beach Post, and the emails she receives from the readers of her column are interspersed throughout the book, and were interesting to read.I highly recommend this to anyone who likes a suspenseful mystery with engaging characters and great writing.


  9. Roxann Jones Roxann Jones says:

    I have to tell you of ALL the Fielding books I ve read, this is by far my favorite It was suspenseful, intriguing and kept me so ingrossed, I literally lost track of time I absolutely loved it Reading this book, is not a choice but a must


  10. Margaret Margaret says:

    Joy Fielding has written some amazing stories, although this one did not meet her usual standard of taking on current issues Charley Webb is a single mother who is a columnist for a newspaper Charley writes from her own experience and frequently finds herself in hot water with some readers when they feel she steps over the line with her subject matter Charley has developed a tough exterior and has no real friends and is not close to immediate family members Charley even has written about mem Joy Fielding has written some amazing stories, although this one did not meet her usual standard of taking on current issues Charley Webb is a single mother who is a columnist for a newspaper Charley writes from her own experience and frequently finds herself in hot water with some readers when they feel she steps over the line with her subject matter Charley has developed a tough exterior and has no real friends and is not close to immediate family members Charley even has written about members of her family in her column Charley has made sure not to form close relationships with any of her neighbors, but that is about to change Her two children are the most important thing in her life When Charley receives an email from a convicted child murderer who wants her to write her story the true story , this could be the thing that puts Charley s name in a much larger market Although this is completely different from anything Charley has taken on before, she is intrigued As Charley interviews Jill Rohmer, the convicted child murderer, she is drawn further and further into a web that she is unaware she is caught in and finds her children are the targets In the end Charley finds relationships are important and learns that sometimes she needs to trust


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