Thursday, March 1, 2018

Joy Fielding's "The Bad Daughter"

Joy Fielding is the New York Times bestselling author of Someone Is Watching, Now You See Her, Still Life, Mad River Road, See Jane Run, and other acclaimed novels.

In her latest novel, The Bad Daughter:
A voice mail from her estranged sister, Melanie, sends Robin’s heart racing and her mind spiraling in a full-blown panic attack. Melanie’s message is dire: Their father, his second wife, and his twelve-year-old stepdaughter have been shot—likely in a home invasion—and lie in the hospital in critical condition.
Here Fielding dreamcasts an adaptation of the novel:
I really hadn’t given this much thought since I no longer hold my breath waiting for movie offers, but I consulted with my daughter Shannon and together we came up with the following: for Robin - Amy Adams, Natalie Portman, Alicia Vikander, Rachel McAdams or Jennifer Lawrence. In short any of the top actresses working today. I also like Emma Stone, but think she’s a little young.

For Melanie, I like Angie Harmon or, if you were to play her older, Allison Janney. They would also work if it were a movie for TV. As would Mandy Moore for Robin.
Learn more about the book and author at Joy Fielding's website.

Writers Read: Joy Fielding.

--Marshal Zeringue