A Matter of Chance: A Novel (2020)

A Matter of Chance: A Novel JulieMaloney A Matter of Chance A Novel When eight year old Vinni Stewart disappears from a Jersey shore town Maddy her distraught single mother begins a desperate search for her daughter Maddy s five year journey leads her to a bakery i
  • Title: A Matter of Chance: A Novel
  • Author: JulieMaloney
  • ISBN: 9781631523694
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
A Matter of Chance: A Novel JulieMaloney When eight year old Vinni Stewart disappears from a Jersey shore town, Maddy, her distraught single mother, begins a desperate search for her daughter Maddy s five year journey leads her to a bakery in Brooklyn, where she stumbles upon something terrifying Ultimately, her artist neighbor Evelyn reconnects Maddy to her passion for painting and guides her to a life transfoWhen eight year old Vinni Stewart disappears from a Jersey shore town, Maddy, her distraught single mother, begins a desperate search for her daughter Maddy s five year journey leads her to a bakery in Brooklyn, where she stumbles upon something terrifying Ultimately, her artist neighbor Evelyn reconnects Maddy to her passion for painting and guides her to a life transformed through art.Detective John D Orfini sees than a kidnapping in the plot thickening twists of chance surrounding Vinni s disappearance, but his warnings to stay away from the investigation do not deter Maddy, even when her search puts her in danger When the Russian Mafia warns her to stop sniffing into their business, Maddy must make a choice whether to save one child even if it might jeopardize saving her own.
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  1. Julie Christine

    How is it possible to go on after your child is stolen and all trails lead to a cold, impossible nowhere How do you rise each morning and continue breathing How does the sun continue to rise over your grief and despair In her assured and enthralling debut, Julie Maloney takes the reader deep into a parent s nightmare come true a child snatched away and a mother s suffering quest to find her daughter before she loses herself Maddy Stewart, a single mother and fashion editor in Manhattan, is deepl [...]

  2. Linda Zagon

    I loved everything about A Matter of Chance by Julie Maloney What would you do if your eight year daughter old disappeared within a few minutes of being in your sight As a parent, how would you feel Julie Maloney has an amazing style of writing that has the reader captivated and glued to every descriptive word The genres for this book are fiction, mystery, thriller, psychological thriller, and suspense The timeline for this story is set within mostly a five year period taking you from a beach in [...]

  3. Vivian Payton

    In this very intriguing debut novel by Julie Maloney, A Matter of Chance deals with the heartbreak of a mother losing a child to kidnapping and the torturous and difficult five years she searches for her eight year old daughter, Vinni Maddy Stewart feels in her heart that her daughter is alive somewhere and vows never to give up searching for her Maddy suffers endlessly and her life is turned upside down, but her elderly neighbor, Evelyn, a mother figure and painter who is nurturing, and Detecti [...]

  4. Laura Rash

    Every once in awhile I come across a very unique book One with a complicated plot, complex characters, written in a pattern that draws you in until you re so absorbed you don t notice time passing THIS is one of those books Beyond brilliant Thanks to the author for this copy

  5. Jacqueline Sheehan

    I love a book that makes me put aside everything else in my life Well, not eating, or a good glass of wine those things just go with a great book But I was willing to follow this character where ever her fine madness took her And I was continually surprised where her hunt for her daughter took her I want a character who never gives up I want the unexpected and this debut novel offers both.

  6. Cheryl Olivera

    Julie Maloney s A Matter of Chance is superb, breath taking, and a thrill a minute.This suspense novel starts out with a kidnapping, but soon heads down a dark road It was unbelievable, I was unable to stop reading until chapter 29, where I had to put the book down to breath, and absorb what I had read.The characters are developed really well, all likeable You fall in love with each character individually.Maloney s settings and descriptions of what s happening in the story is so good, you will b [...]

  7. Margaret Crawford

    Wonderful book Loved the characters and the story Very well written Definitely a page turner Kept my attention throughout the entire book Congrats Julie Maloney on a marvelous job

  8. Jennifer Haupt

    A mother s worst nightmare, the abduction of her 8 year old daughter, is masterfully brought to life in Julie Maloney s debut novel I was all in from the first sentence The day Vinni and I lost each other, we woke early to have breakfast on the beach I had to keep reading, and was not disappointed The tension is masterfully drawn out with details and gorgeous writing throughout the novel This is a great book club pick

  9. Anna Quinn

    The story of a mother who never gives up searching for her kidnapped child Your worst nightmare put into words, explored to the bone This layered, nuanced novel is so beautifully crafted and complex, that even when I wanted to race to the ending to find out if Maddy finds her daughter, I became so captivated with the supporting characters, the weaving in of international art and mafia threads, I didn t want to miss a word Incredibly captivating, brilliant story.

  10. Marisa

    Definitely 4 stars Gut wrenching, emotional and twisted You will flip for this debut novel and love the trip it sends you on to the brink and back Loved the twists Also loved the emotional stories A great first read of the year

  11. Joyce

    Joyce Norman Never have I read a novel like this Not even close From the very first you are pulled into this riveting story and can t stop turning pages until its heart pounding conclusion I ve known Julie a long time and knew she was a gifted writer However, this novel is outstanding in every way Her ability to tell a story while keeping the readers focused is extraordinary This is a reading experience you won t want to miss Julie Maloney has a hit on her hands less

  12. Joanne Edelmann

    A Matter of Chance A Novel by Julie Maloney will challenge your life long beliefs and long held moral values The world of this novel is one of uneasy choices that beg the question is there always a clear right and wrong Is there a simple answer to loss How does one ease their own pain without causing unimaginable pain to others Can you justify and stand by your choice if the innocent one is not harmed, but in fact is nurtured and loved When something happens to you by chance can that event be th [...]

  13. Diane

    Wonderful story Well written and spell binding through to the end Julie s dedication to details in describing her characters and locations put you right there with Maddie Can t put it down read.

  14. Donna Schmitt

    I found this novel to be expertly crafted wonderful character development with the perfect amount of suspense.What was especially interesting to me was how the author managed to interweave a child kidnapping, a fascinating glimpse into the world of international art painters and the gritty dark side of the Russian mafia into a terrifying and believable tale The pain and grief that Maddy, the child s mother, endured through this ordeal was palpable and heartbreaking It is a wonderful gift to make [...]

  15. Maryann McFadden

    It s hard to believe this is a first novel, as Julie Maloney s writing is simply beautiful and the plot so well crafted When Maddy Stewart s daughter goes missing one beautiful June morning, the reader may think that this will simply be a story of trying to find the child But it is so much It is the journey of a woman in pain who begins to put the pieces of her self back together through art At the same time, Maddy begins her own investigation into what happened that beautiful June morning that [...]

  16. Carol

    A Matter of Chance tells the story of a mothers worst nightmare come true Maddy Stewart s eight year old daughter Vinni is kidnapped from a beach in New Jersey When her best friend Kay and her ex husband Steve give Vinni up for dead, Maddy knows in her heart that her daughter is alive The story takes us through the five heartbreaking and soul searching years of Maddy s search for her daughter Maddy s friend and neighbor Evelyn help her find an outlet for her grief in renewing her love of paintin [...]

  17. Jen

    It took me a few days to write this one A Matter of Chance is one of those rare books that leave you a little hungover with the need to process what just happened When Vinni is taken, Maddy refuses to give up hope She knows her daughter is alive, but is getting nowhere in finding her Detective D Ofini hates that a child was lost on his watch Together, with her ignoring his warnings, for the next 5 years they uncover a tangle of connections, lies, and hurt Is it a case of human trafficking Why is [...]

  18. Jenna Kooi

    Julie Maloney s debut novel will keep you turning the page as this spellbinding mystery unfolds A Matter of Chance will tug at the heart of every mother reading it because whose worst nightmare isn t having their child kidnapped This author shows a grasp for description and emotions, even ones that are raw at times While reading this novel, you ll also learn about the world of art and the complexities of love and friendship I started reading A Matter of Chance while traveling on an airplane and [...]

  19. Maryann McFadden

    I had the pleasure of reading this as a manuscript prior to publication It was a page turner and so beautifully written I predict this will be a bestseller

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