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Author: Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN: 0745177204
Language: English
Pages: 480 pages
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers,; Large Print Ed edition (1994)
Rating: 4.3
Formats: txt mbr azw lit
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An admirable thriller. The tightly woven plot. drives the story forward briskly. Washington Post Book World. Ms. Clark shows off her skills to perfection. Clark has pulled out all stops.

An admirable thriller.

On the way, Moody theorized. Let’s say Karen was hanging around the airport that night, getting more and more worried that she can’t talk her husband out of wanting a divorce. Webster is either engrossed in a movie or asleep and won’t miss her. The plane won’t be in until twelve-thirty.

A picture of a house flashed on the screen. The area around it was roped off. There was a shot of an open window. It is believed that Laurie Kenyon entered and left Allan Grant’s bedroom by this window. Then, shaking his head, he’d said to Sarah, I don’t understand. I’ll call you, Sarah told him hurriedly. She knew his phone number was in Laurie’s address book. Last year Laurie had called Gregg regularly. When she reached Ridgewood and turned into their street, she was dismayed to see three vans parked in front of the house.

Mary Higgins Clark, international and New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 suspense novels .

Mary Higgins Clark, international and New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 suspense novels, celebrates 40+ years as the Queen of Suspense. When Laurie Kenyon, a twenty-one-year-old student, is accused of murdering her English professor, she has no memory of the crime. Her fingerprints, however, are everywhere. When she asks her sister, attorney Sarah, to mount her defense, Sarah in turn brings in psychiatrist Justin Donnelly.

Every character seemed to show up when and where he or she was needed at the exact moment of crisis. However, that did not keep me from reading this mystery, which is characteristic of this veteran writer's style, in one sitting.

All Around the Town book. However, although I have some more books of Mary Higgins Clark, I think I will donate them all to Salvation Army. Not so bad, lately I was looking for space in my library.

When Laurie Kenyon, a twenty-one-year-old student, is accused of murdering her English professor, she has no memory of the crime.

MARY HIGGINS CLARK is the bestselling author of twelve novels and two collections of short stories. Beginning with the phenomenally successful Where Are the Children?, her books have sold more than thirty million copies in the United States alone

MARY HIGGINS CLARK is the bestselling author of twelve novels and two collections of short stories. Beginning with the phenomenally successful Where Are the Children?, her books have sold more than thirty million copies in the United States alone. Born and raised in New York City, she has served as president of Mystery Writers of America. She makes her home in Saddle River, New Jersey, and in Dennis, Massachusetts.

Mary Higgins Clark is the acknowledged queen of psychological suspense. 1991 - Loves Music, Loves to Dance. 1992 - All Around the Town. 1992 - Lucky Day (Audiobook). 1993 - I'll Be Seeing You. Here is a list of the books and stories she has written over the years. 1968-1989: The Early Years. After the lackluster sales of the fictional biography "Aspire to the Heavens," Higgins Clark faced several family and financial crises before finally delivering her second book "Where Are the Children?" to her publisher. The novel became a bestseller and Higgins Clark had no financial worries for the first time in many years.

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Laurie Kenyon, a 21 year old college senior, is accused of murdering her English professor. When he is found stabbed to death, her fingerprints are everywhere. Arraigned on a murder charge, a shocked and bewildered Laurie has no memory of the crime.
Comments (7)
Ydely
Mary Higgins Clark's "All Around the Town" would have gotten four stars from me if there had been a little less predictability throughout the book. Every character seemed to show up when and where he or she was needed at the exact moment of crisis. However, that did not keep me from reading this mystery, which is characteristic of this veteran writer's style, in one sitting. It is suspenseful and still a page-turner. Character development of the two Kenyon sisters is very good, but I would have loved to know more about the background of the two perpatrators of the abduction that takes place in this story.

Laurie and Sarah Kenyon are the two sisters who live a great life with their parents in an affluent neighborhood. When Laurie was four she was abducted and kept for two years by a husband-wife team and a couple of years later left on a doorstep to be found and returned home. Laurie returned home barely the same as when she left. After growing up and going off to college, she is accused of killing her English professor. Her sister, Sarah, is by now a lawyer, and gives up her job to represent Laurie and to support her through her difficult days.

This is a dark mystery and one that we see all too often in the headlines of newspapers and news broadcasts today. It is obvious that the author did her research on the psychiatric aspects of characters in the novel, but I am not sure how accurately they are represented here. I doubt if the illness that one of the characters develops in the story can be summoned into its full-blown aspects or dealt with as quickly as it is in the book. However, it is fiction and still a good story that I enjoyed very much.

Mary Higgins Clark has always been a favorite of mine when it comes to easy reading and mysteries, and to be sure I will be reading more of her books.
Venemarr
I chose this rating of 5 stars because this book is incredibly remarkable.

This mystery began were Laurie at a very early stage of life was abducted right in front of her own house. Little did she know her whole life would start to change. Bicycle and Opal were her abductors. Little Laurie grew to have many alters inside of her. Eventually she was returned home at the age of 12yrs. You can only imagine what the family went through with her return home. This is were I end my story but I warn you there is so much more to complete this story you just can't put this story down. It pulls you into the story more and more. A Great Thriller. A Must to read. HURRY ands get it.

Lee
bass
If you've read Clark and have enjoyed her work previously, then you will most likely find yourself enjoying this book as well.

Clark is a very fast paced writer, she doesn't bother with any characterisms or back stories that are unrelated to her specific theme, which is always an event, usually a murder.

Her characters are always extremely sympathetic and that is what brings Clarks readers back to her again and again, she writes about people that you can sympathize with, or that you can feel sympathy for.

In this book, who could not feel for a four year old child who is abducted and abused and continues to suffer from her experiences into adulthood? The songs and hymns that are replayed in her memories are extremely frightening and have a creepy effect.

I think MPD (multiple personality disorder)is also represented quite well here on a very general basis ofcourse. It's never quite so easy, but it does show cause and effect.

There were two things I found rather mediocre...and that is her choice to make the abductor an evangelist. I found this rather uninspired and felt she could have done far better in that estimation and something that I have found rather annoying (but for Clark and her characters it is something convenient) is the fact that Clark's "killers" are always clever enough to pull off the act of murder, and show traits of antisocial disorder and psychopathy, so inevitably they are able to keep their secret safe until they are confronted by law enforcement or investigators with what is always circumstantial evidence and they always confess. They offer little resistence and just tell all! So simple, so convenient and completely unrealistic. That part of Clark's writing is recurrent and annoying for me. I am sure detectives would love for crimes to work out the way they do in Clark's novels. They wouldn't have to do much if they did.

Other than those few annoyances, I enjoy her stories and appreciate her pace and the fact that she writes about characters you grow to care for.
Leceri
I am a big fan of Mary Higgins Clark. All of her books are page turners. I even wake up in the middle
of the night and resume reading her latest book.
unmasked
This is a thrilling, last-minute plot that keeps us riveted until every second of the book is devoured, despite the fact that we know the general ending! Don't know how Mary pulls that off, but I love it!

Child abuse has come out into the open more over the last many years, but is a horrifying and disgusting practice that was hidden for many generations, giving victims very little chance for dealing with it.

These characters were very interesting. The way MPD was dealt with was very well explained and clear. We could see why it happened and understand the different personalities easily. The boyfriend's confusion, sincere concern, patience & love were just what we want as the ideal.
Tehn
I vary rarely read books more than once, but this one is too good not to read it multiple times (ha! ha! No pun intended). Ms. Clark does a wonderful job of getting the facts straight for children who are a victim of kidnapping and the horrid things poor Laurie experinced. She does a great job of presenting muliple personality disorder (now called disassociative disorder. When reading this book, I could not put it down. First thing in the morning I went to finish it up. I love Mary's mysteries, but this is one of my favorites. It is a toss up between this one and A Cry in the Night. The plots are very unique. She is a wonderful writer. You will not be disappointed if you purchase this book. I cannot see how anyone would dislike it. By the way Bic is creepy!!!