|Author:||Clark, Mary Higgins|
|Publish Date:||Mar 2010|
|Number of Pages:||477|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.25|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.4 x 1.0 x 8.4|
Mary Higgins Clark was born in the Bronx, New York on December 24, 1927. After graduating from high school and before she got married, she worked as a secretary, a copy editor, and an airline stewardess. She supplemented the family's income by writing short stories. After her husband died in 1964, leaving her with five children, she worked for many years writing four-minute radio scripts before turning to novels. Her debut novel, Aspire to the Heavens, which is a fictionalized account of the life of George Washington, did not sell well.
She decided to focus on writing mystery/suspense novels and in 1975 Where Are the Children? was published. She received a B.A. in philosophy from Fordham University in 1979. Her other works include While My Pretty One Sleeps, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Moonlight Becomes You, Pretend You Don't See Her, No Place Like Home, and The Lost Years. She is also co-author, with her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, of Deck the Halls, He Sees You When You're Sleeping, and The Christmas Thief.
She received numerous honors including the Grand Prix de Literature of France (1980), the Horatio Alger Award (1997), the Gold Medal of Honor from the American-Irish Historical Society, and the Spirit of Achievement Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
Verdict: The legions of Clark fans will enjoy this blended mix of serial killer thriller and courtroom drama. Background: Assistant District Attorney Emily Wallace, recovering from losing her husband in Iraq, takes the lead in prosecuting the estranged husband of a Broadway star for her murder. Unbeknownst to her, her next-door neighbor is a serial killer, and Emily is in danger of becoming his next victim. Many readers may guess who the real villain is in the legal drama, and a plot point about Emily's heart transplant and the donor is perhaps stretching it a bit much. The hints throughout the novel that Emily reminds people of the murdered star also seem awkward. But this reviewer kept turning the pages, and many other readers are sure to follow suit.
[See Prepub Alert, LJ 12/08.] - Beth Lindsay, Washington State Univ. Libs., Pullman
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When Emily - one of three inseparable friends since childhood, learns that Natalie is on life support after a terrible accident, she begs the doctors to allow their third friend Alice - herself near death - to be the recipient of Natalie? s heart. What Emily doesn? t realize is that Natalie? s death was no accident, and that she has unknowingly set in motion a series of shocking and dangerous revelations that will put her own life at risk.
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