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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,719 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Higgins Clark Narrator: Jan Maxwell Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2002 ISBN: 9780743582742
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Ellie Cavanaugh was only seven years old when her fifteen-year-old sister, Andrea, was murdered near their home in a rural village in New York's Westchester County. There were three suspects: Rob Westerfield, nineteen-year-old scion of a wealthy, prominent family whom Andrea has been secretly dating; Paul Stroebel, a sixteen-year-old schoolmate, who had a crush on Andrea, and Will Nebels, a local handyman in his 40s.

It was Ellie who had led her parents to a hideout in which Andrea's body was found -- a secret hideaway where she met her friends. And it was Ellie who was blamed by her parents for her sister's death for not telling them about this place the night Andrea was missing. Ellie's testimony eventually led to the conviciton of the man she was convinced was the killer. Steadfastly denying his guilt, he spent the next twenty-two years in prison.

When he comes up for parole, Ellie, now an investigative reporter for an Atlanta newspaper, protests his release. Nonetheless, the convicted killer is set free and returns to Oldham. Determined to thwart his attempts to whitewash his reputation, Ellie also returns to Oldham, intent on creating a Website and writing a book that will conclusively prove his guilt. As she delves deeper into her research, she uncovers horrifying and unknown facts that shed new light on her sister's murder. With each discovery, she comes closer to a confrontation with a desperate killer.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “After [more than 20] bestselling suspense novels, you might think Clark could not improve. You’d be wrong…A superb suspense story.” 

    Tulsa World

  • “[Clark’s] twenty-first novel of intrigue is her best in years, a tightly woven, emotionally potent tale of suspense and revenge…With its textured plot, well-sketched secondary characters, strong pacing and appealing heroine, this is Clark at her most winning.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Maxwell depicts Ellie as self-confident and assertive, using compelling, rapid speech patterns to emphasize horrifying discoveries in Rob’s past and Ellie's fear as her life is repeatedly threatened. Maxwell and Clark work well together, producing a nail-biting page-turner.” 

    AudioFile

  • “Less mystery, more raw pain, and a tough-cookie heroine who tells her own story make this a real departure for Clark, and one that carries more conviction than her usual glossy fantasies.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lashon | 2/16/2014

    " LOVED THIS BOOK!!! i kept changing my opinion of what i thought the truth was. couldnt put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenice | 2/10/2014

    " This my second time reding this book and I love it so much! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosaura | 2/6/2014

    " I have been reading mary higgings since i was in the 7th grade.. love to read her books they keep me hooked cant put the book down but daddys lil girl has been so far one of my fovorites read this story twice in a week! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 2/4/2014

    " Great book. Suspense was awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail Kern | 1/28/2014

    " This is by far the best mystery I have read so far. Clark is a wonderful author, and does a great job at captivating the reader. Throughout the book, you can never completely tell who the mysterious killer is, as it should be. It is not one of those books where you can tell exactly what's going to happen from the beginning. I highly recommend this book to mystery lovers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peanutbuttercup | 1/26/2014

    " This was a GREAT book!! Not her best book though... but still had me excited up until the last page! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kiley Kruzie | 1/20/2014

    " It's a VERY easy read, but I thought it was decent. Your typical Mary Higgins Clark book. It would be great if you wanted to breeze through something...just a little on the cheesy side though. But, who doesn't love a cheesy book once in awhile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hope Prevallet | 1/10/2014

    " This was a good book, but not great. You never want a murder mystery to be predictable, but this one was. It definitely help my interest, but i needed that big shocking moment at the end and it never came. However, i am not giving up on Clark. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 12/24/2013

    " Family dynamics add a lot to a book when done right. This one is a winner, and the bad guy is that slimy scum of the earth that is hidden behind polish and money...so its all the more thrilling when he slips. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 12/15/2013

    " Every time I think of reading one of Mary Higgins Clark's books it brings a warmness of fond memories. Relaxing, rainy afternoons, a feeling of contentment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William Swafford | 11/21/2013

    " This is a good book and worth reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anasylvia | 11/10/2013

    " I like Mary higgins Clark, because she is great at suspense. This one was no disappointment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karin | 11/4/2013

    " Loved it confirmed me as a fan "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 10/25/2013

    " I really liked this book. She kept me entertained. And I admit, creeped out. I was on Ellie's side from the start. I could hardly read 5 pages at night because I would get so creeped! I love Mary Higgins Clark. Definitely one of my favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brigitte | 10/11/2013

    " enjoyed the suspense... but the antagonist was quite obvious.. i would have liked for this to have had some twists to the plot "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arial Long | 10/4/2013

    " i loved it, now my friend angela is reading and shes loving it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 4/26/2013

    " This was my very first Mary Higgins Clark book. I've loved her books ever since. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 3/8/2013

    " This book is a funfilled adventure worth reading! It's endless discoveries keep you thinking and thinking and wanting to know more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Akilah Raines | 7/26/2012

    " This is the cover I have and love!! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Akilah Raines | 4/26/2012

    " Not the cover I remember but I like this book. It was my mom's and one day I got bored and decided to read it. Now it's in my collection, sorry mom :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Mann | 3/25/2012

    " I hadn't read Mary Higgins Clark in years and always liked the mysteries so I thought I would give this a try. I'm glad I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cupcakes_N_Books | 3/21/2012

    " Daddy's Little Girl is by far my favorite of Mary Higgins Clark's books. I have read it several times and there is just something about it that makes me keep reading it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raechelle Lopez | 9/21/2011

    " THis is a great murder mystery book. It shows the love and devotion between two sisters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 8/15/2011

    " Easy read, suspenseful. Not really my type of book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia Walker | 7/29/2011

    " like all MHC's books they are a little on the creepy side... it had good twists and turns and a ending that left me happy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LeMira | 7/7/2011

    " Her first book written in first person, Clark makes it easy to follow the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Croft | 6/29/2011

    " Want to buy this one to read again. This is the first Mary higgins book that I read and it got me hooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Makaylee Parizek | 6/21/2011

    " it was okay for the most part. but i kind of got lost for the last part of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 5/28/2011

    " Predictable but still enjoyable, though I don't understand how someone who watched a family member drink themself to death can drink as much as Ellie does. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 5/13/2011

    " It was hard for me to get into this one - with it being told in the first person. Overall, I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the ending - was not disappointed I spent time reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 5/1/2011

    " It took a long time for this story line to develope, but once it did, it was ok. Ended very quickly as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 4/20/2011

    " This was a good read, but not all that exciting. Some details and images were chilling. But I just didn't love the storytelling style, it felt a little bland and too understated for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hales | 3/11/2011

    " Daddy's Little Girl is by far my favorite of Mary Higgins Clark's books. I have read it several times and there is just something about it that makes me keep reading it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/8/2011

    " All in all, pretty good, though the suspected killer turned out to actually be a killer.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/7/2011

    " Every time I think of reading one of Mary Higgins Clark's books it brings a warmness of fond memories. Relaxing, rainy afternoons, a feeling of contentment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 3/4/2011

    " Óptimo!( A Menina Do Papá ) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 2/11/2011

    " This book is a funfilled adventure worth reading! It's endless discoveries keep you thinking and thinking and wanting to know more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Starla | 2/1/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. There were a some twists and turns that I expected, and a few that I didn't expect. All in all a great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marnie | 1/27/2011

    " This book was just OK. A little slow going. The plot didn't really ever gain any momentum, and I didn't ever feel any sympathy for the main character or relate to her in any way. Definitely not the best Mary Higgins Clark book I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/23/2010

    " This was by far the best MHC book I've read. Usually her books are good the first 90% but the ending sucks. This book was good the whole way through. Even a decent ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 12/21/2010

    " I was surprise that it was the same person from the beginning, the story had try to lead you to other characters. Even some of the locals believe that it was someone else. How could the locals know that this person had done more crime than what he was try for. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark’s books are worldwide bestsellers. In the US alone, her books have sold over one hundred million copies. She is the author of over thirty suspense novels and coauthor, with her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark, of five holiday suspense novels. She was chosen by Mystery Writers of America as Grand Master of the 2000 Edgar Awards. An annual Mary Higgins Clark Award sponsored by Simon & Schuster, to be given to authors of suspense fiction writing in the Mary Higgins Clark tradition, was launched by Mystery Writers of America during Edgars week in April 2001. She was the 1987 president of Mystery Writers of America and, for many years, served on their board of directors. In May 1988, she was chairman of the International Crime Congress.

About the Narrator

Jan Maxwell is an American stage and television actress. She made her Broadway debut in the musical City of Angels and has been nominated for two Tony Awards and two Drama Desk Awards. She won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Her Broadway credits include Sixteen Wounded, Match, and The Dinner Party. She is the sister of Obie Award–winning playwright Richard Maxwell.