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3.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 5 3.57 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Higgins Clark Narrator: Jan Maxwell Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9780743582810
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Kay Lansing grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, daughter of the landscaper to the wealthy and powerful Carrington family. One day, accompanying her father to work, six-year-old Kay overhears a quarrel between a man and a woman that ends with the man's caustic response: "I heard that song before." That same evening, young Peter Carrington drives the nineteen-year-old daughter of neighbors home from a formal dinner dance at the Carrington estate, but she is not in her room the next morning and is never seen or heard from again.

Decades later, a cloud of suspicion hangs over Peter, not only for his neighbor's disappearance but also for the subsequent drowning death of his own pregnant wife in their swimming pool. But when Kay Lansing, now a librarian in Englewood, asks Peter's permission to hold a literary benefit cocktail party on his estate, she comes to see Peter as misunderstood...and when he begins to court her, she falls in love -- and marries him. However, she soon makes a discovery that leads her to question her husband's innocence. She believes that the key to the truth lies in the identities of the man and woman whose quarrel she witnessed as a child. What she does not realize is that uncovering what lies behind these memories may cost Kay her life. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Clark deftly keeps the finger of guilt pointed in many directions until the surprising conclusion.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Mary Higgins Clark’ s psychological thriller is set in and around a historic mansion on a sprawling fifty-acre estate in Englewood, New Jersey, and revolves around a decades-old mystery… Impressive storytelling prowess, intricate plotlines, and brilliant characterization and pacing… A solid release.” 

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Jan Maxwell captures the duplicity, blackmail, and murder that surround the Carrington family…Higgins Clark’ s suspense and Maxwell’s rich characterizations will keep listeners guessing.” 

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julesatc | 5/16/2011

    " Not my favorite one of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amina | 5/12/2011

    " As always, Mary has done a brilliant job of writing a thriller/mystery. I wouldn't give anthing to not be able to read her epic tales. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rania | 5/9/2011

    " lovely
    really i love it
    the story
    the title
    the names
    really nice
    and this is my tipe ! <3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camandwmm | 5/8/2011

    " Very interesting complex murder mystery. Cannot put it down until it is determined "who dun it" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellylynn | 4/17/2011

    " This was okay, not one of the best by this author. I just didn't feel invested in the bland character of Peter, so I wasn't really rooting for him. And I wasn't really surprised by the end results. Overall an okay read that is quick and easy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M.C. | 3/30/2011

    " The characters lacked depth and the first person POV for the heroine reminded me of Patterson's thriller style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/26/2011

    " I enjoyed this book very much. I've recently read a couple of this author's books. It's been a very long time since I read very much of Mary Higgins Clark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenifer | 3/24/2011

    " Nice easy read....love those kind of books every so often!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 3/22/2011

    " As always Mary Higgins Clark did an excellent job! I loved it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 chrisvee | 3/18/2011

    " This was a quick read. Enjoyable but not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 3/10/2011

    " Audiobook-
    Interesting characters and neatly woven mystery ! "

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

    " Uma história magnífica!( Recordação Perigosa ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryann | 2/15/2011

    " Giving the benefit of rounding up, the story was better than the writing. First MHC I have read in many years, it was ok for filling the gap between books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 2/9/2011

    " A murder takes place in a NJ town, and a librarian has optimism and hope. The librarian also saves the day. What more could you ask 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.