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3.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 5 3.38 (40 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: October 2008 ISBN: 9780743582827
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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

  • “Jan Maxwell captures the duplicity, blackmail, and murder that surround the Carrington family. She portrays Kay Lansing, Englewood librarian and daughter of the Carringtons’ former landscaper, with a tone of naïveté…Clarks suspense and Maxwell’s rich characterizations will keep listeners guessing.”

  • “Reminiscent of du Maurier’s Rebecca, Clark’s latest intrigues with engrossing suspense when a new bride suddenly finds herself defending her husband, who is accused of murdering a woman 22 years ago. Clark is at the top of her game. Her mystery novels just get better and better.” 

    RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 2/19/2014

    " The first few chapters were a little slow, but then I could not put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/14/2014

    " Not bad at all. Not the best book I've read by far, in fact it was quite a slow plod of a story until the last couple of chapters, but the twists and turns in the plot, the character depth, short snappy chapters and multiple view points did make it a good read overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanne | 2/12/2014

    " I love all for Mary Higgins Clarks books-even if the plots seem to always seem the same. Easy and fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bev | 2/3/2014

    " Enjoy her stories. Haven't figured one out before getting to the end yet... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb | 1/27/2014

    " It's been a very long time since I had time (and motivation)to read a book in its entirety, but it was a pleasure reading this book. I had a hard time putting it down. It was a wonderful "who-dun-it" book that had little twists and turns all throughout it that kept you guessing the entire time...and the ending was far from disappointing. I would highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juliette | 1/21/2014

    " Great read, clean and keeps you guessing to the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie Marx | 1/18/2014

    " I thought it was a pretty good book. I am a big Syndey Sheldon fan, and heard her style was like his. Her style being her own, I did find that she was easy to follow, and her characters were believable. I look forward to reading more of her work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 1/8/2014

    " Forgot I had read this until I saw it on Sherae's list. Nothing like a good mystery to sink your teeth in to. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lindsey | 1/6/2014

    " A co-worker recommended this book to me...the writing was alright and I was guessing to the end but I guess I just didn't really like some of the characters. I found it hard to sympathize with them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amina | 12/28/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandigoldberg | 12/15/2013

    " This was a good suspense novel. I had a hard time figuring this out before it ended. Kept my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 karen Moore | 11/24/2013

    " It was a pretty typical Mary Higgins Clark book. Since i like her books, i enjoyed this one. There was nothing about it that shocked me entirely...but i liked it enough to read it all in one day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi | 11/18/2013

    " Some times the characters got a little confusing and some parts were slow, but over all it was a good book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dhaverma | 11/16/2013

    " Ugh! Don't ever want a book by this author again. Too icky sweet "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karie | 9/28/2013

    " This was a good read. Reminded me of "Rebecca". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 9/14/2013

    " A psychological thriller. How the rich live. One of the main characters is chronic sleepwalker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 7/18/2013

    " I really enjoy Mary Higgins Clark books. They are always good, I haven't been disappointed yet. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christine US | 2/19/2013

    " Miserably painful to get through and feeling completely disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Welde | 1/27/2013

    " Hard to get into, still waiting to find out if there is a twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheryl Towers | 1/6/2013

    " It was a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 12/18/2012

    " I loved Mary Higgins Clark books as a teenager! It was fun for me to read this book, home visiting for a weekend. And it made the wait in the emergency room go by quickly! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty | 9/18/2012

    " Another good Higgins read. After a few pages, I realized that I had read this one before, but as I could not remember "whodunit?' I decided to read it again! Nor sure if it is the fault of my memory or what, but it was almost like reading a new book! Light, but entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camandwmm | 4/24/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laren | 11/3/2011

    " I love Mary Higgins Clark books! This book is no exception. It is richer in characters than prior books, and that serves to keep the reader guessing longer than usual. In fact, the plot is not easy to sum up in one short sentence either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geri | 9/22/2011

    " Quick read very well written. MHC is a quick easy read and you can count on a good ending. I read all the MHC that I can. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lester | 7/17/2011

    " Hah!! I think I read this book before..and still kept reading it to the end. Guess that means I liked it the first time too! Still didn't 'solve' the mystery until the near end. "

  • 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.