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3.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 5 3.46 (46 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: April 2004 ISBN: 9780743582674
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Jean Sheridan, a college dean and prominent historian, sets out to her hometown to attend the twenty-year reunion of Stonecroft Academy alumni, where she is to be honored along with six other members of her class. There is something uneasy in the air: one woman in the group about to be feted, Alison Kendall, a beautiful, highpowered Hollywood agent, drowned in her pool during an early-morning swim. Alison is the fifth woman in the class whose life has come to a sudden, mysterious end.

Adding to Jean's sense of unease is a taunting, anonymous fax she received, referring to her daughter -- a child she had given up for adoption twenty years ago.

At the award dinner, Jean is introduced to Sam Deegan, a detective obsessed by the unsolved murder of a young woman who may hold the key to the identity of the Stonecroft killer. Jean does not suspect that among the distinguished people she is greeting is The Owl, a murderer nearing the countdown on his mission of vengeance against the Stonecroft women who had mocked and humiliated him, with Jean as his final victim. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Creeping menace that is genuinely scary.”

    New York Times

  • “Clark's multitude of fans will be happy…to participate in the guessing game.”

    Publishers Weekly 

  • “Clark's certainly mastered the art of the page-turner…fans will enjoy the comfort of watching the Clark formula unwind yet again.” 

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynnette | 2/14/2014

    " This guy had serious issues. Interesting how it all played out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 2/13/2014

    " Standard fare but good suspenseful reading. 5 of 7 friends at a high school lunch table were dead prior to a 20 year reunion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Quenta | 2/10/2014

    " I listened to this while traveling and it was exciting enough to keep me awake while driving but for once I had the killer picked out and how fun is that?! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/7/2014

    " The second time I've read this one. It's pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodee | 1/23/2014

    " Good book. Kept me guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/15/2014

    " Suspenseful, engaging...keeps you guessing the entire time. Very fast read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghan | 1/15/2014

    " And I doubted that I would enjoy this book...I knew there was a reason that I consider Mary Higgins Clark one of my favorite authors! I literally could not put this book down!! After submerging myself in self-help and non-fiction reads, it was a guilty pleasure to succumb to a good old suspense fiction :) Mary Higgins Clark is TRULY the queen of suspense! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyndi Muller | 1/13/2014

    " It was a page turner! but at first hard to keep the characters straight but once I got through that it was good read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 1/10/2014

    " I'm a sucker for mysteries written by Mary Higgins Clark. As usual, I could not figure out who did it, even though I was looking for the least likely character :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcy | 1/7/2014

    " Good book. Quick read. Love Mary Higgins Clark "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrin | 1/6/2014

    " Little Slow at first then picked up speed. Good at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Martin | 12/27/2013

    " Not a bad book but the narrator annoyed me to death. By the end, I just wanted it over so I wouldn't have to listen to her anymore. Oh well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylynn Johnsen | 12/25/2013

    " Mary Higgins Clark is my guilty pleasure. I read every book when it comes out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 11/25/2013

    " I normally whizz through MHC books in a couple of hours but this one was quite detailed and kept me going for a 2 evenings. Familiar format but always enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet Barclay | 11/24/2013

    " Although it follows Mary Higgins Clark's typical "woman in danger" formula, I didn't enjoy this book as much as I've enjoyed some of her others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaye | 11/20/2013

    " A high school reunion is the setting. A group of friends are finding themselves cursed as one by one they are having "accidents". Lots of red herrings and yet a little predictable. Just an okay Clark mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/19/2013

    " I thought it was pretty good; I did not have a clue who dun it, and I put off what I needed to do to find out. I did not give it 5 stars because I felt I was given NO clues, or at least was given bad clues to throw me off. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 10/18/2013

    " I do not like the hate someone has from being treated bad and laughed at in school. This man had been treated bad by the girls he was killing. It took 20 years to get to try and kill all of them, but he was foiled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawnie | 8/1/2013

    " Great story...didn't know who the killer was until the big reveal!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra Farris | 3/20/2013

    " Really liked this book. It was hard to keep all the characters straight for a while, but got past that. Really liked that it just touched on a romance. I'm really not into the bedroom scenes in books and this one was perfect for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 3/14/2013

    " Not much different in terms of "formula", but kept you guessing until the end. I was never exactly sure who the bad guy was. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 10/23/2012

    " Light summer reading for murder mystery fans. Not great by any means - very pulpy. Probably doesn't even deserve more than 1.5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tootie Mcbride Adair | 9/27/2012

    " On a scale of 1-5....#4.5 for a Mary Higgins Clark "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 6/12/2012

    " Never finished it. I just couldn't get into it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melinda | 6/11/2012

    " Kind of creeped me out thinking about weirdos out there that could be watching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 2/20/2012

    " This book was really good, I love the way Mary Higgins Clark can twist the Characters story line so you can't figure out the mystery till the end but you are dying to keep reading to figure it out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cshifflett | 12/24/2011

    " I really liked the book. I was convinced I knew who the "Owl" was. Ms. Clark knows how to keep a secret and to keep you guessing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diamond | 10/7/2011

    " this book was so good. usually i have no idea whats going to happen which is good because i like twists in stories, but this time i could actually try to guess who was doing all those things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 9/25/2011

    " I liked this one better than some. It kept me guessing a little longer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fawn | 7/13/2011

    " Good book, but not stay up until midnight good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Miriam | 6/12/2011

    " My husband bought this book for only 50 cents when I was in the hospital with Josh. And so far it is not worth even that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 5/19/2011

    " Good thriller. I always like any Mary Higgins Clark stories. This one kept you guessing until the end with a good ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 5/12/2011

    " Nice, the usual Mary Higgins Clark style--the bad guy is the one you least expect. Good one though--you keep on guessing until the end despite what I said on the previous sentence. But these days I grew tired of Clark's constant changing point of view in every chapter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 4/22/2011

    " Although it follows Mary Higgins Clark's typical "woman in danger" formula, I didn't enjoy this book as much as I've enjoyed some of her others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julesatc | 4/20/2011

    " Good twist. Thought I had it figured out what a surprise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anuj | 4/17/2011

    " thats why i like her writings she knows what her readers are thinking while reading her book gr8 book but she is far more better than this "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Regina | 4/13/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. A good holiday read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jossie | 4/12/2011

    " a really good book that keeps you guessing till the end I really enjoyed it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angie | 3/29/2011

    " This storyline could have been smart, but instead, it was trite and boring. I was disappointed as this is this author appears to have quite a following. "

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

    " Danielle, this is the book that you and Heather stood in line for me. Mary Higgins Clark signed this book: "Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, and Happy Mother's Day, Laurie! - Mary Higgins Clark 2004. "

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

    " Um romance cheio de suspense! ( A Hora Do Mocho ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 2/27/2011

    " Another nice book from Mary Higgins Clark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 2/19/2011

    " Good thriller. I always like any Mary Higgins Clark stories. This one kept you guessing until the end with a good ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/11/2011

    " One of her better books. I didn't figure out the killer until the end. Kind of creepy, since I have a 25 year class reunion coming up....makes me wonder if I ever said anything to anyone to make them want to kill me before the 25th reunion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 2/6/2011

    " There's a killer stalking a high school reunion. While the story is nothing new, Clark writes in such a compelling manner that it's still tense and enjoyable enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 2/4/2011

    " Good thriller. I have read that the book is full of red herrings and bad leads. This is one of the times that listening to the abridged version of the book was probably a really good thing! The story seemed very logical and easy to follow - although the perp wasn't obvious (a good thing). "

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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.