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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,897 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 2001 ISBN: 9780743544511
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In this gripping novel from American’s Queen of Suspense, a young woman is haunted by two murders that are closely linked—despite the 110 years that separate them.

Following the breakup of her marriage and her pursuit by an obsessed stalker, criminal defense attorney Emily Graham accepts an offer to work in a major Manhattan law firm. Feeling a need for roots, she buys her ancestral home in New Jersey, which her family sold in 1892, after the disappearance of young Madeline Shapley, one of Emily’s forebears.

Now, more than a century later, as the house is being renovated, the bones of a young woman are found in the backyard. She is identified as Martha Lawrence, who disappeared four years earlier. Clutched in Martha’s skeletal hand is the finger bone of another woman with a ring still on it—a Shapley family heirloom.

When Emily investigates the link between her family’s past and the recent murder, she provokes a devious and seductive killer, who selects her as his next victim.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Clark’s prose…takes readers where they want to go—deep into an old-fashioned tale of a damsel in delicious distress.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The cleverly complex plot gallops along at a great clip, the little background details are au courant, and the identities of both murderers come as an enjoyable surprise. On the Street Where You Live just may be Clark’s best in years.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Mary Higgins Clark is at her hair-raising best with On the Street Where You Live; after more than twenty-five years in the biz, Clark’s plotting remains fresh and original, and her prose is still sharp as a knife. Chilling, engrossing, and genuinely enjoyable, On the Street Where You Live shows that the Queen of Suspense continues to work with the deftness and grace of a true master of the form.” 

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “A suspenseful page-turner that will delight her many fans.” 

    Booklist

  • “A highly entertaining thriller that just might provoke you to view your friends and family in a more speculative light.” 

    BookReporter.com

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 2/17/2014

    " All of her books are the same- but they are intense, fast reads and I like them. For the most part, if you like one of her books you'll like them all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tatiana | 2/15/2014

    " Scary, so not recommended if you are a light sleeper and like to read before bed! But not gory - more emotionally scary. Well written and keeps you guessing. Takes place in Spring Lake, NJ, so was fun as we were in midst of moving to Old Bridge, NJ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Reading Cove Book Club ❧ | 2/13/2014

    " Bonus Book - September 2006 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 2/12/2014

    " I was in the mood for something different so I thought I would try a Mary Higgins Clark Book. I haven't read her in a loooong time. I really enjoyed her older books like "Where are the Children?" but I found this one to just be ok. I couldn't believe how stupid the heroine was to insist on stayin home alone when she knew a killer was going to strike shortly. I wasn't overly surprised by who the killer was either. Nice change from what I had been reading but not a riveting read. "

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

    " My absolute favorite MHC book! I loved it like crazy. I've reread it a dozen times and it's still just as good. Keeps you guessing on the edge of your seat, and spooky, too. Fantabulous! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francine | 1/31/2014

    " I read this book when i was in high school and it is one of those books that i always think about as one of the best books i have ever read..It pulled me in and i loved it from beginning to end,it was just a great read and the author remains a favorite of mine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlene | 1/22/2014

    " I always enjoy reading Mary Higgins Clark. Not deep, but relaxing reading. A Whodunit book with a lot of possibilities of who the guilty person was. I finally made a guess, and was correct, but was almost to the end and still wasn't sure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Casey Wootton | 1/19/2014

    " I was mildly entertained reading this, but nothing surprised me. I used to get chills reading Mary Higgins Clark books, but perhaps I have outgrown them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 1/17/2014

    " very intense. even the second and third time you read. probably my favorite book from this author and I have read a ton "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophie Sestero | 1/15/2014

    " Hands down one of the most suspenseful, twisty books Mary Higgins Clark ever wrote! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzy | 12/12/2013

    " You'll never guess who it is!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mei Ling | 11/26/2013

    " A total unexpected ending... Love the way it is written by connecting the past to the present. Highly recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 11/15/2013

    " I loved this, very well written :o) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blessedmommy22 | 11/5/2013

    " This is the second book I have read by this author. I like her books, and her writing style, however these books have WAY too many characters for me. It is hard to keep up with so many characters and their lives. I'm not sure if I will be reading another. I did like the book & the ending. "

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

    " Loved it and with so many suspects, Clark keeps you guessing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jules | 9/8/2013

    " Perfectly enjoyable, but a bit standard. I have a further 5 Mary Higgins Clark novels to read, & I'm reading them in date order, so perhaps they'll improve over time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 6/23/2013

    " Of Mary Higgins Clark's books, this is the only one that really impacted me. The idea of the copicat killer is disturbing, yet heinously familliar. The ending isn't too bad, either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 3/18/2013

    " I am hooked to these murder mysteries.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine | 1/17/2013

    " A great who's done it, a wonderful light mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margene Edwards | 12/11/2012

    " I love Mary Higgins Clark because she is so unpredicatable. I am just about to the end and I'm still not sure who the murderer is. I think I have read everyone of her books. The earlier ones she wrote are the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dottie | 8/23/2012

    " Excellent! you can't go wrong with Mary Higgins Clark! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 3/17/2012

    " Another rock-solid mystery by a great author. My only difficulty was trying to keep all the characters straight. Kept my attention throughout. Have to admit it was a creepy storyline, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 11/15/2011

    " not really reading this - listening to it on cd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brielle | 10/27/2011

    " I didn't know what to expect...but I really enjoyed reading Mary Higgins Clark! It was a quick and engrossing read. I will not shy from her mass-market paperbacks anymore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynnette | 9/13/2011

    " Oh my gosh so freaky! This was so interesting how it could repeat itself through a diary once kept.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 7/24/2011

    " I love how she weaves together the 2 mysteries together, one from the 1890's the other modern day. A very enjoyable read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spring Clark | 5/31/2011

    " This one was freaky to me - a few too many people died. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marissa | 5/12/2011

    " Great book! This book sparked my interest in suspense novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pequete | 5/5/2011

    " I enjoyed it better than the previous one I had read by MHC. I liked the link between the 1800's and the present story and all the suspense. "

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

    " Of Mary Higgins Clark's books, this is the only one that really impacted me. The idea of the copicat killer is disturbing, yet heinously familliar. The ending isn't too bad, either. "

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

    " This is one of the very few authors who's books I will buy as soon as they hit the shelves......or pre-order if possible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 valpal | 1/27/2011

    " Now I remember why I stopped reading these books after high school. Not horrible, but not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 June | 1/26/2011

    " It was an all right book mainly because the ending was simple and very predictable. In the end everything happened just as you thought that it would. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/17/2011

    " This one was very good - one of the first I read from this author. I'll be reading more of her mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/17/2011

    " My favorite Mary Higgins Clark book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 1/4/2011

    " This started off ok, but the plot wandered about and just couldn't hold my interest. Nowhere near as good as most of her books I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 12/13/2010

    " Page turning but I guessed who the killer was early on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 11/24/2010

    " mary higgins clark's a street where you live was a nice easy read. finished it a day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haley | 11/20/2010

    " I thought this was okay. NOt terrible, passed the time, but not fantastic either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 11/16/2010

    " This was an O.K. book. It dealt with three murders from the 1890's and a copy cat murderer in the 2000's. It was interesting and kept me guessing as to who the murderer was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 11/6/2010

    " I'm so stupid! I read the first 200 pages and put it down confident I had determined the killer. I read another book, came back for this one to just "finish it off" and I was wrong, wrong, wrong. Chilly ending! I loved it. "

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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.