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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,094 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 2010 ISBN: 9781442300262
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Jonathan and his identical twin brother, Charles, are obstetricians who share a thriving practice in Manhattan. Even Jonathan’s wife Olivia, a psychologist, has difficulty telling them apart. When Charles is found murdered in his midtown apartment, Olivia helps her husband mourn the loss of his twin— until, as the months pass, she begins to suspect that it was not Charles who was killed, but her husband Jonathan. Her search for the truth plunges her into life-threatening danger. Clark’s stunning new novel explores the family ties that bind, and what evil forces may break them. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Clark skillfully mixes spiritual questions with down and dirty deeds.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “With a gentle tone and patient hesitancy in her voice, Jan Maxwell reads the forty-third book by the Queen of Suspense...[She] adds her own strokes to the aural canvas with her careful pacing and sincere portrayals of the characters.”  

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nieca | 2/14/2014

    " Very predictable, and kind of choppy. It was OK, but not great. The concept sounded great when I read about it, but I was disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tinytextiles | 2/12/2014

    " another good summer, light read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 1/30/2014

    " Another great Mary Higgins Clark mystery. I liked this one especially because the killer was not a creepy psychopath. It was more of a "murder for hire" situation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 1/26/2014

    " One of the better Mary Higgins Clark books, though flawed. A decent mystery as to one of the killer's identities. One storyline -- the Catholic one, surprisingly -- gets no resolution. I recommend imagining Detective Tucker as Chris Tucker; it makes for an engaging read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pauline | 1/20/2014

    " Very slow at the beginning and it took me awhile to get into it but at the end I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amberlori | 1/18/2014

    " Typical Mary Higgins Clark. Fast moving, entertaining, but not too much brain power required. A good book to fill a couple of nights. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 1/18/2014

    " This one was like the old Mary Higgins Clark books and I enjoyed it. "

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

    " Kept your interest. "

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

    " this was my first Mary Higgins Clark novel. It was left at the beach house where I was staying so I picked it up. It was a great beach read. The characters and story were interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rdrunner04 | 12/19/2013

    " This is a story about secrets in a family; a grandmother on her death bed wanting to tell the truth; being murdered by her attorney; but in the end the truth comes out and a most deserving grand daughter inherits the family wealth. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alayna | 11/19/2013

    " I'm not finding myself liking Mary Higgins Clark as much as I used to. Not sure if this is because she has written with her daughter and taken on more of her style, which I am not a fan of (too simplistic? not sure but it just isn't as interesting to read). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erin | 10/27/2013

    " This is (I think) my first MHC book and I won't be reading any more. What drivel. The characters' internal monologues are laughable and the dialogue is atrocious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 9/21/2013

    " I love her books. This one was very fun, a good mystery and lots of twists and turns. Great summer read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Froggie | 8/25/2013

    " Since I've read the Dutch translation I'm not sure if that is where it went wrong, but this does not have the quality I am used to. I've always liked the combination of romance and suspense, but this is written/translated soo poorly, I had to force myself to finishing it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 8/6/2013

    " Typical MHC plot & style. Was a nice & easy read. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristine | 6/25/2013

    " Light easy summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessi Hales | 5/29/2013

    " Not one of her better books, but still a clean, entertaining - yet mindless - read. She provides a good break from some of the heavier stuff I've been reading... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Missy | 5/11/2013

    " I usually really like Clark, her books are easy fun reads but this one took a while to get into, and the charactors didn't ever really grab me. Finally with about 50 pages left I started to actually enjoy it. Maybe it is me and my crazy life right now but definitely not one of my favorite of hers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chelsea | 4/9/2013

    " The plot of this book isn't too bad, but the writing, grammar and phrasing needs a lot of work. I struggled with the fact that a lot of the book just didn't 'flow'. I even found myself re-writing and editing in my head as I read so that it made more sense. Will be avoiding this author in the future. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy Williams | 1/16/2013

    " THE worst writing ever, bar none, but the story was slightly interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 12/27/2012

    " Maybe it's just because I read this after a really well written book, but it seemed a little juvenile to me. Not great writing, and not terribly memorable, but I did like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scoobyyatto | 12/17/2012

    " A classic Mary Higgins Clark book! Makes you question what is really important in life and what really matters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 9/16/2012

    " First book I read on my Kindle. Love being able to turn the page without putting down my coffee! And the story was a pleasant read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 8/9/2012

    " It's been a while since I've read a Mary Higgins Clark book. Loved it! I've forgotten how suspenceful her books are. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gaets | 7/4/2012

    " Didn't finished...wasn't as interesting as some of her books... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 10/6/2011

    " I love how each chapter tells the story from a different characters perspective "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 10/1/2011

    " Always a fan of Mary Higgins Clark, I haven't enjoyed her recent books as much as her older titles. This book changed that trend for me and I really enjoyed this read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita Johnson | 9/7/2011

    " Mary Higgins Clark pumps out her novels and they are pretty formulated but they're always entertaining. "

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

    " Classic Mary Higgins Clark! Grabs you from the first page and keeps you in suspense to the last page!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elvis | 5/13/2011

    " Enjoyed is a lot a page turner. "

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

    " Another great suspense novel revolving around a long-held family secret. Takes place in New York. Won't want to put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arleen | 5/11/2011

    " "The Queen of suspense" does it again. This book draws interests in the first pages and keeps you guessing until the very end. Mary Higgins Clark's books are always enjoyable easy reading yet exciting, can't put down books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 5/11/2011

    " Good for an airport read, and that's just what it was! "

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

    " Another excellent book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I found the ending wasn't as strong as the first part of the book, and became predictable at the end, but still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mitzi | 5/7/2011

    " A quick, easy read. I used to read a lot of Mary Higgins Clark back in high school, and just happened to come upon this one the other day, and realized it's one I hadn't yet read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 5/2/2011

    " Can't get enough of Mary Higgins Clark! I have read all of her books, except the latest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 5/2/2011

    " An overabundance of character perspectives did not allow for an emotional connection with them. "

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

    " typical Mary higgins clark - easy and quick read with a female protagonist...don't you worry though, she gets a man in the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 4/30/2011

    " this was a good story but it could have been better if it had been a bit longer...being a mystery it just seemed to wrap up to quickly for my taste but even so i would recomend all to read this book..there is still enough suspence in this book for all to like.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gaets | 4/29/2011

    " Didn't finished...wasn't as interesting as some of her books... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathi | 4/26/2011

    " I always like Mary Higgins Clark and look forward to the next book out. This is her usual fare of mystery and romance and clean writing. I like her plot development from the beginning of this one and it just keeps on moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelli | 4/26/2011

    " This book has earned 3 1/2 stars. I have not read a Mary Higgins Clark book in quite awhile and it felt like I had reconnected with an old friend. The mystery/suspense stories throughout the book were great. "

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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.