By Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense, crafts a terrifying tale of homicide and obsession with "a slambam finish" (Los Angeles instances ebook Review).
ALL round the TOWN
while Laurie Kenyon, a twenty-one-year-old pupil, is accused of murdering her English professor, she has no reminiscence of the crime. Her fingerprints, although, are all over the place. whilst she asks her sister, lawyer Sarah, to mount her protection, Sarah in flip brings in psychiatrist Justin Donnelly. abducted on the age of 4 and victimized for 2 years, Laurie has constructed outstanding coping abilities. purely while the insufferable stories of these misplaced years are published can the reality of the crime pop out -- and merely then can the ultimate sadistic plan of her abductor, whose obsession is more advantageous than ever, be published.

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He knew she hated t'cold nights without him. Why, chile, he laid on her grave all t'first night t'keep her warm, an it was February . . ” “But why did you have to bring me out here to tell me all of this, Granny? You could have told me in the cabin. Even if it is a sad and kind of a sweet story . . still, Pa's meaner than hell, and she must have taken all the best of him into the grave with her, and left only the worst for the rest of us. Why didn't she teach him how to love others? Granny, I wish she'd never come!

No one, no one, whispered the little bluebird of happiness who lived now and then in my brain, singing me to sleep and telling me that everything, in the long run, would work out just fine . . just fine. Trouble was, I had an old black crow roosting in my brain as well, telling me such a name tempted fate to do its worst. Then there was Pa. In my secret and putaway heart there were times when I wanted more than anything in the world to love the lonely father who sat so often staring sullenly into space, looking as if life had cheated him.

Love you first, Miss Deale second,” Tom said with a laugh. “Can't have you, so settle for Miss Deale. I'm gonna order God t'stop her from growing old and ugly. ” “Heavenly,” (he was the only one to combine my two names in this flattering way) “the others in the school whisper about you, thinking you know more than you should at your age, and that's my age too. I don't know as much. ” Tom was as thirsty for knowledge as I was, but he had to be like others of his sex once in a while, or fight them each day so they wouldn't call him teacher's pet.

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