Acuérdate de mí plasma un escalofriante relato en torno al sentimiento de culpabilidad de una madre. Menley jamás ha dejado de considerarse responsable de la muerte accidental de su hijo de dos años. A raíz de ello, su matrimonio con Adam, un brillante abogado criminalista, empieza a desmoronarse. La pareja intenta rehacer su vida trasladándose a Cape Cod, un lugar de ensueño en la costa. Sin embargo, ninguno de los dos imagina que acaban de dar un paso fatal; la casa señorial que alquilan oculta secretos terribles. Una siniestra conspiración se cierne alrededor de Menley... «Con esta escalofriante relato apenas podrá conciliar el sueño.» Cosmopolitan
Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense, crafts a terrifying story of murder and obsession with "a slambam finish" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). ALL AROUND THE TOWN When Laurie Kenyon, a twenty-one-year-old student, is accused of murdering her English professor, she has no memory of the crime. Her fingerprints, however, are everywhere. When she asks her sister, attorney Sarah, to mount her defense, Sarah in turn brings in psychiatrist Justin Donnelly. Kidnapped at the age of four and victimized for two years, Laurie has developed astounding coping skills. Only when the unbearable memories of those lost years are released can the truth of the crime come out -- and only then can the final sadistic plan of her abductor, whose obsession is stronger than ever, be revealed.
A desperate mother. Her missing child. A stolen chalice. With Silent Night, Mary Higgins Clark, America's own Queen of Suspense, gave her readers their best Christmas present ever. Now, with All Through the Night, she once again celebrates the Christmas season with a tale of suspense that will keep readers turning the pages -- all through the night. At the center of the novel are two of Mary Higgins Clark's most beloved characters, Alvirah, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and her husband, Willy, both of them caught up in a Christmas mystery that calls on all of Alvirah's deductive powers, as well as Willy's world-class common sense. The story begins when a young unmarried woman leaves her newborn child on the rectory doorstep at a church on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. At the same moment, inside the church, a young man is stealing a treasured artifact, a chalice adorned with a single star-shaped diamond. Both the infant and the chalice disappear. Seven years later, a few weeks before Christmas, Alvirah and Willy are busy helping Willy's sister Cordelia, a nun who runs a thrift shop that doubles as an after-school shelter for neighborhood kids, prepare for the upcoming Christmas pageant. The future of the shelter is threatened, however, when the city condemns the building for that use, and it is further jeopardized when a nearby brownstone to which the shelter was to be moved turns out to have been willed to a young couple who were tenants in the building. Alvirah refuses to believe that the will is genuine and sets out to prove that the couple are con artists. Soon she is involved in the mystery of the chalice and the child. In All Through the Night, Mary Higgins Clark has fashioned a Christmas gift for all her readers.
Here are four short stories and a novella by this writer of romantic suspense. In "The Anastasia Syndrome" when Judith lets a doctor help her remember her past in order to find out the secret of her parentage, she regresses without knowing it into another century. A long-dead woman intent on revenge seeks to substitute her own personality for Judith's. "Terror Stalks the Class Reunion" deals with a disturbed young man who is obsessed with his former high school teacher. "Lucky Day" concerns a struggling young couple, a loquacious oldd man, and a lottery ticket. The killer in "Double Vision" believes he killed the wrong twin and decides to correct his error. In "Lost Angel" a mother searches for her missing child, while the little girl plays a "pretend game" about what she and her mommy had planned for Christmas. These are fast-moving, suspenseful, and entertaining tales.
When Nell MacDermott learns that her husband, architect Adam Cauliff, and three of his business associates have died in an explosion of his new cabin cruiser, she is not only devastated but wracked with guilt. The last time she saw Adam, they had a bitter quarrel over her plan to run for the congressional seat long held by her grandfather; she had told him not to come home. As the investigation into the boat's explosion proceeds, Nell learns that it was not an accident but a bomb. Despite her skepticism, Nell is swayed by her great-aunt Gert, a believer in psychic powers, to see a medium claiming to be Adam's channel. While trying to unravel the threads of Adam's past and his violent end, Nell consults the medium, who transmits messages to her with instructions from Adam. The story reaches a powerful climax in Nell's final encounter with the medium, in which she learns the truth about the explosion -- truth she can't be allowed to live and tell.
Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and her daughter, bestselling mystery writer Carol Higgins Clark, have again joined forces to create a suspenseful and humorous holiday tale. Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, teams up with private investigator Regan Reilly to solve another Christmas mystery. InDeck the Halls,they rescued Regan's kidnapped father. This time they get in the middle of a case involving a beautiful eighty-foot blue spruce that has been chosen to spend the holidays as Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree. The folks who picked the tree don't have a clue that attached to one of its branches is a flask chock-full of priceless diamonds that Packy Noonan, a scam artist just released from prison, had hidden there over twelve years ago. An excited Packy breaks his parole and heads to Stowe, Vermont, to reclaim his loot. Once there, he is horrified to discover that his special tree will be heading to New York City the next morning. With a bumbling crew consisting of Jo-Jo, Benny, and an unsuccessful poet, Milo, he knows he has to act fast. What Packy does not know is that Alvirah and Regan are on a weekend trip to Stowe with Alvirah's husband, Willy; Regan's fiancé, Jack; Regan's parents, Luke and Nora; and Alvirah's friend Opal, a lottery winner who lost all her winnings in Packy's scam. On Monday morning when they're supposed to head home, they learn that the tree is missing, Packy Noonan may be in the vicinity, and Opal has disappeared. From two of America's beloved storytellers,The Christmas Thiefis filled with suspense, comic characters, and holiday cheer, and is sure to delight its readers.
Television producer Laurie Moran is elated when the pilot for her reality drama Under Suspicion is a success. Even more, the program - a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected - is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode. Now Laurie has the ideal case to feature in the next instalment of Under Suspicion: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder left numerous questions. Why was her car parked miles from her body? Had she ever shown up for the acting audition she was due to attend at the home of an up-and-coming director? Why does Susan's boyfriend want to avoid questions about their relationship? Why was Susan so concerned about her roommate's infatuation with a new-age religious sect? Was she close to her computer science professor because of her technological brilliance, or something more? And why was Susan missing one of her shoes when her body was discovered? With the help of lawyer and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will make a great program, especially when the former suspects include Hollywood's elite and tech billionaires. The suspense and drama are perfect for the silver screen - but is Cinderella's murderer ready for a close-up?
In a first-time collaboration, "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark partners with bestselling author Alafair Burke to deliver a brand new suspense series about a television program featuring cold case murders.Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama, Under Suspicion, is a success. Even more, the program--a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected--is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode. Now Laurie has the ideal case to feature in the next episode of Under Suspicion: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder raised numerous questions. Why was her car parked miles from her body? Had she ever shown up for the acting audition she was due to attend at the home of an up-and-coming director? Why does Susan's boyfriend want to avoid questions about their relationship? Was her disappearance connected to a controversial church that was active on campus? Was she close to her computer science professor because of her technological brilliance, or something more? And why was Susan missing one of her shoes when her body was discovered? With the help of lawyer and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will attract great ratings, especially when the former suspects include Hollywood's elite and tech billionaires. The suspense and drama are perfect for the silver screen--but is Cinderella's murderer ready for a close-up? Together Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke deliver an exciting publishing event: the start of a thrilling new series guaranteed to keep you guessing until the last suspenseful page.
A minor road accident landed county prosecutor Katie DeMaio in Westlake Hospital. That night, from her window, she thought she saw a man load a woman's body into the trunk of a car. . . or was it just a sleeping pill induced nightmare? At work the next day, Katie began investigating a suicide that looked more like murder. Initial evidence pointed elsewhere, but medical examiner Richard Carroll saw a trail leading to Dr. Edgar Highley. He suspected that the famous doctor's work "curing" infertile women was more than controversial -- that it was deceitful, depraved, and often deadly. But before Richard could tell Katie his fears, she left the office for the weekend and an appointment for routine surgery. . . in Dr. Highley's operating room.
When Jenny MacPartland meets the man of her dreams while working in a New York art gallery, she's ecstatic. Painter Erich Krueger -- whose exquisite landscapes are making him a huge success -- is handsome, sensitive...and utterly in love with her. They marry quickly and Jenny plans a loving home on Erich's vast Minnesota farm. But lonely days and eerie nights strain her nerves to the breaking point and test her sanity. Caught in a whirlpool of shattering events, Jenny soon unearths a past more terrifying than she dares imagine...tragic secrets that threaten her marriage, her children, her life.
Sin imaginar que el destino la convertirá en blanco mortal de una aterradora conspiración médica. Katie ha presenciado una serie de hechos inquietantes en el hospital en que estuvo internada por unos días. Y precisamente ahora debe internarse por segunda vez para someterse a una leve intervención quirúrgica...
The brand new spine-tingling thriller from the global multi-million bestsellerA dark family secret puts the lives of two sisters in grave danger Hannah Connelly is plunged into a nightmare when she learns that Connelly Fine Antique Reproductions, the family business founded by her grandfather, has been levelled by a huge explosion. The ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery. Could the explosion have been deliberately set? And what was Kate, Hannah's sister and a highflyer in an accounting firm, doing in the building in the middle of the night? With Kate lying in a coma in hospital, it is now down to Hannah to discover what truly happened. But little does she know that someone will do anything they can to prevent Kate regaining consciousness. Will Hannah find out the truth before that person kills to save himself?Praise for Mary Higgins Clark:'I adore Mary Higgins Clark' Karin Slaughter'Teeming with tantalizing twists, Clark's crackling tale of identity theft, revenge, and murder is a tempting and thought-provoking thriller' Booklist'Trust Mary Higgins Clark to know what frightens us to death' New York Times'Clark plays out her story like the pro that she is . . . flawless' Daily Mirror'Should come with a warning: start in the evening and you'll be reading late into the night' USA Today
In her latest novel Mary Higgins Clark, the beloved, bestselling "Queen of Suspense," exposes a dark secret from a family's past that threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly, when the family-owned furniture firm in Long Island City, founded by their grandfather and famous for its fine reproductions of antiques, explodes into flames in the middle of the night, leveling the buildings to the ground, including the museum where priceless antiques have been on permanent display for years. The ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery, and provoke a host of suspicions and questions. Was the explosion deliberately set? What was Kate--tall, gorgeous, blond, a CPA for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country, and sister of a rising fashion designer--doing in the museum when it burst into flames? Why was Gus, a retired and disgruntled craftsman, with her at that time of night? What if someone isn't who he claims to be? Now Gus is dead, and Kate lies in the hospital badly injured and in a coma, so neither can tell what drew them there, or what the tragedy may have to do with the hunt for a young woman missing for many years, nor can they warn that somebody may be covering his tracks, willing to kill to save himself . . . Step by step, in a novel of dazzling suspense and excitement, Mary Higgins Clark once again demonstrates the mastery of her craft that has made her books international bestsellers for years. She presents the reader with a perplexing mystery, a puzzling question of identity, and a fascinating cast of characters--one of whom may just be a ruthless killer . . .
From Mary Higgins Clark, America's best-selling "Queen of Suspense," comes a dark and chilling story of murder, and its effects years later on the man convicted of the crime and the woman who helped convict him. It is a novel that takes the reader to the heights of suspense while exploring the depths of the criminal mind.
Ellie Cavanaugh was only seven years old when her fifteen-year-old sister, Andrea, was murdered near their home in Oldham-on-the-Hudson, a rural village in New York's Westchester County. There were three suspects: Rob Westerfield, nineteen-year-old scion of a wealthy, prominent family, whom Andrea has been secretly dating Paul Stroebel, a sixteen-year-old schoolmate, who had a crush on Andrea and Will Nebels, a local handyman in his forties. It was Ellie who had led her parents to a hideout in which Andrea's body was found -- a secret hideaway in which she met her friends. And it was Ellie who was blamed by her parents for her sister's death for not telling them about this place the night Andrea was missing. It was also Ellie's testimony that led to the conviction of the man she was firmly convinced was the killer. Steadfastly denying his guilt, he spent the next twenty-two years in prison. When he comes up for parole, Ellie, now an investigative reporter for an Atlanta newspaper, protests his release. Nonetheless, the convicted killer is set free and returns to Oldham. Determined to thwart his attempts to whitewash his reputation, Ellie also returns to Oldham, intent on creating a Website and writing a book that will conclusively prove his guilt. As she delves deeper into her research, however, she uncovers horrifying and heretofore unknown facts that shed new light on her sister's murder. With each discovery, she comes closer to a confrontation with a desperate killer. Gripping and relentlessly compelling, Daddy's Little Girl, a portrayal of a family shattered by crime, reflects Mary Higgins Clark's uncanny insight into the twisted mind of a killer and is further evidence of why she is America's favorite author of suspense.
From beloved mother-daughter duo Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and Carol Higgins Clark, author of the hugely popular Regan Reilly mystery series, comes Dashing Through the Snow, a holiday treat you won't want to miss. In the picturesque village of Branscombe, New Hampshire, the townsfolk are all pitching in to prepare for the first (and many hope annual) Festival of Joy. The night before the festival begins, a group of employees at the local market learn that they have won $160 million in the lottery. One of their co-workers, Duncan, decided at the last minute, on the advice of a pair of crooks masquerading as financial advisers, not to play. Then he goes missing. A second winning lottery ticket was purchased in the next town, but the winner hasn't come forward. Could Duncan have secretly bought it? The Clarks' endearing heroes -- Alvirah Meehan, the amateur sleuth, and private investigator Regan Reilly -- have arrived in Branscombe for the festival. They are just the people to find out what is amiss. As they dig beneath the surface, they find that life in Branscombe is not as tranquil as it appears. So much for an old-fashioned weekend in the country. This fast-paced holiday caper will keep you dashing through the pages!
Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and her daughter, bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark, have joined forces for the first time to create a brilliant and exciting story of high-stakes intrigue and detection in a kidnapping played out against a holiday setting. Three days before Christmas, Regan Reilly, the dynamic young sleuth featured in the novels of Carol Higgins Clark, meets Alvirah Meehan, the famous lottery winner and amateur detective who has appeared in several previous books by Mary Higgins Clark, when they both arrive at a New Jersey dentist's office. Alvirah is to accompany her husband home after a particularly grueling session, while Regan is there in hopes of connecting with her busy father, who is scheduled for a routine visit. Once it becomes apparent that Luke Reilly is not going to keep his appointment, Alvirah offers the deeply troubled Regan a lift home. When a call comes through on Regan's cell phone, telling her that her father and his driver, Rosita Gonzalez, are being held for $1,000,000 ransom, Alvirah insists that Regan allow her to lend a hand in trying to gain their release, for while Regan may be a licensed private detective, based in Los Angeles, Alvirah has many valuable contacts among the ranks of New York's law enforcement community. Further complicating the situation is the fact that Regan's mother, the popular and very successful mystery writer Nora Regan Reilly, was hospitalized only the day before with a badly broken leg, and Regan must comfort her while trying to meet the harsh demands of her father's kidnappers -- and their tough deadline. With Alvirah's help, Jack Reilly, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, is called back from his Christmas holiday to lead the investigation, which becomes more and more tricky as the kidnappers, two men who are not just rank amateurs but also laughably inept -- and, therefore, all the more dangerous and unpredictable -- make known their demands. Meanwhile, Luke and Rosita, held captive in a decrepit houseboat moored in the Hudson River, become increasingly concerned not only for their welfare, but for that of their loved ones as well. Luke's wife is in the hospital, and Rosita's two small boys are with a young, unreliable babysitter, while a winter storm gathers force, further endangering them and complicating events. In Deck the Halls, a story filled with twists and turns, intrigue and danger, as well as a hearty dose of holiday cheer, Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark have created a breathless and at the same time remarkably heartwarming story of suspense -- a Christmas classic for many holiday seasons to come.
Mary Higgins Clark, the "Queen of Suspense," and her daughter, bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark, joined forces for the first time to create an exciting and entertaining suspense novel--the story of a kidnapping played out against a holiday setting. Three days before Christmas, Regan Reilly, the dynamic young sleuth featured in the novels of Carol Higgins Clark, accidentally meets Alvirah Meehan, Mary Higgins Clark's famous lottery winner and amateur detective, at a New Jersey dentist's office. That's where it all begins. While Regan's mother, Nora, the famous mystery writer, is in the hospital with a broken leg, her husband, Luke, and his chauffeur, Rosita, are kidnapped and held for a million-dollar ransom. Together, Regan and Alvirah track the case as the inept yet dangerous kidnappers make their demands known. Meanwhile, Luke and Rosita are held captive on a houseboat on the Hudson River and a fierce winter storm is gathering force. DECK THE HALLS blends suspense with poignancy, laugh-out-loud humor, and all-around holiday cheer--a Christmas classic for many seasons to come.e Hudson River, become increasingly concerned not only for their welfare, but for that of their loved ones as well. Luke's wife is in the hospital, and Rosita's two small boys are with a young, unreliable babysitter, while a winter storm gathers force, further endangering them and complicating events. In Deck the Halls, a story filled with twists and turns, intrigue and danger, as well as a hearty dose of holiday cheer, Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark have created a breathless and at the same time remarkably heartwarming story of suspense -- a Christmas classic for many holiday seasons to come.
El silencio es el mejor refugio para los secretos que están teñidos de sangre. Mack desapareció una tarde de su apartamento de Manhattan y nadie lo ha vuelto a ver desde entonces. Pero cada año cumple con el mismo inquietante ritual: llama a su madre para decirle que está bien e insiste en que nadie intente dar con su paradero. A pesar de estar asomándose a un abismo de terribles interrogantes y aún más escalofriantes respuestas, Carolyn, la hermana de Mack, está resuelta a desenredar el misterio que rodea a su hermano. Sin embargo, todos aquellos que compartieron el pasado con él guardan secretos que les hacen palidecer tan solo con recordarlos# y que no están dispuestos a sacar a la luz. ¿A qué se está enfrentando Carolyn? ¿Qué ocurriría si de repente su peor enemigo fuera alguien muy cercano a ella?
Kathy y Kelly son las hijas gemelas de un feliz matrimonio. La tarde de su tercer cumpleaños sus padres dan una gran fiesta para celebrarlo y esa noche salen a cenar, dejando a las niñas al cuidado de una joven canguro. Nada les hacía presagiar que ese mismo día se desencadenaría la mayor tragedia que podía sucederles: el secuestro de las pequeñas. Angustiada, la familia consigue pagar el rescate que les exigen los secuestradores. No obstante, solo les devuelven a Kelly, ya que una de las participantes en el rapto decide quedarse con la hermana. Lo que nadie sospecha es que Kathy y Kelly comparten algo más que un físico idéntico: pueden comunicarse por telepatía en un lenguaje que solo ellas comparten...
Con solo diez años Liza Barton disparó y mató a su madre al intentar protegerla de la violencia de su padrastro. Aunque fue declarada inocente, mucha gente la consideró culpable de asesinato.Veinticuatro años más tarde Liza ha cambiado de nombre y de vida. Ahora se llama Celia, es una diseñadora de éxito en Manhattan, está felizmente casada, tiene un hijo pequeño y nadie conoce su verdadera historia. Pero un día su marido le hace un regalo sorpresa y su pasado irrumpe tumultuosamente: le ha comprado la misma casa en el campo donde murió su madre. Peor aún: Celia se da cuenta que alguien muy cercano conoce su verdadera identidad. De ese modo, la pesadilla de su infancia reaparece y esta vez ella va a ser acusada de más de un asesinato.
Jean Sheridan, historiadora célebre y profesora universitaria, vuelve a la ciudad donde creció para asistir a la vigésima reunión de ex alumnos de su clase. Desde el primer momento intuye que algo no va bien: una de sus antiguas compañeras, agente de actores en Hollywood, murió hace unos días en su piscina, y otra más falleció también en circunstancias misteriosas. Pero a Jean le ocurre algo aún más inquietante: recibe un fax anónimo que le habla de su hija, una niña que dio en adopción, fruto de su relación con un novio fallecido hace ya veinte años. Esta hija había sido el secreto más celosamente guardado de su vida. ¿Quién se había enterado? ¿Por qué medios? Y sobre todo, ¿porqué la amenazan ahora con desvelarlo? Jean intuye que los asesinatos y las amenazas están relacionados de alguna forma. Y decide investigar por su cuenta... Sin percatarse de que ella misma está en la lista del asesino.
La trama se desarrolla a partir de que un extraño individuo viola y asesina brutalmente a Nina, una joven casada con Steve y madre de Neil, un chiquillo que es testigo del crimen. Ello desata un torbellino de acción, en la que subyace, con la fuerza narrativa que caracteriza a la autora, el debate sobre la eficacia de la pena de muerte.
Nicholas Spencer es propietario de Genstone, importante empresa dedicada al desarrollo de una vacuna contra el cáncer. Los resultados son muy prometedores, mucha gente está invirtiendo sus ahorros en el proyecto. Pero Nicholas desaparece en un extraño accidente de aviación y poco después se descubre que las pruebas de la vacuna habían sido un fracaso y que, además, Nicholas era sospechoso deun enorme desfalco. La periodista Marcia DeCarlo, hermanastra de la viuda de Spencer, se lanza a la investigación del complejo asunto que forman el escándalo financiero, la agitación de los inversionistas y la oscura desaparición del empresario. Marcia no acaba de creer en la culpabilidad de Spencer, cuya integridad moral admiraba, pero todas las pruebas están en contra de él. Descubrir la verdad podría ser muypeligroso...«Escribir un best seller puede parecer fácil, pero ser la escritora que más vende es algo solo reservado para la reina del suspense: Mary Higgins Clark.»Woman
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