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Growing up under an assumed identity after accidentally shooting her mother and escaping her abusive father, Liza Barclay, still fearful that her past will reclaim her, is shocked when her husband inadvertently buys her childhood home.
La abogada Kerry Macgrath acompaña a su hija Robin a la consulta de un cirujano estético. Mientras aguarda en la sala de espera ve salir a una mujer cuya cara le resulta familiar. Este hecho casual se convertirá en inquientante cuando, en las sucesivas visitas a la consulta del doctor Smith, Kerry continúe viendo esa misma cara... pero en diferentes personas. La abogada decide investigar, sin imaginar que está a punto de internarse en un laberinto mortal de engaños y crímenes cuyo hilo de Ariadna se remonta al asesinato de una bella joven once años atrás...«La Agatha Christie americana.»El Mundo
Pat Traymore, joven reportera de una cadena de televisión norteamericana, víaja a Washington con una triple intención: realizar un reportaje sobre Abby Jennings, una brillante senadora, reanudar su relación amorosa con Sam Kingsley y regresar a la casa de sus padres, muertos ambos en trágicas circunstancias. Sin embargo, el apretado programa de Pat fracasa desde el principio, pues comienza a recibir anónimos amenazadores, exigiéndole que no realice el programa sobre Abby...
A popular guest at many of the town's finest homes, he particularly enjoyed participating in the sombre discussions about Martha's disappearance that still came up from time to time over the dinner table. 'I could tell you about it, every little detail,' he said to himself with a self-satisfied smile as he strolled the boardwalk, exchanging pleasantries with good friends he met along the way. 'But of course I won't. That's our secret: mine and Martha's.' In the gripping new novel from the Queen of Suspense, a young woman is haunted by two murders that are closely linked - despite the one hundred and ten years that separate them. Following the acrimonious breakup of her marriage and the searing experience of being pursued by an obsessed stalker, criminal defense attorney Emily Graham accepts an offer to leave Albany and work in a major law firm in Manhattan. Feeling a need for roots, she buys her ancestral home, a restored Victorian house in the historic New Jersey seaside resort town of Spring Lake. Her family had sold the house in 1892, after one of Emily's forebears, Madeline Shapley, then still a young girl, disappeared. Now, more than a century later, as the house is being renovated and the backyard excavated for a pool, the skeleton of a young woman is found. She is identified as Martha Lawrence, who had disappeared from Spring Lake over four years ago. Within her skeletal hand is the finger bone of another woman with a ring still on it - a Shapley family heirloom. In seeking to find the link between her family's past and the recent murder, Emily becomes a threat to a devious and seductive killer, who has chosen her as his next victim.
In the gripping new novel from America's Queen of Suspense, a young woman is haunted by two murders that are closely linked -- despite the one hundred and ten years that separate them. Following the acrimonious breakup of her marriage and the searing experience of being pursued by an obsessed stalker, criminal defense attorney Emily Graham accepts an offer to leave Albany and work in a major law firm in Manhattan. Feeling a need for roots, she buys her ancestral home, a restored Victorian house in the historic New Jersey seaside resort town of Spring Lake. Her family had sold the house in 1892, after one of Emily's forebears, Madeline Shapley, then still a young girl, disappeared. Now, more than a century later, as the house is being renovated and the backyard excavated for a pool, the skeleton of a young woman is found. She is identified as Martha Lawrence, who had disappeared from Spring Lake over four year ago. Within her skeletal hand is the finger bone of another woman with a ring still on it -- a Shapley family heirloom. In seeking to find the link between her family's past and the recent murder, Emily becomes a threat to a devious and seductive killer, who has chosen her as the next victim.
Maggie Holloway, una joven independiente, ha superado una dolorosa tragedia y se ha convertido en una prestigiosa fotógrafa de modas. Con ocasión de una reunión familiar del clan Moore de Newport, Maggie se reencuentra en Manhattan con Nuala, la mujer que había sido su madrasta y de la que conserva recuerdos entrañables. Ésta le invita a pasar unos días en su casa. Sin embargo, cuando poco después Maggie llega a Newport, se encuentra con una situación inesperada y terrible: Nuala ha muerto, aparentemente víctima de un robo fortuito. Destrozada, Maggie decide investigar las circunstancias del caso, sin imaginar que está internándose en un abominable laberinto de vileza, crímenes y turbias pasiones.
En esta nueva novela, Mary Higgins Clark se supera a sí misma para ofrecernos una intriga electrizante. La trama gira en torno a un brutal asesinato cuyo esclarecimiento concluye rápidamente para la policía, pero no así para la acusada. Todos los indicios y pruebas señalan a Molly Carpenter como autora del asesinato de su marido, un reputado médico y, por ello, es condenada a cinco años de cárcel. Sin embargo, ella ha perdido la memoria y no recuerda nada de la trágica noche en que fue hallado el cadáver de su marido. Una vez en libertad, Molly, con la ayuda de una sagaz reportera y un tenaz abogado, se empeñará en averiguar la verdad. Y ese mismo empeño, la llevará a las puertas de la muerte...Perdida en su memoria es una historia no apta para cardíacos, con la impronta inconfundible de la reina de la intriga y el suspense.
Laurie Kenyon, una estudiante de veintiún años, es acusada del aseinato de su profesor Allan Grant. Las pruebas son irrefutables: alrededor del cadáver, salvajemente apuñalado, se han encontrado profusas huellas dactilares de la joven. Sin embargo, ella no recuerda nada del crimen.En su infancia, Laurie fue secuestrada y sometida a terribles abusos y vejaciones, espantosa experiencia que le hizo desarrollar una personalidad múltiple. Laurie no sabe cuántas personalidades habitan en su interior, y menos aún que una de ellas, Leona, ha escrito ardientes cartas de amor al profesor asesinado e incluso ha visitado secretamente su casa... El hombre que secuestró de pequeña a Laurie, Bic Hawkins, un repulsivo vagabundo que se ha convertido en famoso predicador evangelista dotado de extraños poderes hipnóticos, no ha superado nunca su obsesión por la atractiva chica. Y ahora, quince años después, va en su busca para satisfacer sus siniestros instintos e impedir definitivamente que su infamia pueda ser descubierta.
Short stories by authors such as Mary Higgins Clark, Lawrence Block, Edna Buchannan, Carol Higgins Clark, Janet Evanovich, Linda Fairstein, Walter Mosley, Nancy Pickard, Ann Rule, and Donald e. Westlake
Una serie de mujeres desaparecidas en extrañas circunstancias tienen un elemento en común: todas han recibido, de un admirador misterioso, un anillo con las palabras ""por siempre mía"" grabadas en su interior. La psicóloga Susan Chandler entrevista en su programa de televisión al autor de un libro sobre mujeres desaparecidas y, a partir de entonces, una serie de cabos sueltos van perfilando una terrible sospecha: ¿se trata de un asesino en serie?Sin embargo, lo que la doctora Susan ignora es que el psicópata se encuentra mucho más cerca de lo que ella cree, precisamente entre sus numerosos admiradores, y que no está dispuesta a permitir que nadie estropee sus macabros designios... Una nueva y sobrecogadora novela de la reina de la intriga, que atrapa al lector desde la primera página.
Mary Higgins Clark sends chills down readers' spines with the story of Lacey Farrell, a rising star on the Manhattan real estate scene. One day, while showing a luxurious skyline co-op, Lacey is witness to a murder -- and to the dying words of the victim.... The dying woman is convinced that the attacker was after her dead daughter's journal -- which Lacey gives to the police, but not before making a copy for herself. It's an impulse that later proves nearly fatal. Placed in the witness protection program and sent to live in the Minneapolis area, Lacey must assume a fake identity, at least until the killer can be brought to trial. There she meets Tom Lynch, a radio talk-show host whom she tentatively begins to date -- until the strain of deception makes her break it off. Then she discovers the killer has traced her to Minneapolis. Armed with nothing more than her own courage and clues from the journal, Lacey heads back to New York, determined to uncover who's behind the deaths of the two women -- before she's the next casualty. At once seductive and frightening, Pretend You Don't See Her is the "mistress of high tension" (The New Yorker) at her ingenious best.
What happens when a young woman is accidentally caught up in a dangerous murder investigation, having merely been in the wrong place at the wrong time? Lacey Farrell, a rising star on the Manhattan real estate scene, is witness to a murder - and to the final words of the victim. The dying woman is convinced her attacker was after her dead daughter's journal, which Lacey gives to the police, but not before making a copy for herself. It's an impulse that later proves nearly fatal. Placed in the witness protection programme and sent to live in Minneapolis, Lacey must assume a fake identity, at least until the killer can be brought to trial. There she meets Tom Lynch, a radio talk-show host whom she tentatively begins to date - until the strain of her deception makes her break it off. Then she discovers the killer has traced her whereabouts. Armed with nothing more than her own courage and clues from the journal, Lacey heads back to New York determined to uncover who is behind the deaths of the two women... before she is the next casualty.
La joven abogada Emily Wallace se enfrenta al caso más importante de su carrera. Hace dos años la popular actriz Natalie Raines fue asesinada en su propia casa y su ex marido, Gregg Aldrich, ha sido desde entonces el principal sospechoso de esa muerte.A pesar de haberse dedicado en cuerpo y alma a la preparación del caso contra Aldrich, Emily pasa por constantes momentos de duda cuando comienza el juicio. Por un lado, simpatiza con la madre de la asesinada, pero también, desde el primer momento, con Gregg? La abogada incluso consigue meterse en la piel de Natalie y experimentar emociones que hacen que sienta cierta empatía con el acusado.¿De dónde provienen esas dudas? ¿Y esos sentimientos tan contradictorios? Emily tiene una corazonada y no dejará de investigar en ello, aunque el juez haya dictado sentencia, aunque ponga su vida en peligro?
A killer turns a young family's dream holiday into an unfathomable nightmare....Menley Nichols and her husband, Adam, a criminal attorney, rent a house on Cape Cod, in the hope of restoring their faltering marriage. The birth of their daughter, Hannah, has revitalized their relationship, but Menley has never stopped blaming herself for the accidental death of her two-year-old son. The serenity of the Cape promises a new start. In Remember House, an eighteenth-century landmark with a sinister past, strange incidents force Menley to relive the accident that killed her son, and she begins to fear for Hannah's safety. Then Adam takes on a client suspected of murder when his wealthy young bride of only three months drowns in a storm -- and the family is drawn into a rising tide of terror. A confrontation on a dark, rain-swept beach leads to a harrowing climax that only Mary Higgins Clark could have created.
America's Queen of Suspense -- Mary Higgins Clark -- joins forces with her daughter Carol -- bestselling author of the Regan Reilly mysteries -- in this fast-paced novel set on a special holiday cruise that sets sail from Miami the day after Christmas. Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth; her husband, Willy; recently hitched private detective Regan Reilly and her groom, Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad; and Regan's parents, Nora and Luke, are guests on the Royal Mermaid's maiden voyage, the Santa Cruise. The cruise is Commodore Randolph Weed's gift to a select group of people who in the last year "made the world a better place." What he really wants is good publicity that will generate future bookings for his struggling new venture. He also plans to scatter his beloved mother's ashes at sea during this four-day odyssey in the Caribbean. What he doesn't know is that his ne'er-do-well nephew, Eric, has smuggled two escaping criminals on board. Alvirah won the cruise at a charity auction and persuaded the Reillys to accompany her and Willy. Other passengers include members of the Oklahoma Readers and Writers group, who volunteer their time teaching people to read. The group is planning a mystery seminar dedicated to a Ghost of Honor, the late Left Hook Louie, a champion prizefighter turned bestselling author. There are also ten men on board who had donated their time playing Santa Claus during the holiday season as well as assorted other charitable folk, all planning on a restful post-Christmas vacation. The hoped-for tranquility soon vanishes. A terrified mystery fan swears she has spotted the Ghost of Honor in the ship's chapel. Two Santa suits disappear from a locked supply room. A storm develops, and in the infirmary an attempt is made on the life of a seemingly feeble passenger. Back in Miami, a TV reporter is turning the cruise into a public-relations nightmare, thanks to her spies on the ship. As the Royal Mermaid sails through troubled waters, Alvirah, Regan, and Jack are uncovering the clues that lead them to dangerous criminals who were not on the original guest list! Filled with suspense and humor, Santa Cruise is a holiday mystery you won't want to miss. Join the Clarks as they bring this unpredictable voyage to a hair-raising and heartwarming conclusion and ring in the New Year.
A pesar de que no posea ningún indicio de que su hijo siga con vida, Zan Moreland sigue convencida de que logrará encontrarlo. Dos años de angustia y de búsqueda obstinada han transcurrido desde que alguien raptara a Matthew, a pleno día y en un sitio tan concurrido como Central Park, pero la investigación no ha avanzado lo más mínimo.Cuando se aproxima la fecha del quinto cumpleaños del niño, las fuerzas de Zan comienzan a flaquear y justo en este momento salen a la luz fotos del momento en que secuestraron a Matthew. Zan mira desconcertada las imágenes en las que aparece una mujer idéntica a ella llevándose a su hijo. ¿Estará perdiendo la razón?
In a novel that reaffirms her reputation as "America's Queen of Suspense," Mary Higgins Clark delivers a gripping tale of deception and tantalizing suspense. Nicholas Spencer, charismatic head of the medical research company Gen-stone, involved in the development of an anticancer vaccine, suddenly disappears. His private plane crashes en route to Puerto Rico, but his body is not found. Early results of the vaccine seemed highly promising. Yet, coinciding with Nicholas Spencer's disappearance comes news that the FDA is denying approval. Then follows the shocking revelation that Spencer had looted Gen-stone of huge sums of money -- including the lifetime savings of people who had risked every penny they had. Marcia "Carley" DeCarlo, the thirty-two-year-old columnist for the Wall Street Weekly, is assigned to cover the story. Carley is the stepsister of Spencer's wife, Lynn, an aggressive PR woman and socialite, whom she dislikes and distrusts. The day after news of her husband's disappearance rocks the financial and medical world, Lynn attends a meeting of the stockholders of Gen-stone, flaunting expensive clothing and jewelry. Accused of having participated in the scam, she appears indifferent to the anger and despair of the people attending, among them a man whose child has cancer and who is now about to lose his home. That night, she narrowly escapes death when her mansion in Bedford, New York, is set on fire. She turns to Carley, begging her to use her investigative skills to prove that she was not her husband's accomplice. As Carley proceeds with her investigation, she is confronted by seemingly impenetrable questions: Is Nicholas Spencer dead or in hiding? Was he guilty or set up? Why the sudden reversal in medical opinion of the vaccine from recognition to condemnation? And as the facts begin to unfold, she becomes the target of a dangerous group involved in a sinister and fraudulent scheme. The Second Time Around is Mary Higgins Clark at her best, telling a story that intertwines fiction with the stuff of real-life headlines in a novel of breathtaking suspense and surprises.
Después de veintidós años, el sentimiento de culpa no ha abandonado a Ellie, que era una niña cuando su hermana mayor fue asesinada: ella conocía el lugar secreto donde Andrea solía reunirse con sus amigos, y tardó horas en revelárselo a sus padres. Aunque siempre proclamó su inocencia, Rob Westerfield, hijo de la familia más rica de la zona, fue condenado a prisión. Ahora van a concederle la libertad condicional, y afirma que podrá probar que él no cometió aquel asesinato. Pero Ellie sabe que solo pudo ser él, y que ha de buscar nuevas pruebas de su culpabilidad... Aunque ignora que alguien está dispuesto a todo para impedírselo.
Para complicar la situación, la madre de Regan, una conocida escritora de novelas de misterio, está hospitalizada gravemente enferma y, a medida que la investigación avanza, se hará más patente que los secuestradores no son unos profesionales. Al mismo tiempo, los dos secuestrados, en su cautiverio, empiezan a temer que el nerviosismo de sus captores provoque una tragedia.
In The Shadow of Your Smile, worldwide bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark weaves a spellbinding thriller revolving around a long-held family secret that threatens to emerge and take the life of an unsuspecting heiress. At age eighty-two and in failing health, Olivia Morrow knows she has little time left. The last of her line, she faces a momentous choice: expose a long-held family secret, or take it with her to her grave. Olivia has in her possession letters from her deceased cousin Catherine, a nun, now being considered for beatification by the Catholic Church--the final step before sainthood. In her lifetime, Sister Catherine had founded seven hospitals for disabled children. Now the cure of a four-year-old boy dying of brain cancer is being attributed to her. After his case was pronounced medically hopeless, the boy's desperate mother had organized a prayer crusade to Sister Catherine, leading to his miraculous recovery. The letters Olivia holds are the evidence that Catherine gave birth at age seventeen to a child, a son, and gave him up for adoption. Olivia knows the identity of the young man who fathered Catherine's child: Alex Gannon, who went on to become a world-famous doctor, scientist, and inventor holding medical patents. Now, two generations later, thirty-one-year-old pediatrician Dr. Monica Farrell, Catherine's granddaughter, stands as the rightful heir to what remains of the family fortune. But in telling Monica who she really is, Olivia would have to betray Catherine's wishes and reveal the story behind Monica's ancestry. The Gannon fortune is being squandered by Alex's nephews Greg and Peter Gannon, and other board members of the Gannon Foundation, who camouflage their profligate lifestyles with philanthropy. Now their carefully constructed image is cracking. Greg, a prominent financier, is under criminal investigation, and Peter, a Broadway producer, is asuspect in the murder of a young woman who has been extorting money from him. The only people aware of Olivia's impending choice are those exploiting the Gannon inheritance. To silence Olivia and prevent Monica from learning the secret, some of them will stop at nothing--even murder. Clark's riveting new novel explores the juxtaposition of medical science and religious faith, and the search for identity by the daughter of a man adopted at birth.
Mary Higgins Clark, the "Queen of Suspense," has crafted a very special holiday story about a child's courage in the face of danger, and the power of love. Charged with menace and thrilling suspense, it is the #1 New York Times bestselling author's gift to readers for all seasons. When Catherine Dornan's husband, Tom, is diagnosed with leukemia, she and their two young sons travel with him to New York during the holiday season for a lifesaving operation. On Christmas Eve, hoping to lift the boys' spirits, Catherine takes them to see Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree; while there, seven-year-old Brian notices a woman taking his mother's wallet. A St. Christopher medal tucked inside the wallet saved his grandfather's life in World War II, and Brian believes with all his heart that it will protect his father now. Impulsively, Brian follows the thief into the subway, and the most dangerous adventure of his young life begins...
A young mother from the Midwest travels to New York during the Christmas season to be with her husband who lies desperately ill in hospital. She has brought with her their two young sons, hoping to salvage for them at least some of the joy of the holidays. She, however, is rapidly reaching a point of despair.While watching a street musician near Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree, Brian, the younger boy, sees another woman take his mother's wallet, and with it, not only all their money, but a precious family memento his grandmother has just given them, a St. Christopher medal which saved her husband's life in the war, and which she believes will save that of Brian's father.Without telling his mother what he is doing, Brian follows the thief into the city's subway system, thereby beginning a journey that will forever change not only his life, but that of his mother and the thief as well.
La reina del suspense, Mary Higgins Clark, nos ofrece una colección de relatos cortos en los que pone de manifiesto sus profundos conocimientos en parapsicología y fenómenos paranormales. El relato que da título al libro, «El síndrome de Anastasia», está inspirado en la verdadera historia de Ana Anderson, quien decía ser la Gran Duquesa Anastasia, hija del zar de Rusia, una mujer enamorada que se ve forzada a enfrentarse con los demonios de su pasado mientras unos recuerdos sombríos la ponen en la pista de una ola de atentados terroristas. Como esta, las restantes cuatro historias también son pequeñas obras maestras del género.
"I TOLD YOU NOT TO COME..." Slipped under the door of her Georgetown home, the note was an ominous reminder of Pat Traymore's past. The beautiful young television journalist had come to glamorous, high-powered Washington to produce a TV series. Her subject: Senator Abigail Jennings, slated for nomination as the first woman vice president of the United States. With the help of an old flame, Congresman Sam Kingsley, Pat delves into Abigail's life, only to turn up horrifying facts that threaten to destroy senator's reputation and her career. Worse still, sinister connections to Pat's own childhood and the nightmare secrets hidden within are surfacing -- secrets waiting to destroy her.
Ronald Thompson knows he never killed Nina Peterson... yet in two days the state of Connecticut will take his life, having found him guilty via due process of law. But Thompson's death will not stop the pain and anger of Nina's husband, Steve. Thompson's death will not still the fears of Nna's six-year-old son, Neil, witness to his mother's brutal slaying. Not even the love and friendship of Sharon Martin, a journalist who is slowly becoming a part of their world, will ever erase their bitter memories. Only time, perhaps, will heal their wounds. But in the shadows a stranger waits, a cunning psychopath who has killed before, who has unfinished business at the Peterson home...
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