It was Ellie who had led her parents to a hideout in which Andrea's body was found -- a secret hideaway where 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. Ellie's testimony eventually led to the conviciton of the man she was convinced was the killer. Steadfastly denying his guilt, he spent the next 22 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, she uncovers horrifying and unknown facts that shed new light on her sister's murder. With each discovery, she comes closer to a confrontation with a desperate killer.
©2003 Mary Higgins Clark; (P)2008 Simon & Schuster Audio
A believable story.
Not been hackneyed and predictable.
I'll give her one more shot, but only one, to redeem herself.
For most of the time it was laughter at the horribly badly conceived story. I waited for the narrator to be proven wrong at the end. My wait was in vain. I thought, a character this loathsome has to be shown to be full of it at the end. Nope. I think--and this is the part that really got me--that we were actually supposed to identify with her. Ha! She's arrogant and sloppy and conceited and has the worst instincts of any character I've ever encountered in a book. Really dreadful!
I know verisimilitude isn't a high priority in books like this, but seriously, this was just plain dreadful. Any "investigative reporter" who behaves this unethically with such a complete agenda from the get go would be denied publication in any source shy of the National Enquirer. Maybe that's the intended audience. Nobody else would read this tripe and find it compelling.
My wife (Ruthie) and I together listen to Audible's books every evening. We have been doing this since 2005 and have never missed an evening
Among top ten
Not so much on the edge of my seat but kept my mind really busy
She was able to fall into character very believably
Great mystery without vulgarity!
That is tough for me to say since I appreciate the morals that Mary Higgins Clark uses in her books. No vulgar language, lewd sex, etc. This was "just" good for me not great. The story line at times was weak or predictable.
Having said that I am still glad that I purchased and listened to this one.
Yes I would I have read over let of them
There are so many
this one it was the frist one I'read
keep them coming
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