Jean Sheridan, a college dean and prominent historian, sets out to her hometown to attend the 20-year reunion of Stonecroft Academy alumni, where she is to be honored along with six other members of her class. There is something uneasy in the air: one woman in the group about to be feted, Alison Kendall, a beautiful, high-powered Hollywood agent, drowned in her pool during an early-morning swim. Alison is the fifth woman in the class whose life has come to a sudden, mysterious end.
Adding to Jean's sense of unease is a taunting, anonymous fax she received, referring to her daughter -- a child she had given up for adoption 20 years ago.
At the award dinner, Jean is introduced to Sam Deegan, a detective obsessed by the unsolved murder of a young woman who may hold the key to the identity of the Stonecroft killer. Jean does not suspect that among the distinguished people she is greeting is The Owl, a murderer nearing the countdown on his mission of vengeance against the Stonecroft women who had mocked and humiliated him, with Jean as his final victim.
©2004 Mary Higgins Clark; (P)2008 Simon & Schuster Audio
Kept my attention throughout and when I stopped or paused it to do other things, I found myself wanting to go back to the audiobook to find out what happens next. A virtual "page turner" - MHC did a good job with this book.
I have read many books and mysteries, but this one is outstanding! The audiobook and reader had me so mesmerized that I carried my laptop everywhere I went and for the length of the audiobook I never put it down and even took it to bed with me until the story was over. Mary Higgins Clark is an outstanding writer and I now plan on ordering more audiobooks written by her.
For the most part this was a good listen. The story line dragged out at times that I felt were unnecessary however overall it was good and I am glad that I purchased/listened. Jan Maxwell is my favorite by far!
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