I Heard That Song Before

A Novel
Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (541 ratings)

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Mary Higgins Clark takes you deep into the mysteries of the human mind where memories may be the most dangerous things of all.

Kay Lansing grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, daughter of the landscaper to the wealthy and powerful Carrington family. One day, accompanying her father to work, six-year-old Kay overhears a quarrel between a man and a woman that ends with the man's caustic response: "I heard that song before." That same evening, young Peter Carrington drives the 19-year-old daughter of neighbors home from a formal dinner dance at the Carrington estate, but she is not in her room the next morning and is never seen or heard from again.

Decades later, a cloud of suspicion hangs over Peter, not only for his neighbor's disappearance but also for the subsequent drowning death of his own pregnant wife in their swimming pool. But when Kay Lansing, now a librarian in Englewood, asks Peter's permission to hold a literary benefit cocktail party on his estate, she comes to see Peter as misunderstoodÅ and when he begins to court her, she falls in love -- and marries him. However, she soon makes a discovery that leads her to question her husband's innocence. She believes that the key to the truth lies in the identities of the man and woman whose quarrel she witnessed as a child. What she does not realize is that uncovering what lies behind these memories may cost Kay her life.

©2007 Mary Higgins Clark (P)2007 Simon & Schuster Inc
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Great book!

Have been a fan of Mary Higgins Clark for years. I generally like her older
books better, in some cases much better, but this is vintage Clark. Does not disappoint. Edge of your seat suspense and keeps you guessing pretty much all the way through.

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Great listen...

The beginning was a bit confusing as it seemed to have started at the middle of the book but once it got going, it was easy to follow. Lots of twists and turns to keep your attention. Outcome was a surprise for me.

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I heard that song before

Excellent read Jan Maxwell does a fantastic job with narrating this book well as always I highly recommend this read

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Great book!

Excellent book. I love it from the beginning. The plot is amazing. I couldn't put it down.

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Didn't love the reader.

Like someone reading the news. No acting or emotion. Staccato delivery. Story was okay. Better just to read than listen.

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MHC can do better...actually has done better!

the performance was good, the writing....not so much. the story was boring and repetitive to me. I am a fan of MHC not this one.

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Amazing

I don't know how she did it but, every one of her books, I've ever read are awesome!! Love her writing!!

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A bit contrived and poly anna

I liked the suspense of trying to figure out who did it, though, (spoiler alert) not a big OMG at the end. It was more like, blah, the author just had to name someone so she just randomly picked this person. Not all the loose ends were tied up and some questions went unanswered, so not well put together. It really rubbed me the wrong way having to listen to that high pitched voice of Kate standing by her man who she only knew for a few weeks before marrying. A bit far fetched. I liked the book despite all of these short comings. Worth a read.

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Impressed

What a fantastic story! One of the best. Bravo Mrs. Clark. Jan Maxwell great narrator

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Fantastic

I led with fantastic but I need to say as expected!
I have read all her books 3 or 4! Times. Now listening to them is a new treat!