Where Are the Children?

Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (429 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, launched her career with the publication of Where Are the Children?, her debut suspense thriller about a woman whose past holds a terrible secret.

Nancy Harmon had been found guilty in a California court of murdering her two young children, but she was released from prison on a legal technicality. Deciding to make a fresh start, to change her identity, she left San Francisco and sought tranquillity on Cape Cod.

Seven years later, Nancy is remarried and has two small children: five-year-old Michael and three-year-old Missy. Finally she feels that she has been able to reclaim all that she had lost. Then the nightmare begins again.

One day a local Cape Cod paper runs an article about a famous California murder trial involving a mother accused of killing her two children. Along with the article is a photo of Nancy. On that same morning, Michael and Missy disappear. They had been playing in the yard, but when she looked for them, they were gone...all that remained was Missy's red mitten.

While Nancy becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of her children, no one in the small Cape Cod town is aware of a stranger in their midst - someone whose plans for revenge have been festering for seven long years. 

©2000 Mary Higgins Clark (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

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NAIL BITER

Thank you Mary Higgins Clark for bringing one of your best thrillers to the forefront with Audible. A real nail biter.

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Classic MHC

The authors intro of this novel as her first accepted by her publisher, and now released as an Anniversary edition of its first publication is for authors loyal fans. All the positive reviews on this story can attest to the authors fanship.
I purchased this novel on members only sale due to my new fave narrator January LaVoy, who performed authors I’ve Got My Eyes On You so well that I went looking for more of her reads by this author. I do use the 1.25x speed to match the adventure.
This is my third story by this author in which Ms LaVoy narrates and she does a fabulous job of bring this story to life.
However, if you have trouble with characters who are in a shell shocked state of mind, as I do, you may want to pass on this novel if it is your first exposure to this author or Ms LaVoy as I truly feel you must be a devoted fan of author.
The publishers summery is spot on so no need to add to it. This story seems to stand the test of time for the authors fans.
The subject matter is pretty hard to take and like another reviewer states this novel is not for me either.
This story is certainly not like a Karin Slaughter novel, so no gore, happy to say.
Author is re publishing her earlier novels so I will seek those stories that have a strong heroine that are narrated by Ms LaVoy

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QUEEN OF ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

It’s easy to see why Mary Higgins Clark is considered to be the Queen of Romantic Suspense. On her first swing, she hits it out of the park. Perfectly written and brilliantly narrated, this book is a gem.

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FANTASTIC!!!

As usual a riveting story kept u on your seat!!!! A great great read as usual with ALL MHCl books!!!

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Good story, distracting character voices sounded almost silly.

The story was good, but the lady who portrayed all of the characters was. The pseudo voices took away the credibility of the characters.

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Best Author Ever

Love love Mary Higgins Clarke. I am determined to read all her books! This one was just as great as all others.

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loved it

Pleasant voice, no excessive pauses or mouth smacking, great voice expression, very much enjoyed listening. I love Mary Higgens Clark. I used to read every single book she wrote, including this one. This was like reading it for the first time again. Very much recommend.

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OMG! The Best MHC Book Written

This is the best Mary Higgins Clark book I have ever read. This was her first book she wrote and published, and again, the best in my opinion. It was slightly different than her other works. A more sensitive topic (dealing with pedophilia) was undertaken, but nicely written in a way that describes the depravity of the criminal without gorry details.
January LaVoy narrated the story with such richness that made the characters come alive.
Nicely done MHC, nicely done. I haven't read Kiss the Girls yet, but I do hope that you decide to tackle more provocative topics in the near future. It doesn't have to be pedophilia though.

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great book

This book was really good. January Lavoy did an amazing Job narrating this book. I really enjoyed it.

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Best book ever !!!

I have read all your books, how I missed this one but what a book, wow I
I could not put it away I even ran my batteries trying to finish it.
If this was your first book I am so happy you are still at and hope for many many more books to come !!!