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No sooner has Emily moved in than she starts receiving frightening, anonymous messages. Worse, when she breaks ground for a backyard pool, the backhoe brings up the body of Martha Lawrence, who vanished four years ago, and whose dead hand clutches the finger bone of Madeline Shapley, identified by her sapphire ring. Both women disappeared on September 7, 105 years apart. When the cops and Emily realize that a similar parallel exists between two other missing women and that the anniversary of yet another girl's disappearance is fast approaching, they quickly surmise that a sixth murder will be attempted in just a week. But by whom? Is today's serial killer a copycat of the Spring Lake murderer of the 1890s--or a reincarnation? Fueled by fear, anger, and scary little notes from the killer, Emily's actively researching the murders, but even she doesn't realize how many suspects there are: the retired college president, who's being blackmailed, and his perpetually angry wife; the town's bankrupt restaurateur with a weakness for pretty blondes; the middle-aged detective with his finger right on the pulse of the crimes. Even Emily's friend Eric, the software CEO who made her rich, and Nick, her new coworker, seem to show up at suspiciously convenient times.
Mary Higgins Clark's cast of characters may be overly large; in going for quantity she skimps on the characterization, and all of them, including Emily, are as wooden as Al Gore. But characterization isn't what's made this 24-book author a bestseller-list regular. The cleverly complex plot gallops along at a great clip, the little background details are au courant, and the identities of both murderers come as an enjoyable surprise. On the Street Where You Live just may be Clark's best in years. --Barrie Trinkle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The idea was great; however, I felt there were too many characters to keep up with and none of them were very well developed.
By the end, it is like any mystery should be after there are many things that make a reader think one thing when, actually, it is the opposite, a surprise.
Her crisp, suspenseful writing is full of clever twists, turns and vivid, riveting scenes that will keep you off balance and guessing to the end.
The Queen of Suspense has done it again. She takes you to another place in time and tells you the story about a girl named Madeline Shapley who was killed in the 1800s. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Kim
A good who done it. There are so many to choice, you think you know but then another character comes into the picture.Published 1 month ago by Martha Hardin
Love this author read all.her books -some of the old ones twice! This one is a grand mystery too. Perfect for a relaxing day at the beach or a cozy room on a rainy day. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Rogers-vandercook
FOR ME THIS WAS THE BEST OF MARY HIGGINS CLARK I LOVED THE STORY, I THOUGHT THE PROM KIDS WAS GOOD, BUT THIS BOOK WAS BEYOND EXCELLENTPublished 2 months ago by NANAJO