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About the Author

Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and New York Times bestselling author, has written thirty-four suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel; two children’s books; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges. With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, she has coauthored five more suspense novels. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 283 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (April 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671741209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671741204
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #360,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on December 11, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Four stars go to a wonderful author with several published books. A Stranger Is Watching was particularly intriguing. It keeps the reader interested and not wanting to stop. The short chapters make it an easy book to get hooked on. The mother of a family is killed and a local teen is found guilty of the murder. Ronald Thompson knows he did not kill Nina Peterson but he will be executed in just fifty-two hours. Steve Peterson, the husband of the victim and his new girlfriend, Sharon Martin have different points of view on capital punishment. Sharon and six year old Neil, son of Steve and Nina, get kidnapped by a man for ransom. Only Mary Higgins Clark could write a story this twisted and terrifying. With a good storyline to keep readers of all ages turning to read just "one more chapter," I would recommend this book to anybody that likes suspense. The only negative thing about this book is the way there are so many different groups of people and every chapter switches to tell about a different group each time. The first three chapters are kind of boring but once you get into the meat of the story and discover what is going on, there is no putting it down.
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I absolutely loved this book! It is a total page turner. The author writes books that keep people on their toes and with this book she definately suceeded. The book is about a young woman named Sharon Martin who is dating a widower named Steve. Steve's wife was murdered about a year ago. His son Neil has not yet gotten over his mother's death and refuses to be friendly with Sharon. Things get complicated when Shaton and Neil get kidnapped by a psycho who is planning to blow them up. I found it very hard to put this book down, especially near the end. I got so sucked into the book that I just had to find out if Neil and Sharon were rescued. The author has a knack for making her characters seem so incredibly real that you actually start to really hate the bad guy and get attached to the heroine. This book was meant to keep people on the edge of their seat and that's exactly what it does. This is definately one of the best books I've read by this author.
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If you are interested in reading an intense novel that keeps you from wanting to put the book down, then "A Stranger is Watching" by Mary Higgens Clark is the book to read. This novel is full of intense situations which makes the reader see things in a completely different perspective.
Kidnapping is a devastating situation which occurs in everyday life. In "A Stranger is Watching", it shows the viewpoint from which one is kidnapped. The novel gave a horrifying insight on what, the character that had been kidnapped, had to go through. It gave great detail on the emotional distress that the character felt, it made the reader feel as if he/she were the ones going through the terrifying tragedy. It also showed the viewpoint from the police officers and the investigators, and the stress they had to go through as the victems lives depended on them.
It's truely amazing what a difference one person can make and how many lives they effect. Many people were effected by this tragedy and many people put in 110% effort to help save the victems lives and to obtain justice. The novel shows the reader what the many people that are effected have to go through in real life situations. I recommend this novel to anyone who loves intense reading.
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"A Stranger is Watching" by Mary Higgins Clark is a very tense book. It was the second novel that she ever wrote, the first being "Where Are the Children?"

The story is about a man whose wife was murdered, leaving him with a motherless son. He has recently fallen in love again, and his son-Neil-is reluctant to bond with his father's romantic interest. The only issue in Steve (Neil's father)'s relationship with this woman is that they both have different views on the death penalty: he is strongly for it, she is strongly against it. This is all connected to the young man sitting on death row, convicted of killing Steve's wife.

However, this young man did not kill Steve's wife. Rather, the guilty person is still alive, free and well and ready to kidnap Neil and Steve's love interest. He hides them in Grand Central Station and the reader's heart is soon beating--hoping somehow that Neil and Steve's love can be delievered home safely.

The one thing I don't like about this book is the title: "A Stranger is Watching." It's a nice title, but it just doesn't seem to fit this specific book.
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This was my first Mary Higgins Clark book. It was requested reading on my ninth grade reading list for the summer. At first when I saw the cover, it looked boring, but when I started the book, I couldn't put it down. I felt like I needed to be a detective in the book and tell Hugh and Steve where Sheron and Neil were hidden. I give this book 5 stars and request that it be read by many others.
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By A Customer on November 25, 1998
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The one thing that I loved about this book was the over whelming feeling of knowing what was going on and not being able to help the charaters in the book put the clues together faster to save Neil and Sharon.. Each chapter made me sit on the edge of my seat because you never know who was going to put all the pieces together..Then as I got closer to the end and found out that Sharon and Neil were to die at the exact moment the execution was to be carried out....I just didn't think that they were going to get the Governer to listen and that three people were going to die because of some sick mans desire to be wanted...I take my hat off to Mary Higgins Clark....
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