The story of a devious man and of a little girl accused of murdering her mother, now grown up and facing the horrors again. The suspense builds to make this a gripping and, at times, surprising story; it is very good indeed.
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"I cannot believe I am standing in the exact spot where I was standing when I killed my mother..."
When she was ten Liza Barton shot her mother dead, trying to protect her from her violent stepfather. The court ruled the death a tragic accident. Many believed it to be deliberate murder.
Twenty-four years later, Liza is known as Celia. Now a successful interior designer, living in Manhattan, she is happily married for the second time, with a young son, Jack, by her first marriage. Nothing can disturb their peace. But when her new husband surprises her with a gift, her world is suddenly shattered - for it is the very same house where her mother met her death.
It soon becomes clear that someone in the community knows Celia's true identity. And when the estate agent who sold the house is brutally murdered, Celia instantly becomes a suspect.
As Celia fights to prove her innocence, she has no idea that she and Jack could be the next targets of a ruthless killer.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||3rd January 2006|
|Author:||Mary Higgins Clark|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense,|
Born and raised in New York, Mary Higgins Clark is of Irish descent. "The Irish are, by nature, storytellers," says Clark, who considers her Irish heritage an important influence on her writing. She was awarded the Grand Prix de Literature of France in 1980. Her books are published in translation around the world and are world-wide bestsellers. She is a #1 bestseller in France. She was Chairman of the International Crime Congress, held in New York in May 1988. She was the 1987 president of the Mystery Writers of America and, for many years, on the Board of Directors of the Mystery ...More About Mary Higgins Clark