Clark can prickle scalps with shivery skill' Cosmopolitan
Mary Higgins Clark is one of the most famous authors in the world. Born in the Bronx in 1929, she has written forty-two books, all of which have been bestsellers in the United States. The leading force in the genres of suspense novels and psychological thrillers, Mary Higgins Clark is also a minority owner of the American basketball team, the Brooklyn Nets. She has five children, including a daughter, Carol Higgins Clark, who is also a successful suspense writer. Where Are The Children, Mary's debut suspense novel, has been printed seventy-five times.
Clark's novel about a reporter's investigation of her family's secret past was a 13-week PW bestseller. (May)
Clark specializes in mysteries with plucky heroines who manage to save themselves from danger by courage and ingenuity. Meghan Collins is a youthful television newscaster who is at the beginning of a promising career in video journalism. Her boss has just begun to assign her to important stories when her world crashes around her. First, her beloved father is killed in a highway disaster-or was he? His body and car have never been found, and the insurance company refuses to pay without proof. Then, on a routine assignment at a local hospital, Meghan sees a girl who is her virtual twin, fatally wounded in an apparent random attack. The intertwined plot lines finally merge for a happy ending, as in all Clark's writings. Kate Skinner does a masterful narrating job, adding greatly to the excitement of the story. Recommended for adult fiction collections.-Nancy Reed, McCracken Cty. P.L., Paducah, KY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
YA-First-time readers and longtime fans will find Clark's new book a fast-paced, intricately woven tale of suspense and intrigue. Meghan Collins, newly hired TV reporter, makes a startling discovery while on assignment at a large metropolitan hospital. An unidentified young woman dying of a knife wound is rushed into the emergency ward, and Meghan finds herself staring down at a person who could be her double. She is thrust into an investigation that not only involves finding out the identity of the dead woman, but also uncovering the details of her father's puzzling death 10 months earlier. No trace of his body or car was ever found. To complicate things further, Meghan's next assignment reveals some questionable procedures at a fertility clinic in regard to in vitro fertilization of identical twins. Clark masterfully fits all the pieces together, delivering an expertly written, gripping mystery that will appeal to YAs.-Nancy Bard, Thomas Jefferson Sci-Tech, Fairfax County, VA
"For sheer storytelling power - and breathtaking pace - Clark is without peer" * People * "Clark can prickle scalps with shivery skill" * Cosmopolitan *