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Ronald Thompson knows he is not guilty of the murder for which he is about to be executed. There are only two days left to unmask the real villain - a terrifying psychopath who has killed before and has unfinished business with his victim's family. Ronald Thompson knows he is not guilty of the murder for which he is about to be executed. There are only two days left to unmask the real villain - a terrifying psychopath who has killed before and has unfinished business with his victim's family.


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Ronald Thompson knows he is not guilty of the murder for which he is about to be executed. There are only two days left to unmask the real villain - a terrifying psychopath who has killed before and has unfinished business with his victim's family. Ronald Thompson knows he is not guilty of the murder for which he is about to be executed. There are only two days left to unmask the real villain - a terrifying psychopath who has killed before and has unfinished business with his victim's family.

30 review for A Stranger Is Watching

  1. 4 out of 5

    Luffy

    A Stranger is Watching is a very simple story, but the killer here is not given God like status. He needs to work hard so as to avoid being brought in by the New York police. Eventually bad luck, plus some hard work on behalf of those people on the angels' side, literally catch up with him. I think that the author will never kill a main character, unless the latter has died in the past, viewed via flashbacks. It's kind of understandable, it makes sense. The blow of death is softened, because the A Stranger is Watching is a very simple story, but the killer here is not given God like status. He needs to work hard so as to avoid being brought in by the New York police. Eventually bad luck, plus some hard work on behalf of those people on the angels' side, literally catch up with him. I think that the author will never kill a main character, unless the latter has died in the past, viewed via flashbacks. It's kind of understandable, it makes sense. The blow of death is softened, because the death happened to someone who isn't as known by the readers as the living characters in the present. Formulaic though the structure of the book is, it's a winning formula. Mary Higgins Clark must have exhausted every permutation throughout her career before her readers said enough was enough. Before, i.e, fatigue set in. The author experienced a lofty position, and I'm glad that she is not as forgotten as say, Harold Robbins. I myself want more, even if it is of the same. I need the simple sustenance, and I am certain that I will not ditch most of her books. That is a boon. To purchase an ebook and not finishing it is so wasteful. I like Clark's books, so far. I like to follow the coincidences, the poetic justice, the alibis, the plotting, the piety, the good vs evil, the battle of wits, the race against time. This book has got all of that and some more.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Henry

    The problem with a Mary Higgins Clark book is the reason why she is so popular--once you start, you cannot stop reading it--everything else gets put on hold. This book is no exception.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    When I first read this, I started and then forgot to stop. What it lacks in some qualities it makes up for with the fact that there is no right place to take a break and put it down. I started it one school night and had to stay up until three to finish it. Don't tell my parents. When I first read this, I started and then forgot to stop. What it lacks in some qualities it makes up for with the fact that there is no right place to take a break and put it down. I started it one school night and had to stay up until three to finish it. Don't tell my parents.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    Okay, so I needed a book to read....still can't get my hands on the book club book.........so I raided Zach's bookshelves. He likes Mary Higgins Clark and buys them at the .25 cent library sales. He said his teacher read this to them in 10th grade. I had never read any Mary Higgins Clark, as popular as she is. I was hooked! Very well-written and fun suspense story. And yes, I was able to fall asleep. I was worried about that since all of my reading time is usually at night.....as a result I ofte Okay, so I needed a book to read....still can't get my hands on the book club book.........so I raided Zach's bookshelves. He likes Mary Higgins Clark and buys them at the .25 cent library sales. He said his teacher read this to them in 10th grade. I had never read any Mary Higgins Clark, as popular as she is. I was hooked! Very well-written and fun suspense story. And yes, I was able to fall asleep. I was worried about that since all of my reading time is usually at night.....as a result I often avoid scary books!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Allyson Abbott

    A Stranger is Watching I have to admit that this is the first book I have ever read a book by this famous author. I love mysteries so I don't know how I have missed such a classic writer. I am only reading it because it was left in a holiday apartment I am renting. I could not put this book down. It is fast paced, you feel empathy for all the characters as Clark, brings them all to life with their tales from the past and heart wrenching stories. I could visualise Grand Central Station, from the gr A Stranger is Watching I have to admit that this is the first book I have ever read a book by this famous author. I love mysteries so I don't know how I have missed such a classic writer. I am only reading it because it was left in a holiday apartment I am renting. I could not put this book down. It is fast paced, you feel empathy for all the characters as Clark, brings them all to life with their tales from the past and heart wrenching stories. I could visualise Grand Central Station, from the graphic details. Clark is now on my radar and I look forward to reading more of her books.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lydia

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. First, I’m setting the read date for 2021 because I clearly missed my goal for this year and ended up forgetting to log books as well. Second, this was the first book I managed to finish in French, I believe because of the simplistic writing style and the high level of suspense. By the end, I started reading much faster in anticipation. And third, of course the old homeless woman had to die. Since the story couldn’t be perfect and someone “needed” to die, evidently the most “insignificant” characte First, I’m setting the read date for 2021 because I clearly missed my goal for this year and ended up forgetting to log books as well. Second, this was the first book I managed to finish in French, I believe because of the simplistic writing style and the high level of suspense. By the end, I started reading much faster in anticipation. And third, of course the old homeless woman had to die. Since the story couldn’t be perfect and someone “needed” to die, evidently the most “insignificant” character was chosen, which more than annoys me. I think it’s best when a story ends realistically (at times with a death) but it’s frustrating when the author chooses a homeless person assuming it will have the least impact on the reader. Anyways, I probably looked into that too much, but it was the end of the book so it stuck with me the most.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rob

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The State of Connecticut is two days away from executing Ronald Thompson for the murder of Nina Peterson. (Although true when the book was written in 1977, the execution of minors at the time of the crime was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2005 and the state of Connecticut has banned executions in 2012). For Nina’s husband Steve, justice is about to be served. However, when his girlfriend Sharon and young son Niel are kidnapped for ransom, evidence emerges that points to Thompson’s innocenc The State of Connecticut is two days away from executing Ronald Thompson for the murder of Nina Peterson. (Although true when the book was written in 1977, the execution of minors at the time of the crime was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2005 and the state of Connecticut has banned executions in 2012). For Nina’s husband Steve, justice is about to be served. However, when his girlfriend Sharon and young son Niel are kidnapped for ransom, evidence emerges that points to Thompson’s innocence while a serial killer is about to strike again. The plot, although simplistic, is somewhat disjointed and illogical at times. For example, we are told Niel identified the kidnapper as his mother’s murderer; yet we are also told the kid could not see the murderer because of the lighting. Also, if you are going to plant a bomb, why tip off the authorities when he had easier means of killing Sharon and Niel? For that matter, why go back to the spot where your own bomb is seconds away from detonation? Overall, I give this one a 3/5. It is average and would not stand out in a stack of 500 books.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    Mary Higgins Clark pretty much never disappoints. I was actually surprised to find that this was originally published in 1977. It was only when I found myself asking why the characters were using payphones rather than cell phones that I looked up the publication date. A good, fast-paced mystery. I picked it up off my shelves of books I pick up at thrift stores for $0.25-$0.50 while trying to decide what to read next, knowing it would only take me a day or two to finish. It was an engrossing stor Mary Higgins Clark pretty much never disappoints. I was actually surprised to find that this was originally published in 1977. It was only when I found myself asking why the characters were using payphones rather than cell phones that I looked up the publication date. A good, fast-paced mystery. I picked it up off my shelves of books I pick up at thrift stores for $0.25-$0.50 while trying to decide what to read next, knowing it would only take me a day or two to finish. It was an engrossing story that kept me on the edge of my seat. A masterpiece of literature it isn't, but a damn good read it is.

  9. 4 out of 5

    James Bohrer

    I chose to read the book "A Stranger Is Watching" by Mary Higgins Clark. This book follows the story of a man named Steve as well as his son Neil and Steve's girlfriend Sharon. One day when Sharon is watching Neil alone, a mysterious man only calling himself "Foxy" kidnaps them both. From then on, the story follows individual characters ranging from Steve to Sharon and even Foxy himself as Steve tries to save his girlfriend and his son. We are given several viewpoints of the situation through th I chose to read the book "A Stranger Is Watching" by Mary Higgins Clark. This book follows the story of a man named Steve as well as his son Neil and Steve's girlfriend Sharon. One day when Sharon is watching Neil alone, a mysterious man only calling himself "Foxy" kidnaps them both. From then on, the story follows individual characters ranging from Steve to Sharon and even Foxy himself as Steve tries to save his girlfriend and his son. We are given several viewpoints of the situation through the eyes of multiple characters, so it is interesting to see how they act and react to certain scenarios. This is a suspense thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next. What I think is most interesting about this book is the way it gives more than one viewpoint to the situation. You get to see just what is going on inside the head of the kidnapper as well as the lives of those he's changed. There is more than just the kidnapping as well. There is also a sort of murder mystery at hand that, at the beginning of the book may seem to already be solved, but it begins to change as you uncover just what was actually happening all along. The book for the most part succeeds in being suspenseful, however the ending is very abrupt compared to the rest of the book and only serves it's job to end the book. Luckily the book has intriguing characters that keep the book going even in the slower portions. Some of these characters you really begin to sympathize with. Especially Sharon and Neil, who undergo torturous conditions under a very psychotic villain. This is a good book for anyone who likes suspense or who likes murder mystery's.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Victoria Lees

    Mary Higgins Clark’s A Stranger Is Watching is a great book to read and to study if you are a writer. Higgins Clark knows how to build tension, how to bring threads and characters together, and how to keep the reader turning pages. I mean down to the wire! There are no spare words or chapters in A Stranger Is Watching. Six-year-old Neil Peterson witnesses his mother Nina being murdered. Young Ronald Thompson says he didn’t killed Nina, but he’s going to the electric chair in a few days. Journalis Mary Higgins Clark’s A Stranger Is Watching is a great book to read and to study if you are a writer. Higgins Clark knows how to build tension, how to bring threads and characters together, and how to keep the reader turning pages. I mean down to the wire! There are no spare words or chapters in A Stranger Is Watching. Six-year-old Neil Peterson witnesses his mother Nina being murdered. Young Ronald Thompson says he didn’t killed Nina, but he’s going to the electric chair in a few days. Journalist Sharon Martin doesn’t believe in capital punishment. Steve, Nina’s widower, does. Higgins Clark adds a bit of romance to her characters as Steve and Sharon try to understand their relationship. But when a psychopath with unfinished business enters the mix, he sends everybody scrambling to get at the real truth, to save the innocent, and stop the terror. But can they do it with a literal clock counting down to the end? I’d rather not tell you who’s doing what. Find out for yourself. You’ll enjoy this suspense story!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ayame_Reader

    This novel was amazing. From Foxy's personality, the development in the relationship between Neil and Sharon, the fascinating coincidences and little mistakes of the killer, to the detailed, exciting yet horrifying chase at the end.. Everything was incredible. It only took me 3 days to finish reading this book and every time I had to stop, I couldn't help but feel sad to put it down. I've only read 4 novels of Mary Clark's, and this is by far the best one out of them all! This novel was amazing. From Foxy's personality, the development in the relationship between Neil and Sharon, the fascinating coincidences and little mistakes of the killer, to the detailed, exciting yet horrifying chase at the end.. Everything was incredible. It only took me 3 days to finish reading this book and every time I had to stop, I couldn't help but feel sad to put it down. I've only read 4 novels of Mary Clark's, and this is by far the best one out of them all!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nels

    I've become a big fan of Mary Higgins Clark since a colleague of mine gave me to read Two little girls in blue. I haven't read so many of her books, just a handful of them and I loved them. A stranger is watching is no exception. 💯❤️ I've become a big fan of Mary Higgins Clark since a colleague of mine gave me to read Two little girls in blue. I haven't read so many of her books, just a handful of them and I loved them. A stranger is watching is no exception. 💯❤️

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jack Stringer

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I thought it was pretty good and a bit predictable but Clark doesn't give much background on the bad guy. You must accept that great hatred exists for his victims and proceed from there. Several near misses and coincidences move the predictable plot ( as i said before) along as well. There was some suspense in the tale. However, Clark's cookie-cutter writing formula all but guaranteed her trademark ending. A handful of sympathy cards are played as Clark weaves this tale. You're kinda required to I thought it was pretty good and a bit predictable but Clark doesn't give much background on the bad guy. You must accept that great hatred exists for his victims and proceed from there. Several near misses and coincidences move the predictable plot ( as i said before) along as well. There was some suspense in the tale. However, Clark's cookie-cutter writing formula all but guaranteed her trademark ending. A handful of sympathy cards are played as Clark weaves this tale. You're kinda required to feel sorry for asthma ridden Neil and dull Sharon as they endure their horrid confinement. At the same time we're supposed to believe good Ronald Thompson would be put to death so swiftly for a crime he committed when he was 17. Everyone who has any influence in the justice system turns a deaf ear down to the wire. It has to be that way so or Clark's story won't work.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kacey

    I liked the overall concept of this book, but some parts of the way it was executed caused me to feel a bit disappointed. I have read books by Clark in the past that I loved, so I was taken aback when I found this book to be different than expected and overall disappointing. The time frame got a little confusing when going back and forth between the different characters. And there were even times where I became confused about who was speaking. Granted, these are small aspects of the story, but t I liked the overall concept of this book, but some parts of the way it was executed caused me to feel a bit disappointed. I have read books by Clark in the past that I loved, so I was taken aback when I found this book to be different than expected and overall disappointing. The time frame got a little confusing when going back and forth between the different characters. And there were even times where I became confused about who was speaking. Granted, these are small aspects of the story, but they made a great impact on how I received the book, and overall caused me to be disappointed. Not one of Clark's books that I would recommend.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ellie Dottie

    2 books in and I am enjoying my chronological read through of MHC work. The thing that struck me most about this book is how similar it is to Where are the Children? -Children/child in peril -A large amount the book is told from the perpetrator’s perspective -A group of unconnected side characters coming together to help solve the crime And of course an overall similar suspense and writing style, a little darker than her later books but still MHC.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

    Hee, hee, it was fun seeing the pricing in this book from 1977. The sentence said, "he had paid $140 (at which point I'm thinking, Wow, only $140 a night for a hotel in NYC) for THREE nights at the Biltmore Hotel across from Grand Central Station." Other than prices giving away the book's year of publication this was classic Mary Higgins Clark suspense. Hee, hee, it was fun seeing the pricing in this book from 1977. The sentence said, "he had paid $140 (at which point I'm thinking, Wow, only $140 a night for a hotel in NYC) for THREE nights at the Biltmore Hotel across from Grand Central Station." Other than prices giving away the book's year of publication this was classic Mary Higgins Clark suspense.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    This book was quite good. Alexandra's 3 year old son was kidnapped two years ago which ended in the destruction of her marriage because her husband blamed her for the kidnapping because of the young babysitter she hired. This book has a lot of twists and turns and some good mystery and a surprising ending. I enjoyed it. This book was quite good. Alexandra's 3 year old son was kidnapped two years ago which ended in the destruction of her marriage because her husband blamed her for the kidnapping because of the young babysitter she hired. This book has a lot of twists and turns and some good mystery and a surprising ending. I enjoyed it.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Garance

    Ok, that's a great book, alright. But I "only" give 4 stars because of the stereotypes in this book: to quote only 1 of them: in Grand Central Station,the description. The women run to go home to prepare dinner and are anxious to be late, and the business men going home earlier because of (something). I'm sorry but morally I can't give 5 stars, don't resent me. Ok, that's a great book, alright. But I "only" give 4 stars because of the stereotypes in this book: to quote only 1 of them: in Grand Central Station,the description. The women run to go home to prepare dinner and are anxious to be late, and the business men going home earlier because of (something). I'm sorry but morally I can't give 5 stars, don't resent me.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Hadjer

    Just like Agatha Christie got me into crime and mystery, Mary Higgings Clark got me into thriller. This book is a page turner, once you start reading it you'll find it very hard to put it down. I really should pick up more books by this author or evern re-read this one. Highly recommend. Just like Agatha Christie got me into crime and mystery, Mary Higgings Clark got me into thriller. This book is a page turner, once you start reading it you'll find it very hard to put it down. I really should pick up more books by this author or evern re-read this one. Highly recommend.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Bella

    I genuinely don't think this lady gets enough respect, she really is up there with Agatha Christie. This book started of at a nice steady pace and worked it's way up to a really tense ending. I could not put it down. Would not hesitate to recommended it. I genuinely don't think this lady gets enough respect, she really is up there with Agatha Christie. This book started of at a nice steady pace and worked it's way up to a really tense ending. I could not put it down. Would not hesitate to recommended it.

  21. 5 out of 5

    brie

    My all-time favorite of her books.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Oumaima Karim Allah

    Just like every book I read of this majestic author, It was literally unputdownable.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Anyrock

    Spannend!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Trish

    My first and probably my last from this author. Just not credible. I like many suspense, crime, spy novels, but they have to hold at least a hint of believability. Sorry, this one failed the test.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kenneth Chen

    Read this for Secondary 3. Only suspense. After I had finished reading it, I kind of felt disappointed, especially having it end with the boy talking about his trains.

  26. 5 out of 5

    lily

    It wasn't suspenseful, I didn't care about the characters, it just wasn't a good reading experience. But I had to read it for school. It wasn't suspenseful, I didn't care about the characters, it just wasn't a good reading experience. But I had to read it for school.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Fran

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Ronald Thompson knows he never killed Nina Peterson... yet in two days the state of Connecticut will take his life, having found him guilty via due process of law. But Thompson's death will not stop the pain and anger of Nina's husband, Steve. Thompson's death will not still the fears of Nna's six-year-old son, Neil, witness to his mother's brutal slaying. Not even the love and friendship of Sharon Martin, a journalist who is slowly becoming a part of their world, will ever erase their bitter me Ronald Thompson knows he never killed Nina Peterson... yet in two days the state of Connecticut will take his life, having found him guilty via due process of law. But Thompson's death will not stop the pain and anger of Nina's husband, Steve. Thompson's death will not still the fears of Nna's six-year-old son, Neil, witness to his mother's brutal slaying. Not even the love and friendship of Sharon Martin, a journalist who is slowly becoming a part of their world, will ever erase their bitter memories. Only time, perhaps, will heal their wounds. But in the shadows a stranger waits, a cunning psychopath who has killed before, who has unfinished business at the Peterson home... (Goodreads) Steve Peterson's wife Nina was murdered 2 years ago and his son Neil witnessed it. Based on Neil's testimony and the testimony of a neighbor across the street, Ronald Thompson was convicted of the murder and sentenced to death. Sharon Martin is a journalist strictly against the death penalty and trying to petition to keep Ronald Thompson from being electrocuted. Steve and Nina met while debating the death penalty and are dating despite being on opposite sides of the debate. While staying with Neil one night, Sharon and Neil are kidnapped by a man calling himself Foxy and are held for ransom at Grand Central Station. As Steve, the FBI, neighbors, etc. all race the clock to rescue them, it is revealed that "Foxy" is actually A. R. Taggert and he is the person who actually killed Nina. He was an auto mechanic who would search the roads for broken down cars with alone female drivers and murder them. He then progressed to using a CB radio to find his victims. Nina had broken down shortly before her murder and Arty was the one who "helped" her.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa

    Last Saturday, while I was dusting my bookshelf, I just realized I have some bunch of new books I haven't read yet. I know I want to read some good ol' MHClark book so I just blindly picked what book to read, and it's A Stranger is Watching! This story started with the culprit's POV, as usual, no name dropping and that's when the guessing game started. What I always love about MHC's stories is that we got to act like a real detective and gather all the information so we could guess who's the bad Last Saturday, while I was dusting my bookshelf, I just realized I have some bunch of new books I haven't read yet. I know I want to read some good ol' MHClark book so I just blindly picked what book to read, and it's A Stranger is Watching! This story started with the culprit's POV, as usual, no name dropping and that's when the guessing game started. What I always love about MHC's stories is that we got to act like a real detective and gather all the information so we could guess who's the bad guy is, and this story didn't disappoint at all. The story revolves around Steve Peterson. Two and a half years ago, his wife was brutally murdered, the source of death was suffocation. She was suffocated to death using her own scarf. The crime scene was witnessed by their then three-year old son Neil. The perpetrator, or what they believed, was now being held under police care and is up for a death penalty after two days. Steve is now romantically involved to Sharon Martin, a journalist who's openly against the death penalty. Then that same day after the interview they went together, Sharon and Neil were kidnapped, and that's how the chasing begins. As usual, the story is quite different to her other stories before. I love the idea actually, I love that this story also tackles about the death penalty which has been starting to make noise here in the Philippines. Honestly, when I haven't read this story, I am pro-death penalty. I know it's only God's prerogative to judge and sentence someone to death, but I've been hearing heinous crimes in the news ALWAYS and most of the victims were kids. But now, I'm not sure anymore. I don't want to talk more about that because it's going to be a very long explanation hehe. I'm sorry but I will be dropping a slight spoiler in a few minutes. Unlike her other stories, this one, it's hard to guess who's the real culprit because it's obvious he/she or they were not close to the victim. It took me quite a long time but finally I was able to guess the real bad guy. It turns out that he's not just a random killer slash kidnapper but he's some sort of a psychopath. He adores women, especially if they're good looking, but when they hinted that they don't like him back, he just flipped and killed them in an instant. He is also known as recording his victims and taking their pictures after killing them. The story were not made in a very fast pace giving us a room to gather all the proofs aiding us to know who's the bad guy, thus making us pretty occupied and never lost our interest. The characters were fine with me. Usually, MHC introduces so many characters in her books, but this time, it's not that many at all so it was pretty easy to keep track of them. But guessing the culprit was quite a task because unfortunately, it was only in the middle or I guess almost a few chapters until it's ending that his real name was introduced. For the main characters, I love how two opposite personalities were able to fall in love. It's been pretty clear in the first chapter that Steve and Sharon share different views about death penalty and Sharon is starting to end their relationship because they don't agree in most things. Plus, his son, Neil doesn't like her. But I was glad to find out how little by little, Neil was starting to like her considering their circumstances. I guess that's the best thing about the kidnapping thing lol. Also, in this story, the heroine was a damsel in distress, she's so helpless unlike MHC's other stories that I've read before. I don't usually fall in love with MHC's heroes, and for this one, nothing has changed. The culprit was surprisingly convincing and is really lewd at the same time. I can't comment any further than that hah. The characters were fine and they were able to do their roles well. Aside from the positive characters, there were also some opposing ones which makes this story quite realistic because that's life. Whether we like it or not, there are really some people who oppose us and some who will point us to a wrong direction. The final few chapters were death defying and so thrilling that it was really hard for me to put it down. It was quite a happy ending with only 1 character end up being dead. Not totally what I have in mind but still was a good way to end this story. As usual, this story is very reader friendly which is what I always love about MHC. The writing style is impeccable and the story, the twists and turns were quite clever especially how she makes all the characters connected to each other. The idea and the twist and turns are great but surprisingly, I didn't find this one promising. I guess it's because of my mood or maybe because of my impending headache but I find this story just in between. Don't get me wrong, I love the thrill but I think I'm still looking for something, something that I don't know lol, if you know what I mean. So for this story, I'm giving it a 3.5 star rating. Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Read my full review post Buy A Stranger is Watching (Amazon) Buy A Stranger is Watching (Book Depository) Buy A Stranger is Watching (iBooks) Buy A Stranger is Watching (Kobo) To read more of my reviews, book news and updates: Main Blog: Blushing Geek Facebook Page Subscribe to mailing list

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sunni

    This is a story I wasn't sure I would enjoy. Usually anything short of almost 400 pages isn't nearly developed enough for my tastes. I quickly learned that this was not the case. Ms. Clark can quickly and what is seemingly effortlessly spin a tale that captures your attention and holds it throughout. I was in awe of her ability to tell the story from each individual character's viewpoint, and do not regret picking up this short read. Steve Peterson lost his wife to a brutal murder, and Ronald Tho This is a story I wasn't sure I would enjoy. Usually anything short of almost 400 pages isn't nearly developed enough for my tastes. I quickly learned that this was not the case. Ms. Clark can quickly and what is seemingly effortlessly spin a tale that captures your attention and holds it throughout. I was in awe of her ability to tell the story from each individual character's viewpoint, and do not regret picking up this short read. Steve Peterson lost his wife to a brutal murder, and Ronald Thompson is awaiting execution on death row for her murder. Steve's world has just recently begun to show signs that there can again be love. His hopes are soon dashed yet again as he discovers Sharon, his new love is missing along with his son Neil. As Steve fights to find Sharon and Neil, time is running out for Ronald, and now there is doubt as to his guilt as pieces that went missing in his trial now become evident. Can the puzzle be solved for all involved before it is too late?

  30. 5 out of 5

    Art the Turtle of Amazing Girth

    Not so much a whodunit as a will they find them in time. The kidnapper/killer is introduced early on, not by name, but we honestly have no hope of learning who it is until late in the story. There's a good undercurrent story here of a woman struggling to win over her new boyfriend's son. The little boy lost his mother a few years earlier, and as such has closed off from the world. It's touching how they attempt to bond and survive. Lally, the woman who lives in the train station, is unnecessary to Not so much a whodunit as a will they find them in time. The kidnapper/killer is introduced early on, not by name, but we honestly have no hope of learning who it is until late in the story. There's a good undercurrent story here of a woman struggling to win over her new boyfriend's son. The little boy lost his mother a few years earlier, and as such has closed off from the world. It's touching how they attempt to bond and survive. Lally, the woman who lives in the train station, is unnecessary to me. She honestly brings nothing to the story, she does nothing to help or hinder anyone. I don't fully understand why she is there, other than to add pages. I've read there is a movie to this book, I may watch it in the future. Overall, a good thrill ride, I really enjoyed most of this. The deaf guy, Clark needs to bring him back. I thoroughly loved how he could tell so much from a simple recording.

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