By Mary Higgins Clark
Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense, crafts a terrifying tale of homicide and obsession with "a slambam finish" (Los Angeles occasions booklet Review).
ALL round the TOWN
whilst Laurie Kenyon, a twenty-one-year-old pupil, is accused of murdering her English professor, she has no reminiscence of the crime. Her fingerprints, even though, are in all places. whilst she asks her sister, lawyer Sarah, to mount her security, Sarah in flip brings in psychiatrist Justin Donnelly. abducted on the age of 4 and victimized for 2 years, Laurie has constructed impressive coping abilities. basically while the insufferable stories of these misplaced years are published can the reality of the crime pop out -- and purely then can the ultimate sadistic plan of her abductor, whose obsession is better than ever, be printed.
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