Daddy's Little Girl - Mary Higgins Clark

Daddy's Little Girl

By Mary Higgins Clark

  • Release Date: 2002-04-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 246 Ratings

Description

From Mary Higgins Clark, America's best-selling "Queen of Suspense," comes a dark and chilling story of murder, and its effects years later on the man convicted of the crime and the woman who helped convict him. It is a novel that takes the reader to the heights of suspense while exploring the depths of the criminal mind.
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Ellie Cavanaugh was only seven years old when her fifteen-year-old sister, Andrea, was murdered near their home in Oldham-on-the-Hudson, a rural village in New York's Westchester County. There were three suspects: Rob Westerfield, nineteen-year-old scion of a wealthy, prominent family, whom Andrea has been secretly dating; Paul Stroebel, a sixteen-year-old schoolmate, who had a crush on Andrea; and Will Nebels, a local handyman in his forties.
It was Ellie who had led her parents to a hideout in which Andrea's body was found -- a secret hideaway in which she met her friends. And it was Ellie who was blamed by her parents for her sister's death for not telling them about this place the night Andrea was missing. It was also Ellie's testimony that led to the conviction of the man she was firmly convinced was the killer. Steadfastly denying his guilt, he spent the next twenty-two years in prison.
When he comes up for parole, Ellie, now an investigative reporter for an Atlanta newspaper, protests his release. Nonetheless, the convicted killer is set free and returns to Oldham. Determined to thwart his attempts to whitewash his reputation, Ellie also returns to Oldham, intent on creating a Website and writing a book that will conclusively prove his guilt. As she delves deeper into her research, however, she uncovers horrifying and heretofore unknown facts that shed new light on her sister's murder. With each discovery, she comes closer to a confrontation with a desperate killer.
Gripping and relentlessly compelling, Daddy's Little Girl, a portrayal of a family shattered by crime, reflects Mary Higgins Clark's uncanny insight into the twisted mind of a killer and is further evidence of why she is America's favorite author of suspense.

Reviews

  • Daddy's little girl

    5
    By Booie78
    Loved the book, couldn't leave it alone
  • Daddy little girl???

    5
    By Deegriffs
    Wonderful book! But every one of her books are great! Feel so real.
  • Daddy's Little Girl

    3
    By Excitedaboutbooks
    Thoroughly enjoyed the book...BUT would have loved one more chapter to tie everything together...did she finally have lunch with brother and Dad....what happened to Pete....is there revenge in the horizon from the family? Is this the start of a series? Something to get our curiosity boiling? I felt cheated at the end.
  • Daddy's little Girl

    3
    By Lab90
    I enjoyed this book but was VERY disappointed because the last 3 pages of the book were missing!! I'm not sure if this is a problem from Book Bub or from publisher. Now I'll need to take a trip to library to read ending of the book.
  • Great read

    5
    By Lore4me
    What an amazing book held me in suspense for 2 days I finished the book in 2 days couldn't put it down I thought all along that the dad killed his daughter on accident in a jealous rage boy was I wrong!!! Loved it one of my favorite all time reads!!!
  • Excellent

    5
    By Maggie 04
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Ms. Clark is a writer who knows how to keep the reader intrigued!!
  • Great read!

    5
    By Starberrie721
    I couldn't put it down.
  • Daddy's little girl

    5
    By ginny42
    I loved the book added it to my IPad collection.
  • Daddy's Little Girl

    5
    By GiGi "B"
    Excellent read. Fascinating plot. Looking forward to more books from Mary Higgins Clark.
  • Good book

    4
    By Spades lover
    I enjoyed reading this book from front to back. I have been reading her books for years