I'll Walk Alone - Mary Higgins Clark

I'll Walk Alone

By Mary Higgins Clark

  • Release Date: 2011-04-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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Description

THE QUEEN OF SUSPENSE IS BACK! Mary Higgins Clark’s new novel—the thirtieth and most spine-chilling of her long career as America’s most beloved author of suspense fiction— is about the newest and most up-to-date of crimes: identity theft.

Who has not read about—or experienced—with a sinking feeling the fear that someone else out there may be using your credit cards, accessing your bank account, even stealing your identity.

In I ll Walk Alone, Alexandra “Zan” Moreland, a gifted, beautiful interior designer on the threshold of a successful Manhattan career, is terrified to discover that somebody is not only using her credit cards and manipulating her financial accounts to bankrupt her and destroy her reputation, but may also be impersonating her in a scheme that may involve the much more brutal crimes of kidnapping and murder. Zan is already haunted by the disappearance of her own son, Matthew, kidnapped in broad daylight two years ago in Central Park—a tragedy that has left her torn between hope and despair.

Now, on what would be Matthew’s fifth birthday, photos surface that seem to show Zan kidnapping her own child, followed by a chain of events that suggests somebody—but who? Zan asks herself desperately, and why?—has stolen her identity.

Hounded by the press, under investigation by the police, attacked by both her angry ex-husband and a vindictive business rival, Zan, wracked by fear and pain and sustained only by her belief, which nobody else shares, that Matthew is still alive, sets out to discover who is behind this cruel hoax.

What she does not realize is that with every step she takes toward the truth, she is putting herself— and those she loves most—in mortal danger from the person who has ingeniously plotted out her destruction.

Even Zan’s supporters, who include Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner and amateur detective, and Father Aiden O’Brien, who thinks that Zan may have confessed to him a secret he cannot reveal, believe she may have kidnapped little Matthew. Zan herself begins to doubt her own sanity, until, in the kind of fast-paced explosive ending that is Mary Higgins Clark’s trademark, the pieces of the puzzle fall into place with an unexpected and shocking revelation.

Deeply satisfying, I’ll Walk Alone is Mary Higgins Clark at the top of her form.

Reviews

  • Loved it!

    5
    By Icewife27
    I've been away from the pleasure reading arena for a while due to school obligations but I must say I really enjoyed this page-turner. The characters were well developed and the storyline kept me in stitches. MHC had me so filled with anxiety that I was thinking about taking a Benadryl to fall asleep. I just could not put the book down. When I did fall asleep I found myself dreaming about the plot. She really blew me out the water with this book and she did it without the grotesque violence that is all to present in some of the other books I've read.
  • I'll Walk Alone

    5
    By Ron Todd
    Another great read! Mary Higgins Clark has been my favorite author since her first fictional novel "Where Are The Children". As with every book, I was not disappointed. Thank you! Ron Todd
  • I'll Walk Alone

    3
    I've read so many Mary Higgins Clark books and felt this one was ok but for some reason the story and the way it's told does not "sound" like her - almost as if she wrote some chapters and somebody else took over the writing in areas. The premise of the story and some of the many incidental characters also don't help. Will definitely keep reading her books and look forward to the next.
  • I'll Walk Alone

    5
    By Lpw622
    Excellent Read!! Couldn't put it down!!
  • Amazing

    5
    By gwill802
    So many small stories wrap into one twisted, suspenseful book!
  • I'll Walk Alone

    5
    By Blachic
    James Patterson is my all time fav.. I must add MHClark to my fav list too This book was great..
  • Very good read

    5
    By Curios..appster
    This book definitely kept me guessing the whole time. Fantastic read!
  • Wow! Wow!

    5
    By Newbie77#**
    I could not put it down!
  • Great read

    4
    By First timer for MHC
    All I can say is wow! This book is awesome, a really gd story with a nice surprise! Wouldn't put the put down! I will surely buy more of her books, absolutely loved it!
  • Awesome

    5
    By Sivezajsuzannepopfinger
    Great book! Couldn't put in down.