Monday, 30 July 2012

A Stranger is Watching by Mary Higgins Clark

Nina Peterson's murderer Ronald Thompson is to be executed by the state in two day's time. Steve Peterson after his wife's death had slowly rebuilt his world. He at last found love and comfort with Sharon Martin. When his world turns upside down again, Nina's killer is still at large and he has kidnapped Sharon and his son Neil. Will Steve protect his family this time? Who is this vicious killer and what does he want? Why is he attacking again after two years?

It is a fast paced book, things happen one after another. The kidnapper is very careless and leaves lots of clues. If others had been more careful they could have found out who he was and save the victims. Until the last moment people don't tie in the importance of clues they have, that builds up suspense. It is like watching a movie.

We get to know what the kidnapper is doing, we only don't know who he is? Only one problem. As soon as the kidnapper is mentioned in another setting you realise it is him. Wish Clark played a little bit with the 'Who' part. A Quick suspenseful read.

A Stranger is Watching by Mary Higgins Clark was published in 1978.

1 comment:

J.G. said...

Sounds like Clark did a good job of letting the reader know the answers while everyone else bumbles around!

Your candle is burning now -- thank for taking part in the BYRC.