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Writing in the first person a rarity for this veteran author has inspired and energized Clark. Her 21st novel of intrigue is her best in years, a tightly woven, emotionally potent tale of suspense and revenge. Clark's new heroine is Atlanta investigative journalist Ellie Cavanaugh, who was seven when her sister, Andrea, 15, was beaten to death by 20-year-old Rob Westerfield, scion of the wealthiest family in a small Westchester town. Now Westerfield is up for parole, so Ellie, now 30, returns home to speak out against him. When Westerfield is released, Ellie begins to write a book aimed at re-proving his guilt. Digging for evidence, she uncovers clues that Westerfield may have committed another murder as a youth, but that digging also enrages the Westerfields and other town members who think the man was railroaded. Before long, Ellie's life is in danger, as someone breaks into the house she's staying in, then later sets fire to it, nearly killing her, and as Westerfield himself begins to shadow her moves. What makes this novel work isn't only the considerable tension Clark teases from Ellie's precarious position, but the thoughtful backgrounding to the action. Ellie is cast as a lonely woman, without a lover and estranged from her father and half-brother: will she accept one or the other into her guarded life?; and she carries a heavy load of guilt for her sister's death, wondering at times if she is blinded by her thirst for vengeance. With its textured plot, well-sketched secondary characters, strong pacing and appealing heroine, this is Clark at her most winning. (On sale, Apr. 16)
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At the parole hearing for Donald Waring, Trish Duncan begins to wonder whether he was wrongly convicted of killing her sister 20 years ago.
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Mary Higgins Clark is one of my favorite suspense writers and she did not let me down with this book. Gripping from begining to end. Hard to put down. A definite must read!Published on March 14 2009 by Suzie Q
This book is suspenseful gripping and makes you want to read more and more you won't want to put it down when you start reading it. Read morePublished on July 2 2004 by Mel
I think this book was awsome and once i started readin it i couldn't put it down it's awsome and i'm going to buy all her other books. Read morePublished on May 23 2004 by Melissa Gladue
This book is very suspensful. I could go into details but I wouldn't want to ruin the exciting ending. I would definatly purchase this book.Published on May 3 2004 by L. Sainovich
"Daddy's Little Girl" by Mary Higgins Clark was superb! It is definitely one of the best books I have ever read! On every page it always keeps you guessing. Read morePublished on April 30 2004
This book was suspenseful and interesting. Ellie finds her big sister murdered and lives with the feeling of "what if" she would have told her parents where her sister... Read morePublished on April 12 2004
This book was a very disappointing read. I found it to be bland and predictable. You know from the first few chapters what was going to happen. Read morePublished on April 10 2004 by V-queen
I usually enjoy her books for a bit of light fun reading, but this was absolutely boring and uninteresting. A waste of time.Published on April 1 2004 by E. Sandstrom