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Much like the real-life Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Dr. Susan Chandler, the star of You Belong to Me, is a clinical psychologist who hosts a call-in radio show. She's bright, sharp-tongued, and even has "shoulder-length dark blonde hair." Fortunately for Dr. Laura, the similarities end there. During an episode of Ask Dr. Susan, Chandler unwittingly gets herself tangled in the web of a dangerous serial killer. It begins innocently enough when Chandler invites Dr. Donald Richards, a criminologist/psychiatrist/author to talk about his book, Vanishing Women and the plight of lonely women who are preyed upon by calculating killers. Chandler is particularly interested in the disappearance of woman named Regina Clausen, a high-profile investment advisor who vanished on a luxury cruise. Chandler feels indebted to Clausen--an investing tip she offered on CNBC turned a modest birthday check into a "bonanza"--so the good doctor uses her radio forum to help crack the case. Sure enough, during the last moments of the show, a nervous, married woman who goes by the name "Karen" calls in with invaluable clues. Apparently, she was almost a victim and can identify the murderer, but is frightened to come forward because of an insanely jealous husband. As Dr. Susan pursues her timid witness and digs deeper into the case, she realizes a hair too late that she is also one of the hunted. The fast-moving story line and easily digestible plot of You Belong to Me is vintage Mary Higgins Clark. --Rebekah Warren --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Jayne Atkinson reads this suspenseful work with increasing credibility. Psychologist Susan Chandler, host of a call-in radio show, runs a segment on missing women. These women left behind only the suspicion of foul play. Susan had no way of knowing that the wrong people would be listening that day or that her program would set off another chain of murders with herself poised as the penultimate victim. Atkinson gives the myriad characters unique inflections. She is also effective at tracking the fast-paced point-of-view leaps that mark the abridgment; minor characters are thoroughly introduced and killed off all in a single paragraph. However, the red herrings are particularly well done. Unfortunately, when the killer is finally unmasked, his/her motivations aren't really defensible not even in the madness of a killer's mind. Nevertheless, Clark's popularity and Atkinson's skill make this a must-buy for public libraries.AJodi Israel, Norwood, MA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
MHC is an amazing writer--Her ability to create such suspense in each book never ceases to astonish me. I've read every one of her books, and this was one of the best. Read morePublished on April 15 2004 by Sarah
I'm not the type that usually reads mystery books. In the past I favored fiction and science fiction books. Read morePublished on March 29 2004
This book is about a psychologist by the name of Susan Chandler, who has her own call-in radio talk show called "Ask Dr. Susan". Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2004 by K. DeLong
This was the very first Mary Higgins Clark I ever read and I thought it was SO good. I've read 10 or more novels of hers since this one because they are sheer and enjoyment and... Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2003
When radio psychologist Dr. Susan Chandler interviews the author of a new book about missing women, she recieves a call from a woman who tells her of a like experience she had when... Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2003 by Beverley Strong
MHC does a wonderful job reminding all of us just how vulnerable we are. Not only are there interesting strangers on the street, but there are also dangerous ones as well! Read morePublished on June 14 2003 by G. Hewitt
Mary Higgins Clark has always written great books, so I knew You Belong to Me would not be an exception. Read morePublished on April 13 2003 by Stacy Cronemiller
You Belong To Me traces the mystery surrounding the deaths of several lonely young women. Dr. Susan Chandler, radio talk show host, finds herself in the middle of the story after... Read morePublished on Feb. 6 2003
The Book "You Belong To Me" by Mary Higgins Clark, is a suspensful and hair rising novel about a serial killer whose victims are vulnreable women. Psychologist Dr. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2002 by Alejandra