The Anastasia Syndrome and other stories Author:Mary Higgins Clark Here is the first collection ever of short fiction from Mary Higgins Clark, America's reigning queen of romance suspense a book which reflects the author's intense personal interest in parapsychology, the sixth sense, and thought trasference, and which is sure to thrill her fans and further confirm her reputation as a spellbinding storyteller. — ... more »From her debut, with Where are the Children? to her latest best seller, While my pretty one sleeps, Mary Higgins Clark's masterly blend of glamour, romance and heart pounding, believable suspense has made her one of America's most popular best selling novelists.
All the qualities which have earned her a large devoted following are represented brilliantly in The Anastasia Syndrome. In the title novella, inspired by a true story of Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, the daughter of the Russian Czar, a woman in love is forced to confront the demons of her past, and present as a haunting sense of deja vu inexeroably draws here toward the appalling truth about a wave of terrorist bombings.
The remaining four stories in the collection are all miniature masterpieces that probe the inner secret of the human mind. A supernatural phenomenon occurs in Double vision, a nightmarish thriller about twin sisters stalked by a psychopath. Obsessive love is the theme of Terror Stalks the class Reunion, a story that draws much of its verisimilitude from Mary Higgins Clarks fascination with an actual criminal trials. The Lost Angel is a tender Christmas story. Well on its way to becoming a classic. And Lucky Day a twisty tale of love, death and a lottery jackpot has been compared to O. Henry's master piece The Gift of the Magi. Compelling, intriguing wonderfully entertaining. The Anastasia Syndrome is Mary Higgins Clark at her spine chilling best.« less