The Anastasia Syndrome and Other Stories Author:Mary Higgins Clark Here is the first collection ever of short fiction from Mary Higgins Clark, America'sreigning queen of romantic suspense-a book which reflects the author's intesnse personal interest in parapsychology, the sixth sense, and thought transference, 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 the true story of Anna Anderson, the woman who claimedto be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, 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 inexorabley draws her toward the appalling truth about a wave of terrorist bombings.
The remaining four stories in the collection are all miniature masterpieces of suspense that probe the inner secrets 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 which draws much of its verisimilitude from Mary Higgins Clark's fascination with 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 masterpiece, "The Gift of the Magi."
Compelling, intriguing, wonderfully entertaining, The Anastasia Syndrom is Mary Higgins Clark at her spine-chiling best.« less