All Around the Town Author:Marry Higgins clark When Laurie Kenyon, a twenty-one-year-old student, is accused of murdering her English professor, Allan Grant, she has no memory of the crime. But at the scene of the homicide, her fingerprints are everywhere--on the door, on the curtain, and on the knife used to stab him to death. Shocked and bewildered, Laurie is arraigned on a murder charge.
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Kidnapped at the age of four and the victim of two subsequent years of abuse and incarceration, Laurie has developed multiple personalities. The host personality, Laurie, is unaware of the others ... especially "Leona," who has written crazed love letters to Allan Grant and has secretly entered his home.
Laurie's sister, attorney Sarah Kenyon, takes up her defense and brings in psychiatrist Justin Donnelly to help Laurie unlock the unbearable memories of her lost years. But Laurie's abductor, now a celebrated television evangelist, is still obsessed with her ... and determined to avoid exposure.
With a terrifying twist at the climax, Mary Higgins Clark takes us on a breathtaking journey into the minds of a tortured young woman desperate to retrieve her memories, and the mesmerizing preacher whose unsavory past is only a prelude to his final, gruesome plan for her....« less