All Around the Town Author:Mary Higgins Clark Laurie Kenyon, a twenty-one-year-old college senior, is accused of murdering her English professor, Allan Grant. When he is found stabbed to death, her fingerprints are everywhere - on the door, on the curtain, on the knife. — Arraigned on a murder charge, a shocked and bewildered Laurie has no memory of the crime. Traumatized by abuse she suffer... more »ed after she was kidnapped at the age of four and held for two years, she has developed multiple personalities. Laurie, the host personality, does not know that others coexist with her, no is she aware that one of her alternates, Leona, has been writing Allan Grant crazed love letters and secretly entering his home.
Bic Hawkins, Laurie's abducter, an unsavory drifter, had been scratching out a living singing in taverns and acting as a fundamentalist preacher. Now he has become a celebrated television evangleist, who has achieved fame for his talent to mesmerize people. Before releasing her, Bic had threatened six-year-old Laurie with death if she ever talked about what he had done to her and terrified, she has erased the experience from his mind.« less