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All Around the Town
All Around the Town
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671793487
ISBN-10: 0671793489
Publication Date: 2/1/1992
Pages: 341
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 352 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 9
I enjoyed this book by Mary Higgins Clark....a nice way to spend an afternoon or evening, grab a cup of coffee and this book and you are set.
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Helpful Score: 7
This book has two stories going at once. Its a sad read. Good, but sad. The very end (I'm talking the last two pages) was predictable. I'll say it is a good read, but not one of her best. Just too sad.
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Helpful Score: 5
This is a great book...full of suspense and surprises
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Helpful Score: 5
Not her best, but if you like Mary, you will like this one
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Helpful Score: 5
A wonderful read, only took me two days and than only because I had to go to work. Did not want to put it down
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Helpful Score: 5
Bizarre, but fun
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Helpful Score: 4
A great MHC mystery dealing with kidnapping, molestation, evil televangelists, and multiple personality disorder.
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Helpful Score: 3
Really great book. This is the first book I read by Mary Higgins Clark. I was immediately hooked and read every book I could get my hands on!
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Helpful Score: 3
Good quick suspense read that kept my interest. Recommended.
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Excellent book!
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Great suspense!!
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Great suspense story involving a murder and a woman with multiple personalities.
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A good thriller. No more, no less.
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Very very good book
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Awesome page-turner, another great book from Mary Higgins Clark!
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this book was my introduction to mary higgins clark. i thoroughly enjoyed it. the story was intense and had a wonderful pace, it really drew me in.
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Another one of my favorite authors!
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Wow! What a great book!!
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Excellent mystery story.
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This Mary Higgins Clark's book is brimming with dramatic story twists with a stunning climax.
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Full of Suspense! Loved it!
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very good read.
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Mary Higgins Clark does it again! You will enjoy!
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Miss Clark pushes buttons we never dreamed that we had...The twists and turns are habdled with complete authority
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Overall, a good afternoon read. A great "whodunit" book.
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Helpful Score: 2
Nail-biting page turner from beginning to end.
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Helpful Score: 2
Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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A fast-paced and exciting read about a young girl who is kidnapped, returned, and later develops multiple personalities from her ordeal and is accused of murder.
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Helpful Score: 1
I thought this book was really good. I really enjoyed it. It's a great murder mystery.
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Helpful Score: 1
As always, Mary Higgins Clark add suspense. Tough to put down. Easy read!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is older, from 1992, so it's kind of dated, but I found that I still enjoyed it. A great way to spend a saturday afternoon. I basically liked this book because there's some sneaky twists in the story. Exactly what I was looking for in a good thriller. I loved the exploration of a person suffering with MPD...it added so much suspense and depth to the story!
As with all of her books, once you get remotely close to the conclusion, it is near impossible to put the book down.
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Helpful Score: 1
Really creepy and exhaustingly suspenseful. I recommend this read to all who like a mystery. The child abuse part of it is very disturbing.
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Helpful Score: 1
A GREAT SUSPENCE NOVEL. NEAR THE END, EVERYTHING HAPPENS SO FAST FROM SO MANY DIRECTIONS. ANOTHER GREAT BOOK BY MARY HIGGINS CLARK.
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This book is OK, but not one of Mary Higgins Clark's best. One of the reasons could be that it is abridged, and I prefer unabridged so that I can really get into the characters. If you are a fan of Mary Higgin's Clark, you will, of course, want to read this book along with all her others. But it wouldn't be my first choice.
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This is a great whodunit. Although I did have some suspicions regarding the suspect, I did not come close to guessing some of the places this plot takes the reader. A slightly different twist than I have seen before regarding a character with multiple personalities, appears to be pretty realistic with the portrayal. A very enjoyable book I stayed up late to finish it because I couldnt wait to find out what happened!
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Good suspense
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When a 21-yr. old student is accused of killing her English professor, she has no memory of the crime. But her fingerprints are everywhere at the scene. Laurie's sister, Sarah, takes up her defense and brings in a psychiatrist to deal with Laurie's multiple personalities. With a terrifying twist at the climax, this is a breathtaking journey into Laurie's tortured past.
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I didn't enjoy this audio cassette as much as I have enjoyed other Mary Higgins Clark books. It could be because it is abridged. But it is still an entertaining tale and a nice quick book to listen to in the car or for those times when you don't feel like listening hours to a book on tape. The multiple personality theme is very interesting.
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This is a solid thriller by Mary Higgins Clark. It will keep you guessing until the end.
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Multiple personalities come in to ply here
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Always enjoyed Clark's books. Mystery and great story
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Cooed student kills her professor....or did she? Who dunnit and why in a college town.
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A wonderful mystery full of hidden meaning.
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Good read
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very interesting book when you read it you don't want to put it down...
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Mary Higgins Clark is an exceptional writer who keeps you in suspense and on the edge of your seat in all of her books and this one does the same!
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good ...suprising.. hard to put down!
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ALL AROUND THE TOWN by Mary Higgins Clark is a murder mystery involving two sisters. Laurie Kenyon is the younger sister, and her story starts with her kidnapping years ago when she was only 4 years old. She disappeared for 2 years, only to be found again, but never to be the same happy child she once was. Sarah Kenyon is her older sister. She watched as her family fell apart while her parents tried desperately to find their daughter. With this in mind, Sarah becomes Laurie's protector, and vows to always be there when Laurie needed her.
The story revolves around the two women, as a murder mystery unfolds where Laurie is the accused murderer. As the story progresses, Sarah, who is now an attorney, tries to save her sister. But the more Sarah learns, the worse it looks. Laurie is discovered to have multiple personalities, and could one of her personalities have been the murderer?

I've read many Mary Higgins Clark books, and this is probably one of her best. It left me on the edge of my seat and was so riveting that it took me only two days to read it. I highly recommend this book!
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Great book and good read!
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One of my favorites. The plot is very interesting.
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I love the fact that Clark writes about characters that you can feel sympathy for and care about. I feel her choice to use multiple personality disorder as the theme to this mystery is fascinating and added depth to the story line. The closer you came to the end of the story the faster the pages were turning.
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This was one of Higgins greater books. It kept you guessing. I read it in a few hours because I just didn't want to put it down. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to others.
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This is an awesome book. I recieved it in the mail and had read the whole thing in a 24 hour period. I could not put it down. I really felt drawn in by the characters and the story was suspensful.
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I love the fact that Clark writes about characters that you can feel sympathy for and care about. I feel her choice to use multiple personality disorder as the theme to his mystery is fascinating and added depth to the story line. The closer you came to the end of the story the faster the pages were turning.
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I've just started reading Mary Higgins Clark's books and am really enjoying all of them!
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I started reading Mary Higgins Clark books with my grandmother, and from my 4th grade on, we were swapping Mary Higgins Clark books back and forth between one another. This one is probably my favorite, however. I re-read it from time to time (as with most of her books, this is a VERY fast read) when I am looking to read an exciting book, or feel like reading about Multiple Personality Disorder.
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Professor Alan Grant is found stabbed to death in his New Jersey home. All the evidence points to an obsessed student, 21-year-old Laurie Kenyon, who sent him passionate letters, followed him, even watched him through his study window--and awakens in her dorm room, covered with Grant's blood and clutching the knife that killed him. Attorney Sarah Kenyon, Laurie's sister, alone understands Laurie's daily nightmare and the trauma left by a childhood kidnapping too hideous to be recalled. Laurie's abductors, now a prominent televangelist and his wife, fear she will start to remember her life with them. And her past must be kept buried at all costs--even if it means carrying out the murderous threat made to a terrified girl years ago.
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So many twists & turns!
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This book was very good and kept me interest. Mary Higgins Clark is a very good writer and makes the reading easy.
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This was my first Mary Higgins Clark novel.. I read it in highschool and LOVED it! It's still one I recommend when someone asks about a good mystery.
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I love this book, I always give my beaten up copy to my friends when they ask for a book. I love the focus on Laurie and her ordeal, as well as how her kidnappers are portrayed. I did not except the big revelation, but the last four or so pages were very typical Clark.
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A great mystery full of twists and turns.
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Another good one by MHC.
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A Deadly Promise... Professor Alan Grant is found stabbed to death in his New Jersey home. All the evidence points to an obsessed student, 21 year-old Laurie Kenyon, who sent him passionate letters, followed him, even watched him through his study window---and awakens in her door room, covered with Grant's blood and clutching the knife that killed him. Attorney Sarah Kenyon, Laurie's sister, alone understands Laurie's daily nightmare and the trauma left by a childhood kidnapping too hideous too be recalled. Laurie's abductors, now a prominent televangelist and his wife, fear she will start to remember her life with them. And her past must be kept buried at all costs---even if it means carrying out the murderous threat made to a terrified girl years ago...
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Great read!
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Laurie Kenyon, a twenty-one year old student, is accused of murdering her English Professor, Allan Grant. Laurie has multiple personalities and is not aware of this. Leona, one of Laurie's other personalities, who has written crazed love letters to Allan Grant and has secretly entered his home.
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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.
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 entererd 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.
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Very good read
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"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."

Suspenseful!
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hard cover
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Wonderful book!
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Smudge on the inside and back cover but the book itself is in very good condition other than that.
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excellent
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Mary Higgins Clark is an excellent writer!
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This book is about a college senior accused of murder and the televangelist couple who abused her as a child. I have a double copy of this book and haven't read it yet, but being Mary Higgins Clark, I'm sure it's a great read!
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I've read almost everything that Mary Higgins Clark has written. I just love her style.
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I don't really read her stuff. But, I figure a lot of folks do. So. Here it is!
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Withdrawn library book in good condition.
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A young college student, Laurie Keaton, is accused of killing her English professor. Her fingerprints are everywhere. Laurie doesnt remember a thing.
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When Laurie Kenyon, a 21 year old student, is accused of murdering her English professor, she has no memory of the crime. Her fingerprints, howerver, are everywhere. When she asks her sister, attorney Sarah, to mount her defense, Sarah in turn brings in psychiatrist Justin Donnelly. Kidnapped at the age of four and victimized for two years, Laurie has developed astounding coping skills. Only when the unbearable memories of those lost years are released can the truth of the crime come out-and only then can the final sadistic plan of her abductor, whose obsession is stronger than ever, be revealed.

This book was recommended by my psychology teacher due to multiple personality traits and I enjoyed reading it, though I felt that some of the parts were a bit far-fetched to believe.
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4 out of 5.
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has a different cover