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Before I Say Good-bye
Before I Say Good-bye
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
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ISBN-13: 9780671047887
ISBN-10: 0671047884
Publication Date: 4/1/2000
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
another good book by Mary Higgins Clark. One of her better ones, I think
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Helpful Score: 3
a very good mystery about a young woman who investigates the suspicious and unexpected death of her husband
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Helpful Score: 2
Suspense filled. Nell tries to find who killed her husband. She meets with a medium who transmitts messaged to her from her husband. Or does she? She discovers the truth, but can't be allowed to live and tell.
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Helpful Score: 2
Mary Higgins Clark has never been better than in this totally suspenseful tale of a young woman whose husband is killed in a boating accident after they quarrel. Haunted by his death, she seeks help from a famous psychic and, in a spell-binding climax, finds closure to the end of her marriage. The heroine, Nell MacDermott, is surrounded by a cast of well-defined supporting characters. She is delightful as is her curmudgeon of a grandfather, her spinster aunt, a handsome pediatric surgeon and many others. I was literally on the edge of my seat and completely terrified by the ending. It's a definite can't-put-down book, so start it when you have several free hours ahead.
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Helpful Score: 1
Mary Higgins Clark has the ability and skill not only compelling you to read more, she creates a story here including drama, suspense, romance and much more. While "Before I Say Good-Bye" never fails to be suspenseful the situation Nell gets in is predictable yet the surprising conclusion is not. If you are a fan of Mary Higgins Clark, you will love this one without a doubt.
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Helpful Score: 1
not really one of her better books. slow read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Read this in one day. Loved it
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Helpful Score: 1
Another Mary Higgins Clark thriller--easy and fast read
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Great read - Mary Higgins Clark does it again with this romantic suspense novel about a woman investigating the circumstances of her architect husband's death in an explosion. When she consults a medium she learns some truths that put her in danger.
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a young woman undergoing changes to fast for her to accept dealing with a medium she learns of things that can not allow her to live . very suspenseful. and a teaser.
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I really enjoyed this unabridged audio book. I'd say it's one of Mary Higgins Clark's best and it kept me sane as I was driving home from Lake Tahoe in a blizzard. The reader, Jan Maxwell, does a fine job as well. Two thumbs up!
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Another good mystery by this author. Nell MacDermott learns that the boat explosion that killed her husband three other men was not an accident but a bomb.
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I really enjoyed this book more than some of her others. The TV movie followed the book.
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When Adam Cauliff's new cabin Cruiser blows up in a New York harbor with him and several close business associates aboard, his wife, Nell McDermott is not only distraught at the loss but wracked with guilt because she and Adam had had a serious quarrel, and she had told him not to come home. An investigation confirmed that it was not an accident but foul play. As Nell searches for the truth about Adam's death, she is becoming closer to becoming the next victim of a ruthless killer.
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MHC is full of suspense all the way thur ,great read
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This book has a plot that was very unstable and hard to follow. This is very disappointing since Clark usually writes riviting, page turners with plots that are easily followed.
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Enjoyed!!
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I loved this book! It's a must read and one you can not put down!
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This book has a plot that was very unstable and hard to follow. This is very disappointing since Clark usually writes riviting, page turners with plots that are easily followed.
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Good book. A page turner!
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This was an interesting book. Thought I had it figured out, but I was wrong. Lot of twists and turns, but it all came together. Would recommend it to other MHC readers.
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Slow starter, but like always, turns out to be another good one!
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when adam cauliffs new cabin cruiser the cornelia 11 ,blows up in a new york harbor with him and several close associates aboard. his wife feels guilty be cause they had an atgument and she told him not to return home.
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W@W this audio I couldn't stop listening to.....It is mind holding and really a great audio......
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Great story. Love Mary Higgins Clark, she is always at the top of her game.
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Wonderful book. Highly recommend this author.
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Here is one of MHC's books on cassette. There are a total of eight cassettes and it is the unabriged edition. It is read by Jan Maxwell. Good book to listen to while you are driving or working in the house!
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Another great book by a great mystery writer.
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Mediocre story. I had to listen to the final tape twice to understand the ending. LOTS of characters, hard to follow. If you believe in afterlife experiences get this one!
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I am new to MHC and found that I really enjoyed this book. The characters and story line flowed well, which ended up making for a fast read. Love, family, politics & murder. What more could you ask for...
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Another typical Clark formula mystery.
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Great story! I was on the edge of my seat :)
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This book was AWESOME !!
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Really interesting topic of psychic abilities, suprise ending for me!
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Cassette tapes
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Went really quickly, good suspense, nice twist.
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Mary Higgins clark, America's "Queen of Suspense," delves into the mystery of psychic powers and communication with the dead in her gripping new thriller, "Before I say Good-bye"
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America's "Queen of Suspense" delivers a genuine nail biter featuring Nell MacDermott, a young congressional hopeful with psychic powers, and her husband, Adam Cauliff, a successful architect. Adam, along with a few of his closest business associates, dies when his luxurious cabin cruiser explodes in New York harbor. Nell is obviously devastated. But her grief is compounded by the fact that she and Adam had a heated argument shortly before his death. Desperate to to make amends, Nell follows the advice of her psychic aunt, who has suggested she visit a medium through whom she can communicate with Adam. In the meantime, however, a police investigation has determined that the boat's explosion was not a tragic accident but a result of foul play. With Adam's help, Nell begins her own search for the truth behind his death. And with any luck, she will find the killer before her husband's fate becomes her own.
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Great book!!!!
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Loved this book. More realistic than her usual.
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The Queen of Suspence delves into the mystery of psychic powers and communication with the dead in this gripping new thriller.
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A classic Clark suspense.
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Read this book in one day! Couldn't put it down. Smooth, suspence, romance and a surprise ending!
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Great book! This one had me on the edge of my seat. I actually read it in two evenings because I just could not put it down.
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As usual, from Mary Higgins Clark, a mystery to keep you on the edge of your seat.
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I could not believe the ending. I always try to predict how the endings will turn out, and somehow, Mary Higgins Clark always manages to shock me!
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A usual Mary Higgins Clark suspense novel. A young woman probing into the mysterious circumstances of her husband's death receives a message from a medium claiming to be his channel in Mary Higgins Clarks #1 bestselling thriller, BEFORE I SAY GOODBYE. When Nell MacDermott learns that her husband, architect Adam Cauliff, and three of his business associates have died in an explosion of his new cabin cruiser, she is not only devastated but wracked with guilt. The last time she saw Adam, they had a bitter quarrel over her plan to run for the congressional seat long held by her grandfather; she had told him not to come home. As the investigation into the boat's explosion proceeds, Nell learns that it was not an accident but a bomb. Despite her skepticism, Nell is swayed by her great-aunt Gert, a beliveer in psychic powers, to see a medium claimin to be Adam's channel. While
trying to unravel the threads of Adam'spast and his violent end, Nell consults the medium, who transmits messages to her with instructions from Adam. The story reaches a powerful climax in Nell's final encounter with the medium, in which she learns the truth about the explosion--truth she can't be allowed to live and tell

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Good, suspenseful.
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it was ok
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Another wonderful Mary Higgins Clark book!
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MHC-New York Times Best Seller
great suspense
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I loved this book I couldn't stop reading it. I read it in 2 days.
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When Nell Macdermont learns that her husband,architect Adam Cauliff, and three of his business associates have died in an explosion of his new cabin cruiser,she is not only devistated but wracked with guilt.The last time she saw Adam,they had a bitter quarrel over her planto run for congressional seat long held by her grandfather,she had told him not to come home.She learns later in the investigation that it was a bomb.
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Good book!
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Great mystery writer.
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Clark at her best
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Mary Higgins Clark always sends her readers down a mysterious path that twists and turns until the very end. I was not disappointed with this journey.
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MHC is at her best. Light reading.
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Great, wholesome suspense. A typically outstanding book from Clark.
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A great mystery from a great mystery writer.
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Anything by this author is always a good read!
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Classic Mary Higgins Clark.
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A young woman probing into the mysterious circumstances of her husband's death receives a message from a medium claiming to be his channel.
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This is a great mystery with a surprise ending.
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Nann knows her stuff when it comes to politics. She was raised by her grandfather after her parents died and he was a congressman until he retired. Her grandfather taught her everything she needed to know to be a successful congresswoman but her husband doesn't want her to run. She has been writing a column for the paper and he wants her to keep doing that so they can have a family. Her grandfather doesn't like her husband and has her come to see him to try to persuade her one more time since his successor for the party has decided not to run again. Now is her chance and she wants to take it. She decided to do it despite her husband's objections and they get into a big fight when him storming out the door. The last thing she said to him was a cold shot that maybe he shouldn't come back. The next day he had a business meeting on his boat with 3 other people he worked with when it exploded. Nann feels horrible for the things she said to him and now will never be able to ask for his forgiveness. She wants to find out who blew up his boat and why. Her aunt thinks a friend of hers that is a renowned psychic can help but Nann isn't sure she can believe in what she does.

This book was a little confusing at first because there are so many different characters that were hard to keep straight at first. Sometimes I had to look back to remind myself who someone was. After a while, I got used to the stories and it got easier when they started to connect.
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Mary Higgins Clark, America's "Queen of Suspense," delves into the mystery of psychic powers and communication with the dead in her gripping new thriller, Before I Say Good-Bye.

When Adam Cauliff's new cabin cruiser, Cornelia II, blows up in New York harbor with him and several close business associates aboard, his wife, Nell MacDermott, is not only distraught at the loss but wracked with guilt because she and Adam had just had a serious quarrel and she had told him not to come home.

The quarrel was precipitated by Nell's decision to try to win the congressional seat long held by her grandfather Cornelius MacDermott. Orphaned at age ten, she had been raised by "Mac," as she called him, and was always at his side on Capitol Hill. Politics was in her blood, and Adam had known her ambitions when they married. Suddenly, however, he became opposed to her plan to run for Congress.

Nell, like her great-aunt Gert, possesses psychic gifts, which her grandfather scoffingly dismisses as "flights of fantasy." As a child she had been aware of the deaths of both her parents and grandmother at the exact moment they died. She knew because at that very moment she sensed their presence near her.

Even though Nell has the rare gift of extrasensory perception, she is much too levelheaded to accept most of the claims made by many so-called psychics and is skeptical about Aunt Gert's fascination with mediums. After Adam's death, however, Gert begs Nell to see a medium, Bonnie Wilson, who has contacted her, claiming she is in touch with Adam. Still regretting her last angry words to Adam, Nell agrees, hoping that she will be able to reach him through the medium and part from him in peace.

As the investigation into the boat's explosion proceeds, Nell is shocked by the official confirmation that it was not an accident but the result of foul play. Adam, an architect, had been involved in a major construction project on land he had recently purchased and which had since had a spectacular rise in value.

Was Adam the target of the explosion? Or was it Winifred Johnson, his self-effacing, fifty-two-year-old assistant, who knew too much about bribery in the construction business and who was openly in love with him? Or was it Sam Krause, a builder with a questionable reputation who was involved in the new project? Or Jimmy Ryan, the debt-ridden construction foreman whose wife, after his death, discovers money hidden in their home? Or was it Peter Lang, the wealthy man-about-town real-estate entrepreneur, whose minor traffic accident caused him to miss the fatal meeting on the boat?

As Nell searches for the truth about Adam's death, she carries out instructions from Adam transmitted through the medium. What she does not know is that she is being closely watched, and the nearer she comes to learning what actually happened on the boat that night, the nearer she is to becoming the next victim of a ruthless killer.
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Mary Higgins Clark is the queen of suspense, you just don't want to put her books down!
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good read
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Very good book ! I have always enjoyed her books for many years !!!!!
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I enjoyed this book very much.
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Excellent book !!! Can't go wrong with a book by this wonderful author!!!
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good book
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Great book!
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Great book. Who doesn't like Mary Higgins Clark?
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keeps you wondering
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I love all of her books!
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A young woman probing into the mysterious circumstances of her husband's death receives a message from a medium claiming to be his channel in Mary Higgins Clark's #1 bestselling thriller,

BEFORE I SAY GOOD-BYE.

When Nell MacDermott learns that her husband, architect Adam Cauliff, and three of his business associates have died in an explosion of his new cabin cruiser, she is not only devastated but wracked with guilt. The last time she saw Adam, they had a bitter quarrel over her plan to run for the congressional seat long held by her grandfather; she had told him not to come home.

As the investigation into the boat's explosion proceeds, Nell learns that it was not an accident but a bomb. Despite her skepticism, Nell is swayed by her great-aunt Gert, a believer in psychic powers, to see a medium claiming to be Adam's channel.

While trying to unravel the threads of Adam's past and his violent end, Nell consults the medium, who transmits messages to her with instructions from Adam. The story reaches a powerful climax in Nell's final encounter with the medium, in which she learns the truth about the explosion -- truth she can't be allowed to live and tell.
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I had a very hard time keeping this book in my hand to read. I never ended up finishing it since it didn't keep my attention. Others may enjoy her books. This book has only been read once.

The inside covers are a little yellow.
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America's "Queen of Suspense" delivers a genuine nail biter featuring Nell MacDermott, a young congressional hopeful with psychic powers, and her husband, Adam Cauliff, a successful architect. Adam, along with a few of his closest business associates, dies when his luxurious cabin cruiser explodes in New York harbor. Nell is obviously devastated. But her grief is compounded by the fact that she and Adam had a heated argument shortly before his death. Desperate to to make amends, Nell follows the advice of her psychic aunt, who has suggested she visit a medium through whom she can communicate with Adam. In the meantime, however, a police investigation has determined that the boat's explosion was not a tragic accident but a result of foul play. With Adam's help, Nell begins her own search for the truth behind his death. And with any luck, she will find the killer before her husband's fate becomes her own.
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very ggod
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Suspense
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my copy of this book is a little banged up but still very readable
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From the back cover: "A young woman probinginto the mysterious circumstances of her husband's death receives a message from a medium claiming to be his channel in Mary Higgins Clark's #1 bestselling thriller." "Clark is at her best again as she delves into the spiritual and psychic realm."--Detroit News
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From the back cover: "When Nell MacDermott learns that her husband, architect Adam Cauliff, and three of his business associates have died in an explosion of his new cabin cruiser, she is not only devastated but wracked with guilt. The last time she saw Adam, they had a bitter quarrel over her plan to run for the congressional seat long held by her grandfather; she had told him not to come home.

While trying to unravel the threads of Adam's past and his violent end, Nell consults [a] medium, who transmits messages to her with insturctions from Adam. The story reaches a powerful climax in Nell's final encounter with the medium, in which she learns the truth about the explosion--truth she can't be allowed to live and tell."
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I honestly did not read this book, I am not a fan of Mary Higgins Clark. My mother likes to read her and is finished with this book. I have posted a 5/5 for that reason.
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good shape