The Cradle Will Fall Author:Mary Higgins Clark A minor road accident landed county prosecutor Katie DeMaio in Westlake Hospital. That night, from her window, she thought she saw a man load a woman's body into the trunk of a car...or was it just a sleeping pill induced nightmare? At work the next day, Katie began investigating a suicide that looked more like murder. Initial evidence point... more »ed elsewhere, but medical examiner Richard Carroll saw a trail leading to Dr. Edgar Highley. He suspected that the famous doctor's work "curing" infertile women was more than controversial -- that it was deceitful, depraved, and often deadly. But before Richard could tell Katie his fears, she left the office for the weekend and an appointment for routine surgery...in Dr. Highley's operating room.« less
Katie DeMaio, a bright, ambitious, attractive young prosecutor in a small New Yersey town, recently widowed. A driving accident brings her to Westlake Hospital with minor injuries, where she sees-or thinks she sees a familiar figure carrying a woman's body to his car in the middle of the night. When the woman is found dead in her bed the next day and declared a suicide, Katie determines to find out the truth, and soon uncovers the hidden scandals and fears in the lives of a number of people who seem, on the surface, to be solid, respectable citizens.