Book Reviews of Dancing in the Dark (KEY News, Bk 8) (Large Print)

Dancing in the Dark (KEY News, Bk 8) (Large Print)
Dancing in the Dark - KEY News, Bk 8 - Large Print
Author: Mary Jane Clark
ISBN-13: 9781585476596
ISBN-10: 1585476595
Publication Date: 11/2005
Pages: 334
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 3
This was quite an interesting mystery with lots of twists and a real surprise at the end with the kidnapper being a whole different suspect. I thought I was reading a book by Carol Higgins Clark but liked this Clark better. She writes very well and kept me turning the pages as each chapter was short as in James Patterson books. Kept me reading and wondering what would happen next.
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Helpful Score: 1
Mary Jane Clark delivers another great mystery involving one of the KEY News team.

The mystery itself is riveting, Clark shows the reader insight into the world of TV news shows, and the characters are great.
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Helpful Score: 1
a drop dead frightening novel about a town where teenage girls are disappearing, where an idylllic beach community is terrorized, and where one reporter must get to the truth to protect her family.
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Very good book!
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No one believed her story until it happened again and again. Good book
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An enjoyable cozy mystery. A fun, quick read with some interesting local color.
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There are so many possiblities, you'll be guessing right up until the end.
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A intriguing story added with a little mystery.
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Great mystery thriller.
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Thrilling suspense book. Easy read. Very good 'whodunnit'.
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Fast read that I didn't want to put down. I kept thinking that I knew 'Who Done It', and changing my mind. As with other books by this author, I was wrong in the end. Loved this book and look forward to reading more by Mary Jane Clar!
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For Diane Mayfield, the last few months of her life have been spent trying to keep her children, Michelle and Anthony, on an even keel. After her husband was sentenced to prison for his part in the financial upheaval of a company who cooked its books, she's been the sole parent and money-maker in a family that once had it all. Her position with KEY News as a correspondent for its Hourglass newsmagazine forces her to give up the family's vacation to the Grand Canyon and instead haul her kids and her 17-years younger sister, Emily, to the New Jersey seashore town of Ocean Grove. Her assignment? Interview Leslie Patterson, a woman who police believe "cried wolf" about her recent disappearance.

Leslie has a past that includes therapies for anorexia and harming herself physically, and the police are reluctant to take her claims seriously. Leslie states that she was abducted by an unknown attacker, and although not raped, was forced to dance with the man over a period of days before a security guard found her, bound and gagged, on the grounds of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. Orignally a religion-based commune type establishment, the Association meets every year on Ocean Grove's shore to spen the summer in their tents.

But as another girl disappears, both the local police and Diane start to believe that something more sinister is at work than a trouble young woman staging her own disappearance. As Diane delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, her own family becomes a target for the disturbed individuals that are harassing the tranquility of this once calm sea-side town.

Mary Jane Clark has deftly penned another entertaining thriller. Her characters are all true-to-life and believable, and will have you turning pages until you figure out the mystery.
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This book was great!! Loved the twists and turns - the ending was a shock to me!
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Really enjoyed this book...just couldn't put it down!!!
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Good book, interesting read
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this was my first read of Mary Jane Clark's work and I was very impressed and will look for more of hers...this was a fun read because it had the right amount of suspense and the characters were all strong....touching on subjects that are topical as cutting and eating disorders it was very believable....
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MJ Clark does it again. The story starts as something positive; then in the usual MJ Clark style twists into a wonderful mix of intrigue, mystery, & suspense.
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Unabridged 6 CDs 7 hrs Read by Eliza Foss who does a great job.
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Unabridged--6 CDs
Great mystery!
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Ms Clark has become a favored author of mine. This story is about the mysterious abductions of young women. The KEY news folk follow the story reporting and investigating the events.
I have a different appreciation for what it takes to bring us the news.

Definitely kept me listening ang guessing what is next.
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This was a great book!!! I really enjoyed it!!!!!
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One by one they disappear.A gripping story,you will not be able to put down.
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Only an okay book. The plot tried to keep you guessing and I suppose the ending was a bit of a surprise but it was just kind of corny. I suppose if you like mysteries though, it is worth a try.
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A real thriller with an ending that surprised me!
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For Diane Mayfield, the last few months of her life have been spent trying to keep her children, Michelle and Anthony, on an even keel. After her husband was sentenced to prison for his part in the financial upheaval of a company who cooked its books, she's been the sole parent and money-maker in a family that once had it all. Her position with KEY News as a correspondent for its Hourglass newsmagazine forces her to give up the family's vacation to the Grand Canyon and instead haul her kids and her 17-years younger sister, Emily, to the New Jersey seashore town of Ocean Grove. Her assignment? Interview Leslie Patterson, a woman who police believe "cried wolf" about her recent disappearance.

Leslie has a past that includes therapies for anorexia and harming herself physically, and the police are reluctant to take her claims seriously. Leslie states that she was abducted by an unknown attacker, and although not raped, was forced to dance with the man over a period of days before a security guard found her, bound and gagged, on the grounds of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. Orignally a religion-based commune type establishment, the Association meets every year on Ocean Grove's shore to spen the summer in their tents.

But as another girl disappears, both the local police and Diane start to believe that something more sinister is at work than a trouble young woman staging her own disappearance. As Diane delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, her own family becomes a target for the disturbed individuals that are harassing the tranquility of this once calm sea-side town.

Mary Jane Clark has deftly penned another entertaining thriller. Her characters are all true-to-life and believable, and will have you turning pages until you figure out the mystery.
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Network news correspondent Diane Mayfield wants to take her kids to the Grand Canyon for an overdue vacation. Unfortunately, her producer has other plans. Diane is to cover a story about a young woman who went missing three days.

Leslie Patterson has reappeared with a terrifying tale. She has been kidnapped and forced to dance, while gagged and bound, with her captor. Police officials suspect Leslie is lying to cover up for running away.

Diane hopes to find time to relax with her kids, but the story gets complicated when another young woman disappears. Then another. The locals are frightened, fingers are pointing in all directions, and Diane is forced to spend all her time working the story.

What Diane doesn't know is that this news story will place someone a loved one in great danger.

Vivid descriptions throughout the book help to place readers in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and in the shoes of Clark's well-drawn characters. The action is realistic; if a little slow at times.

Clark also incorporates a timely message about the importance of parents being in touch with their children. The main focus here is on eating disorders--several characters suffer from anorexia in this novel--the signs, and a parent's role. While this is a major theme in this book, it is not overly preachy.

Mystery fans will like this book. Although not a thriller, there is enough suspense to engage the reader as the plot rolls forward, and Clark keeps the reader guessing until the end.
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A favorite of Mary Jane Clark's. Finished in a day!
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Young women are being abducted in a small oceanside town.But then, abduction becomes murder....
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This book was very good. This was a fast moving story with great suspense. Loved it
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Someone at the New Jersey Shore is taking women and blindfolding them and making them dance in the dark or are they?
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I enjoyed this book from page one until the very last page. It has just the right of suspense!
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Not a very believable story line, but its okay.

KEY news correspondent Diana Maysfield has brought her children and her sister to the New Jersey Shore twon of Ocean Grove to investigate a story on "girls who cry wolf". Diane lands an exclusive interview with a troubled young woman whose tale of being abducted and held against her will for three days was discredited by the authorities.
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Good read!!
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Another suspensful story revolving around the staff and families at Key News. In this plot Clark uses mental illness to set the stage, change it and provide a surprising ending. Very well done. Almost good enough to tempt me to by her next hardback instead of waiting for the paperback! ~ Kim
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Gotta be honest here, folks. This is supposed to be a "thriller" about abducted women, but when you figure out on pg 30 who the bad guy is, there's not much point going on, especially when the writing is as amateur as this. I couldn't finish this one.
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A great read.
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OK mystery - hard to care about the characters.
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Mysterious to the end. Mother and teenage eating disorders become more than one suspect's obsession. Excellent narration. Six CD's and 7 hours of running time.
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I was completely put off by the first paragraph of this audiobook, and didn't want to read any farther.

It has good reviews from others, though, so YMMV.
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Enjoyed this book - interesting ending!
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fluff, chick lit, a beach read
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Easy read for the beach.
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In terms of suspense, this one had me suspecting characters other than the actual 'villian'; in fact, I was dumbfounded when I found out who it was. The story line about eating disorders was played out well and to the point that the reader feels the anguish of the parents of the girls who are suffering. I think that helps keep the reader from guessing who was perpetrating the crimes. A good, solid read that I finished in under 3 days. Definitely a 4-star.
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"A gripping story....readers will not be able to put it down.: Library Journal
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Trying to read this book was just like trying to watch TV when the remote control is in some guy's hand....
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Suspenseful! And I love hearing Eliza Foss' voice!