Book Reviews of I Heard That Song Before

I Heard That Song Before
I Heard That Song Before
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780743497305
ISBN-10: 0743497309
Publication Date: 2/26/2008
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 370 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
Little 6-year-old Kay Lansing sneaks into the hidden chapel of the Carrington mansion in New Jersey where her father is a landscaper and overhears an argument where a man says, "I heard that song before." Kay grows up to marry Peter Carrington, who lives in the mansion. Twenty-two years before, Carrington's wife and a neighborhood girl, including Kay's father died under mysterious circumstances and now Peter is being charged with the murders.

I had trouble getting into this book and keeping the characters straight, but about a third of the way through the book, the story became more compelling and interesting. The second half of the book is the most interesting and suspenseful, but I thought the characters weren't that well developed except for Kay. The number of other characters, such as the teams of lawyers on both sides were hard to keep track of for me, at least. Other than that, the ending was fairly predictable in one way, but whodunit was a surprise to me.
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Helpful Score: 4
I stopped reading MHC a few years ago because I didn't find her newer novels as good or as exciting as her older ones. After a friend recommended this, I read it in about a day. I think this storyline is more like the old MHC and I really enjoyed it. I'm glad I gave her another chance!
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Helpful Score: 4
After being disappointed by "Two Little Girls In Blue" I was almost afraid to read this one. Mrs. Clark came through, and wrote a "whodunit" that left me guessing till the end. The main characters are well developed and realistic, and the crimes could have actually happened, as opposed to some of her previously stretched plots. I'll take another chance on the next book she writes also.
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Helpful Score: 3
Mary Higgins Clark is a national treasure. I read her first book, WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN?, when it was first published 30 years ago, and I've faithfully read every one since. When it comes to neo-Gothic romantic suspense, she never disappoints. Her new novel is particularly enjoyable.

We have the heroine, Kay, the daughter of the landscaper for a great estate house in New Jersey. We have the house itself, complete with lush gardens and hidden chapel. And we have the brooding master of the house, with whom Kay falls in love against her own better judgement. It seems a young woman in his past disappeared mysteriously, then his pregnant first wife committed "suicide." Nearly everyone suspects him of being a ladykiller, including the police. And Kay just might be the next lady on his list....

Clark is one of the few writers who can take these classic ingredients and mix them together into a story that always seems fresh and new. It is a remarkable talent. If you enjoy her stories as much as I do, you'll want to read this one.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is on my list of favorites from MHC. This is like several mysteries in one. Keeps you guessing and trust me you won't put it down. You only thought your family was messed up! ha ha
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Helpful Score: 2
Enjoyable. Not one of her best, though. Quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
A really good Mary Higgins Clark story. It's hard to stop listening once you get into it!
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this one!
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Helpful Score: 1
Fantastic murder mystery. It kept me guessing the whole time. I was back and forth and loved it! Love the short chapters, too, but it was still very fast-paced anyway. Definitely a must-read.
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"I Heard That Song Before is a mystery about a series of deaths that may or may not be related and that may or may not be murders. The characters here are very interesting and well-rounded. While it may not be Mary Higgins Clark's best work, it was an interesting, enjoyable read.
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I enjoyed!!
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Kept me on the edge of my seat. Very good mystery.
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Too many characters to keep track of, a romance that is riduculous--meet one day, get married the next day---too far fetched and corny
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Fun read. Enjoyed this one!
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Brand new book--just not one I wish to keep.
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The book reminded me of watching "Murder She Wrote". A good who-done-it read, but trying too hard to be "G" rated. Still, I recommend.
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Little 6-year-old Kay Lansing sneaks into the hidden chapel of the Carrington mansion in New Jersey where her father is a landscaper and overhears an argument where a man says, "I heard that song before." Kay grows up to marry Peter Carrington, who lives in the mansion. Twenty-two years before, Carrington's wife and a neighborhood girl, including Kay's father died under mysterious circumstances and now Peter is being charged with the murders.

MHC is one of my favorite authors. I like her style of writing. Although, some things may be considered predictable for MHC novels, the "Whodunit" was a surprise to me!
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Another of my favorite authors. This one didn't have as many plot twists as some of them have.
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Very good reading
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A good book! I enjoyed reading it. It kept my attention and my mind trying to solve the mystery--right up until the end. I try to figure them out as I go along. This one really kept me guessing.
Time well spent! Enjoy!
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Mary Higgins Clark spins a tale. Some of the plot was predictable. Not her best work, but a quick easy mindless read.
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Very good Mary Higgin's Clark... kept me guessing more than some of her other stories... great way to spend time while driving in a car!
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I loved it. Was the first Mary Higgins Clark book I ever heard/read. Keeps you interested to the end, you need to know who did it or how they get caught.
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There is quite a mix of characters in this book with many different personalities and lifestyles. This is a well written book. It is a good, fast paced read that was suspenseful.
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I could not put this book down. It was excellent
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This is your typical Mary Higgins Clark book....grabs you right away and a quick and easy read. She knows how to weave a tale that will surely keep the reader interested from beginning to end.
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Another page-turner from Mary Higgins Clark, I enjoyed this book.
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This book is a good easy read, predictable MHC but interesting nonetheless.
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Another good suspense/mystery from M.H.C!
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This book is not one of her best but I still found myself not wanting to put it down.
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Another winner by Clark! You don't really know who to trust in this book and you will never guess the killer's motive!!!
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It was kind of easy to figure out who did the crime, but it was still a pleasant read.
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Another Good Book by Mary Higgns Clark.I love all her books.
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Great mystery - easy to read. Enjoyable
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Convoluted suspense novel about a young woman whose wealthy groom is suddenly implicated in a decades-old murder. Too many characters to easily keep track of; huge lumps of expository material; and a very-late-in-the-book revelation about the victim which comes totally out of left field with no previous supporting info and no indication -- ever! -- as to how the investigator found out.
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Great suspenseful mystery.
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A little slower read then most of her other books, but I still enjoyed it.
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great book
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One woman's love and trust in her husbands innocense plays out with her need to find the guilty party. Her childhood memory of someone whistling a song could be the key to discovery. Interesting throughout the five hours of dramatic story telling.
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Fun read
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It was ok but I gues I am burned out on Mary Higgins Clark
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This is a great book!!!
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Mary Higgens Clark is a master at writing she usually gets my attention on the first page. She weaves her tail and keeps your interest. I have read almost every book she has written.
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One of Mary Higgens best books so far. Leaves you quessing till the end! 4 stars
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Not as good as some of her other books, but still an interesting who done it story. It's a story about 2 murders and the one man everyone in town believes did it. But did he really? His new wife, Kay, wants to solve the mystery that could put her husband in jail for life.
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a little predictable
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This is a great book. The characters are very well developed and MHC keeps you guessing until the end. I could not put this book down when my family and I went to the beach. I warn you that this book will keep you up at night.
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This book was a good read.I read this book fast and I enjoyed it.The premise of the book deals with sleepwalking and how it is viewed when a murder or crime may be committed and a good mystery.
I enjoy most of her books.
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Can't go wrong with a Mary Higgins Clark book.
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A good light enjoyable read. Typical of MHC.
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**** Great book! MHC never disappoints me. Another one of my favorites.
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I really enjoyed this book! It really went to show what a great writer Mary Higgins Clark is. My Husband is going to listen to it next!