A Stranger is Watching Author:Mary Higgins Clark In this breathtaking shocker by the gifted author of "Where Are the Childen?", a series of brutal murders is the starting point for a story of such astonishing speed, drama and terror that the reader is unable to put the boom down without finishing it -- and is held in suspense until the final, surprising page. — At the heart of Mary Higgins Clar... more »k's new book is a group of people whose lives have been shattered by a murder and who are still trying to cope with its consequences: Steve, whose young wife, Nina, was killed in her own home; Neil, their six-year-old son, who witnessed the killing; Sharon, a journalist who has fallen in love with Steve and is trying to win young Neil's trust and affection; and Ronald Thompson, the man convicted of the killing, who continues to maintain that he is innocent as the hour of his execution approaches. Their lives are bound together, not only by the murder none of them can forget, but by the fact that Steve is in favor of capital punishment, while Sharon is deeply opposed to it and has campaigned publicly for the sparing of Thompson's life.
In a remarkable tale that moves from suburban Connecticut, to the bowels of New York's Grand Central Station, to the prison where a young man awaits execution, Mary Higgins Clark succeeds once again in carrying the reader into a convincing, closed and totally real circle of terror, where everything is plausible, even the unexpected, spine-tingling, nightmare ending.« less