Where Are The Children Author:Mary Higgins Clark To escape the terrible secret in her past and the people who knew about it, Nancy Harmon changed her hair color and style, moved across the country to Cape Cod and married Ray Eldredge, believing at last she had begun a new life. Seven years have passed and she is happy with her home, her husband and her two beautiful young children, Michael an... more »d Missy.
Then one day an article appears about a famous California murder trial along with a picture of a woman who looks suspiciously like Nancy. That very morning her two children mysteriously disappear from the yard--and past and present become inexoriably linked. The police, who are called into the search, fear that the pressure of the newspaper article which seemed to tie Nancy to the past she had tried to escape may have snapped her tenuous hold on reality. They know nothing about the existance of the stranger in town who holds the key to the children's lives.
"A susperb suspense story...Thoroughly engrossing" -- Phyllis A. Whitney.« less
I'd really hoped to just love this book and then become obsessed with reading everything else by Mary Higgins Clark (this was her first book). But, unfortunately, it was "just okay". The mystery was perfectly good and the characters were all likeable (or unlikeable!) and well-drawn. But there were just too many of them. Every new clue brought in another minor character. And another, and another. I kept wishing it would all just get back to the heroine's experience. It read sort of like an old movie of the week on tv. I was pleased the book was a short one. I would recommend it for fans of light weight mysteries.