The Book that put Mary Higgens on the road to stardom. Great read!
Mystery that keeps you really interested.
My first MHC, loved it, great story line. a good fast read. Hope you enjoy it too. Suspenseful, one you won't want to put down until justice is served. EXCELLANT BOOK!
Suspenseful page-turner set in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
This is the 30th Anniversary Edition of her first book.
This was the first MHC I ever read many years ago and I was hooked. I have read all her books since that time.
Its a decent, easy reading book. I'd say its a good entertainment read, but if your looking for something challenging this isn't it.
Her first mystery, I believe. Thrilling, chilling! It kept my attention, even though I have read it many times before. Well-written, believable characters. I enjoy her older works the most. This mystery is about a woman who has fled her past, and an accusation of murdering her children, to start a new life in New England. She marries again, has two more children, and life is getting back to normal. Until she goes outside to fetch her children from their playtime one morning, only to discover they are missing.
First published 30 years ago, it's as popular now as then.
Another wonderful Book from MH Clark. It ends too fast, but definatley a great read.
Story Line: Lady is trying to rebuild her life after deaths of her first two children and the end of her first marriage. It starts all over again when the children she has now go missing.
a good mary higgins clark book it is the best yet
Every parents nightmare! missing children! What happened, where are they, it is starting all over again. This is a gripping tale of the horror of not knowing what happened to your children. You can't put it down.
What a great book! Mystery on Cape Cod. Its a fast read,and great beach book.
This book is definitely in the top 5 of her books that I have read.
I feel that this story was one of her best! Riveting and yet heartbreaking at times. A great read but beware if you have children. It can be a real eye-opener at times for Moms.
This book is great because while you know what you're reading is fiction, it's one of those books that is entirely plausible so you can get lost in it. An innocent woman has two young children who die, so she changes her name and appearance and moves away. Now, w/ith a new life, she has two more children and suddenly, they are both missing and she's a suspect. This is definitely a suspense story!
This was a very good book, very fast reading...
Definitely hard to put down. A good story.
This author is fabulos........Loved every minute of it.
Mary Higgins Clark is always a great read
A classic - very very good!
Oh my! This book was SO intense! I could not put it down. I stayed up late so I could finish it. I had never read anything from Mary Higgins Clark prior, I had judged her (by her name) to be a happy friendly read. I was really taken off guard and fear reading anything from her again! I was scared to find out what happend to the children but I just HAD to know so I couldn't put it down. If you like roller coaster reads then you will be in for a treat. I was freaked out! :D
Great book! Definately a page turner!
Nancy Harmon long ago fled the heartbreak of her first marriage, the macabre deaths of her two little children, and the shocking charges against her. She changed her name, dyed her hair, and left California for the windswept peace of Cape Cod. Now remarried, she has two more beloved shildren, and the terrible pain has begun to heal--until the morning when she looks in the backyard for her little boy and girl and finds only one red mitten. She know that the nightmare is beginning again...
Nancy Harmon fled the heartbreak of her first marriage, the macabre deaths of her two little children and the shocking charges filed against her. Now married again, with two more children, the terrible pain had begun to heal..until the morning she looked in her backyard for her little boy and girl, found only one red mitten and knew the nightmare was beginning all over again.
Excellent story. I can't believe this was written almost 4 decades ago. Couldn't put it down.
Her first and her very best! I have read this book several times. If I am disappointed in one of her new releases, I can go back and reread this one and remember what I love about Higgins Clark's writings.
My first MHC, loved it, great story line. a good fast read. hope you enjoy it too.
The first one of her's I ever read, many years ago. A great book! It has kept me reading every book she has ever written!
Nancy Harmon fled town after the deaths of Her two Children, and the hideous charges against Her. She remarried and had two more Children, She was happy untill She looked for Her Children And found only one tattered red mitten, and knew the nightmare was beginning again........
The jaws of horror were closing on her again - and this time there was no escape.
Nancy Harmon had fled the evil of her first marriage, the macabre deaths of her two little children, the hideous charges against her. She changed her name, dyed her hair, moved from California to New England. Now she was married again, had had two more lovely children, and her life was filled with happiness...until the morning when she looked for her children and found only one tattered red mitten and knew that the nightmare was beginning again...
Loved every second of it!
"Where Are the Children?" was the first book I've ever read by Mary Higgins Clark, and I loved it! The characters, the plot, and the structure were developed well throughout the entire book. However, the male characters were almost too similar in characteristic, such as an undying loyalty for their female companions or a history of lost loved ones (i.e. Atty. Jonathan Knowles and Dr. Lendon Miles). Yet despite these identical characteristics & minor grammatical errors, this book was thoroughly enjoyable. The story's pacing was smooth, and the suspense was steadily drawn out until the very end. I hope to read more of this author's brilliant work.
I recommend this book to all adult readers, even those who are not usual fans of suspense novels.
While some parts were exciting, most of this story was seriously lacking. I usually love farfetched stories but not this one.
I found the suspense thin and the plot predicatable. Not her best
Where Are the Children is one of my all time favorites. I have read this book numerous times. The suspense and intrigue is alive and well. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to experience a really great read.
Suspense and terror as only Higgins Clark can do it! The characters are true to life, they could live next door, and the plot is full of twists that keep you reading all night.
Really good suspense. I was completely caught up in the story.
No idea what this book is about, I read it a long time ago, however if you really like mystery then Mary Higgins CLark is the boom!
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Nancy Harmon had fled the heartbreak of her first marriage, the macabre deaths of her two little children, the hostile front-page newspaper stories and the shocking charges against her. She changed her name, dyed her red hair sable brown, and left California for the wind-swept peace of Cape Cod. Now she was married again, had two more beautiful children, and the terrible pain had begun to heal...until the morning when she looked in the back yard for her little boy and girl, found only one red mitten, and knew that the nightmare was beginning again...
Nancy moves away and tries to start a new life anfter her children die and her marriage ends. She seems to be happy until "it" starts all over again when her children become missing.
A great winner. A great thriller. Will keep you on suspense. And will keep you guessing on who the real bad guy is.
Nancy Harmon had fled the heartbreak of her first marriage, the macabre deaths of her two little children, the hostile front-page newspaper stories and the shocking charges against her. She changed her name, dyed her red hair sable brown, and left California for the wind-swept peace of Cape Cod. Now she was married again, had two more beloved children, and the terrible pain had begun to heal...until the morning when she looked in the backyard for her little boy and girl, found only one red mitten, and knew that the nightmare was beginning again....
For anyone who loves Mary Higgins Clark.
I read this book a long time ago. The story is very memorable. Scary - but a really good read!
This may be the first Mary Higgins Clark novel and I think it's one of her best. The suspense is incredible and you'll turn the pages as fast as you can to follow the story of a mother desperate to find and bring home her two kidnapped children. In my opinion Ms. Clark's more recent books are not as gritty as her first efforts which are rich in atmosphere and edge-of-your-seat terror. If you haven't read Where Are the Children, you're in for a treat. If you read it once, read it again.
Excellent book!! I was evening talking to the characters, call me crazy but I was very into this book. :)
Excellent book...better than the movie.
she fled the heartbreak of a bad marriage, the terrible deaths of her children [ and lots more ] settles in and the nightmare starts again,
a good read
This is a great read! Very chilling!
She had 2 sets children disappear twice.
Oh my gosh! This book is sooooo good! I could NOT put it down!!
Always love Mary H Clark mysteries !!! they are the best.
Good book. Didn't like the store topic but it was written well and keep me guessing.
all clarks books are great
This book is about a woman named Nancy Harmon who fled the heartbreak of her first marriage and the deaths of her two children. She was charged with their murders. Afterwards she changed her name and identity and moved to Cape Cod. She is married and has two more children. Everything is going well until she looks in the backyard one morning and finds her children missing...again
Suspenseful, one you won't want to put down unti justice is served.
"Absolutely riveting." Publishers Weekly
"Indescribably suspenseful...A special kind of terror." San Francisco Chronicle
a good Mary Higgins Clark mystery.
Her first book, and in my opinion her BEST boook.
Mary Higgins Clark is a great writer! One of those you just can't put down.
Nancy Harmon had fled the heartbreak of her first marriage, the macabre deaths of her two little children, the hostile front-page newspaper stories and the shocking charges against her. She changed her name, dyed her hair and left CA for the wind-swept peace of Cape Cod. Now she was married again, had two more beloved children, and the terrible pain had begun to heal....until the morning when she looked in the back yard for her little boy and girl, found only one red mitten, and knew the nightmare was beginning again.
I don't really read her stuff. But, I figure a lot of folks do. So. Here it is!