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Daddy's Little Girl
Daddy's Little Girl
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
From Mary Higgins Clark, America's bestselling "Queen of Suspense," comes a chilling story of murder that reaches the heights of suspense while exploring the depths of the criminal mind. — Ellie Cavanaugh was seven years old when her older sister was murdered near their home in New York's Westchester County. It was young Ellie&#...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780743460521
ISBN-10: 0743460529
Publication Date: 4/1/2003
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 397 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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scrapbooklady avatar reviewed Daddy's Little Girl on + 472 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is not Ms. Clark's best work. No suspense. No twist...Read it for the journey and not the destination.
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Helpful Score: 3
Very enjoyable read... it was the only MHC book I have read where I was truely unable to guess the ending and the killer. Has more dimensions that just the mystery, and is really a touching story. Highly recomended!
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Helpful Score: 3
When a girl,s sister is murdered and justice is served, years later, when his parole is about to be granted, she will attempt to keep him behind bars. Is he innnocent? That is one the the great twists so typical of all of M.H. Clark,s books. Love her and all of her books.
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Helpful Score: 2
a good suspense read. enjoy.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a tightly woven, emotionally potent tale of suspense and revenge. Clark's new heroine is Atlanta investigative journalist Ellie Cavanaugh, who was seven when her sister, Andrea, 15, was beaten to death by 20-year-old Rob Westerfield, scion of the wealthiest family in a small Westchester town. Now Westerfield is up for parole, so Ellie, now 30, returns home to speak out against him. When Westerfield is released, Ellie begins to write a book aimed at re-proving his guilt. Digging for evidence, she uncovers clues that Westerfield may have committed another murder as a youth, but that digging also enrages the Westerfields and other town members who think the man was railroaded. Before long, Ellie's life is in danger, as someone breaks into the house she's staying in, then later sets fire to it, nearly killing her, and as Westerfield himself begins to shadow her moves. What makes this novel work isn't only the considerable tension Clark teases from Ellie's precarious position, but the thoughtful backgrounding to the action. Ellie is cast as a lonely woman, without a lover and estranged from her father and half-brother: will she accept one or the other into her guarded life?; and she carries a heavy load of guilt for her sister's death, wondering at times if she is blinded by her thirst for vengeance.
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tigers9494 avatar reviewed Daddy's Little Girl on + 49 more book reviews
One of the best Mary Higgins Clark books!
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This was my first Mary Higgins Clark book and I am disappointed that I did not find it to be suspensefull at all for someone labeled as the "Queen of Suspense". There were no big plot twists or surprises of the 'keep you guessing until the end of the book' variety. It came across as a very straight forward read. To a point, I have to wonder if my own life experiences, that allowed me to read the book from the same perspective as the person telling the story - first person from the little sister of a murder victim, played a part in that. I can state that her research was accurate and allowed her to write a completely credible story. Everything contained within the covers is accurate and reinforces the validity of the story. I did nearly find me forcing myself to finish the story and hope that if I find myself reading another of her stories, I hope will not be disappointed in the future.
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This book is about a lady trying to come to terms with a family tragedy and solve the mystery surrounding that tragedy.

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Ellie Cavanaugh (Primary Character)
Rob Westerfield (Primary Character)

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