Where Are You Now - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Mary Higgins Clark, Jan Maxwell (Narrator) It has been ten years since 21-year-old Kevin MacKenzie, Jr. ("Mac"), has been missing. A Columbia University senior, about to graduate and already enrolled in Duke University Law School, he walked out of his room in Manhattan's Upper West Side without a word to his college roommate and has never been seen again. However, he does m... more »ake three ritual phone calls to his mother every year: on her birthday, on his birthday, and on Mother's Day. Each time, he assures her he is fine, refuses to answer her frantic questions, then hangs up. Even the death of his father, a corporate lawyer, on 9/11 does not bring him home, or break the pattern of his calls.
Mac's sister Carolyn is now 26, a law school graduate, and has just been hired as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan. She has endured two family tragedies -- her brother's inexplicable disappearance, and the loss of her father. Realizing that neither she nor her mother will ever be able to have closure and get on with their lives until they find her brother, she sets out to discover what happened to Mac, and why he has found it necessary to hide from them.
Her journey into the world of people who willingly disappear from their own lives leads her to learn about others who may or may not still be alive, and ultimately to a deadly confrontation with someone close to her who suddenly becomes an enemy -- and cannot allow her to disclose his secret...
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Helpful Score: 6
It has been ten years since twenty-one-year-old Mack went missing. He walked out of his apartment one day and has never been seen again. Every year on Mother's Day, he makes a phone call to his mother. He tells her he's fine, refuses to answer any of her questions and hangs up.
Mack's sister, Carolyn, is determined to find her brother. While she loves and misses him, she is also angry for what he has put their mother through.
I have been a fan of Mary Higgins Clark from day one. I know when I pick up one of her books to read I will not be disappointed. This book is no exception.
I was really disappointed with this book - I thought the plot "idea" was fantastic and anyone would be eager to turn the pages to find out what happened. The writing itself was boring and in a way factually stated you didn't feel like you were part of the story or feel the characters personalities, you were more briefed on them to the point of repetitiveness; the book had no life. I felt like I was reading a report on a book chapter by chapter with too many choppy characters of no significance - instead of being intertwined in a good story.
But what ruined it the most for me was the fact that before you were even halfway through the book it was so blatantly obvious as too what happened but more so incredulous was that characters in the book had not even the slightest deduction that you the reader comes too and that was absurd. I wanted to stop reading the book right then, the only thing I didn't know was the who & the why and those were minor to the story line the mysterious plot for me was dead.
I did continue reading for the benifit of the doubt and I can't say it got any better and when the story was over I thought even less of it as a mystery - I'd say it was a quick thrown out book with little thought past the "idea" of a good story, which was too bad because I think this could have been an excellent story.
I've read 99% of MHC's books and have enjoyed all of them. This book was no exception, however, it was not one of here better books. A lot of the "same old, same old" type of characters, lots of twists and turns and a somewhat surprise ending. A MHC book will not disappoint.