By Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense, crafts a terrifying tale of homicide and obsession with "a slambam finish" (Los Angeles instances booklet Review).
ALL round the TOWN
whilst Laurie Kenyon, a twenty-one-year-old scholar, is accused of murdering her English professor, she has no reminiscence of the crime. Her fingerprints, besides the fact that, are all over. whilst she asks her sister, lawyer Sarah, to mount her safety, Sarah in flip brings in psychiatrist Justin Donnelly. abducted on the age of 4 and victimized for 2 years, Laurie has constructed stunning coping talents. simply while the insufferable thoughts of these misplaced years are published can the reality of the crime pop out -- and simply then can the ultimate sadistic plan of her abductor, whose obsession is superior than ever, be printed.

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All right today, thank God, said Anne, sinking into the morris chair by the card table. I've got a roast in there for Sunday and lamb chops for tomorrow and if it starts acting like it did yesterday I don't know what I'll do! The way meat is these days! Will took another big drink of the ale and listened to the blaring radio and the expiring refrigerator motor in the kitchenette. Machines, he said. What, Will? said Anne. I was just thinking, Will said. I was just thinking about machines. My God, we're at their mercy from morning till night!

The . . kitchen cabinet . " She was gone for an instant, and then he heard the pump handle squeaking and the clink of the spoon in his tumbler and then she was back, lifting his head gently in her hands, her face frantic and twisted with fear and love for him. He drank the liquid quickly and presently lay back sweating in his pillow. "I saw them," he whispered. "They came and sat out there ... just looking at me ... like a jury. Liza, get me my pistol. In . . my . . coat. . Like a jury . " The last thing he heard was Eliza's scream, and then the darkness walked through the doorway from the river and folded round him like a warm hand.

Jonas thought he saw her lips form his name. He left her then, and fetching the lamp from the kitchen table went outside to make sure the rats had not returned. Satisfied, Jonas went inside and, blowing out the lamp, began undressing in the dark. In the morning he would put out the poisoned bait. The thing would be over then; the rats would be dead. Jonas had not been asleep 15 minutes when he heard them again outside on the deck. He started up in his bed and stared wildly through the dark toward the open door.

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