|In her spellbinding new thriller, world-renowned suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark weaves the mysteries of telepathy into the story of a mother's search for a kidnapped child.|
From the Publisher:
A tragic kidnapping...the mystery of twin telepathy...a mother's search for a child, presumed dead. Hours after throwing a third birthday party for their twins Kathy and Kelly in their Connecticut home, Margaret and Steve Frawley return home from a dinner in New York to discover the police in the house, their daughters missing, and an eight million dollar ransom note. The Frawleys meet the kidnapper's demands, but the abandoned car they're led to contains only Kelly, the body of the driver, and a suicide note, saying he had inadvertently killed Kathy and dumped her body in the ocean.
At the private memorial Mass for Kathy, Kelly tugs Margaret's arm and says that her sister Kathy "wants to come home right now." More unexplainable occurrences indicate that Kelly is in touch with Kathy, but no one except Margaret believes that Kathy is still alive. As Kelly's warnings become increasingly specific and alarming, however, FBI agents set out on a search for the kidnappers as Kathy's life hangs by a thread.
Delving into the well-documented but still unexplained phenomenon of twin telepathy, worldwide #1 bestseller Mary Higgins Clark takes us deep into the minds of her characters while lifting us to the heights of suspense.
About the Author:
Mary Higgins Clark's fame as a writer was achieved against heavy odds. Born and raised in the Bronx, her father died when she was eleven and her mother struggled to raise her and her two brothers. On graduating from high school, she went to secretarial school, so she could get a job and help with the family finances. After three years of working in an advertising agency, travel fever seized her. For the year 1949, she was a stewardess on Pan American Airlines' international flights. After that, she married a neighbor, Warren Clark, nine years her senior, whom she had known since she was 16. Soon after her marriage, she started writing short stories, finally selling her first to Extension Magazine in 1956 for $100.
Psychic twins serve as the hook for this thriller by the bestselling writer who set the benchmark for the Children-in-Peril subgenre. A kidnapper snatches Kathy and Kelly Frawley on the evening of their third birthday, leaving behind an unconscious babysitter and a ransom demand of eight million dollars. Sadly, when the girls' parents pay up, they find Kelly alone in a car with an adult's dead body and a note claiming the kidnapper committed suicide in remorse for accidentally killing Kathy. However, little Kelly insists that Kathy is still alive, is talking to her, and is in terrible danger....
Mary Higgins Clark grew up in a Catholic household in the Bronx. Her life has been marked by several traumatic losses; her father, when she was 10, and later, her husband of 15 years. Left with five children to support, Clark turned to writing. She soon mastered the suspense novel, and won international acclaim as a recipient of the Grand Prix de Literature Policiere. Clark is active in literacy education as well as a number of historical and literary associations, including the American Irish Historical Society, the Mystery Writers of America, and the International Crime Writers Congress.
"Rivaling Clark's debut--WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN--this suspense thriller is certain to send terror into the heart of any parent." (starred review)