I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark


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Contrivances... as well as characters without personality in the service of a plot with at least one major hole won't please those who prefer their suspense firmly grounded in reality and logic.
-Publishers Weekly


THE QUEEN OF SUSPENSE IS BACK! Mary Higgins Clark’s new novel—the thirtieth and most spine-chilling of her long career as America’s most beloved author of suspense fiction— is about the newest and most up-to-date of crimes: identity theft.

Who has not read about—or experienced—with a sinking feeling the fear that someone else out there may be using your credit cards, accessing your bank account, even stealing your identity.

In I ll Walk Alone, Alexandra “Zan” Moreland, a gifted, beautiful interior designer on the threshold of a successful Manhattan career, is terrified to discover that somebody is not only using her credit cards and manipulating her financial accounts to bankrupt her and destroy her reputation, but may also be impersonating her in a scheme that may involve the much more brutal crimes of kidnapping and murder. Zan is already haunted by the disappearance of her own son, Matthew, kidnapped in broad daylight two years ago in Central Park—a tragedy that has left her torn between hope and despair.

Now, on what would be Matthew’s fifth birthday, photos surface that seem to show Zan kidnapping her own child, followed by a chain of events that suggests somebody—but who? Zan asks herself desperately, and why?—has stolen her identity.

Hounded by the press, under investigation by the police, attacked by both her angry ex-husband and a vindictive business rival, Zan, wracked by fear and pain and sustained only by her belief, which nobody else shares, that Matthew is still alive, sets out to discover who is behind this cruel hoax.

What she does not realize is that with every step she takes toward the truth, she is putting herself— and those she loves most—in mortal danger from the person who has ingeniously plotted out her destruction.

Even Zan’s supporters, who include Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner and amateur detective, and Father Aiden O’Brien, who thinks that Zan may have confessed to him a secret he cannot reveal, believe she may have kidnapped little Matthew. Zan herself begins to doubt her own sanity, until, in the kind of fast-paced explosive ending that is Mary Higgins Clark’s trademark, the pieces of the puzzle fall into place with an unexpected and shocking revelation.

Deeply satisfying, I’ll Walk Alone is Mary Higgins Clark at the top of her form.

About Mary Higgins Clark

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Mary Higgins Clark nació en Nueva York y cursó estudios en la Universidad de Fordham. Está considerada una de las más destacadas autoras del género de intriga, y sus obras alcanzan invariablemente los primeros puestos en las listas de bestsellers internacionales. Entre su ingente producción destacan, entre otras, El último adiós, No puedo olvidar tu rostro, Un extraño acecha, Por siempre mía , Pálida como la luna, Noche de paz, Testigo en la sombra, La estrella robada, La fuerza del engaño , En defensa propia, Dos niñas vestidas de azul y La misma canción.
Published April 5, 2011 by Simon & Schuster. 354 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for I’ll Walk Alone
All: 8 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 3


Mar 15 2011

Fans will bite their nails to the quick while they wait for all the characters who know bits and pieces of the story to pool their knowledge before the malefactor can strike again.

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Publishers Weekly

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Mar 07 2011

Contrivances... as well as characters without personality in the service of a plot with at least one major hole won't please those who prefer their suspense firmly grounded in reality and logic.

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Reviewed by Barbara Lipkien Gershenbaum on Apr 25 2011

I'LL WALK ALONE is one of Mary Higgins Clark's most suspenseful books. Fans and newcomers alike will find themselves staying up all night to find out what happens next.

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The Columbus Dispatch

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Reviewed by Holly Zachariah on Apr 04 2011

The biggest hurdle is Clark's indecision about a narrator. Rather than relying on first person, she inserts the thoughts of various characters - which proves incongruous and confusing.

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Olmedo on Jul 26 2011

Clark achieves the standard of excellence her fans have come to expect from her novels... I strongly recommend I’ll Walk Alone and eagerly await many more books!

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Reviewed by Beth Nolan on Apr 26 0111

Perfect for summer or a time when you have a big long chunk of time to read and can plow right through a whole one!

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Nov 08 2011

there are many coincidences and plot holes that really don’t bear any scrutiny. If one is going to enjoy the novel, one is going to have to leave one’s critical faculties at the door.

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Reviewed by Nicole on May 24 2012

The mystery of I’ll Walk Alone is fantastic... There’s good misdirection... which causes the big reveal to be a bit shocking.

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