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On the Street Where You Live (original 2001; edition 2002)

by Mary Higgins Clark

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Title:On the Street Where You Live
Authors:Mary Higgins Clark
Info:Pocket Books (2002), Edition: 1st Printing 2002, Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
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The ending seemed a bit unsupported and forced, but not to terribly. It is at least unexpected, and there are plenty of red herrings and extra suspects in this serial killing murder mystery. The fashions are a bit dated- the women in this novel wear an awful lot of pantsuits- but the damsel in distress is at least a rational, capable, respected lawyer who stays in character throughout the book. The introduction of reincarnation as a supernatural plot twist is interesting, too, and kinda works. For a fast-reading murder mystery, this one's on my recommended books list. It's definitely not a book from which readers are likely to learn a lot or gain new wisdom and insight, but it is great brain candy to read while mulling over heavier stuff. ( )
  JBarringer | Dec 30, 2017 |
An oldie but a goodie. This book was an amazing page turner! Emily Graham wants a change so she accepts a new job in Manhattan. Feeling she needs roots for her family, she buys a old Victorian house that her family sold in 1892. During excavations in the back yard the skeleton of a young women is found. In her hand is the finger bone of another young women. Emily wonders is she the next victim or will she solve the murder? Deb F. / Marathon County Public Library
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  mcpl.wausau | Sep 25, 2017 |
Emily Graham is a criminal defense attorney who has already been through so much during her lifetime. Having already endured an exasperating ex-husband and the acrimonious breakup of her marriage - as well as the traumatic experience of being pursued by an obsessed stalker - Emily feels the need to get as far away from home as possible. So, deciding that she deserves a change of scenery, she eagerly accepts an offer to leave Albany and take up a position with a major law firm in Manhattan.

Feeling a strong desire to reestablish her roots, Emily buys her ancestral home - a restored Victorian mansion situated in the historic seaside resort town of Spring Lake, New Jersey. Her family had chosen to sell the house back in 1892, after the mysterious disappearance of nineteen-year-old Madeline Shapley - a distant relative of Emily Graham. Unfortunately, Madeline Shapley was never seen again.

More than a century later, as the house is being renovated and the backyard excavated to install a pool, the skeletal remains of a young woman are found. She is soon identified as Martha Lawrence, someone who went missing from Spring Lake over four years ago. However, Martha doesn't seem to have been buried alone - she has another woman's finger bone clutched within her skeletal hand. The lady's finger bone still has a ring on it - a ring that turns out to have been a Shapley family heirloom.

Now, as Emily seeks to discover the link between her family's past and the most recent murder, she actually finds herself haunted by both murders - despite the one hundred and ten years that separate them. Emily's subsequent investigation reveals that both crimes seem to be related to each other, yet this information isn't actually what frightens her the most. What actually begins to frighten Emily the most, is that she has somehow attracted the attention of a very devious and seductive killer - someone who ultimately sees her curiosity as a threat, and has chosen her as his next victim...

I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this particular book. Actually, the story gave me the slightest impression that I was reading an Agatha Christie-style mystery - which means that I hadn't any clue at all who the perpetrator was, but absolutely no one was beyond suspicion. In my opinion, it was an intriguing and intricate plot that held my attention all the way through. I would definitely give this book an A!

I may have said this before, but I will say it again: to me, Mary Higgins Clark is a bit like Barbara Delinsky in terms of enjoyment of their books. The books that I have read by Ms. Clark have all been very entertaining and enjoyable, but sometimes she is a bit of a hit-or-miss author for me. ( )
  moonshineandrosefire | Jul 27, 2016 |
Her books are always easy and entertaining to read. ( )
  kmmsb459 | Jan 24, 2016 |
Very nice murder mystery. I didn't see the end coming. Recommended summer reading. ( )
  CarmenMilligan | Jan 18, 2016 |
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Für meinen Liebsten und Besten - John Conheeney - aussergewöhnlichen Ehemann

Die Clark-Kinder - Marilyn, Warren und Sharon, David, Carol und Pat

Die Clark-Enkel - Liz, Andrew, Courtney, David, Justin und Jerry

Die Conheeney-Kinder - John und Debby, Barbara und Glenn, Trish, Nancy & David

Die Conheeney-Enkel - Robert, Ashley, Lauren, Megan, David, Kelly, Courtney, Johnny und Thomas

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Emily Graham knows what it's like to have enemies. The pretty New York attorney--a millionaire due to a lucky stock market break--has been sued by her greedy ex-husband and stalked by a man who thinks she helped his mother's murderer escape punishment. But when she buys her great-great-grandmother's childhood home in the sleepy resort town of Spring Lake, Emily thinks her new life will be saner, even though five other young women, including Emily's ancestor Madeline Shapley, have disappeared from Spring Lake under creepy circumstances over the past century.

No sooner has Emily moved in than she starts receiving frightening, anonymous messages. Worse, when she breaks ground for a backyard pool, the backhoe brings up the body of Martha Lawrence, who vanished four years ago, and whose dead hand clutches the finger bone of Madeline Shapley, identified by her sapphire ring. Both women disappeared on September 7, 105 years apart. When the cops and Emily realize that a similar parallel exists between two other missing women and that the anniversary of yet another girl's disappearance is fast approaching, they quickly surmise that a sixth murder will be attempted in just a week. But by whom? Is today's serial killer a copycat of the Spring Lake murderer of the 1890s--or a reincarnation? Fueled by fear, anger, and scary little notes from the killer, Emily's actively researching the murders, but even she doesn't realize how many suspects there are: the retired college president, who's being blackmailed, and his perpetually angry wife; the town's bankrupt restaurateur with a weakness for pretty blondes; the middle-aged detective with his finger right on the pulse of the crimes. Even Emily's friend Eric, the software CEO who made her rich, and Nick, her new coworker, seem to show up at suspiciously convenient times.

Mary Higgins Clark's cast of characters may be overly large; in going for quantity she skimps on the characterization, and all of them, including Emily, are as wooden as Al Gore. But characterization isn't what's made this 24-book author a bestseller-list regular. The cleverly complex plot gallops along at a great clip, the little background details are au courant, and the identities of both murderers come as an enjoyable surprise. On the Street Where You Live just may be Clark's best in years. --Barrie Trinkle

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Following a nasty divorce, attorney Emily Graham buys her ancestral home, a Victorian house, in Spring Lake, New Jersey. The house was sold by Emily's ancestors in 1892 after a young girl disappeared. During renovations, the skeleton of a woman who disappeared a few years go is found. In her hand is the finger bone of another woman wearing a ring. Emily is determined to find a connection between the two deaths, but she becomes a threat to a seductive killer.… (more)

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