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A Cry In The Night (1982)

by Mary Higgins Clark

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When Jenny MacPartland met dashing artist Erich Krueger, he seemed like the answer to her prayers. Handsome, good with her two daughters, he only wanted to whisk her away from her poverty-stricken life. But when she married him and moved to his ranch, Jenny began to worry-about his strange obsession with his long-dead mother and his growing possessiveness. Stumbling across old family secrets, Jenny finds the shocking truth that lies begin a string of deaths, and fears she and her children may be next.… (more)
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  archivomorero | May 21, 2023 |
Divorced single mother Jenny MacPartland works in an art gallery in New York City and is swept off her feet by handsome artist Erich Krueger. Within a month they are married and Jenny and her two young daughters move to Erich’s Minnesota farm/mansion. Once there, there are lots of strange happenings, Jenny begins to question how much she really knows her husband, and she also begins to doubt her own sanity. This was such a good and suspenseful story. Filled with suspicious characters and a creepy atmosphere this story kept me entertained throughout. ( )
  PaulaLT | Feb 26, 2022 |
A Cry in the Night is a suspenseful thriller about Jenny, a divorced woman raising two young girls on her own. Her X is a deadbeat and life is hard. Then she falls for Erich Krueger, a handsome, rich artist, who sounds too good to be true, and guess what? He is. However, against all of her friends and colleagues' warnings, she marries him within two months and moves to his remote estate in Minnesota. Even though Jenny is not strong-willed, shouldn't her husband's obsession with the fact she looks just like his dead mother, Caroline, raise a red flag? Especially when he insists she wear Caroline's nightgown to bed? Ew! As things go south for Jenny, the author's smooth writing style and her ability to create colorful characters keep the plot moving. Although the theme was predictable and unrealistic, I was entertained and had to keep turning pages to find out just what happens to Erich, the monster. ( )
  PaulaGalvan | Dec 4, 2021 |
I read this one when it was first released (in 2000?) and remembered it as well worth a re-read when it was for sale on Kindle.

It's still very suspenseful, but definitely dated. Probably the reason I can't stand Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, I'm irritated that the main character doesn't grow a backbone.

Sorry - guess I prefer my female characters stronger and less like victims... ( )
  ker95tx | May 27, 2020 |
good Thriller - Jenny MacPartland moves to Erich (painter) Minn. farm

When Jenny MacPartland meets the man of her dreams while working in a New York art gallery, she's ecstatic. Painter Erich Krueger -- whose exquisite landscapes are making him a huge success -- is handsome, sensitive...and utterly in love with her. They marry quickly and Jenny plans a loving home on Erich's vast Minnesota farm. But lonely days and eerie nights strain her nerves to the breaking point and test her sanity. Caught in a whirlpool of shattering events, Jenny soon unearths a past more terrifying than she dares imagine...tragic secrets that threaten her marriage, her children, her life.
  christinejoseph | Sep 5, 2015 |
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In happy memories of my parents and brothers, Luke, Nora, Joseph and John Higgins, who did, indeed, give joy to my youth.
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Jenny began looking for the cabin at dawn. (Prologue)
It was obvious that the exhibition of paintings by Erich Krueger, the newly discovered Midwest artist, was a stunning success.
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When Jenny MacPartland met dashing artist Erich Krueger, he seemed like the answer to her prayers. Handsome, good with her two daughters, he only wanted to whisk her away from her poverty-stricken life. But when she married him and moved to his ranch, Jenny began to worry-about his strange obsession with his long-dead mother and his growing possessiveness. Stumbling across old family secrets, Jenny finds the shocking truth that lies begin a string of deaths, and fears she and her children may be next.

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