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Where Are You Now?: A Novel (2008)

by Mary Higgins Clark, Mary Higgins Clark (Author)

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As Carolyn MacKenzie unravels the mystery behind her brother's disappearance ten years ago, she confronts someone close to her that is equally determined to keep his whereabouts secret at any cost.

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man disappears calls once a year to tell family — he's okay — sister searches for him — mixed up ending involving many mysteries all tied together

It has been ten years since twenty-one-year-old Charles MacKenzie Jr. ("Mack") went missing. A Columbia University senior, about to graduate and already accepted at Duke University Law School, he walked out of his apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side without a word to his college roommates and has never been seen again. However, he does make one ritual phone call to his mother every year: on Mother's Day. Each time, he assures her he is fine, refuses to answer her frantic questions, then hangs up. Even the death of his father, a corporate lawyer, in the tragedy of 9/11 does not bring him home or break the pattern of his calls.
  christinejoseph | Jun 20, 2017 |
As always, Mary Higgins Clark created an interesting mystery with unexpected twists and turns. I always enjoy her books, and this one was no different. I was kept guessing until the very end and was surprised at who the culprits were. I always make sure to have one of her books loaded onto my Kindle when I travel - her books always make the trip go by quickly. ( )
  cteyer88 | Apr 10, 2017 |
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  Andrew-theQM | Jun 20, 2016 |
While the overall premise of the book was intriguing, too many irritating things kept me from enjoying it. Told in multiple POVs (I lost count after the 10th person chimed in), much of the time in the beginning I had to skim back to figure out who was who and how (if at all) they connected.

I found Carolyn, our only first person POV, to be an inconsistent character. One moment she's spouting about being an amazing lawyer and the next she's seeking counsel over general law questions any attorney should have known.

The other major issue for me was how incompetent and cold-hearted the police were portrayed as. The hurting siblings of the missing were out finding clues (with no investigative background), while the police apparently never thought to look in those places. Furthermore, they were made out to look extremely closed minded and hyper-focused on one suspect (to which each officer had a different idea as to who that was). Although police do make mistakes, I found this an unrealistic portrayal of what would happen in these circumstances.

The ending itself had a few good twists, but I felt the character development for most of the players was weak and made certain parts of the ending feel unbelievable.

I haven't read a Clark novel since high school, and I remember them being more suspenseful, but now I am thinking that may have been my young age and more innocent mind. Sadly, I found the story and the writing to be subpar to what I've come to expect out of my mysteries and thrillers. For great mysteries, I recommend [a:Tana French|138825|Tana French|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1277505771p2/138825.jpg], [a:Michael Connelly|12470|Michael Connelly|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1406128068p2/12470.jpg], and [a:Kathy Reichs|26372|Kathy Reichs|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1407166867p2/26372.jpg].
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  Kristymk18 | Nov 12, 2015 |
A decent mystery coming at you in a couple of different directions. Weird tense though, part of it first person and the rest third person. My first Mary Higgins Clark. Will read another of hers. ( )
  DCavin | Jun 16, 2015 |
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