Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “No Place Like Home” as Want to Read:
No Place Like Home
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

No Place Like Home

by
3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  10,724 Ratings  ·  615 Reviews
نشانههای زیادی وجود دارد که هویت سلیا در جامعه حقیقی است. زمانی که جورجت گرو، همان مشاور املاکی که خانه را به آلکس فروخت، به طرز فجیعی به قتل رسید، سلیا به عنوان اولین فرد حاضر در صحنه جنایت تبدیل به یک مظنون شد. در همان حالی که سلیا برای اثبات بیگناهیاش مبارزه می کرد، غافل از این بود که او و فرزندش جک، تبدیل به هدف جدیدی برای قاتل شدهاند. ...more
Paperback, Exported edition, 368 pages
Published May 14th 2005 by Simon & Shuster (first published April 5th 2005)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about No Place Like Home, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about No Place Like Home

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Merril Anil
Jun 09, 2015 Merril Anil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed
There is no one like Mary Higgins Clark

There is a reason why Mary Higgins Clark have millions of devout readers . i was late to join the bandwagon, but now that i have finally joined i have started to see the magic she weaves on her audience.

So far i have read two books from her works and what i have noticed is that, she brings forward all these characters that you know for sure are the culprits from the get go, but as soon as you reach the end,you realize that the author had been playing wit
...more
Paulina
Jul 24, 2012 Paulina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Oumaima Karim Allah
No place like home is an incredible, mind-blowing and an awesome thriller that I wholly recommend.

It’s the first time I discover Higgins Clark’s pen, and one thing I’m sure of; it won’t be my last.

No place like home is a thriller full of suspense, surprises and secrets, and I admit, that even if I’d suspected all the characters, I could never ever imagine that unexpected and marvelous ending.
The story is about a little girl named Liza Barton that incidentally killed her mother, and shot her step
...more
Daniella
EXPERIMENTAL READ OF THE MONTH: APRIL 2016
Every month my friends and I go out of our comfort zones and embrace the world outside historical and contemporary romance. Thanks for accompanying me on this wild ride, sraxe!

24 April 2016

Dear Diary,

Today, my good pal sraxe and I found our true calling. As much as we enjoyed being drop-dead gorgeous Goodreads reviewers with amazing hair, we thought it was time that we pursued our lifelong dream.

No, it's not becoming Justin Trudeau's concubines, thoug
...more
Joanne Freitas
Não me suscitou interesse desde o início. Demorou demasiado tempo até desenrolar a ação.
Jessica  Sinn (Books and Trouble)
Leave it to Mary Higgins Clark, known by her steadfast readers as the “Queen of Suspense,” to craft an intricate mystery, chock-full of shady murder suspects, lies and deceit.

The fast-pace story takes off when Clark paints a vivid portrait of Liza Barton’s picture-perfect childhood. At the beginning, Liza had it all: loving parents and a dream home in New Jersey, complete with scenic pastures and horse stables. Little Liza’s seemingly flawless life was ripped out from under her after her beloved
...more
Annette mathews
Oct 14, 2016 Annette mathews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Genre which made me to start this crazy adventure of reading . Yes, i started out with Nancy Drew and loved all her mysteries . As i was browsing through my 2016 Reading Challenge , i found out that i had not read a single book based on Mystery .I couldn't read a lot this year due to some commitments .But its really sad not to read a book under a genre for which i was crazy about once upon a time

Moving onto this book , Celia is gifted with her childhood home by her husband Alex. The home ,
...more
sraxe
This is definitely not going to be like my regular reviews. I generally tend to end up writing more critique-style reviews than regular reviews, but it's hard to do that with this because it's difficult to talk about it without writing about literally every single character, what they did, and how they fit into the story. And by that point, I might as well include a buying or library link for everyone because it's just easier (and more satisfying) to just go read it!

I think what really made this
...more
Sian
DNF @ 38% because this book is ridiculous and it's getting on my nerves. A boring, unbelievable mash-up of flat characters and irrelevant information. Do I care how the main character prepared her lunch, and what her husband's favourite food is? Not particularly.

What was described in the description of the novel, the murder of the real estate agent, should have happened within the first few chapters. Instead, 100 pages passed with absolutely nothing (except, you know, learning her husband's favo
...more
Caroline
Jun 09, 2013 Caroline rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, agathas
Since Mary Higgins Clark is another of the more prevalent mystery writers, I thought that I would give one of her books a try. It sounded interesting, and the first few pages were, but then as the book progressed, it was agonizing. There were so many unneccessary descriptions and random characters that just made the story complicated. Several chapters opened by introducing new characters, like a different news reporter or someone's assistant, who were really not mentioned in the rest of the book ...more
Siobhan
I feel as though the Mary Higgins Clark books are good for quick reads.

For me all her books seem to be three point five star books. They’re good if you want something quick to read and yet I never seem to enjoy them as much as I love other authors. They’re sort of just there for when I want something quick to read.

I think my main problem is that they all seem to be a lot of the same, in my opinion. Whether it is simply due to the selection of her books I have read or whether such is the case all
...more
Holli
Jul 06, 2008 Holli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book......when you just want to read a good book and not think about anything....this is a good one for that. It hooks you from the beginning and you have to read it...you have no choice :)
Erica
Dec 02, 2016 Erica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In a spellbinding whodunit from the Mary Higgins Clark, a young woman involuntary returns to the childhood home she cerebrally sought to erase from her life -- and where her secreted past appears with a novel and noxious development. While attempting to protect her mother from Ted’s violence, ten-year-old Liza Barton inadvertently discharges her father’s firearm, killing her mother and maiming Ted, her vehement stepfather. With the death ruled accidental, the tabloids brutishly branded little Li ...more
Bridget
Jul 09, 2009 Bridget rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mary Higgins Clark lovers
Shelves: 2009-reads
Another Mary Higgins Clark book, and another enjoyable read! This is the story of Celia Nolan, born Liza Barton. As a child, Liza accidentally killed her mother when her stepfather was threatening them both. However, even though Liza was found not guilty, everyone in the community felt she had done it on purpose, and they have nicknamed the family home "Little Lizzie's Place," referencing Lizzie Borden.

Years later, as an adult who was adopted by relatives and going by the name Celia Nolan, she f
...more
Caitlin
Mary Higgins Clark does it again with another page-turner that kept me reading late into the night and finishing the book in the span of just a few days.

In No Place Like Home, Celia Nolan's new husband has just purchased her a new home as a birthday gift. The house has a tragic past - a little girl named Liza Barton accidentally shot and killed her mother while trying to protect her from an angry boyfriend. The surprise is that Celia is Liza Barton - she had changed her name and moved away, tryi
...more
Shruti Ramanujam
There are some books that totally justify Mary Higgins Clark being called the Queen of suspense. Sadly, this was not one such book. There is a certain predictability to some of her books. You don't need any sleuthing skills to guess who the killer is within the first few chapters itself, because the antagonists in her books almost always have the same characteristics. The motive was revealed hurriedly in the last chapter and was unconvincing.

(view spoiler)
...more
Gina (Weena)
Jan 04, 2017 Gina (Weena) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been a while since I picked up a Mary Higgins Clark book, and I am so glad that I came across this one. It's a great mystery with a surprising twist at the end. A woman with a tragic past has returned to her home town in a surprising way. Her current husband unknowingly bought her childhood home as a birthday present! Celia, who's real name is, Liza Barton, had wanted to keep her past hidden, but this unexpected turn in her life will bring it all rushing back. When murders start popping up, ...more
Q.
Jun 13, 2011 Q. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Kathy
Aug 22, 2015 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Celia's new husband of six months surprises her with a new house Too bad it is the one that she grew up in as a girl, under another name. As a 10 year old, Liza Barton tried to protect her mom from her stepfather, and ended up shooting and killing her mother. Now she is back, 24 years later, and a series of murders occur, all seeming to point right towards her. Will Liza/Celia be able to find the real culprit and fix her life?
Diana Febry
A husband buys a house for his wife as a birthday gift; her childhood home in which she shot her parents. An interesting idea and very polished writing. But the story just didn't come alive for me. The characters were one dimensional and the plot at times seemed cliched.
Julie
I liked the intricate storyline but didn't really enjoy the style of writing. There are lots of tiny chapters each told from a different character's perspective. I didn't feel that I "got to know" any of them. Don't think I will read any more from Mary Higgins Clark.
Christine Armstrong
Story was a good read but then she very quickly wrapped up the whole who did it in the last 20 pages or so. Wish she would have dedicated a little more to the ending. Up to that point it was a good read but it seems like she gave up and just wanted to finish it wham, bam!
Shannon Bernier
Dec 28, 2015 Shannon Bernier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book will keep ypou on the edge of your seat the wholle book and tell you it will very hard to put down!!!
Yosra Abdelkader
Oct 02, 2014 Yosra Abdelkader rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED IT :)
Marie-pier Comeau
May 17, 2015 Marie-pier Comeau rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great suspense!!
Ana
Sep 08, 2013 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book ! Indeed , No Place like home .
Ro Sands
It was a good mystery from Mary Higgins Clark. I enjoyed it.
Kari Anderson
Jan 17, 2012 Kari Anderson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
From Goodreads.com:
In a riveting thriller from the #1 bestselling Queen of Suspense, a young woman is ensnared into returning to the childhood home she wanted to leave behind forever — and where her hidden past emerges with a new and deadly twist.

Ten-year-old Liza Barton shoots her mother while trying to protect her from her violent husband — Liza’s stepfather. While the death is ruled accidental, the tabloids still compare Liza to the child murderess Lizzie Borden.

Liza’s adoptive parents change
...more
Jane Stewart
Well done mystery with gradual evidence discovery. I prefer more unique dialogue, characters, and plot.

STORY BRIEF:
24 years ago: Stepfather Ted is abusing mom. Ten year old daughter Liza aims a gun at Ted. Ted throws Mom toward Liza, which causes the gun to go off and kill the mom. Then Liza shoots Ted, wounding him. Liza has too much psychological trauma to properly defend herself. She does not go to jail but due to Ted’s lies everyone believes she wanted to kill her parents. She was adopted by
...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Silent Night: The Remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914
  • Laced (Regan Reilly Mystery, #10)
  • Hide Yourself Away (KEY News, #7)
  • The Christmas Box
99044
Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and New York Times bestselling author, is the author of 46 books and counting: she’s written thirty-three suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story; two children’s books, including The Magical Christmas Horse; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges. She has also written five holiday suspense novels with Carol Hig ...more
More about Mary Higgins Clark...

Share This Book