A Cry in the Night
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 nerv...more
The plot is slow, the characters are not believable nor lovable. It's too bizarre. Every page makes you want to make up for the lost time... but, in the hope of a better ending or a twist, I finished the book, and I must say that 1 star is too much.
If I see it in a bookstore, i would probably hide it, so nob...more
In this wonderfully creepy book the main character, Jenny, is a struggling mother of two you...more
I absolutely love Mary Higgins Clark and I believe that I have read all of her books (well at least 30), but A Cry in the Night is one of the shining star of her collection. She takes a very naive woman who is trying hard, as a single mother and working full-time to support her family, and puts her in this comfortable and convenient position that she just can't say NO to.
I've found Mary Higgins Clark to create interesting and beautifu...more
All'oscuro completamente di quest'autrice ho trovato questa lettura tranquilla e piacevole, il ritmo è molto veloce e dai continui colpi di scena. La descrizione dello scenario in cui si muove la vicenda provoca nel lettore un senso di inquietudine e di tensione continua.
Jenny è una giovane donna con un matrimonio alle spal...more
Não conhecia a autora, nunca tinha ouvido sequer falar nela, mas o título chamou-me a atenção e como estava disponível na Biblioteca decidi experimentar. E foi assim que acabei por descobrir mais uma grande autora!!
Geralmente não costumo ler este género de livros- posso estar enganada, mas classificá-lo-ia como Thriller- mas confesso que gostei imenso da história, por isso é um género a que dedicarei mais atenção. Foi arrepian...more
Lettura di evasione tecnicamente ineccepibile: prosa fluida ed efficacemente descrittiva, ritmo sostenuto con punte di incalzante tensione, abile dosaggio nell’introduzione degli elementi rivelatori del “mistero”.
Peccato però che il soggetto sia tanto sfruttato e prevedibile.
L’incontro, all’interno di un thriller, con un partner dotato di tutti i requisiti positivi immaginabili già di per sé risulta sospetto; il fatto poi che questo tema sia stato trattato in ogni variante più o men...more
I have a few books by Mary Higgins Clark, and find that I rather like her works. My grandmother introduced me to her when I was in my teens and ever since then, I've been hooked. This book here is one of hers that I've held onto and don't plan on giving up.
The one thing that...more
The book gives you enough chills to have you looking over your shoulder and is gripping enough to keep you reading well into the night. Clark's older works were some of her best when it came to the cr...more
Jenny is divorced from a her feckless husband and the father of her two young girls, living as single parent in New York is tough and Jenny is more than ready to be swept off her feet by a handsome artist she meets at the gallery where she works.
It doesn't take long for this fairy tale to go all brothers Gr...more
In this creepy book, Jenny, is a struggling mother of two...more
Jenny and Erich. Those are the main characters you want to pay attention to, Erich being the one to analyze and Jenny being the one you want to watch for effec...more
En mi humilde opinión la historia es pastelorra, ñoña, poco creíble (especialmente la protagonista), lenta, sin interés y faltada de suspense, intriga o terror. No me ha enganchado en ningún momento esta novela (a excepción hecha del citado inicio…).
Aunque ha habido algún que otro giro argumental en mi caso la trama me ha parecido monótona y aburrida.
El final no ha arreglado e...more
Overall, I have to say that this book was predictable. I'm told that some people find comfort in the predictability of an author. Apparently, I'm not one of those people. I told another co-worker exactly how it would end when I hit page 15. I was not wrong. I found myself sighing quite a bit as I read this. I don't know why I even bothered to read it as I tend to stay away from books people claim are the "best book ever" or "couldn't put it dow...more