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Two Little Girls in Blue

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  17,064 ratings  ·  903 reviews
In a riveting thriller, worldwide bestselling suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark brilliantly weaves the mystery of twin telepathy into a mother's search for a kidnapped child, presumed dead.

When Margaret and Steve Frawley come home to Connecticut from a black-tie dinner in New York, their three-year-old twins, Kathy and Kelly, are gone. The police found the babysitter un...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 20th 2007 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Sharon
Twins Kathy and Kelly have just celebrated their third birthday. Helping out with the celebrations is nineteen year old, Trish Logan. After the party, Trish stays back to babysit the girls as their parents have to attend a black-tie dinner party in New York. Knowing that the girls had such a big day, Trish knew once they were tucked up in bed she wouldn't hear a peep out of them.

Margaret and Steve Frawley return home from their dinner party only to find the police in their home. They are both in...more
Michael
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Khawla Aziz
اسلوب الروائية دائماً جميل وممتع
لكن في هذه الرواية كان ممل لا يشد إلى انهائها
للأسف ليست رائعة كروايتها لقد سمعت هذه الأغنية من قبل
Ellen
Oct 23, 2008 Ellen rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one at all, ever
This was the worst book I've read in a long, long time, and trust me, I've read some very bad books. Two little girls in blue, lad, two little girls in blue...

Not only were the characters flat, without any dimension or real character (imagine that, a character having character, who'd have thought!) but the story lacked a certain little something called depth. Everything I read was surface stuff, with no emotion or feeling. The whole thing sounded like you are being told what happened by a non-pa...more
Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page)
Your average mystery/crime novel. I didn't find this to be thrilling, but it kept my attention well enough. I thought the idea of the telepathy to be the most interesting piece of the book. I found the author to be a bit disconnected from the characters - there was a lack of strength in the emotions that'd be associated with a crime such as abduction. I've seen lots of Higgins-Clark's books around and so I thought I'd give one a go but although I found this to be a decent enough read, I don't ha...more
Gretchen
This is not one of MHC's better books, in my opinion. It just dragged on...and on...and on...It was REALLY slow. Blech. The idea of the twins' telepathy being AS in depth and detailed as described was REALLLLLLY far fetched. Like...to the point of idiocy and laziness. This wasn't a fun mystery read even, because MHC left out SO many of the crucial details that you don't even get the opportunity to try to solve the mystery as you read, which is half of point of reading a mystery novel (at least,...more
Debra
Twin girls are kidnapped on the evening of their 3rd birthday from their parents home. A police investigation ensues. There is a request for 8 million dollars which the parents cannot afford to pay. The father's employer agrees to pay the ransom and they get back only one of their daughters believing that the other has died. We begin to see Twin telepathy as the one twin who remains with two of her kidnappers communicates with the rescued twin. The twin telepathy provide the police with clues as...more
Jennifer
If I could, I'd give this 3.5 stars - definitely interesting and well-written, but not uplifting since there are some super evil characters who harm children! I wasn't sure what to expect from Higgins Clark, but I was relieved she doesn't pepper the pages with profanity. Also good was the fact that the bad guys all lose out in the end. Like I said, interesting and entertaining with a good sense of mystery - but filled with a lot of fear and tragedy.
Jennifer
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Nimue
Kidnapping of a child can be any parent's worst nightmare. So it is for the lovely couple here, more so since they have no money to pay to the kidnappers. but eventually the money is paid and even after detailed planning , the police fails to catch the kidnappers. The couple and the rescued kid Kelly both go through a tough phase as every one around mourn the death of the other twin. Only Kelly knows differently but her attempts to talk to the parents are termed as shock reaction and no one exce...more
Ashlee Ford
So, yesterday I was at the Goodwill one town over from mine. I was going through paperback books to see if I could find any of my favorite authors titles. Well, I came across this book and the title struck me. I then had an "AHA!" moment and realized I read this back in 2007 or 2008 at Summer camp. Before I knew what kind of books I was into, I would just go to the library and check out a few books every Summer before I went to camp, so I'd have something to read during rest period and down time...more
J.M.
Read this in one day. It's a quick read (short chapters, which seems to be the key in making readers turn the pages ... writers, take note) and while a little far-fetched, I enjoyed it enough to finish reading it. From the beginning you know who the kidnappers are and what happens to the "missing twin," though until the very end of the story you don't know who masterminded the whole scheme. I'll admit, Clark does a very good job of keeping you guessing ~ I had it narrowed down to two suspects an...more
Beth
Margaret and Steven Frawley have just moved to Ridgefield, CT with their 3 year old identical twins Kelly and Kathy. One night while they're at a black tie event the girls are kidnapped and a ransom note demnading $8 million is left on their bed. After paying the ransom only Kelly is returned and they find a note claiming that the kidnappers accidentally killed Kathy and disposed of her body. Communicating via "twin language" Kelly informs her mother that Kathy is still alive and wants to come h...more
Nicole
I would actually probably give this like 2.5 stars because I liked it but it was just OK really. I think I need to stop reading her books because they've become so blah for me. Her (earlier) books used to totally engross me and I enjoyed them. While I thought this one was better than two of hers I read last winter, it still was a bit cheesy and somewhat predictable. It's a good, fast, simple read if you're looking for something fast and easy to read, nothing with much depth. The subject matter i...more
Vitor Frazão
A história teria sido algo bastante banal não fosse pelo bom desenvolvimento das personagens e a presença de pequenas narrativas paralelas, concebidas sem quebrar o enredo principal. Mary Higgins Clark, tal como todos os bons escritores de romances policiais, sabe dar o devido valor às personagens, em vez de se centrar exclusivamente no mistério em si, permitindo ao leitor desenvolver feedback emocional com elas.

Usar kything (embora ela nunca o refira assim, é esse o nome que se dá à ligação tel...more
Erika
The last MHC book I read, which was only two or three books ago, I remember plodding through it and thinking that it wasn't as good as I remember her books being. I half-thought, "I don't know if I going to her books anymore."

This book, however, was excellent.

And I wonder if she falls down when she tries to write books with a romantic angle?

This was a fast-paced suspense novel about the kidnapping and ransom of twin girls. While in the last book I wondered if the poor character development was...more
Rebecca
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Joanie Bruce
This book was amazing. It makes you feel everything any author would want their readers to feel: determined yet sensitive characters; continual, mounting suspense; and a “can’t put it down” type book that will keep you turning pages until the very end.

Kathy and Kelly are two, four-year old, identical twins who are abducted while in the care of a babysitter. When the ransom of eight million dollars is paid, the kidnapper informs them where the girls can be found. However, when they get to the ca...more
Clarissa Draper
I didn't enjoy this Clark as much as I did the first. I think it's because of repeated point-of-view shifts. We had the scene from the children, from those that die. Not that I don't enjoy the POV of children but the constant switching distracted me.

I would have preferred the book if the POV stuck with one or two. It didn't feel suspenseful enough. We knew what would happen in the end and I didn't feel any connection with the bad guys. I didn't understand the justification.
Somer Schaffer
I was stuck between 4 stars and 5, but went with 5 because I don't want to be too picky.

I loved the book; a page turner. That was exactly what I needed. I mean I love romance, I really do, but how much can a girl take? Sometimes we need books that make you want to sit with a hot tea, a bowl of popcorn and a blanket to read. Kind of like a suspenseful movie, except (as always) books are better!

This book would make a fascinating movie... I'd watch it.

Any directors interested? ;)

Suzanne
Where are the 1/2 stars since I would've given this book 2 1/2 stars, not 2. I used to read this author quite a lot many years ago but I stopped. Her books seemed to sound the same and they were slow moving. I found this book to be the same way.
I enjoyed reading about the twins though. I had never heard about twin talk before. That was interesting.
The first 2 chapters seemed to pique my interest. The middle was tedious reading. The last 40-50 pages were the most exciting.
Heather
In one word? Contrived!
I usually find her books to be quick reads and real page-turners. I think the fact that it took me several weeks to read it says a lot. At first, I just couldn't convince myself that I cared what happened to the characters in the book. Once I got far enough to be interested, she put in several twists and turns that made the plot downright melodramatice and we unnecessary to keep the reader engaged. Definitely not her best work.
Andrea
I'm biased.. I hate reading books that have many characters, it makes it hard for me to keep track of who's who's. Haha. I think storyling is good but I do find it dry and dull. I think I am tired of Mary Higgins Clark's writing style. The reason I read this book is my friend finished the book and gave it. I don't like to give it away without reading it. So I read it, and now I can give it away. To sum it up, this book is not that wonderful, just ok-ok.
Mary
I found this book in my school's library when we were doing inventory. I realized that I had not read this book and decided to grab it. I read the entire book this afternoon. While the formula of the book is similar to many of her other books, I enjoyed reading it, especially the parts about how the twins were able to communicate when separated from each other. I want to read more about twins and how they communicate.
Amber
You gotta love Mary Higgins Clark, her stories all feel the same - pretty predictable - BUT I don't mind going to a new book for a quick read when I'll be spending hours waiting for my dumb doctor.
It's been a long time since I've read one of her books and I did enjoy reading it, but I didn't think about it at all when I wasn't reading it. It definitely wasn't a page turner, but it read well enough that I finished it.
Micaela
This book started out heart-wrenching, then continued getting more repetitive, annoying, and frustrating with each chapter. It was obvious how it would end, so all use of suspense was a lost cause. The ONLY redeeming quality this book has is its ability to make me infuriatingly exasperated, so it's realistic in the sense that idiots like the book's characters are probably involved in actual kidnapping cases.
Danielle Redz
I find it strange that many people enjoyed this book. For me the story line was very flat and so were the characters. I never really got into the story, and I found it hard to sit down and read the book for more than a few minutes, just because it didn't catch my attention. The writing style isn't partically any good either. I went into this book with high expectations, but I ended up disapointed.
LuAnn
This is a typical Mary Higgins Clark mystery ... full of intrigue and suspense. I enjoyed this story about a set of twin girls who are kidnapped by a pair of misfits under the direction of an unknown man who never shows his face. All contact with him is over the phone and he controls the crime through fear and threats.
When the company agrees to pay the ransom, one of the girls is returned and they are told the other one is dead. However, there are numerous reasons to believe that is not true and...more
Izzy Deal
Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark is a book about the kidnapping of twin girls. Kathy and Kelly just turned three when their parents went out for dinner on the twins' birthday. Steve and Margaret Frawley, the twins parents, left the girls with a babysitter that night and when they returned, the twins were gone and the babysitter was unconscious.


I think that certain parts of the story had plot holes. A plot hole like the kidnapper's van was driven off a dock into the ocean with Kathy...more
Syd Perry
Ahhhh, reading Mary Higgins Clark is like taking a rest after the roller coaster that is Dean Koontz and James Patterson. Two Little Girls in Blue is a good mystery with suspense and surprise. It was nice not to be tense and on edge waiting for the resolution to unfold. I had faith in Mary Higgins Clark to work things out to a happy ending. And she did.
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Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins Clark Conheeney, best known as Mary Higgins Clark, (b December 24, 1927 in the Bronx, New York) is an American author of suspense novels. Each of her twenty-four suspense novels has been a bestseller in the United States and various European countries, and all of her novels remain in print as of 2007, with her debut suspense novel, Where Are The Children, in its sevent...more
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