A Cry in the Night: Tangisan di Malam Hari
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A Cry in the Night: Tangisan di Malam Hari

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  10,607 ratings  ·  361 reviews
Jenny MacPartland nyaris tak mempercayai keberuntungannya ketika bertemu pria idamannya di galeri tempatnya bekeja. Erich Krueger, pelukis yang tampan dan kaya raya, dengan prestasi luar biasa, jatuh cinta padanya, dan menikahinya.


Jenny ingin membuat rumah pertanian Erich yang luas di Minnesota menjadi tempat yang ha...more
Paperback, 445 pages
Published January 1997 by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published January 1st 1982)
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One of the worst books I've read in my life. If this would've been my first book by Mary Higgins Clark, it would had been the last. It is not my first book, but it is definitely the last one.
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
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Jul 24, 2007 Jen rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: don't do it!
When I travel, I bring along pulpy or fluffy mysteries to leave at the airport when I'm done. This one ended up with me, and it was absolutely ridiculous. People like this author? Her protagonist was pathetic from the get-go, and continued to ignore her internal warnings. The guy gets a tiny stain on the wall paper and then has it re-wallpapered? He disappears for days on end without leaving access to a phone or vehicle? Sure, he's a good one. At least it was pulpy--I read it through to the end...more
I read this book years ago and remember it being a thrilling, suspenseful story. When I picked it up to read it again I couldn’t recall the details of it – only that it was a keeper. I’m happy to say it remains one after a second reading. I didn’t expect it to be quite as good the second time. Sometimes books just don’t hold up. But this one still managed to give a good ride despite some very minor flaws.

In this wonderfully creepy book the main character, Jenny, is a struggling mother of two you...more
Bonnie Gleckler Clark
To paraphrase I review I'd recently read concerning this book:

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
I'm a fan of Mary Higgins Clark books. I love her story lines and the fact that she doesn't use vulgar language and crude sexual references. But this book frustrated me. A lot. The protagonist was a pushover. She tolerated way too much of her husband's psycho behavior. I would get frustrated to the point where I would close the book, throw it down and have to get up and do something else. But I always came back to it because I was so curious to see how it ended. (And also because I have this thi...more
Kelanth, numquam risit ubi dracones vivunt
Libro rubato in un momento di noia dalla libreria di mia madre e mai più restituito, lettura di un pomeriggio che mi ha avvinto e alla fine convinto, piacendomi davvero molto.

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
Lottie Panebianco
I read this book years ago and remember it being a thrilling, suspenseful story. When I picked it up to read it again I couldn’t recall the details of it – only that it was a keeper. I’m happy to say it remains one after a second reading. I didn’t expect it to be quite as good the second time. Sometimes books just don’t hold up. But this one still managed to give a good ride despite some very minor flaws. In this wonderfully creepy book the main character, Jenny, is a struggling mother of two yo...more
Um Grito na Noite foi a minha estreia com a autora Mary Higgins Clark.

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
Many people highly oppose the fact that the main character is not the strongest, most dependent character who has ever been created. If you don't mind having an unorthodox protagonist, then this book is fantastic and eerie- not every book has to have a strong leading character. Therefore, I think this book stands our among Mary Higgin Clark's books because it follows a different style of characters. It does not lead as much of a surprise as many of her novels but the moments within are very well...more
Coty Johnson
lets just say one of the best books i have ever read, i would read it over and over, i would stay up late at night and read it it was so mystery. now to me this is a SPOILER so dont read if you ahve not read the book yet because it will give it away!, for me i had no clue it was erich who killed that guy and it was him who dressed up like the mom, to me i was surprized about the ending when he was about to shoot them then the mother kills him. very wicked and cool....lol..... i give it a 100/100...more
I read this a very long time ago and never got rid of it. I've been staring at this book for quite some time the other night wondering if I should read it again, and found that I was rather happy that I never got rid of it.

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
Rishika S.
Mary Higgins Clark has always been one of my favorite authors and I've read almost all of her books at least once. She has a way of bringing creepiness and thrills into a book that few others have. To that aspect, A Cry in the Night does not disappoint and calls for a 3.5 star rating instead of a 3.

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
The book "A Cry In The Night" by Mary Higgins Clark was an ok book that does leave you confused on what is wrong with her and why is she with men who are mentally instable.The book also has a slow start that got me board after the first few chapters.The book does have a good story plot that has you want to keep reading to find out what will happend next.This book really isn't suspenseful but more creepy because of how her new husband Erich Kreuger has this wierd attachment with his mother and ho...more
A Cry in the Night surprised me on so many levels. I've found when I am reading something written pre-twenty-first century I have a really hard time connecting. You know, no cell phones, no internet, party line telephones and all. But, this story pulled me in right away. The storyline was fast moving. No real lulls here. It was extremely suspenseful. Even though I figured out 'who did it' way before the climax of the story, it was still very intricately laid out and enjoyable to read. A Cry in t...more
Emmalynn Herbstritt
That was one interesting story. When I was about in the middle, I predicted that Erich was a mass murder. He was not a mass murder, but my prediction was pretty close to what he really was. I like how Tina and Beth's second nicknames were Tinkerbell and Mouse. I think that it was pretty cute. At the beginning, I thought that it might have been Rooney, but thankfully it was not. The prologue really got me hooked. I like how Mary Higgins Clark wrote this story. It was pretty cool how throughout th...more
I'm a fan of Mary Higgins Clark. Her books are fast-paced page turners. A Cry in the Night is the story of a woman who falls in love with a man who isn't quite what he seems. You'll be crying for main character Jenny MacPartland to get out of there!
Brad Fitzpatrick
I liked it. The second half was a page-turner for me but I thought the beginning of their relationship was unrealistic. I did enjoy the creep-factor.
This was given to me along with a few others by this author. The theme of this was quite disturbing compared to the other two, not a bad story, just a little more intense than I was expecting.

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
Quand j'ai découvert les romans de Mary Higgins Clark au début des années 2000, Un cri dans la nuit et La Maison du guet étaient ceux qui m'avaient le plus marquée (pour ne pas dire traumatisée... je les avais lus, très jeune, dans une grande maison qui fait peur) et je ne les avais jamais relus depuis. Dans l'ensemble, c'était plutôt une déception pour celui-ci, même si l'illustration de couverture fait toujours froid dans le dos. L'auteur se sert du thème de la jeune femme fauchée qui épouse u...more
Vanessa Kay Concon
I first read this book 2 or 3 years ago and I remember it being a suspense story and full of thrill. When I decided to read it again I could not recall all the details of it. I only recall about the psycho husband and the reason why the baby died. I never thought I would still like it even after reading it for the second time. Most books do not really hold up, but this one still managed to make me feel uneasy like the way I first read it.

In this creepy book, Jenny, is a struggling mother of two...more
Holy cow this book is FANTASTIC! Clark truly is the queen of suspense. After finishing this book (At night I might add, alone in the house) I had to take a really hot shower blasting music in the bathroom in order to calm myself down. That is how the book leaves you feeling because Clark does an amazing job with this novel.

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
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Jul 31, 2011 Marsten rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
Shelves: terror
Lo que en un principio prometía el interesante prólogo enseguida se ha convertido en un tostón de narices hasta el final.
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
Alex Brennan
The book I read about, was this young lady named Jenny living in Manhattan under going multiple hard, stressful situations; like getting used to the recent divorce she had with another man, and taking care of 2 children, but all of this changed when she met the man of his dreams named Erich Krueger who was a famous artist and was thilthy rich. But little did she know that this man was planning the most devilish trick on her, and he wasn't what she really thought; a man who was so compassionate...more
R.L. Anderson
A critic once tore apart my first novel, Ranch Park, saying that the mystery doesn't start till the middle of the book. Not true, but if it were I'd be in good company, as Mary Higgins Clark's A Cry in the Night doesn't become a real mystery till the middle of the book. The first part of the book reads more like a love story, and since that isn't my cup of tea, I found myself wondering what I was doing wading through pages and pages of romance. I wanted a mystery. And I found that with patience...more
This book was crazy in the way only an old-school Mary Higgins Clark can be. While her newer books seem to have lost some of their edge (and she is by no means a literary genius but she has her place, in my opinion, as the aptly names Queen of Suspense), I hadn't ever read this old one from 1982. It was chillingly creepy (and you should stop reading this right here, if you haven't yet read this book but intend to), and even though it seemed obvious from very early on, the story played as many he...more
This was read as a recommendation from a co-worker.

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
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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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