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Where Are You Now?

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From America's Queen of Suspense comes a gripping tale of a young woman trying to unravel the mystery of a family tragedy -- a quest with terrifying repercussions. 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 h ...more
Hardcover, 289 pages
Published April 8th 2008 by Simon & Schuster
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Jessica Flaska
Apr 16, 2008 Jessica Flaska rated it really liked it
i finished this book last night and it was a pretty good book. again, mary hiigins clark goes back and forth and each chapter has to do with a different charachter in the character's going on's. but it does not get confusing and annoying. i liked ths tory line about the main character trying to find her brother and see what really happened and either him or turn hin over in the murders that have been recently linked to his sudden disappearance. his only sib, carolyn start trying to figure out wh ...more
Francesca Hurley
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May 21, 2008 Marchelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always like Mary Higgins Clark because I know what I am getting. Since I have read so many of them, I am getting better at predicting who the "murderer" is, but I still find that I can't stop turning the pages to find if my guess is correct. She is a clean writer and gives me just enough suspense without making me too scared.
Denise Dunbar
Jun 28, 2008 Denise Dunbar rated it it was amazing
Awesome mystery!
Jul 02, 2008 Erica rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2008-reads
Predictible. I think her books have really gone downhill but I'll continue to read them I'm sure. I have read all of her books to date. She churns them out too quickly...a good fluff book though I guess.

Summary from Amazon:
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
Oct 26, 2008 Tristi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fans of Mary Higgins Clark know she has her formula. Her first four books didn't seem to be as formulaic, but ever since then, there are certain things we watch for. The mentally-incompetent person who knows something, but is being protected and told to shush, and when they finally talk, it's the clue to the whole case. We watch for the mentions of clothing and food (during the 1980's, the heroines wore capes and boots, and ate pasta and crusty bread with green salad and wine) We also know that ...more
Nov 22, 2008 Kim rated it it was ok
Having read several Mary Higgins Clark books I can say this is not one of my favorites. The plot line was a little bizzare and weak. A man disappeared and for ten years calls his family once a year, on Mother's Day. It appears that he hangs up if questioned during the call and only says what he wants to say. It was obvious to me early on that there was something strange in the calls and I was right. The answer was a little surprising, but only because there were severall plausible characters and ...more
Feb 11, 2009 Misty rated it it was ok
I didn't love nor hate this book.

I did like that the book was a page turner. I liked the short chapters allowing me to read 5 minutes here or 10 minutes there. I did like that it was an easy read for the situation I was in. I liked that the author included so many suspects. I did feel creepted out by the murderer thinking in first person. I did think it was blood and guts clean for a murder mystery.

I was disappointed in the main character, Carolyn. She wasn't very characteristic of what I imagi
Apr 27, 2009 Wonderweir rated it liked it
U haven't read a Mary Higgins Clark book in quite a while so I enjoyed this one. A mysterious disappearance of a son that is heard from only once a year by telephone on Mother's Day leads a younger sister on the search for her brother to discover where he is and why after ten years he in now suspected of being a murderer.
Jun 01, 2009 Laura rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
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Jun 13, 2009 Bridget rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mary Higgins Clark fans
Shelves: 2009-reads
OK, I will admit to being a Mary Higgins Clark fan from the get-go. What I most like about her books is that she builds suspense, but (for me at least) the solution isn't obvious from page 1 - having said that, though, you can still pick the book up and put it down to do something else without losing track of the story. Maybe that doesn't mean it's "Literature," but I always enjoy her stories!

This one is interesting to me, as it deals with a young man from a well-to-do family who disappeared sud
Aug 29, 2009 Ines rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, crime
No. of pages required to get into book: at least 160.
Probability of figuring out who the killer was based on information provided in book: 0.0000001

The first 160-something pages felt like an introduction, then it took 300 or so pages to build up to the climax. Then there were around 10, maybe 20 pages, of action, and then a two chapter (maybe three page sum up and epilogue).

I read through 300 pages to have a very fast ending. Not that I didn't enjoy my second part of the read, or that the endin
Aug 22, 2012 Rita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Onde estarás?” foi a minha estreia com a autora Mary Higgins Clark, que possui mais de 30 obras publicadas, tanto de autoria própria, como juntamente com a sua filha Carol Higgins Clark.

Charles MacKenzie Júnior, Mack como é conhecido por todos, é um jovem de 21 anos que desparece misteriosamente, contudo todos os anos no Dia da Mãe contacta a mãe salvaguardando que se encontra bem e que ninguém o deverá procurar. A sua irmã mais nova, Carolyn, passado dez anos do estranho desaparecimento do irm
Jan 11, 2014 Cathy rated it liked it
There is some suspicion that Mack has stolen his own car. Mack has been missing for 10 years. If he's using that car, how does he register it each year without being found? And what *did* happen to his car?
There was another incident that was so completely wrong/impossible but I can't remember what it was.

She goes into great detail and highlights so many incidents that aren't important and introduces so many characters that it helps keep the reader stumped as to 'who dun it' She also leaves so ma
Aug 14, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing
This is another awesome book from MHC! She did it again,kept me guessing til the end!

A well to do New York family with two children, one studying to be a lawyer and the other girl in high school. Their son, Mack is getting ready to enter law school disappears into thin air. But he calls his mother every Mothers Day. The story opens when he has been gone for ten years. It is mothers day and both Carolyn and her mother are anxiously waiting for the call. The father was a high power lawyer and hir
Jul 11, 2013 Arieana rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
Finally, i'm finish this book. At first, i'm really interested with the title, that why i decide to read this book. And certainly within expectation, the authors was capable in writing a beautiful thriller story about the lonely sister, Carolyn Mackenzie was trying to find her suddenly missing brother, Mack. When Carolyn start want to find Mack, one accident about missing young women arises and make the missing brother became a suspect of murder and abduction.
Nov 18, 2012 Jane rated it liked it
I read Mary Higgins Clark about once a year and usually because someone gives me one of her books. In other words, I'm not a big fan, but don't can't say I dislike her either. One of my problems with her writing is that she tends to repeat pieces of information as if one started reading the book in the middle and, therefore, the plot needed to be recapped. Irritating, especially since I can't name anyone who picks up a book and starts reading it wherever it falls open.

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Nov 22, 2012 Cláudia rated it really liked it
I used to be a big MHC fan, but over the last years & books I became quite disappointed as all the books seemed the same, they were all so predictable and unsuspenseful. But this one reminded me why I used to be a fan.
Mack disappeared one day 10 years ago and calls every year on mother's day to assure everything's ok. But now his sister Carolyn is tired of seeing their mother suffer and decides do go look for her brother. Another girl goes missing without a word and the police starts to thin
May 16, 2013 Amanda rated it liked it
Good book, though the ending was disappointing. The author spent so much time building up to a finish, that when the finish came, it was quite a let down. I'm not talking a little let down, I mean really disappointing. The kind of thing where you finish reading and then look for the rest of the pages that obviously fell out of the book. She left the final scene until pretty much the last chapter. But then there was so much to finish off that it just said, "Okay, all these people are dead, all th ...more
Jun 06, 2013 Lavonne rated it it was amazing
A story about a college guy who disappeared 10 years ago but has never failed to call his mother on Mother's Day. Now with a woman who has gone missing and the sister digging into her brother's disappearance the police are suspecting that the brother may be a suspect in several young women's disappearances the last 10 years. Keeps ya guessing till the end.
Aini Akmalia
Could you imagine how bizarre the feeling when your brother disappeared all of a sudden, and only make a phone call only on Mother's Day, and assured the family that he's doing well?

Charles McKenzie Jr. (known as "Mack" in this book) disappeared ten years ago shortly after his 21st birthday. Every year on Mother's Day he rings his mother and assures her that he is fine. Even when his father died on 9/11, he didn't emerge from hiding.

And now his sister Carolyn Mackenzie has had enough. She is de
Nancy Harvey
Apr 10, 2016 Nancy Harvey rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice easy read that kept you guessing, with the need to know what was going to happen next. The characters were likable and questionable, leaving you with uneasy, thought provoking feelings on how they may be implicated in the various twists and turns of the story.
Jan 24, 2014 Sandy rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2014
Mary Higgins Clark never disappoints me. Her writing is always smooth, her plots move along, and I like her protagonists. In this book, every Mother's Day, Charles "Mack" MacKenzie, Jr., calls his mother. But it's not your usual Mother's Day call because Mack walked out of his apartment one day and disappeared. Despite a nominal police investigation and a more thorough investigation by a P.I. no trace was found of the young man. However, a call received on the first Mother's Day after his disapp ...more
Feb 01, 2014 Rick rated it it was ok
I picked this up to see if I could decipher the key to Ms. Clark's longstanding success. I'm done and I still can't say I've deciphered that key. Formulaic with a very anticlimactic and unsatisfying ending...I can't recommend it. And I am certain Ms. Clark will weep bitter tears over this review as she counts her millions on her private jet.
Sep 10, 2016 Barb rated it it was amazing
From America's Queen of Suspense comes a gripping tale of a young woman trying to unravel the mystery of a family tragedy -- a quest with terrifying repercussions. 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, h ...more
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
Marie desJardins
Jul 19, 2015 Marie desJardins rated it did not like it
This was one of the most boring books I have ever tried to read. It just drags, and rambles, and jumps around from character to character, without ever moving forward.

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Kristy K
Nov 10, 2015 Kristy K rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, 2015
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 s
Shirley Clevenger
Jul 05, 2016 Shirley Clevenger rated it really liked it
I haven't read a Mary Higgins Clark book in years. Must admit that the only reason I bought it was that it was on sale. I didn't have high expectations but surprisingly I really enjoyed this book. It was a real page turner and must admit I stayed up late reading because I couldn't put it down. My only fault with the book is that I think parts of the story line were a little weak and unnecessary.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Where Are You Now?, Mary Higgins Clark
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عنوان: الان کجایی؛ نویسنده: ماری هیگینز کلارک؛ مترجم: سیما فلاح؛ تهرا، لیوسا، 1388؛ در 376 ص؛ شابک: 9786005138191؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان کانادایی قرن 20 م
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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
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