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Nowhere to Run (KEY News #6)

3.76  ·  Rating Details  ·  721 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
Botulism, anthrax, smallpox, plague: as medical producer for television's highly-rated morning news program, Annabelle Murphy makes her living explaining horrific conditions to the nation. So when a KEY News colleague dies with symptoms terrifyingly similar to those of anthrax, she knows the panic spreading through the corridors of the Broadcast Center is justified.

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 5th 2005 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2003)
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Debbie Heaton
Jul 03, 2014 Debbie Heaton rated it liked it
In Clark’s suspense novel, Annabelle Murphy is the medical producer for the morning news. When a staff member dies showing symptoms of anthrax, panic sets in and the staff looks to her for answers. As the bodies pile up, all with the same symptoms, it becomes clear that this attack is murder. And when the authorities quarantine the station, Murphy goes in pursuit of a killer hoping to find him before he can kill again.

A fast-paced storyline that keeps the reader hanging on.

Aug 06, 2011 Laura rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
FINALLY done. I was really only reading this when on breaks at work and mostly wound up chatting to coworkers.
This book was difficult to get in to. Sure, it's got anthrax, and all the haute topics that followed in pocket fiction in the early days after 9/11, but, eh. The book was enjoyable enough as a means to kill time, and was a swift read because the chapters are so ridiculously short. Most were only a page, some only a couple of sentences. That kind of choppy style really annoys me, though s
Boy was there is a lot going on in this book. I won't spoil anything by listing the details but suffice it to say there was a bit too much going on for my taste. I suppose the great number of reprehensible characters was meant to create a large pool of suspects and keep the reader guessing whodunit right up until the big reveal. It didn't work, at least not for me. Nowhere to Run was my first Mary Jane Clark and probably my last. Judging from the reviews this book is typical of her writing style ...more
Mar 02, 2016 Carol rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
As I looked at the many 4 star reviews I had to try to under stand the why. This book was a mess from start to the finish. For those who thought it was a thriller, I cringe. For those who thought it was well constructed, I sigh. For those who thought seven or eight characters was not enough, I shake my head. And then I find this was number six in the series...
The Visual
Aug 06, 2014 The Visual rated it liked it
An enjoyable read. I wasn't able to guess who the killer was until the last few pages. It's obviously a nice read but the method of killing seemed a little boring for me. It's appropriate for the times and location when this was written.
Mar 25, 2015 Tammy rated it it was amazing
Wow! I was truely shocked by "whodunit!", first time I think that happened! New series for me and yeah lots more books by author to read :-) (now if I could just find a series to hook Jeffrey,,,,)
Mar 29, 2014 Suzanne rated it really liked it
First time reading Mary Jane Clark - I was hooked at page five and read the whole book in one night. Everyone was a suspect and there was suspense. I will read another of her books.
Jul 13, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it
Again a fast-paced thriller/mystery with clues and red herrings. Now add Anthrax and hostage taking and a little psychosis thrown in, and it was a quick read, at least partially because I couldn't stop reading. In other words, I loved it.
Mar 22, 2016 Sherry rated it really liked it
First book by this author. Was very good, kept my interest. Will be reading more from her. Only thing, the book ended too quickly. Wanted more.
Crystal Woods
Jan 24, 2015 Crystal Woods rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book. I never got bored, I actually had trouble putting it down. I had this book finished in one day. I highly recommend it
Mar 20, 2014 Beth rated it liked it
Quick up north in the winter book, some chapters were only a page long. Good mystery.
Manian Ks
Jun 28, 2014 Manian Ks rated it really liked it
First Mary Jane book, fast and compelling.
Feb 13, 2016 Julie rated it it was amazing
A very good mystery. I had no idea who the killer was.
Dec 06, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
some people complained about the choppy style of this book, and that the chapters were really really short. It didn't bother me so much – that's just Mary Jane Clark's writing style. This was a pretty solid mystery – there were many people with motives and you had to wonder which one was the killer. I only give it three stars because it wasn't really that suspenseful. There were times when the plot dragged a little bit, and I was impatient for the writer to get to the ending and the reveal
Apr 09, 2012 Kristen rated it really liked it
Shelves: series-thriller, 2012
If you love fast-paced novels, you'll enjoy this one from Mary Jane Clark. Post-9/11, there's been an anthrax scare at Key News in New York. Now, everyone's running scared. Annabelle Murphy has a full plate as medical segment producer, when her husband's recovering from depression from 9/11, raising twins, and now this crisis at work. It's up to her to find out who's responsible for exposing them, when one of their own is dead, and someone's after her and her family.
Apr 21, 2012 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this mystery because I really enjoy the author. This story was a murder set in New York City at KEY News. I was very impressed on how the author balanced the characters, they seemed so human. I really had not figured out who was behind the murders and framings until right before the author revealed it. I enjoyed the sunshine spots in this darker story. It only took me six hours to read this story.
Mar 14, 2008 Jane rated it liked it
Recommends it for: adults
Recommended to Jane by: Peggy
Enjoyable fast read. Short chapters and lots of characters. This book was a murder mystery complete with multiple suspects and anthrax. The story was told in an hour by hour, day by day basis spanning November 15-26 and involving a broadcast news group. It did not contain a whole lot of twists but the dialog was intelligent and well written and I was surprised to find out who executed the crime.

Good for a casual read. Had some moments of suspense as well as some obvious leads to the killer. A lot of emphasis on the "career mom" with lots of concerns at home.

Annabelle is a well-developed character and appropriate insights are provided into the lives of other signficant players. Short chapters with suspenseful information kept me turning pages.

Mar 15, 2008 Pat rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
This book was outstanding, it must be my age because when I first picked this up I thought I was reading another Mary Higgins Clark book. WELL this one was better than some of hers. It kept you in suspense throughout and usually I can figure out who did it long before the end not in this case. I will read more by Mary Jane Clark in the future.
Jul 16, 2013 Maggie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great novel by Clark. I wasn't overwhelmed by her number of characters this time. It shocked me and was never too graphic or inappropriate. However, the use of g** d*** was completely uncalled for and left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. However, with very few reasons to be disappointed, I will be starting my next Clark novel tomorrow.
Oct 18, 2012 Anita rated it liked it
It was the 'taking care of loose ends' that accounted for the first murder, that of a television broadcast station employee. As the story unfolds, every one is potentially a suspect, what with secrets and hidden agendas. Short chapters keep the pace brisk in this murder-mystery, but it is short on suspense, so only a 3-star read for me.
Anne Marie
Jul 10, 2013 Anne Marie rated it it was amazing
Another great murder-mystery book by Mary Jane Clark! I love how the book is fast paced. Every chapter is exciting with enough clues to make you want to keep reading. I like how all the books I've read so far by Clark are based on KEY News television news. The characters are believable and some tie into other books.
Jan 05, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this suspense/mystery book. So many suspects I did not guess until the last few chapters. The chapters were short some only one page. I liked the short chapter I kept saying I'm only going to read one more and go to bed. The author was married to Mary Higgins Clark's son. I recommend this book.
Kathy Sandlin
Jan 15, 2008 Kathy Sandlin rated it really liked it
I've read most of the Mary Jane Clark. Kind of found her by accident since she was right with the Mary Higgins and Carol Higgins in the bookstore. Good reads....probably better than the Carol Higgins but not as good as the Mary Higgins books. They are nice fast reads. I'll just add a few to the list
Dec 25, 2008 George rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mystery involving the use of anthrax by a murderer to remove people who are perceived as threats. Story is set in a New York television news station as a producer finds herself in the middle of everything.

Story is a bit slow moving and leaves a number of secondary plot lines unresolved.
Feb 10, 2009 Chana rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
Written in a short-chaptered, basic style. Seemed simplistic at first and I didn't expect much. As the story progresses the short chapters spin the reader faster and faster through characters, clues and scenarios creating a satisfying level of reader anxiety and suspense.
Oct 16, 2011 Rebekkila rated it liked it
Her books aren't anything spectacular, but they are fast reads and I always enjoy them. This story is a classic who-dun-it with many suspects. The only problem with this is the one person who logically should not have been the guilty party was. Kind of a let down.
Mar 13, 2015 Esther rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
Didn't think I was in the mood for an anthrax scare; it had been on my shelf for a while. But it was very interesting. Maybe the resolution was a little abrupt and the epilogue a little mushy, but I was too close to the end by then.
Sep 29, 2012 Carol rated it it was ok
Too many characters that I couldn't care about. It seemed like the characters' personalities weren't developed well. I've read a lot of her books and found them much more interesting than this one. Okay read, but not memorable.
Aug 21, 2011 Carol rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one day. I couldn't put it down. Everytime I thought I knew who might be the villian, they ended up dead. A riveting look inside a news studio not too long after 9/11 and the anthrax scares.
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Mary Jane Clark is the author of thirteen novels, including 12 in the KEY News media thriller series, and one in her new Wedding Cake mystery series. A veteran writer and producer for CBS News, Clark worked for almost three decades at the network’s New York City headquarters. Her books are published in twenty-three languages. She lives in New Jersey and Florida.

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Other Books in the Series

KEY News (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Do You Want To Know A Secret? (KEY News #1)
  • Do You Promise Not To Tell? (KEY News #2)
  • Let Me Whisper In Your Ear (KEY News #3)
  • Close to You (KEY News #4)
  • Nobody Knows (KEY News #5)
  • Hide Yourself Away (KEY News, #7)
  • Dancing in the Dark (KEY News #8)
  • Lights Out Tonight (KEY News, #9)
  • When Day Breaks (KEY News, #10; Sunrise Suspense Society #1)
  • It Only Takes a Moment (KEY News, #11; Sunrise Suspense Society #2)

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