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La nuit est mon royaume

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  11,314 Ratings  ·  502 Reviews
Soirée de gala et de retrouvailles à Cornwall, dans le comté de New York : les anciens élèves de la Stonecroft Academy fêtent le vingtième anniversaire de la création de leur club. Parmi les invités d'honneur, l'éminente historienne Jean Sheridan, qui retrouve sa ville natale.
Mais le sourire de Jean ne parvient pas à cacher sa tension : elle vient de recevoir des menaces à
Mass Market Paperback, 445 pages
Published January 4th 2006 by Le Livre de Poche (first published 2004)
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Jan 03, 2016 Daniella rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sure, I love red herrings in my mystery novels. Who doesn't? But this was just ridiculous. Too many red herrings in this one; everything felt chaotic and topsy-turvy. Plus, Jean, the protagonist, was so stupid she deserved to die. Ugh. I have so much hate for her character.
Jul 06, 2010 Jerry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tighter editing might have improved murder mystery...

We are longtime readers of Clark [every book except her memoirs:] and would like to express some amazement that she keeps pumping them out at age 75. But while the premise of this attempted thriller is OK, the storyline gets tiresome -- the novel might well be somebody's master's thesis on red herrings! The plot reveals that in the over 20+ years since a male classmate, playing an owl in a school skit, is humiliated by his classmates, he syste
May 10, 2008 Alisha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've never read a Mary Higgins Clark book before, and yes, they're clean as a whistle but BORING! I could barely make it threw the "page turner". I didn't care who the killer was because I didn't care about any of the characters and her style of writing is so boring. Maybe I would have liked her in, say, junior high. But even then I would have known the book was an easy read. I found myself hoping her main character Jean would be knocked off, big surprise, she wasn't!!! Are all her main characte ...more
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I don't think I am a Mary Higgins Clark kind of reader. It was okay, but somewhat boring. I could barely tolerate it at times on my walk. If it hadn't been for the fact that I liked the narrator so much, I likely would have abandoned it long before the last half of the book. Sorry. It is what it is. Just not for me. I don't think I will try another one. Too slow.
Sep 07, 2014 Nadine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jean goes back to her hometown for a school reunion, someone has found out she had had given up a daughter for adoption when she was 18 and they are sending her messages making her believe Lily's life is in danger. when one for her classmates goes missing young reporter points out that 5 of the girls that used to sit at the same lunch table at school have died in the past 20 years and there is only 2 of them left including Jean.
We do know that the killer is one of the honorees who attended the r
May 12, 2016 Hidefan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Como ya he mencionado en alguna que otra ocasión, con Mary Higgins Clark siempre voy a lo seguro. Cuando me leo un libro que no me gusta demasiado y pondero cuál va a ser el siguiente que me deje mejor sabor de boca, suelo recurrir a esta mujer porque ya sé qué esperar de ella y las posibilidades de llevarme una decepción son mínimas. Escondido en las Sombras (Nighttime is my time) fue publicado originalmente en 2004.

La profesora y escritora Jean Sheridan vuelve a su pueblo natal veinte años des
Jul 30, 2008 Rachel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I needed something to read while we waited for a plane, so I bought this at a bookstore in the airport. Overall, I found the story a bit shallow. The author's efforts to keep the murder's name hidden from the reader, in my opinion, were painfully forced. Her efforts to build suspense up until the final reveal in the end were overwhelmingly blatant, but effective. It was so effective that the reveal seemed like a let down. I think the book would have been much better if she had just revealed the ...more
Ângela Costa
Dec 26, 2013 Ângela Costa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Um livro fantástico de leitura muito agradável e recomendável. O que mais gostei foi a forma como Mary Higgins Clark nos empurra para falsas pistas, fazendo-nos crer que entrega o suspeito quase de bandeja, mas para quem já anda à imensos anos mergulhada em policiais, isso já não funciona ;) Gostei imenso!
Jul 26, 2011 Lesley rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Why do I keep trying Mary Higgins Clark? I can't stand her books.
Jan 05, 2014 Aparna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am surprised to see this come from an author who gives us spine chilling mysteries. Makes me wonder if she wanted to take an easy take on her mystery like her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark. I did not like any of Carol Higgins books, though that is a story for another post. Coming back to this novel, it seemed to have too many characters, too many twists that lead no where or simply end in an expected alley.

Mary Higgins Clark started as usual on a high note with the introduction of "The Owl" w
Yvonne (It's All About Books)
Finished reading: July 20th 2013
Rating 1,5
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Jimbo Pantas
Dec 19, 2013 Jimbo Pantas rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What is this? Are you trying to make me laugh, Mrs Clark? Well, here you go: Ha-ha ha-ha. This is an adult fiction, you say? Why, oh, why did it sounded to me like it was written by a third grade student from a school with a klutzy English teacher then? You call this a suspense novel? Where? Tell me, where was the suspense, Mrs Clark? All you had to offer me with were blunders within the characters and within the plot. There are so many unrealistic parts in the book. And the fact that the person ...more
Jun 28, 2012 MJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

What a page turner! I really enjoyed MHC's suspense novel. The plot of the reunion was very interesting and the profiles of the honorees made it hard to figure out who was murdering some of the graduates. The subplot of the baby daughter Jean gave up at eighteen who is also threatened made it heart wrenching. I suspected everyone at some time in the story, but then narrowed it down to two. You don't find out until the very end, and it was so emotional. This book made me cry and I was so relieve
Jul 01, 2015 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For the 1st half of the book I was convinced it was one guy, then I decided that was too obvious. Then I thought it was a different guy for totally different reasons but I changed my mind quickly. For the last 50 pages I was convinced that I finally figured it out. However, I was very wrong. The guy I least suspected to be the killer was the one. It was one thing that he did that completely convinced me that he couldn't possibly be the killer. This book is full of twists and turns and Ms Clark k ...more
Julie Ashton
Oct 09, 2016 Julie Ashton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book is full off different twists and turns. It kept you gripped from beginning to end. What I liked about it was you didn't know who the killer was till next he very end.
Mar 25, 2013 Ash rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read a suspense/thriller novel after a very long time and loved it. I was desperate to know who the killer was after a while and the guy I guessed was not the murderer. I love the way she built the tension and suspense. The story is pretty long and slow moving but interesting.
Shreya Shreya
Sep 03, 2016 Shreya Shreya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: smooth-reads
Another guilty pleasure! I love serial killers! I love Mary Higgins Clark.
Shannon Bernier
Dec 30, 2015 Shannon Bernier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
awesome book
I really enjoy the book from the start, really Higgins you're unpredictable
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Mar 10, 2017 Joan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This book starts out with a bang! The first murder on page 3!
Jean Sheridan attends a 20 year class reunion. It becomes apparent
that one of the attendees is a serial killer. Jean sets out to find out
which one it is. It nearly cost her life!. There are twists and turns
in this story. Read it to find out just who the killer is.
Despite doing her usual thing of throwing out an entire city's-worth of people at you in the first couple chapters, this book was easier to follow most of the characters than in some other MHC books, perhaps because many of the characters had more distinct personalities than some she's written.
Michelle Wiles
Dec 13, 2016 Michelle Wiles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent read by Mary Higgins Clark. I had an inkling who the killer might be purely through a process of elimination. I absolutely adore her books.
Cindy Grossi
Stilted writing and some really implausible actions by characters and yet I read it to see "who done it".
It was definitively just OK.
Nighttime Is My Time is virtuoso!!
Clark resuscitated my very being! This is a tremendously amazing novel and I utterly enjoyed it. Every teensy-weensy bit of it! :D

"The definition of an owl had always pleased him: A night bird of prey . . . sharp talons and soft plumage which permits noiseless flight . . . applied figuratively to a person of nocturnal habits. 'I am The Owl,' he would whisper to himself after he had selected his prey, 'and nighttime is my time.'"

It's really hard to miss a reunion
Kara Jorges
Another near miss, this book made it obvious Mary Higgins Clark has spent a little too much time in collaboration with her daughter. Carol Higgins Clark’s books are lighthearted farce mysteries, and the Christmas collaborations with her mother stay in that vein. Mary’s solo works have always been a little darker and more serious, most of them murder mysteries. Mary Higgins Clark attempted to put some lightheartedness into this book, and it fell flat. It’s not her thing, and this book would have ...more
Marie Hanley
Feb 25, 2017 Marie Hanley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Owlish Mystery

Wonderful mystery. Makes you think about owls. Are they friend or fowl. Amazing how sick some people can be. Great book.
Amel Armeliana
Buku ini Mary Higgins banget and I like it :)

Jean Sheridan adalah seorang penulis buku dan ahli sejarah yang dengan berat hati menghadiri reuni sekolahnya Stonecroft Academy. Pulang kembali ke tempat dia dibesarkan mengingatkan Jean akan berbagai kenangan pahit yg dialaminya disana. Tapi salah satu kenangan pahit itu jugalah yg memaksa Jean kembali, yaitu terancamnya keselamatan anaknya, yang dilahirkannya ketika Jean berumur 18 thn dan langsung diserahkan utk diadopsi. Walaupun tdk pernah berte
The Book Whisperer (aka Boof)
I am a huge Mary Higgins Clark fan. Her books are what I class as comfort mysteries; I can always rely on them for a quick, page-turning read and I have never been disappointed by one yet. This one was no different – to me it’s like snuggling up in a cosy blanket by the fire.

In this book, Jean Saunders attends a school reunion (2o years after graduating). She is on the honour list of ex-pupils who are now authors, actors etc. There is Jean herself, her old friend Laura and 5 guys she went to sch
Jun 15, 2013 Darla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(genre:mystery)I don't have much recreational "reading time" right now, so I picked this up on CD at the library to help the housework be a little less boring. Mary Higgins Clark has several shelves of books at our local library and after hearing from several sources that her writing isn't overly explicit, I thought I would give her a try. This story centers on a private high school's 20 year reunion. A small group of alumni have been chosen to be honored for their career achievements. One of th ...more
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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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