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Pretend You Don't See Her
Mary Higgins Clark
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Pretend You Don't See Her

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  12,611 Ratings  ·  380 Reviews
What happens when a young woman is accidentally caught up in a dangerous murder investigation, having merely been in the wrong place at the wrong time? Lacey Farrell, a rising star on the Manhattan real estate scene, is witness to a murder - and to the final words of the victim. The dying woman is convinced her attacker was after her dead daughter's journal, which Lacey gi ...more
Published (first published May 1990)
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Maria Clara
¿Qué puedo decir? ¿Qué me ha faltado profundidad? Es la primera novela que leo de esta autora y, aunque la trama está bien, su pluma no me ha terminado de convencer.
Oct 02, 2010 Rayni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery fans
Recommended to Rayni by: favorite author
On the back cover of this book is a review I should have paid close attention to. As it was, I didn't see it until after I had inhaled this book. Katy Kelly from USA Today wrote, "PRETEND YOU DON'T SEE HER should come with a warning. Start it in the evening and you'll be reading way late into the night ... This one is well worth the lost sleep."

I picked up this book at 11:30 p.m., on my way to bed. I was just going to look at it. OMG, my husband came out at 4 a.m. & touched my shoulder. He s
Dec 27, 2015 Daniella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my favourites. It got a tad bit frustrating at times, but the mystery was handled really well. The red herrings were artfully placed. The tension got my heart pounding, even though this was my fourth time reading it in 10 years. (Yes, I have a pretty bad memory, so I forgot who the killer was. Hahaha!)
Jul 05, 2013 Maggie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mary Higgins Clark never fails to excite. I finished the book of over 300 pages in 2 days-- over half in a few hours. I loved the plot and I could not put the book down.
If I have any complaints, it is the number of characters. I am awful with names, so when a book has close to 50 characters, things get jumbled in my mind. For instance, it was difficult to keep Tom and Tim separate. The number of characters also led to my inability to fully enjoy the resolution of the novel. When the murderer wa
Eslam Alobaid
رواية سينمائية النص مشوقة , ذكرتني لحد ما بإسلوب غيوم ميسو
اكتشافي الأول للكاتبة و سيتبعه على الأغلب محاولة لاستكشاف كتب اخرى لها
Sarah ~

قرأت من قبل لماري كلارك ..
ولم ترقَ الرواية السابقة لمستوى التوقعات ..
بدأت القراءة هذه المرة وتصاحبني الكثير من المخاوف ..
التي سرعان ما تبددت بعد قراءتي لـالصفحات الأولى منها..

لايسي فاريل وكيلة عقارات في مانهاتن - تلتقي سيدة لطيفة تدعى ايزابيل وارينغ ـ لتبيع شفة ابنتها المتوفاة قبل عام ..
في تلك الشقة تقتل السيدة وقبل أن تلفظ انفاسها الأخيرة تعطيها مذكرات ابنتها وتخبرها أنه ما كانَ يبحث عنه القاتل ..
وتوصيها بأن تسلم المذكرات لزوجها السابق ووالد ابنتها ..
فضول لايسي يجبرها على صتع نسختين من المذكرات
Jun 23, 2012 Tabi34 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like Mary Higgemins Clark. I know what I'm going to get with her - good old fashioned suspense. A mystery that's never easy to figure out and satisfying in the end. This book is no exception. Clark writes characters that I like - all of them - even the bad guys who I don't suspect. The bad guys I know about are evil and sinister - the way they they should be.

Quick synopsis - Lacey Farrell is a witness to a murder. She is the only one who can identify the man and now her life is at risk. She's
Michelle Robinson
Honestly, I am so frustrated. This book is so wildly improbable that I cannot see HOW I ever enjoyed it. This book also makes me seriously question my judgement, as Mary Higgins Clark was once my favorite mystery authors.

Lacey witnesses a murder, she is placed in witness protection, she almost immediately gives away her location to her mother, who lacks the discretion or common sense to keep that information to herself. The city that Lacey is placed in just happens to be where two people who kn
Jan 03, 2010 carolyn rated it liked it
A real estate agent who is trying to sell the apartment for the mother of a dead actress gets caught up in a real choatic scenario. She ends up bringing in a guy to look at the apartment who ends up later killing the mother of the dead actress. The real estate agent witnesses the murder and ends up being placed in the witness protection program. Before the death of the actresses mother, she befriended the real estate agent and was explaining that she did not believe that her daughters death was ...more
Suleiman kareem
رواية مشوقة بالتأكيد،، ،، أول رواية أقراها لــ ماري هيغينز كلارك..
باعتبار ان ماري هي ملكة التشويق و الاثارة ،، فهي تمتلك أدوات و تكنيكات سرد رائعة ,, تستحق القراءة ,, و تستحق الوقت الضائع,, بالبداية تشعر بالملل عند قرائتها ,, و لكن سوف تعتاد على اسلوب الرواية..
أشهر مفطع في الرواية \
" إدع أنك لا تراهاإطلاقا..
فات الأوان للهروب..
لا تدع عينك تقعان عليها..
كأنك لا تراها.. "

Nov 18, 2014 imaockat rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A poor attempt at mystery/thriller. I've read some of MHC's books so I'm quite familiar with the way she writes but this book is just frustratingly stupid that I just skimmed the book in under an hour. There are inconsistencies that bothered me and the poorly researched police actions just doesn't make sense. I can't believe I wasted my time reading this.
Oct 09, 2014 Sherry rated it did not like it
Shelves: useless
Okay, firstly the names of the characters were so out of place. I read half of the book and it was going nowhere.

Since the beginning of the story, I felt like it was a flop Crime Thriller movie. Everything was way too dramatic.

And why everyone's full names were being repeated three times in a single small paragraph??? No.
Oct 13, 2015 Hasnamezied rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-covers
Wow Another Brilliant book. This is my second read for Mary Higgins Clarke and definintely not the last. I love how she chooses songs as titles for her books.
I doubted who is the killer and I was correct.
Great Book
Feb 20, 2016 Nancy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book how ever I do wish the author had done more to make it more interesting. I look forward to reading more of this author's work.
Danielle Hartshorn
this was the first book by the author that I ever read. loved it.
Kristen Harris
If you want to know what the book is about click the more button up there. I do not feel the need to write a quick preview of the book when one is already written.

My review:
I thought this book was average. It is definitely not one of my favorite books I have ever read. I was never excited to read on, but I didn't want to stop reading it either. One positive is it never seemed to be boring to me. There was not really any slow part of the book. You know the parts in books where you are just tell
This was an enjoyable mystery/thriller by Mary Higgins Clark. It had only some minor inconsistencies, the pacing was tight, the mood was tense, the story was plausible enough, and the romance was sweet. I liked it.
Linda  Branham Greenwell
Lacey Farrell lives in Manhattan and is a real estate agent. One day she is witness to the murder of Isabelle Waring, whose daughter, Heather, was killed in a car accident.
Isabelle's last dying words to Lacey were to make her promise to give her daughter's journal to her father, and asked her to read it too. Isabelle was convinced that Heather's death was not an accident. So Lacey takes the journal, gives the original copy to the police, gives a copy to Heather's father, and makes a copy for her
Roselyn I Heslep Heslep
I really enjoyed this book.

This is a really good book. I enjoyed reading. Mary Higgins Clark never disappoints. Keeps you in suspence from start to finish.
Clark, Mary Higgins - standalone

A young woman assigned to the federal witness programme to save her from almost certain death, realizes that once she has unexpectedly fallen in love, she can no longer live a lie. However, before she can marry she must go back and reclaim her identity, whatever perils await her.

I don't know whether her writing or my taste has changed but I don't find her books as solid or suspenseful as I once did. Some of her early books scared me
Alby Mja
¿Tiene algo que ver con la muerte de Heather Landi con el asesinato de su madre? ¿Por qué la madre está empeñada en que la muerte de su hija no fue un accidente sino un asesinato?

Una vez que empiezas, no sabes muy bien como va a continuar. La autora abre muchas puertas, que a su vez tiene varios senderos, y tienes que ir recorriendolos poco a poco para no perderte. Es una historia envuelta en un manto lleno de misterio, preguntas por resolver y varios sospechosos en el punto de mira.

La situaci
The nice thing about Mary Higgins Clark is that she's very dependable. You know exactly what you're going to get when you pick up one of her books. There's a certain class to her characters and writing that I appreciate very much. I'm never blindsided by foul language or explicit scenes. Her characters are the kind of people who don't wear jeans, and if they exercise, I imagine they wear designer velour workout gear. It's like stepping into another world, and it's kind of fun. However, I mainly ...more
Julie Schilz
Jun 06, 2014 Julie Schilz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is a very thin line between friends and enemies. Mary Higgins Clark's book Pretend You Don't See Her, stresses the idea that your closest friends can be your worst of enemies. Throughout this very mysterious and exciting book, Clark emphasizes that realizing everyone is not as whom they seem is extremely important.

Clark shows the difficulties one may face when they come to realize someone very close has betrayed them. She uses a character by the name of “Lacey Farrell” to show and express
Emir Ibañez
Me encantó! Las novelas de Mary tienen todo lo que me gusta: misterio, giros y un toque de drama. Sus personajes a veces son los que debilitan la trama pero en este caso no lo sentí. Lacey es un personaje bastante simpático y tiende a tomar las riendas. El final no me lo vi venir, me pareció bien logrado y cerró todas las incógnitas. Me anoto un libro más de Mary en mi haber, de los cuales estoy seguro que habrán muchos más.
Jul 20, 2014 Robin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, 2013
Manhattan Real Estate Agent Lacey Farrell witnesses the murder of a client and realizes the murderer is a man she showed the apartment to that very day. Before dying, the victim begs Lacey to read her daughter's diary, and says her daughter, Heather, didn't die in an accident. Put in the Witness Protection Program and moved to another city, Lacey continues to look into Heather's death. But when the killer discovers where she is hiding, Lacey is on the run and must uncover the murderer before she ...more
Nandini Singh
Feb 07, 2014 Nandini Singh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the story Pretend You Don't See Her by Mary Higgins Clark realizing that everyone is not always who they seem is very important. Real estate agent Lacey Farrell never thought that her job was dangerous. But after seeing a woman getting shot in the house she was selling she realizes that she was dead wrong. Now the murderer is after her, getting put in the Witness Protection Program may not be very helpful either because not everyone is who the seem, " The now familiar voice seemed strained an
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Dec 21, 2014 Fmorlan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lacey Farrell a real estate agent in NYC. She has an apartment on the market that belonged to a young woman who was killed. The girls mother Isabel was staying there and convinced her daughter was murdered. She read her daughter's journal and found what would prove it. Unfortunately she is killed and Lacey had seen the killer. She is put in witness protection and moved from NYC. Her new town she gets a job, joins a health club as she did in NYC. There she meets Tom a radio host. He becomes inter ...more
Jan 08, 2014 Atrvrs3 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lacey Farrell, a young woman working in real estate in the city of Manhattan, finds herself in a tragically unfortunate situation that threatens her own life and the lives of people around her. While trying to sell an extravagant apartment, Lacey witnesses the murder of the owner, a woman who lost her daughter in a car accident. After hearing the woman's dying words and seeing the murderer run out the door with a journal (which the woman claims is her daughter's), Lacey figures that the journal ...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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