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Pretend You Don't See Her, by Clark, Mary Higgins
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 28th 1997 by Simon & Schuster (first published January 1st 1997)
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Rayni
Oct 02, 2010 Rayni rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
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عبدالله

كأنها أغاثا كريستي لكن بنسخة أمريكية،
يعني فيها جرائم قتل وسفر بين الولايات وعقار ومطعم ويوميات ومخدرات وإثارة + غموض

ثاني قراءة لي للمؤلفة والرواية جيدة نوعا ما
Maggie
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
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Sarah ( Paris )



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
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Tabi34
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
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carolyn
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
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 author.

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 kne
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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
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imaockat
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.
Chana
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
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LJ
PRETEND YOU DON'T SEE HER - Okay
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
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Gwen
This was my first and last novel by this author whose flat, monochromatic writing style made it difficult to bond with or identify with her main character, Lacey Farrell, or any of the other supporting characters. The editing was well done, as well as the character development attempt, but as stated previously, it was one dimensional.
The plot slowly progressed from Lacey witnessing the murder of her new client, to entering into the Federal Witness Protection program after an attempt was made on
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Julie Schilz
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
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Sherry
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.
Robin
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
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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Christina
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Fmorlan
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
Atrvrs3
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
Jyoti
This is one of 4-5 books I've read by Mary Higgins Clark. I can't recall the rest. Racy reads but little that one can commit to one's long term memory.
Aubrey Cunningham
What a page turner. I should have taken the advice of other readers - do not start this book unless your diary is free, you will not want to put it down. So here is my advice, switch off your phone, tell everyone you are in a critical meeting and cannot for any reason be contacted. Make yourself a picnic and go somewhere where you can read uninterrupted until you have finished the book. You will thank me and the other readers later....you will join the club of understanding that MHC has transpor ...more
Danielle Hartshorn
this was the first book by the author that I ever read. loved it.
Bridget Stevens
My personal favorite Mary Higgins Clark book ever
Amber
Lacey Farrel is a realtor for Parker and Parker in Manhattan, New York. She is in charge of selling an expensive apartment for a woman in her fifties. The apartment belonged to the woman's daughter, but her daughter died in a car accident.

One night Lacey went to discuss a possible sale with the woman, only instead she witnessed a murder. Since the killer knows she can recognize him, the police put her in the Witness protection program.

Everything revolves around the journal of the woman's daughte
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Agent Bookworm
It was different from all of Clark's books Ive read so far. It’s different for the suspect is clearly identified. So there's no more guessing I guess. But I was wrong. The killer that was identified was only a paid assassin. :( Too bad.

This is actually one of the most thrilling stories I’ve ever read. It was pulse racing. I couldn’t even imagine being put to the same situation as the main character.

The story started when Lacey Farrell, witnessed a murder accidentally. She was enrolled in a witne
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Megan
Level One:
A year after Heather Landi's death, what is so hard to believe in the eyes of the long gone actress's mother? That her daugter's death was an accident.

How is Lacey Farrell involved in the tragedy of what is soon to be? She is selling Heather Landi's apartment for the mother, ends up bringing in a man who ends up murdering the mother and sees him when he is leaving.

What does the mother find in her daughter's apartment that ends with her death? Her daughter's journal that is believed to
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Beth Peninger
MHC is a fave author of mine. She always stumps me. :) This time I was close but not close enough - I still didn't figure out the mystery!
Apparently I have read this MHC although I don't remember it. Usually I remember the main characters name but this time I didn't so I'm not sure that I really have read it before. Regardless. I read it and was sucked in just as I have been to almost every MHC I've ever read!
Lacey Farrell is our main character this time. A real estate agent in NYC she ends up
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Danielles
I absolutely love Mary Higgins Clark books! Every single one draws me in with a mystery, murder, stalkers, and all sorts of things. She drags it on for a long time, and I never get bored. In this book Lacey Farrell is a realtor, trying to sell Isabelle Waring's daughter's apartment. The daughter had died suspiciously and Isabelle is trying to let go. Curtis Caldwell comes to look at the apartment and loves it. Isabelle ends up finding something that she isn't supposed to know about, and tells La ...more
Jolene
This book was a wonderfully, spellbinding, thriller written by the master mind Mary Higgins Clark herself. I totally loved this book and would recommend it to any and all of my GOODREADS friends!!!

Lacey Farrell is a brilliant young real estate agent in New York who works for a well known company. She has a client who wants to sell an apartment that her (the client's) daughter owned before she died in a horrible automobile accident, but the client doesn't think it was an accident. No, the client
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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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