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Pretend You Don't See Her, by Clark, Mary Higgins
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 28th 1997 by Simon & Schuster
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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...more
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...more

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...more
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...more
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
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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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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
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 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
I can't get over the stupidity of the heroine's decisions like (view spoiler). I usually like MHC heroine's no matter how annoying they can get with their "I/He/She could never commit murder!!!" Well, if the circumstances are aligne...more
Vanessa Kay Concon
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...more
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...more
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...more
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
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...more
Mary Higgins Clark has not failed us with this one. Pretend You Don't See Her is a story that keeps you always wanting to find out what is going to happen next. At the beginning of the story we are introduced to the main character in the story Lacey Farrell. Lacey is a prominent real estate agent in the hustling city of New York. While preparing to sell an apartment in the heart of the city, Lacey witnesses the murder of her client. From their her life was turned upside down. Being forced into t...more
Kaykay Obi
Lacey witnesses a murder and then is placed in the witness protection program. She must assume a fake identity, at least until the killer can be brought to trial.

I was reading this book before I had an accident. Then, the book didn’t really draw me in like the other MHC’s I’ve read (maybe I was too busy with other stuff). I tried to continue reading the book during recuperation, but I was in some sort of reader’s block. I wonder if that term exists… I put the book aside when I was out of the blo...more
Lo leí en español. Si no fuera porque Reader's Digest compila varios libros en ediciones especiales y porque en el reto de "12 meses 12 libros" de 2014 viene la categoría "novela negra", no lo hubiera leído.
Antes que éste, sólo había leído 2 libros de novela negra, la primera experiencia fue muy buena y divertida y la segunda no me gustó nadita, supongo que por eso lo fui posponiendo, pero ésta fue una agradable experiencia que disfruté bastante.
Ahora a leer un poco más de este género, es divert...more
This was a mystery book club selection. It is not the usual type of book we read, but I loved it! It had me hooked from the first chapter. It was fast paced and interesting. I certainly didn't have the villain pegged & was surprised by the conclusion. This author really knows how to build up suspense! I think there's a movie of the same title we will be watching during our meeting. Movies usually aren't as good as the book. Will have to wait & reserve judgement.
Heather Cleveland
After reading one of Mary Higgins Clark's recent books, I had to go back and read one of her earlier works to make sure my tastes hadn't radically changed over the years. (The new book was repetitive, and the writing didn't flow like I remembered.) Luckily, this book was interesting, suspenseful, and well-written. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I'm very sad that there aren't many of MHC's book left for me to read. I need to find an author with a similar style; I love a good mystery!
Πάνος Τουρλής
Μια κοπέλα κι ένα ημερολόγιο. Ένας δολοφόνος κι ένα δίκτυο ναρκωτικών. Ποιος είναι ο πληροφοριοδότης; Ατύχημα ή δολοφονία; Ερωτήματα που απαντώνται σε περιβάλλον κλιμακούμενης αγωνίας. Ολοζώντανοι χαρακτήρες, το γνωστό παιχνίδι της γάτας και του ποντικιού και το απαραίτητο λαβ στόρυ. Πόσο εύκολο είναι να υιοθετήσεις μια νέα ταυτότητα όταν η ζωή σου κινδυνεύει;

Στα ελληνικά από τις εκδόσεις Bell το 2000.
Mar 16, 2014 Linda rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who love a good mystery.
Recommended to Linda by: Sally
I haven't read a MHC book in such a long time, but picked this up at a used book store for $2.00. So glad I did. I've sort of gotten away from mysteries because they became so darn graphic and disturbing which for is odd for me since I love watching horror movies. I know... Go figure? I will definitely read more of her books now.

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Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins Clark Conheeney, best known as Mary Higgins Clark, (b December 24, 1927 in the Bronx, New York) is an American author of suspense novels. Each of her twenty-four suspense novels has been a bestseller in the United States and various European countries, and all of her novels remain in print as of 2007, with her debut suspense novel, Where Are The Children, in its sevent...more
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