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In the gripping new novel from the Queen of Suspense, a woman is haunted by two grisly murders separated by more than a century, yet somehow, inextricably linked...

Following a nasty divorce and the trauma of being stalked, criminal defense attorney Emily Graham leaves Albany to work in Manhattan. Craving roots, she buys her ancestral home, a Victorian house in the seaside
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Paperback, 387 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Pocket Books (first published June 1st 2001)
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Mary
Emily Graham, a successful defense attorney and recently rich, decides to buy an old Victorian home at the New Jersey resort seaside of Spring Lake, that once belonged to her great, great grandmother. Emily has also accepted a job with Todd, Scanlon, Klein and Todd, a nationally known criminal defense law firm in Manhattan. After closing on the house, and trying to establish her life in the new area, Emily receives threats on her life, which she believes are from the stalker that she put in jail ...more
Kara Jorges
The queen of suspense didn’t build her reputation writing books like this. This is another mediocre effort with too many characters, compounded by not one of them having more than one or two vaguely memorable characteristics. As a result, I never got very involved in what was going on, since I was constantly wracking my brain to remember who was who every time the scene changed. By the time the murderer was revealed, it was insignificant because I couldn’t remember who he was.

Emily Graham leaves
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Kaycee Sapinoso
She's One of My Favorite Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Authors. She’s amazing! I started reading her works way back 2006. On The Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark was the first book I've ever read. I borrowed it from the library. And since then, I started to read all her books. I became fascinated with Suspense-Mystery Crime Books.

Criminal defense attorney Emily Graham accepted an offer to leave Albany and work in a major law firm in Manhattan after her divorce has been finalized and expe
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Kari Anderson
Emily Graham is looking for some peace and quiet. She left Albany after a nasty divorce and a stalking incident that put a disgruntled man behind bars after Emily (an attorney) got a man off the hook for his mother’s murder.

She has a job set up in Manhattan, but is taking some time off to get settled in her new home. This home is in Spring Lake, New Jersey, and was her family home, before a family member went missing and it was sold in 1892.

As Emily is remodeling the house, and digging for the p
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Abbie
Murder...Mystery...Reincarnation...
What more can you ask for in a Mary Higgins Clark novel?

Emily Graham has had a rough year. A defense attorney, she leaves Albany to work in Manhattan after her divorce and the stalking incident following her big court case. She comes into some money and buys her ancestral home in Spring Lake, New Jersey. It's a beautiful Victorian house in the seaside resort. The history of the house is that the family sold the house in 1892, after Madeline Shapley, Emily's anc
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Siobhan
I feel as though the Mary Higgins Clark books are good for quick reads.

For me all her books seem to be three point five star books. They’re good if you want something quick to read and yet I never seem to enjoy them as much as I love other authors. They’re sort of just there for when I want something quick to read.

I think my main problem is that they all seem to be a lot of the same, in my opinion. Whether it is simply due to the selection of her books I have read or whether such is the case all
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Tiago Filipe
Já tinha ouvido falar muito desta autora, mas nunca tinho lido nenhuma obra sua. Alguma tinha que ser a primeira, e, bem, foi esta. Sinceramente, depois de tantas críticas positivas que li dela, estava à espera de melhor. Quer dizer, gostei, mas esperava que fosse brilhante. Enfim, esteve ali entre o três e o quatro, mas, no fim, dei-lhe o benefício da dúvida. Quando ler outro livro dela, aí tirarei as minhas dúvidas.
Natalie
I've only read one or two of her books before but I found this at a used book sale. It pulled me in pretty quickly and I'm enjoying it so far.

This was better than I expected. It felt like if I'd read it more awake I might have been able to piece together enough to solve the mystery. One mystery was revealed to us before the other characters knew and that was fun too because we were able to wait to see how everything would unfold.

I've only read one or two of her books before but I'll seek out oth
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Alpha Felix
On the Street Where You Live was the first novel I ever got to read from all the mind-twisting and suspense-filled masterpieces of Mary Higgins Clark. From then on, I became an absolute fan striving to grab every copy of her novel stockpiled in bookstores. :)

Though others find it very futile to have numerous characters on the course of the storyline, I think it contributed a lot more patches of mind-boggling thinking on who in the end will be revealed as the real murderer. Everyone seems to h
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Scott Jeremy Nino Roberts
The book cover looks like a classic horror theme. I give this book 5 stars.
Dani Noviandi
Jalan cerita yang cukup lambat dari buku ini seolah menutupi keistimewaan buku ini. Pembunuhan antar abad yang melatari buku ini sangat unik, 3 orang wanita muda dibunuh 1 abad yang lalu, mayatnya tak diketahui dimana. Nah, di abad yang baru ini, tiba-tiba ada lagi 2 gadis yang hilang, satu persatu mayat mereka ditemukan dalam satu kuburan dg para korban di 1 abad yang lalu! Kok cuma 2? bukannya 3? nah, 1 orang lagi sedang ditunggu pada tanggal 31 maret, tanggal yang sama dg kematian gadis ketig ...more
Boof
This was the perfect good ole-fashioned whodunnit to read while being wrapped up in the front of the fire poorly. I am pretty new to Mary Higgins Clark but I now know that she can be completely and utterly relied on for comfort reading.

Emily Graham moves in to her ansestoral home in Spring Lake, NJ knowing that over 100 years ago a family member was murdered in that very town. In the following years, two more of her ancestors friends were also murdered and the town now appears to have a copycat
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Hayley
It felt good to read a MHC book when I haven't read one in so many years. As always, she leaves me with a smile on face after I just went through a rollercoaster, edge of your seat, can't put it the book down type read.

I love the "Queen of Suspense" and how she captures your attention and doesn't falter throughout the book with nonsense. This book was a fast read for me, as I didn't want to put it down LOL.

Meet, Emily Graham, a criminal defense attorney on her way to a new start in Spring Lake
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Radha Sukhu
“On the Street Where You Live” is another one of Clark’s intriguing murder mysteries. This novel concerns a woman named Emily Graham, who has moved back to her hometown of Spring Lake in which three murders took place about a century ago. Emily becomes involved in the case when the skeleton of one of the victims is found buried in her backyard, and from then on, she’s determined to figure out what really happened to those three victims so many years ago. The main aspect of this novel is, of cour ...more
Martha
After reading "Daddy's Little Girl", by Mary Higgins Clark, I was excited to become engrossed in another of her novels. But, I have to say, "On the Street Where You Live", was very disappointing to me. I actually couldn't wait to finish it, just to finish it, not because I couldn't wait for the ending.

This story covers eleven days. It starts on Tuesday, March 20, and the "big" day that keeps popping up in the book is Saturday, March 31. Kind of eerie, I finished this book today, Saturday, March
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Nicole
On the Street Where You Live is a mystery/suspense novel by Mary Higgins Clark.

Emily Graham buys her ancestral home, in the town of Spring Lake, New Jersey following a nasty divorce and the trauma of being stalked. Her family sold the house in 1892, after one of Emily's forebears, Madeline Shapley, then a young girl, disappeared. As the house is renovated and a pool dug, a skeleton is found and identified as Martha Lawrence, a young woman who vanished several years ago. Within her hand is the f
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Hannah
Women disappear in the 1800s and women today are being murdered and buried in the same previously hidden places as the women 100 years ago were. Plus there are stalkers and notes slipped under doors and people being strangled and possible reincarnation!....I don't know how you can manage to make this horribly boring but somehow Clark manages it. Other reviewers say that the book is "complex" and "hard to follow". Nope. Just poorly written. The "complexity" is caused by introducing way too many c ...more
Lorma
I first came to know Mary Higgins Clark through my younger sister. She had a couple of her novels which I borrowed and never returned. Ever since I have come to rely on MHC as one of two authors I will turn to for a good fast paced comfort read,especially after doing some heavy duty reading and she never lets me down.

She always gives you a good ole-fashioned whodunnit which more times then not I can read in one sitting.

Emily Graham moves in to her ansestoral home in Spring Lake, NJ where over 1
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Ida
Mary Higgins Clark delivers another gripping, complex novel. Defense attorney, Emily Graham, buys her ancestral home after a nasty divorce, an upsetting trial, and the conviction of a man who had been stalking her. The day following her move into her new home, her life and those of her neighbors is thrown into turmoil. Two bodies are discovered in her backyard...one belonging to a young lady who disappeared 4 1/2 years ago...the other the remains of Emily's missing relative from the 1890's. Are ...more
Lauren
I picked this up for $0.95 at the DAV thrift store one day when I was trapped in downtown Oceanside without my car and had a whole lot of time to kill. I had read some Mary Higgins Clark books as a kid but none really as an adult. I finished it that day, not just because it was a quick read, but because it was a really good story. Have I noticed in the 10 or so that I've read since then that all her stories have a lot of similarities in the setup and plot development? Yeah, and yet I keep readin ...more
Hoover Public Library Adult Fiction

Great mystery that's not intense.
Emily Graham, eager to get away from her money-grubbing ex-husband and a stalker, buys her great great grandmother's house in the sleepy resort town of Spring Lake. Things aren't quite as relaxing as she had hoped however, when the workers digging her new pool find a woman's dead body clutching a finger bone that has her great great grandmother's ring on it. Emily is determined to figure out the connection between the murders before she is the next victim.
Charity Yoder
this is not the first Mary Higgins Clark book that i've read. it's not even my favorite. but it is most deff. the scariest that i've read so far. by her at least. i read this a few years ago, when i was in 8th grade. and when you're up at 2 o'clock in the morning, when skeletons start being dug up? it's the stuff nightmares are made of. but like with most of her novels, i enjoyed, because i do prefer being scared out of my skin over... well just about whatever.
Laudys
Ugh. This book!

The main character is dumber than a brick. She has absolutely has no common sense at all. I can't really picture a community where there is a serial killer on the loose, taking names left and right, and they calmly go on their lives without worrying glances over their shoulders.

This book got me so frustrated. Ugh. Just thinking back on it makes me mad.
Alice
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Christiana Hadji
Feb 02, 2012 Christiana Hadji rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no-one with above-average IQ levels
The heroine was so stupid I kept wishing for the killer to get her. No idea why this author is so popular. I try not to think about what this says about the average reader's tastes and what is considered "a good read" nowadays, it's too upsetting.
Theresa Leone Davidson
I once wrote about a Jacqueline Susann novel that reading it was like eating a Twinkie - not good for you, nothing great there, can only have one once in a great while but they're fun and once in a great while causes no harm. I was thinking as I was reading this that Clark's books are much the same. However, I think at least Susann's novels said a lot about society in the time they were written so even hers are a cut above. Clark always is a moderately fun read but there isn't much of a mystery ...more
Aparna
Another suspense novel by Mary Higgins Clark that I chanced upon did pulled me into her world of mystery, murder and mayhem. Only this time the murders take place in 21st century and relate to similar murders that happened in 19th century.

Emily Graham, a criminal defense attorney, leaves Albany to work in Manhattan after she endures the trauma of being stalked and has a nasty divorce. She looks to settle and naturally looks towards her roots which leads her to Spring Lake, New Jersey. On an impu
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An Odd1
Criminal defence attorney, newly divorced Emily Graham, buys house in seaside resort Spring Lake, that her family sold a century before 1892, when teen Madeline Shapley vanished. In short parallel chapters starting 20 March, a man in possession of a diary thinks he is a reincarnation, already strangled Martha Lawrence 21 four + years ago, buried with Madeline, and intends two more, the last Emily on 31 March. Someone stalks Emily and both criminals leave warnings, investigated by persistent loca ...more
Jeanette
Another excellent book by Mary Higgins Clark. I have always enjoyed books by this author. Full of twists and turns and always a page turner.
Maia B.
Too many characters. Too many motives. Too much bad writing.

What can I say? Agatha Christie trumps Clark every time.
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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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