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You Belong To Me

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  17,359 ratings  ·  345 reviews
“The mistress of high tension” (The New Yorker) and undisputed Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark brings us another New York Times bestselling novel that USA TODAY calls “her page-turning best” about a killer who targets lonely women on cruise ships, a masterful combination of page-turning suspense and classic mystery.

When Dr. Susan Chandler decides to use her daily radi
Published (first published April 21st 1998)
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You Belong to Me was my first Mary Higgins Clark. She's such a popular and prolific author, I had put off reading her books. I was afraid I wouldn't like them, but what I should have been afraid of was enjoying them. You Belong to Me was an exciting, suspenseful read that made me regret not reading Clark's books earlier.

Susan is a former assistant district attorney turned psychologist and radio host. When she inquires on-air about a missing woman she sets off a murderous chain reaction she never
Mary Higgins Clark may not write the most imaginative of thrillers but she's an accomplished writer in her own right and she never fails to deliver a page-turner that's full of suspense. She's like that dependable friend: she can always be relied on to produce a mystery thriller that is easily digestible and pleasant to read. You Belong to Me doesn't disappoint and is an entertaining read despite its formulaic structure and predictability. While I had picked the killer quite early on, she kept m ...more
Tori Hoeschler
Not good. Not good at all.
I am so disappointed to be writing this review! MHC is one of the only mystery authors I will give any sort of attention to and typically when I pick up one of her books I’ll have it read in 3 days max. Up to this point, her success rate in the world of me has been 100%. Without really having to say anything else, I’ll tell you that this book took me 3 weeks, 3 WEEKS, to read.
She definitely has a formula with her books: Grim Incident at the Beginning + Interesting Expl
Once again, Mrs. Clark enchanted me with the beauty of New York and most importantly, the real-life of psychologist (or shrink as we love to call them). Dr. Susan in this book is definitely a strong woman but lack of control in her life. She lost a love partner to her sister, she lost her father to a whinny stepmother and she was having a love-hate relationship with her dear sister, Dee.

When Dr Susan was exposed to mysterious disappearing of one Regina Clausen during one of her radio show, she w
Aroha Hepworth
I haven't yet finished it all the way. It is a really great book though, it starts off kind of boring and slow, but when you get maybe 8 or 9 chapters into it, the book gets really good. I have stayed up really late a couple of nights because I haven't been able to close the book. It is a good keep you at the edge of your seat kind of book. Yes, at times it is a little boring, but most of the time it is quite a good read. I definitely suggest it for good, mystery book lovers. I really like what ...more
Another great book by Mary Higgins Clark. I like them because they keep me guessing till the end. And each one is so different - she doesn't write by a formula. This one is about a psychologist who has a radio show and invites an author on who wrote a book about woman vanishing. The broadcast opens a can of worms that nearly kills Dr Susan and had me guessing who dunit till the end!
And she doesn't use bad language to "spice" up the story it works very well without!!!!!!
Gloria Piper
Susan is a clinical psychologist who also hosts a radio talk program. The subject of her latest program involves the unsolved murder of a woman. When clues are phoned in, they set off a series of murders, and Susan eventually finds herself targeted by the killer.

The beginning is simple, but it's not long before the story grows increasingly complex. Clark, though, adeptly keeps the characters straight for us while giving them each a unique personality. We get enough background so we have an idea
I'm not much for mysteries. They aren't bad, I like them, I just don't read them much. This book made me re-think my feelings towards the genre.

Clark is a pretty famous mystery writer. A lot of people like her books and I know she has written many but if you are ever going to try out one of her books, don't make this one your first.

There isn't much about this book that I liked so I am just gonna start with what I didn't like.

-Clark talks a lot about time in her book. Many times throughout the b
Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo
3.5 Stars

You Belong To Me is a nice, fast read for avid mystery readers stuck in the house on a rainy day. Higgins Clark uses short chapters and a boat load of characters to advance the story which is fitting since a serial killer is preying upon lonely women on cruise liners.

Psychologist Dr. Susan Chandler has a successful call in radio show as well a private practice. She still has the instinct of a District Attorney and will need it as she explores the disappearance of Regina Clausen. Clausen
Oh good gosh! I LOVE this book!

I will go back and read it again and again. I have probably read it 5 or 6 times in the last 16 years (I first read it when I was 12ish).

Thanks to this book the song "You Belong to Me" will NEVER be a romantic song, EVER!

When it played during Shrek I started giggling and when my friends asked why I said "He is going to kill her and bury her in one of those places." No one got it. *Sigh* The burden of being me I guess.

The book is very interesting and gives you j
If you missed the TV movie version from a decade ago, you can relive the suspense in this classic mystery in print version. In Mary Higgins Clark's You Belong to Me, she took us on an adventure from radio to the cruise ships. Dr. Susan Chandler decided to use her radio talk show to explore the topic of disappearing women and the killers who prey on their vulnerable loneliness, she had no idea she exposed herself and others to the invisible dangers out there. When a caller called in about the dis ...more
What an utter waste of a decent plot!! The book was riddled with intentionally misleading side stories and a cheap attempt to throw the reader off from guessing who the killer is, which by itself made the end obvious. A classy author like Mary Higgins Clark, did not have to resort to this.
My other complaint about this book is the lack of tightness of plot. In trying to offer every person's perspective in this book, it seems like the author instead tried to offer the reader every character's eve
Teresa B
Feb 11, 2010 Teresa B rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ALL mystery lovers
Shelves: mystery
Another spine-tingly scary murder mystery by Mary Higgins Clark. Her writing compels readers to keep turning pages. By the time you have finished the book you will understand all the clues she laid out, but until you reach that "Aha!" moment you will begin to suspect more than one villain afoot.

Here is my NON-SPOILING summary:

Dr. Susan Chandler is a clinical psychologist who also hosts a radio call-in show. While interviewing a psychiatrist about his book on missing women, Susan relates the acco
I should remember not to read MHC back to back; it only leads to disappointment with her repetitive formulas. Particularly in You Belong to Me I had the killer picked out way in advance - not because the clues were there, but because he was the only one who *hadn't* been pointed at, which is pretty typical. I'm also getting a bit fed up with "strong" female protagonists (always lawyers, journalists, etc.) who, in spite of their insistence that they can "take care of themselves," somehow *always* ...more
Mary Ruth
Good story - quick read
The story is about a girl named Susan and she is trying to figure out who why a girl named Regina Clausen disappeared. The main characters in this story is a person named Susan. She is not married and has no kids. The other main character in this story is Regina Clauson. She had disappeared after a tragic night in her hotel room in Hong Kong after taking a cruise. Susan is a detective/radio person. Regina likes to travel around the world on a cruise ships, and on airplanes. Susan is credible but ...more
In the novel "You Belong To Me" by Mary Higgins Clark, the author keeps the reader in suspense by bringing them closer to the story. For example, on page 367 and 368 the author says, "Susan felt herself getting lightheaded. take short, shallow breaths, she told herself. Don't use up the oxygen. Air, air, her lungs screamed." According to the text, the main character Dr. Susan Chandler was enduring faster than she imagined and she was trying to hold on tight and escape. The author includes this ...more
My daughter left this book on the coffee table so I picked it up. I finished it in a few days. The writer has a pleasant style, but early on in the book I was having trouble keeping the characters straight. For a while I thought maybe two of the male characters were in fact the same man just using disguises and two different names. The murders were so clean and glossed over that they felt sanitized. Yes, I was surprised at the end when the actual killer was revealed, but now as I am reading some ...more
This book is really addictive, Mary Higgins Clark takes us once again in an exciting thriller until the end, she takes us on different tracks that would suggest that this or that character is the killer (I first thought the counselor Jane Clausen, Douglas Layton then to Dr. Richards). While it is only in the last pages that we discover the real identity of the killer, I do not doubt at all that it could be Alex.
Very good book for my first book that I've read of Higgens Clark since the last time I read one of her books when I was in high school! I have so many more of her newer books and I can't wait to read more of one of mt favorite authors in high school! 4 stars!
Kuldeep Kawar
So here is mary higgins with a sheerie masala to the old sweet song popular among the gran-days.The story,as most of her books are,starts of boring and uninteresting,but u need some patience if u wanna go on a roller coster ride like this.I loved the story not as a suspense thriller,but rather as a story where in the end,everything goes good.Mind me,the only thing that will upset u in the book is that chracters in the tale just prop up till the end,and u get excited on knowing what exactly happe ...more
Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
I read this author sometimes because I have a friend who really loves her, and she gives me the books. The stories are a tad simplistic for my tastes, but Clark writes well, and the mysteries are fun.
I always really want to like this author's books. I usually like her strong female characters, but her books are formulaic. There are always several characters who could be the culprit and she tries to keep you guessing between them, and in doing so, we never get complete, trustworthy characterization.
This book was the same. A serial killer who preys on single women on cruise ships. I was about to set sail myself, and wanted a good mystery to read on deck. But I found this book frustrating and
I really like Mary Higgins Clark she is such a good author when you want a good suspence book to read. This is one of those books. It is just a good suspence book with a good twist at the end.
Shashi Kant
A great story, loved it enjoyed it, and had got lots of fun...
Susan Chandler the main heroine of this story had done a great detective work...
She run from here and there but finally culprit get's in her house only, hehehe
Very well written by M. H. CLARK, guessing the culprit was bit harder as any of the male character that she had inserted, and the story about them makes us to think that they were only the killer of Regina Clausen, but finally Alex comes to be the fortunate one, am happy on myse
Vivek Mathews
This is standard suspense fare. It was a good fast paced read for a couple of slow days. Ms. Clark appears to favour red herrings strongly. Take a few characters, lace them with obscure motives for unexplained actions and finally tie up a few plot strings for the sake of ending the novel.

It's a fairly good suspense novel. You will feel the thrill of the chase and you'll keep turning pages. So yeah, this is a novel for filling some time. Don't expect to come away with some meaningful impact on y
Anirban Das
Have you ever read more than one MHC book before this? You have. Well then don’t bother with this one, because you will find nothing new and nothing remotely interesting in it.

What has this book got? Upper class lonely women getting whacked by upper class psycho male, while travelling on upper class ocean liners. Clichéd psychiatrist trying to solve cases which have no connection with her; clichéd philanthropist trying to hit on clichéd psychiatrist in a boring clichéd way. Plot going nowhere as
Georgiann Hennelly
When Dr Susan Chandler decides to use her radio talk show to explore the phenomemon of women who disappear and are later found to have become victims of killers who prey on the lonely and insecure, she has no idea she is exposing herself and those closest to her - to the very terror she that she is trying to warn others against. As Susan tries to find out who is responsible for an attempt on the life of a women who called into the show offering information on a mysterious disappearance from a cr ...more
Oh MHC, you and your red herrings! Is the killer this guy? Is it that one? Is it the one you want Susan to end up with, or the guy she'll probably end up with because all MHC mysteries are also romances?
The thing about Mary Higgins Clark books is that they're fast, they're not completely predictable, and they're intense. I like this, considering not all of the stuff I have to read fits this. I love having these around for a lazy summer day, and this one is no exception. Is it stellar writing? No
Apr 29, 2011 Adrianna rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. Get an UNABRIDGED version!
Recommended to Adrianna by: Linda Simone (mother-in-law)
Shelves: audio, in-eureka, mystery
My mother-in-law bought me this audio book for one of my long driving trips to and from Roseville and Eureka. Unfortunately, we didn't realize that this was an abridged copy of the novel, so it was only three hours of listening time for $9.99. Still, it was better than nothing, and I did enjoy the nostalgia feeling derived from reading a Mary Higgins Clark book. I used to be a major fan when I was in middle and high school, and I remember reading and solving these mysteries easily.

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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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