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Verbinding Verbroken!

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Ronald Thompson knows he never killed Nina Peterson... yet in two days the state of Connecticut will take his life, having found him guilty via due process of law. But Thompson's death will not stop the pain and anger of Nina's husband, Steve. Thompson's death will not still the fears of Nna's six-year-old son, Neil, witness to his mother's brutal slaying. Not even the lov ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 204 pages
Published 1999 by Poema (first published 1977)
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When I first read this, I started and then forgot to stop. What it lacks in some qualities it makes up for with the fact that there is no right place to take a break and put it down. I started it one school night and had to stay up until three to finish it. Don't tell my parents.
Jul 25, 2009 Natalie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so I needed a book to read....still can't get my hands on the book club I raided Zach's bookshelves. He likes Mary Higgins Clark and buys them at the .25 cent library sales. He said his teacher read this to them in 10th grade. I had never read any Mary Higgins Clark, as popular as she is. I was hooked! Very well-written and fun suspense story. And yes, I was able to fall asleep. I was worried about that since all of my reading time is usually at a result I ofte ...more
Sarah ~
Dec 12, 2012 Sarah ~ rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
المرة الأولى التي أقرأ فيها رواية للكاتبة الأمريكية ماري هيجنز كلارك ..

اعتدت على كتابات أجاثا كريستي البوليسية وهي البارعة في هذا المجال ..

الرواية لم تعجبني كثيرا ..
فهي ضعيفة من وجهة نظري وايضا
مكتوبة وكأنها فيلم
فنحن نقفز بين " اللقطات " أقصد الأحداث ..
وهي طريقة صعبة المجاراة ..
المهم انها تتحدث عن قضية إعدام شاب ..
ليتبين عبر الرواية انه بريء ..
مع وجود قاتل متسلسل وقنبلة وقضية اختطاف .
قصة اعتيادية في الكثير من الأفلام الأمريكية .
محمد الفره
يا رباااااااااااااااااااااااه
كمية تشويق وإثارة كبيرة للغاية
ماري هيغينز كلارك اصبحتي من الكتاب المفضليين بالنسبة لي
رواية مشوقة واحداث متسارعة تجبرك على الاستمرار في القراءة
اسلوب الكاتبة في الانتقال بالمشاهد وكأنك تتباع فيلم هوليوودي
تستحق الخمس نجمات
Allyson Abbott
May 11, 2015 Allyson Abbott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-pleasure
A Stranger is Watching
I have to admit that this is the first book I have ever read a book by this famous author. I love mysteries so I don't know how I have missed such a classic writer. I am only reading it because it was left in a holiday apartment I am renting.
I could not put this book down. It is fast paced, you feel empathy for all the characters as Clark, brings them all to life with their tales from the past and heart wrenching stories. I could visualise Grand Central Station, from the gr
James Bohrer
Feb 25, 2013 James Bohrer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I chose to read the book "A Stranger Is Watching" by Mary Higgins Clark. This book follows the story of a man named Steve as well as his son Neil and Steve's girlfriend Sharon. One day when Sharon is watching Neil alone, a mysterious man only calling himself "Foxy" kidnaps them both. From then on, the story follows individual characters ranging from Steve to Sharon and even Foxy himself as Steve tries to save his girlfriend and his son. We are given several viewpoints of the situation through th ...more
Jack Stringer
Jan 11, 2011 Jack Stringer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 30, 2015 Kacey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the overall concept of this book, but some parts of the way it was executed caused me to feel a bit disappointed. I have read books by Clark in the past that I loved, so I was taken aback when I found this book to be different than expected and overall disappointing. The time frame got a little confusing when going back and forth between the different characters. And there were even times where I became confused about who was speaking. Granted, these are small aspects of the story, but t ...more
Apr 14, 2011 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
Mary Higgins Clark pretty much never disappoints. I was actually surprised to find that this was originally published in 1977. It was only when I found myself asking why the characters were using payphones rather than cell phones that I looked up the publication date.

A good, fast-paced mystery. I picked it up off my shelves of books I pick up at thrift stores for $0.25-$0.50 while trying to decide what to read next, knowing it would only take me a day or two to finish. It was an engrossing stor
Review: A Stranger Is Watching by Mary Higgins Clark.

Well, it 19s been a long time since I 19ve read one of Mary Higgins Clark 19s books. It was an enjoyable fast read. Mary Clark always could quickly and effortlessly create a story that kept the readers attention. I liked the way she told the story from each individual character 19s viewpoint. She 19s a very good writer which makes the story more captivating and intensifying.

The story is about a man in politics named Steve Peterson whose wife
Julie Schilz
Dec 10, 2014 Julie Schilz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When it comes down to murder, you have to be extremely careful on who you accuse of committing the crime. That decision just might be the deciding factor between your life and death. The author, Mary Higgins Clark, uses plot, character, and setting to make this story so suspenseful. The climax of the story was very extraordinary. Throughout the story she expresses the difficulties people may face while being involved with and dealing with a murder investigation. Inside this novel, Clark reveals ...more
Aug 10, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fast pace plot that doesn't hold the punches. I found this book absolutely amazing and just couldn't put it down - that's not happened for a while! The first few chapters I did find a little confusing, but then the plot just took off in a tangled time line of events. The narrative twists from one character to another building up a complete picture of developments. From the outset the perpetrator is revealed, but you are left with the possibility that everything might not end 'happily ever afte ...more
Johnny Sanchez
Dec 10, 2014 Johnny Sanchez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“A Stranger Is Watching”, by Mary Higgins Clark, was a great book. The best feature of this book was the way it was written. I liked how each chapter was written from another point of view. I also liked how the author made me feel what they were going through. The book was really intense and I couldn’t take my hands off of it.

My favorite thing about this book was how it was written. The book started from a psychopath’s point of view, who is planning on murdering the main characters of this boo
Oumaima Karim Allah
Just like every book I read of this majestic author, It was literally unputdownable.
Kaycee Sapinoso
A Stranger is Watching was a very compelling and enthralling read. I was hooked from page one up to the last. I couldn't put the book down. This was my first read that dealt with Capital Punishment.

Two years ago, Steve's wife, Nina, was murdered. And their son witnessed it. His determination to bring the killer to justice paid off when the accused Ronald Thompson is to be executed by the state. But his world turns upside down again when his new love interest Sharon Martin and his son was kidnapp
Dec 19, 2014 Fmorlan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Steve Peterson is a magazine editor and Sharon Martin a columnist - both have opinions on capitol punishment. But they also love each other. Sharon was headed to Steve's house to.take care of his son Neil. Unfortunately due to the violent death of his wife Nina issues occur. A young man convicted of Nina's death is being put in the electric chair in a couple of days. Sharon and Neil are taken from the house as the kidnapper is looking for getaway money. There now is a question about the young ma ...more
Jul 25, 2013 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery lovers
This book was quite good. Alexandra's 3 year old son was kidnapped two years ago which ended in the destruction of her marriage because her husband blamed her for the kidnapping because of the young babysitter she hired. This book has a lot of twists and turns and some good mystery and a surprising ending. I enjoyed it.
Megan Michaels
Aug 18, 2015 Megan Michaels rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this book!! By far one of my favorite reads. I really liked how the book was told by a few different perspectives although at times it did get tedious trying to recall how each person tied into the story. I've never read a book as quickly as this one. Each chapter was short and it was a fast paced book compared to most in its genre. It was refreshing to have a cliff hanger but at the same time the author kept it moving. I hate when books have a cliff hanger and then the next cha ...more
Eve Nolon
A STRANGER IS WATCHING is an interesting book on a few levels, but mostly that it is so unabashedly anti-capital punishment. Like most readers, I like my personal views to be exalted in fiction. I am being cheeky, mostly. Clark does a nice job with the plot as it moves at a rapid case and no one acts too idiotically in order to stop things from happening. The only reason that I can't give it a four-star rating is because I cannot believe that two people who are so ideologically opposite could ma ...more
Jul 19, 2015 Reneemartinez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have such a weakness for Mary Higgins Clark's novels. I have read them ever since I was 13. Like almost all of her books the major parts and well the best parts of her novels are in the last sixty pages or so. Almost in all her books the beginnings are slow and many times I found myself contemplating if I even wanted to continue reading this book, but I kept the hope that Clark would make this story have a fantastic ending like all her other books I have read and she didn't disappoint. I found ...more
Jul 19, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great book! A page turner if I've ever read one. I'm a little late reading it, given its time setting, but I still loved it. Clark keeps you interested and thinking throughout the book. She writes eloquently and does not provide details that many writers might in order to shock their readers. When the book is well written enough, those details are not needed. An author whose name I have seen again and again but whose books I had yet to open. I will be picking up several more of Clark's books a ...more
Sep 05, 2008 brie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My all-time favorite of her books.
Leira Murillo
Apr 14, 2015 Leira Murillo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is something new. I say 'curiosity gets a cat finish a book'. Mrs. Clark had a different take on this one. I've read some of her books, they all told the bitter approach of death and the sweet meaning of love. They all reveal the antagonist either on the climax or on the end part. This time, she reveals the killer a little too sooner. Then I thought 'now it gets boring because I know who kills and the motive is clear'. But the thought of Sharon and Steve crazy about each other, Neil, Steve' ...more
Anne Claire
Ronald Thompson doit mourir sur la chaise lectrique. Tmoin terroris, le petit Neil a affirm, au cours du procs, le reconnatre comme le meurtrier de sa mre. Mais Ronald a toujours clam son innocence. quelques heures de la sentence, l'enfant est enlev avec une jeune journaliste amie de son pre, par un dsquilibr qui se fait appeler Renard. Il les squestre dans la gare centrale de New York. Le kidnappeur menace de faire sauter une bombe au moment prcis o le condamn sera excut. Existe-t-il un lien e ...more
Harini Padmanabhan
Mary Higgins Clark is another pop corn read for me and I was lucky enough to pick a bunch of her books at a discount sale. :)

This book deals with a topic i have never been able to make up my mind about - Capital punishment. As a man faces death penalty for a crime he did not commit, the actual murderer is plotting another horrible death in the same family where he wrecked havoc a few years ago. Steve lost his wife Nina 2 years ago to a very angry killer and is only now ready to welcome a new lov
Moi qui jusque là est détesté toute lecture se rapprochant du policier, je dois dire que ce livre m'a tenu en haleine jusqu'au bout, et que je ne regrette certainement pas de l'avoir lu.

Mary Higgins Clark nous emmène au coeur d'une course contre la montre d'une soirée, où une femme et un enfant son enlevés par un dénommé Renard, qui n'hésitera pas à les tuer si nécessaire. Steve est un journaliste qui croit en l'efficacité de la peine de mort, suite meurtre de sa femme, quelques années auparav

Comme d’habitude, aucun soucis avec l’histoire. MHC a une plume que j’adore, un style qui m’emporte. L’histoire est magnifiquement bien ficelée avec de nombreux personnages qui se croisent. Tout est bien pensé, imaginé. Le lecteur se retrouve totalement pris dans le roman grâce à des détails glissés par ci par là qui le font trépigner d’impatience ! Tous les ingrédients sont réunis pour nous recréer les scènes comme dans un film.

Néanmoins il y a très peu v
Ronald Thompson a serial killer of Steve's wife Nina will finally be put to trial and eventually death. Come to find out Ronald did not actually commit the crime. The real killer acts again and kidnaps Steve's son whose name is Neil and his wife. The authority are in a big long race to find the two victims before they are found dead. It is a race against time, to save the people he loves most, stop a wrongful execution and apprehend a cold-blooded killer. A bomb is also needed to be defused in t ...more
jhaidyn b
Dec 10, 2013 jhaidyn b rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Stranger Is Watching by Mary Higgins Clark is a great book. This book is especially good if you like suspense. A Stranger Is Watching is about a man named Steve on a quest to get his son and girlfriend back, who have been kidnapped by a mechanic named Foxy, who unbenounced to Steve killed his wife years earlier.
Foxy held the son and girlfriend for ransom, which sent Steve on a wild goose chase to get them back safely. The chase finally came to an end on one night, in one room, under the tra
Rahul Nair
This book is amazing. I felt captivated and astonished when the book reached the middle act and the spectacular finale. This book will make you feel as if you are being watched yourself, that's how well this story is written. The character development, the setting up of the story, and mind numing and teeth grinding suspense is absolutely fantastic. This book really puts you in the action and makes you create and have feelings for its characters. Mary Higgins Clark is a master of suspense and it ...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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