Where Are the Children?
He could feel the chill coming in through the cracks around the windowpanes. Clumsily he got up and lumbered over to the window. Reaching for one of the thick towels he kept handy, he stuffed it around the rotting frame.
The incoming draft made a soft, hissing sound in the towel, a sound that vaguely pleased him. He looked out at the mist-filled sky and studied th...more
I picked up this book at the library because I hadn't read a novel like this in ages. And now I kind of remember why. As enjoyable as the story was (who doe...more
In her first suspense novel, Clark does a great job of developing the tension by offering up enough red herrings to ensure a gradual reveal, but also enough solid hints to allow the reader to figure it out. Unfortunately, her characters were weak cliches and not particularly interesting.
All in all this was an okay and easy read that will be most appreciated by fans of the suspense novel.
I was horrified, chilled and appalled at the way the main female character was treated, but equally amazed and thrilled at the ending which allowed her to twist the dirty deeds of her tormenter back on herself.
One of the reasons this subgenre became so popular was that until the 1970s (and the movie "The Burning Bed") very few people were willing to admit that a man could hurt his wife. In th...more
* Number 50 on the Mystery Writers of America's list "The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time." This list also includes Agatha Christie's book, The Witness for the Prosecution. Oh, wait. That was a short story, not a novel. Memory is a funny thing, isn't it? Not only can it turn short stories into novels, I think it can turn novelty into greatness. My 30th Anniversary Edition of Clark's book includes an Introduction by Clark in whic...more
This book made me question the abilities of man on every level. Th...more
I see Mary a lot at crime writing functions and she is always the best dressed, most glamorous author in the room. (Granted, this is not a high bar, but still)
Don't get me wrong, I really like Slaughter'...more
She's also one of the few authors who can weave a mystery that I can't usually unravel by halfway through the story, and though this plot had some minor holes at the end and is more simplistic tha...more
In 'Where Are the Children', Nancy Harmon is the main character and she initially lives in California. She is married to a man named Charles and they have two kids named Peter and Lisa. One day while at home she allowed Peter and Lisa to go outside and play in...more
Here were my biggest gripes:
1) I accurately figured out who the killer was thirty pages into the book. The identity of the killer seemed so glaringly obvious, in fact, that I thought I HAD to be wrong and that some twist would surely come at the end (it didn...more
The book leaves you recalling the fact that some mothers really do murder their children, for...more
Passado a um ritmo alucinante, a escrita desta autora nao voltou a desiludir.
Um policial que fala sobre rapto de menores, pedofilia, julgamento e incriminações.
Nancy has a history of forgetting things, and of losing herself in her actions. She claims that she's changed, but when her children go missing she's the only o...more
The next few MHC...more