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All Around the Town

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  17,622 ratings  ·  416 reviews
A student obsessed with her English professor is accused of his murder, but can not remember how her fingerprints could possibly have been found at the scene of the crime. 500,000 first printing. Major ad/promo. Lit Guild Main. Tour.
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published May 1st 1992 by Simon & Schuster (first published January 1st 1992)
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Lately, this "multiple personalities" thing has been overused. Anyway, a passable reading for bus stations, waiting rooms or any time you don't feel like using your brain too much.
However, although I have some more books of Mary Higgins Clark, I think I will donate them all to Salvation Army. Not so bad, lately I was looking for space in my library. :)
Jul 10, 2007 Heather rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery Lovers
A little girl is kidnapped at age four. Two years later, she is returned to her family. When tragedy strikes during her college years, those horrible two years come back to her in the form of the alter personalities that protected her during that time. She finds herself charged with murder, and her big sister fights to defend her in the hopeless case.

This book is one of my favorites by Mary Higgins Clark. She keeps you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages until you're finished. As usua
Kathy Sandlin
I've read all of the MHC books that are out on paperback and I really enjoy them and they are a fast read. I did learn my lesson about making sure my husband was home when I read them b/c I got a little creeped out one night when I was home alone and the book I was reading had a character stalking her outside of her house. I just picked a few of my favorites for my bookshelf so it didn't get too crowded.
Bailey Jane
Dec 01, 2008 Bailey Jane rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adults, adults, women
Totally suspenseful! Another great one by Clark. You really can't go wrong with these novels. They are easy reads with twisting, exciting plots...especially this one.
Almost as bad as the other Higgins Clark I read. Characters were made of cardboard and female frailty seems to indicate their inner goodness. Too many "almosts" to make me roll my eyes (as in someone almost does something or sees something or gets something that would reveal the bad guy). All in all a weak and cheap book.
Daisy Honeywell
I could not give to this book more than 2 stars.
I think that it was an easy to read book. I usually love to read thrillers to try to understand what's going on but with this book I understood the most important scoop about Laurie almost 100 pages before the end! I did not understand who the killer was ( because, honestly, it could have been anyone), but when I arrived at the end of the book I was not surprised at all.
What let me finish the book was the phsycology of Laurie. Blonde girl with a lo
Andrea Bellar
This was one of my faveorite Mary Higgins books! This books deals alot with Psychology, it envolves a girl named Laurie who was kidnapped when she was a child and held by her kidnappers for two years finally they let her go thinking that the cops are getting to close. When Laurie returns home her family notices she is alot different but figure its just the trauma of being kidnapped. Then years later she accused of killing one of her collage professers, but her older sister believes her when she ...more
This was a riveting story of the after affects of childhood trauma and abuse. It was a chilling reminder of how untreated trauma can affect someone dramatically while they seem to have a normal life.

It was also, in a way, a comedy of errors, as people deliberately didn't pass on comments (I'm not a gossip, says one old lady) or figure something isn't important so it is ignored. In some instances its just plain lack of attention to detail, but it gets our young heroine arrested and charged with m
lLaurie is kidnapped at age 4 but is returned at age 6. A changed little girl - quiet and introverted. The culprits were never found. She resumes her life but with constant nightmares. Her sister Sarah is there for her as well as her parents. Laurie heads to college and meets Gregg. Until a strange incident occurs they were together. Then Laurie ' s parents are killed and it's just her and her sister. Sarah is an attorney and prosecutor. Laurie starts to have nightmares again and she starts seei ...more
This story is about a young woman who was abducted at the age of four and horribly abused for two years. The reader is spared the details of this abuse while it's happening (which I appreciated!) and the story flashes forward to when she is 21 and a fresh trauma in her life causes effects from the abuse to surface in the form of the protagonist having multiple personalities. A murder occurs and we are left to discover "who done it." (One of her personalities, the abusers, or someone else?) We al ...more
Mey Buentipo
I got this book from my friend. I am glad that I tried reading this genre. This kind of story is new to me since I am an HR fanatic.

Although, I loved to watch movies this kind of story. As I am reading the story it reminded me the movie of primal fear with multiple personality disorder. Well I thought it will end that way.

This is fast paced book. Every character has a role. I loved the main characters. I felt like I am in movie and rushing to find out the truth. I liked how the story went. What
Rene Natan
Multiple personality disorder is an intriguing subject per se. The author uses it with great skill as she describes the troubles twenty-one-year-old Laurie Keyton encounters when she tries to recover from a traumatic event buried in her subconscious for years.

Wonderful as well as nasty people revolve around Laurie and her sister Sarah. One day Laurie, in her foggy perception of life, gets mixed up in a murder of which she has no recollection. Sarah, an assistant prosecutor with the Bergen Count
I couldn't put this book down! It was suspenseful and an interesting subject, especially for psychology lovers like myself! It was very easy to read, which only added to me not wanting to put it down. I was able to predict a few things that happened as the story went along, but others were good twists and surprised me. I would give it 4.5 stars out of 5 if that was an option. Without giving anything away, I at least want to say that I was really happy with the way things turned out for the main ...more
This was one of the best books I've ever read! Love the psychological aspect of it all and how she develops the characters throughout the book. I'll definitely read more of Clarks books.
The length to which some people will go to really knows no bounds, especially true in this book. The mind can be a powerful thing…
Another very good read by this author.Don't think I have read a bad one by her yet.
This was great from start to finish. Exciting and interesting...a great summer read!
Alida arabelle
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Leez Matías
Desde el inicio me atrapo, por lo general cuando voy como por los 4 capítulos, me hago una idea de lo que pasará, últimamente me he encontrado con libros predecibles, pero en esta ocasión fue sorprendente los giros que dio.

La pequeña Laurie (Lee, Leona, Kate y Debbie)fue secuestrada por un par de esposos, pero por circunstancias decidieron "regresarla" no sin antes recordarle lo que pasaría con ella si hablaba.

Quince años después aún no se sabía que pasó en los dos años que fue secuestrada.


whoa! every time i read mary higgins clark i get the creeps!!! i've read other books where characters have MPD and it's really scary! this was a great book.. i couldn't put down the book even when i was already sleepy and scared at night.

like the usual clark books, the chapters alternative between various characters, including the killer which i like because we get to see the whole story forming from the start until they all meet and have the final showdown.

the killer is one of those extreme god
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i loved this book because it has lots of saspense. this book mainly focuses on a 22 year old women who kiddnaped when she was four. it all starte when her mom was having a paty. so the little girl went out side and a car that was pulled over snachted her. she didint know what was going on at the time but the she started to cry. a few had pasted and the little girl was still missing and her family cryed all the time wondering if she was ever going to come home. now a year has past and the family ...more
Admittedly, Mary Higgins Clark is my guilty pleasure. Since the seventh grade I have devoured her trashy suspense novels in two days or less. To decide if a book is trashy, there are two determining factors: the title is smaller than the author’s name, and the back cover, instead of displaying quotes from reviewers and a brief synopsis, is devoted to a full sized picture of the author (yeah that means you James Patterson). Mary Higgins Clark is guilty on both counts; however she somehow passes u ...more
I had figured out who had committed the crime and how they had done it about 100 pages from the end of the book. I've had this happen with Mary Higgins Clark books before. Mystery/Suspense writers always drop little items into their stories (e.g., an overturned wine glass, an open book on the desk, etc.) that wind up being clues to the "whodunnit" aspect of their stories. It seems that when Clark does this, it sometimes seems too obvious, and I find myself having figured things out early.

This book is about a girl named Laurie who was kidnapped at the age of four and held hostage for two years. Laurie's experience causes her to develop a multi-personality disorder, but her alter personalities come back when she is 21 years old, the age she was when her mother and father die in a car accident. Laurie's abductors have secretly watched her grow up, frightened that she might remember them and get them arrested. One of Laurie's alter personalities murder a professor at her college, b ...more
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Erin Chute
All Around the Town by Mary Higgins Clark is a fantastic mystery, from kidnaping and murder to multiple personalities disorder. Laurie Kenyon was abducted when she was four years old. Her abductors kept her for two years and then left her on the front steps of a preschool. Before they left her they threatened 6 year old Laurie that they would kill her if she ever talked about them. She was found the next morning. 15 years later Laurie goes to Clinton college and has basically blocked out those t ...more
This was one of the most enjoyful thriller to experience. The story begins simply with a four year old girl wanting to go to the pool for a swim, but unexpectedly get's kidnapped by a couple who take her away for two years. But during those two years, the little girl is sexually abused by her male abductor. Although they do not hold her hostage for a long amount of time, when she actually returned to her family her mind is erased of what had happend during those years that she was being abused. ...more
Adoro Mary Higgins Clark da sempre!
Nel suo thriller del 1992, In giro per la città, gli effetti degli anni trascorsi dalla stesura sono evidenti. Si parla ancora di macchine da scrivere che si alternano al computer. Una nota insolita, ma che non compromette la storia che Mary Higgins Clark ci racconta. Una storia molto triste e sconvolgente, fatta di pedofilia e canti gospel, sette religiose e indagini da discutere in aula.

Sembra che il lavoro più diffuso nei romanzi di Mary Higgins Clark sia q
Aug 10, 2008 Jodi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: thrillers
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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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