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Where Are You Now?

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  11,892 ratings  ·  1,141 reviews
From America's Queen of Suspense comes a gripping tale of a young woman trying to unravel the mystery of a family tragedy -- a quest with terrifying repercussions.

It has been ten years since twenty-one-year-old Charles MacKenzie Jr. ("Mack") went missing. A Columbia University senior, about to graduate and already accepted at Duke University Law School, he walked out of
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Published April 8th 2008 by Simon & Schuster (first published January 1st 2008)
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I always like Mary Higgins Clark because I know what I am getting. Since I have read so many of them, I am getting better at predicting who the "murderer" is, but I still find that I can't stop turning the pages to find if my guess is correct. She is a clean writer and gives me just enough suspense without making me too scared.
Good book, though the ending was disappointing. The author spent so much time building up to a finish, that when the finish came, it was quite a let down. I'm not talking a little let down, I mean really disappointing. The kind of thing where you finish reading and then look for the rest of the pages that obviously fell out of the book. She left the final scene until pretty much the last chapter. But then there was so much to finish off that it just said, "Okay, all these people are dead, all th ...more
I didn't love nor hate this book.

I did like that the book was a page turner. I liked the short chapters allowing me to read 5 minutes here or 10 minutes there. I did like that it was an easy read for the situation I was in. I liked that the author included so many suspects. I did feel creepted out by the murderer thinking in first person. I did think it was blood and guts clean for a murder mystery.

I was disappointed in the main character, Carolyn. She wasn't very characteristic of what I imagi
Fans of Mary Higgins Clark know she has her formula. Her first four books didn't seem to be as formulaic, but ever since then, there are certain things we watch for. The mentally-incompetent person who knows something, but is being protected and told to shush, and when they finally talk, it's the clue to the whole case. We watch for the mentions of clothing and food (during the 1980's, the heroines wore capes and boots, and ate pasta and crusty bread with green salad and wine) We also know that ...more
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
I picked this up to see if I could decipher the key to Ms. Clark's longstanding success. I'm done and I still can't say I've deciphered that key. Formulaic with a very anticlimactic and unsatisfying ending...I can't recommend it. And I am certain Ms. Clark will weep bitter tears over this review as she counts her millions on her private jet.
Aini Akmalia
Could you imagine how bizarre the feeling when your brother disappeared all of a sudden, and only make a phone call only on Mother's Day, and assured the family that he's doing well?

Charles McKenzie Jr. (known as "Mack" in this book) disappeared ten years ago shortly after his 21st birthday. Every year on Mother's Day he rings his mother and assures her that he is fine. Even when his father died on 9/11, he didn't emerge from hiding.

And now his sister Carolyn Mackenzie has had enough. She is de
Jessica Flaska
i finished this book last night and it was a pretty good book. again, mary hiigins clark goes back and forth and each chapter has to do with a different charachter in the character's going on's. but it does not get confusing and annoying. i liked ths tory line about the main character trying to find her brother and see what really happened and either him or turn hin over in the murders that have been recently linked to his sudden disappearance. his only sib, carolyn start trying to figure out wh ...more
Predictible. I think her books have really gone downhill but I'll continue to read them I'm sure. I have read all of her books to date. She churns them out too quickly...a good fluff book though I guess.

Summary from Amazon:
It has been ten years since twenty-one-year-old Charles
MacKenzie Jr. ("Mack") went missing. A Columbia University senior, about to
graduate and already accepted at Duke University Law School, he walked out
of his apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side without a word to his
Francesca Hurley
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Mary Higgins Clark never disappoints me. Her writing is always smooth, her plots move along, and I like her protagonists. In this book, every Mother's Day, Charles "Mack" MacKenzie, Jr., calls his mother. But it's not your usual Mother's Day call because Mack walked out of his apartment one day and disappeared. Despite a nominal police investigation and a more thorough investigation by a P.I. no trace was found of the young man. However, a call received on the first Mother's Day after his disapp ...more
Marie desJardins
This was one of the most boring books I have ever tried to read. It just drags, and rambles, and jumps around from character to character, without ever moving forward.

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This is another awesome book from MHC! She did it again,kept me guessing til the end!

A well to do New York family with two children, one studying to be a lawyer and the other girl in high school. Their son, Mack is getting ready to enter law school disappears into thin air. But he calls his mother every Mothers Day. The story opens when he has been gone for ten years. It is mothers day and both Carolyn and her mother are anxiously waiting for the call. The father was a high power lawyer and hir
There is some suspicion that Mack has stolen his own car. Mack has been missing for 10 years. If he's using that car, how does he register it each year without being found? And what *did* happen to his car?
There was another incident that was so completely wrong/impossible but I can't remember what it was.

She goes into great detail and highlights so many incidents that aren't important and introduces so many characters that it helps keep the reader stumped as to 'who dun it' She also leaves so ma
Jun 13, 2009 Bridget rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mary Higgins Clark fans
Shelves: 2009-reads
OK, I will admit to being a Mary Higgins Clark fan from the get-go. What I most like about her books is that she builds suspense, but (for me at least) the solution isn't obvious from page 1 - having said that, though, you can still pick the book up and put it down to do something else without losing track of the story. Maybe that doesn't mean it's "Literature," but I always enjoy her stories!

This one is interesting to me, as it deals with a young man from a well-to-do family who disappeared sud
“Onde estarás?” foi a minha estreia com a autora Mary Higgins Clark, que possui mais de 30 obras publicadas, tanto de autoria própria, como juntamente com a sua filha Carol Higgins Clark.

Charles MacKenzie Júnior, Mack como é conhecido por todos, é um jovem de 21 anos que desparece misteriosamente, contudo todos os anos no Dia da Mãe contacta a mãe salvaguardando que se encontra bem e que ninguém o deverá procurar. A sua irmã mais nova, Carolyn, passado dez anos do estranho desaparecimento do irm
I read Mary Higgins Clark about once a year and usually because someone gives me one of her books. In other words, I'm not a big fan, but don't can't say I dislike her either. One of my problems with her writing is that she tends to repeat pieces of information as if one started reading the book in the middle and, therefore, the plot needed to be recapped. Irritating, especially since I can't name anyone who picks up a book and starts reading it wherever it falls open.

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I used to be a big MHC fan, but over the last years & books I became quite disappointed as all the books seemed the same, they were all so predictable and unsuspenseful. But this one reminded me why I used to be a fan.
Mack disappeared one day 10 years ago and calls every year on mother's day to assure everything's ok. But now his sister Carolyn is tired of seeing their mother suffer and decides do go look for her brother. Another girl goes missing without a word and the police starts to thin
Nguyễn Hoàng Vũ
Mua cuốn này vì dịch giả. Lại Thu Trinh dịch Vùng đất lạ khá hay. Đọc xong thêm phục những nhà văn viết truyện trinh thám. Một điểm đáng khen nữa là nguyên cuốn sách 420 chỉ sai đúng một lỗi đánh máy.
No. of pages required to get into book: at least 160.
Probability of figuring out who the killer was based on information provided in book: 0.0000001

The first 160-something pages felt like an introduction, then it took 300 or so pages to build up to the climax. Then there were around 10, maybe 20 pages, of action, and then a two chapter (maybe three page sum up and epilogue).

I read through 300 pages to have a very fast ending. Not that I didn't enjoy my second part of the read, or that the endin
An intense and riveting tale of a sister searching for her brother who disappeared without a reason.

There are so many characters; I daresay their roles are important to build the suspense and mystery of the story.
Having read several Mary Higgins Clark books I can say this is not one of my favorites. The plot line was a little bizzare and weak. A man disappeared and for ten years calls his family once a year, on Mother's Day. It appears that he hangs up if questioned during the call and only says what he wants to say. It was obvious to me early on that there was something strange in the calls and I was right. The answer was a little surprising, but only because there were severall plausible characters and ...more
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This was the first book by Mary Higgins Clark that I have read. I am definitely looking forward to sitting down with a hot cup of tea and another one of hers. :)
3.5 Stars.

The thing is my one and only previous Mary Higgins Clark read was A Cry In The Night and it instantaneously became one of the top 10 best books I've ever read. Her writing, her characters and the plot were ... BRILLIANT !

So I might have given this book a hard time, constantly comparing it to that novel. The writing in this book was plain. There was nothing special about it. There was a vital lack of ambience throughout the book. This was more so dissapointing because this is what I fe
Liz Clappin
Its ben a while since I've read a Mary Higgins Clark novel, though I read my first one when I was in the 3rd grade almost 20 years ago. I thought it was a riveting read, well paced with interesting characters and a very intriguing idea. I had a few ideas throughout the book which didn't pan out, a point in her favor, I hate mysteries where I have it solved in the first 50 pages. It did live up to something I've noticed about her works, whenever I like and trust a character, odds are they're the ...more
Finally, i'm finish this book. At first, i'm really interested with the title, that why i decide to read this book. And certainly within expectation, the authors was capable in writing a beautiful thriller story about the lonely sister, Carolyn Mackenzie was trying to find her suddenly missing brother, Mack. When Carolyn start want to find Mack, one accident about missing young women arises and make the missing brother became a suspect of murder and abduction.
Gloria Piper
Every Mother's Day, Mack phones his mother. He's been doing this for 10 years, ever since he walked out of his student apartment and never returned. His little sister Carolyn, now a lawyer, vows to find him, despite his request to be left alone. Is he in trouble, as Carolyn suspects? Is he insane, as his mother guesses? Or is he a serial killer, according to investigators?

Clark keeps us guessing in this riveting tale that leads to a surprising ending.

The story, like many mysteries, is loaded wi
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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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