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Daddy's Little Girl

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  11,507 ratings  ·  457 reviews
"From Mary Higgins Clark, America's best-selling "Queen of Suspense," comes a dark and chilling story of murder, and its effects years later on the man convicted of the crime and the woman who helped convict him. It is a novel that takes the reader to the heights of suspense while exploring the depths of the criminal mind." *

Ellie Cavanaugh was only seven years old when he...more
Hardcover, 291 pages
Published April 16th 2002 by Simon & Schuster (first published January 1st 2002)
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Tea Jovanović
Imala sam to zadovoljstvo da je upoznam na sajmu knjiga u Njujorku davne 2002. i da upravo ovu knjige dobijem od nje sos autogram... A onda sam se i uslikala s njom i njenom ćerkom, takođe spisateljicom... :)
Ariel Jessica
I was constantly irritated by this book. I kept waiting for a "mystery" to occur...for clues to lead to the conviction of someone else like the synopsis said...but it never came. I was gravely disappointed and bored. I felt all that was wrote was how Ellie loved to go out and order expensive salmon fillets and grilled duck and how Rob was guilty and how bad Ellie felt and waaaahhhh waaaaahhhh waaahhhh. Same thing over and over and over again until the last 2 pages in which she turns all of Ellie...more
Inconsistent pace and predictable ending spoil the suspense...

We're not likely to skip a novel by (mama) Clark, but this -- her 21st -- is far from her best. A good start leads into an absolute slug of a middle book, with most of the exciting action reserved for the three-page epilogue. Ironically, there is a reasonable degree of suspense to the plot, but our interest ebbed and waned so severely we might have put this down if we hadn't lined up for the hardback.

The plot revolves around Ellie Ca...more
This enthralling story is a first person narrative told by Ellie Cavanaugh, the 30-year-old survivor to a murder that devastated her family when she was only 7. She is now an investigative reporter, and has twice gone to the parole board to fight the parole of the man convicted of the brutal murder of her big sister Andrea. For 23 years, she had been convinced her sister's murderer was in prison, but now he, and his extremely wealthy family, are fighting to prove her wrong.

This story twists as E...more
Etta Archer
After reading two other Higgins Clark books in the past two months, Daddy's Little Girl was a disappointment. The plot was reasonably suspenseful, but not consistently so, and a much less enjoyable reader experience in comparison. The first person narrative voice may have contributed to the pace, but the biggest flaw of that style was having to consistently view events from the perspective of an arrogant, almost unlikable main character.

Writing choices also flummoxed this reader. The phrase "too...more
Zézinha Rosado
Livro deveras espectacular! Muito bem escrito, a acção desenrola-se a uma velocidade vertiginosa e as personagens são muito emocionantes.
O suspense mantém-se até ao final e, uma vez mais, enganei-me no suspeito... eh eh eh!
Mary Higgins Clark é uma autora que nunca se deve deixar de ler.
Feb 02, 2008 Ceci rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Anyone who loves suspence and has the time to read this book through until the end without stopping.
Recommended to Ceci by: I have been looking around for her book since my Dad (or Mom) sh
Wow. Once again, Mary Higgins Clark has drawn my attention to her books and the world she writes about. A very descriptive story, she again proves why she is the "Queen of Suspence".

A very thrilling story that keeps you hooked and wanting more. ~Ceci~
Monica Chin
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2.5/5 stars

Ellie Cavanaugh was seven when her older sister Andrea was brutally murdered. Years later when her murderer is let out after serving his sentence, Ellie is determined to prevent Rob from clearing his name by proving his guilt once and for all. But each new revelation puts Ellie closer to becoming the next victim of the killer...

One of my friends recommended this book to me. This is the first Mary Higgins Clark book that I've ever read and my verdict is it was a very uneventful book....more
Jan 28, 2008 Zakk rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Anyone, Anywhere
Recommended to Zakk by: I picked it off my Mother's bookshelf.
Note: I have the hard-cover. Just saying because i put the review on the paperback. Not like it matters. Enjoy the review.

This book had sucked me in since the beginning. Not being an avid reader whatsoever, i was amazed how much this book grabbed me, and never let me go. The story-line was so approachable, and i couldn't help but to remember every little second of it, and remember it so clearly, that i could relive it whenever i felt like it.

It played out so well in my head, i could have sworn i...more
'Daddy's Little Girl' by Mary Higgins Clark is a fabulous story filled with mystery and suspense. Mary Higgins Clark is a phenomenal author who was born December 24, 1929 and she is now 83 years old. She studied at Fordham university and has won many awards for her books. This novel is one of my favourites of Mary's collection. It is an amazing thriller that has so much suspense. Whenever I pick up this book I know I will be up for a long night of reading because this book is impossible to put d...more
Daddys Little Girl is about a girl named Ellie. She was seven years old when her sister was murdered. She was the one who found her dead body. After her sisters death her life was crazy. Her parents got divorced, and she lived with her mom. They kept moving from place to place often because of her mothers job. She did not have a normal childhood. Thirty years later the person put in jail for her murder was released. She goes back to her old home town to try to get him behind bars again. As she i...more
Zach Paulson
Have you ever endured a death in your family? Focus on that moment right now and multiply it by ten. That is the feeling of leaning over a loved one's body after they were murdered. Ellie was 7 years old when her sister was murdered. She has never let it go that she didn't tell her dad where Andrea was. After serving 22 years in prison though the suspected murderer is being let out and is having a trial to get his name cleared. Enraged Ellie will stop at nothing to prove that he is guilty. She e...more
Vanessa Kay Concon
This book portrayed an emotional story to me. It easily caught my attention for it talks about father-daughter relationship. I can totally relate not because I had the same experience but because this is the kind of topic that I don't know much for I was raised not knowing who my father was. Well, lets cut the drama and I'll tell you about the book :D

The story circled around a happy family that was ruined by a terrible murder of one of its member. Ellie Cavanaugh, a 7 year old found her older si...more
Jan 21, 2008 Courtney rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: ANYONE
This book is about a murder that ended up almost killing the victims whole family if you read this book you are in for an amazing view of life because the victims sister was murdered and when they found the murderer they released him many years later but the sisters feels like he should be in there for life and goes to investigate it out more and ends up risking her on life as well as many others!!
I typically adore Mary Higgins Clark. When I first started reading, my thought was that I would be totally wrong about any plot guesses I made since she always manages some crazy plot twists and changes. As it went on, it still read well, but I wasn't as sucked in as I usually find myself with her novels. The plot was straightforward, not a lot of spice. The characters were good, but odd. Officer White had some serious chip on his shoulder that didn't make any sense. Rob Westerfield was just fla...more
All around, I enjoyed reading Daddy's Little Girl. I liked the simple way it was written and so it was easy to visualize the events. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the main character, Ellie. I found her to be obsessive and frankly just plain rude and careless at parts. But other than that, the book itself was quite good.
Another very good mystery by Mary Higgins Clark. Although we pretty much know who the criminal is at the beginning, the mystery was seeing if he would be appropriately punished for his crimes. A good sub-plot about coming to terms with your past and moving forward into the future.
I really liked this book. She kept me entertained. And I admit, creeped out. I was on Ellie's side from the start. I could hardly read 5 pages at night because I would get so creeped! I love Mary Higgins Clark. Definitely one of my favorite authors.
"Daddy's Little Girl" by Mary Higgins Clark is about Ellie Cavanaugh, who was seven when her 15-year old sister, Andrea, was allegedly murdered by her rich boyfriend Robert Westerfield. Ellie feels that she is to blame for her sister's murder since she knew where and with whom her sister was during the hours leading up to Andrea's murder, yet kept quiet for fear of getting her sister in trouble.

Fast forward twenty-years where Rob Westerfield is up for parole and intends to seek a new trial to pr...more
Yuska Vonita
Bulan ini pace baca gue agak melambat karena sedang menyelesaikan PR menulis yang belum kelar juga, sementara deadline kian dekat mengejar.

First impression gue terhadap buku ini: kenapa gue nggak baca buku karya Mary Higgins Clark dari dulu-dulu? Kurang eksplorasi dan kurang membaca menyebabkan gue hanya membaca buku dari pengarang tertentu saja. Lesson learned. Dengan adanya internet, informasi mengenai buku apa saja lebih mudah didapat, dan dengan begitu banyak opsi, semakin luas juga genre ba...more
I really enjoyed it. I loved the way that MHC pulled the story together. Below is a Spoiler.


My heart went out to the family after losing there oldest daughter and older sister, and how the family feel apart over it. I was so happy Ellie never gave up and always kept digging for dirt on Rob. Most of all I loved the way she kept hammer at him on her Website even thought is was evidence that couldn't be used anymore because of the statute of limitation for the crime. I felt she put...more
Esta increible escritora, nos deleita con esta historia llena de remordimientos, perdidas, angustias y por supuesto su plato principal: muerte. Es una trama muy buena porque en realidad nada resulta como al principio se puede llegar a creer. El suspenso que vives al leer la historia te mantiene cual detective con tu lupa en cada palabra para determinar: ¿que sucedio con Andrea?, ¿quien la mató realmente?, ¿Rob pasó 22 años de su vida en la carcel por un crimen que no cometió?. Infinidad de inter...more
Sep 29, 2008 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: ANYONE
Recommended to Sarah by: My mother
Shelves: q3-2009
If anyone is looking for a good book to curl up with, choose this book. Daddy's Little Girl is one of my all time favorite books. Mary Higgins Clark took my breath away in some of the scenes in this book. She made it seem like I was there, like I was feeling what she was feeling, like everything was happening right infront of my eyes. This is a MUST-READ.

In this book there are many ways to make connections to it. I haven't made any personal connections to this particular novel, but...more
Olivia Swenson
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Mar 05, 2008 Stephanie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: anybody, especially people who like CSI.
Recommended to Stephanie by: the librarians at Fort Mill High
Shelves: book-club-books
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Wow, what a web we weave and so did little rich boy Robson Westerfield. Every time he got in trouble the family took care of it. Tossing money at people seems to make problems disappear until Ellie Cavenaugh comes along. She and her website can't be bought or shut down; oh, and she doesn't scare easily.

The few Higgins-Clark books I've read I've always enjoyed. I'm not sure why I don't read more of them. I guess they don't pack the same oomph as the psychological thrillers I usually read. This e...more
Mary Higgins Clark è una scrittrice molto famosa, ma personalmente non la conoscevo prima di leggere questo romanzo qualche anno fa e, mettendo a posto la mia stanza l'ho ritrovato così ho deciso di rileggerlo. La mia opinione non si è minimamente modificata nonostante la rilettura; è un libro che mi colpito particolarmente, tutto sembra il contrario di tutto fino all'ultimo. La protagonista mi ha particolarmente colpito; solitamente le protagoniste dei libri gialli si distinguono in due categor...more
Nayana Renukumar
I chanced across a folder titled Mary Clark during a frantic search in laptop for a good book to sleep with. Had no inklink that I am about to read a murder mystery at 11:30 pm, a forbidden habit for someone who solicits husband support at a distant whiff of 'Blade','Orphan' and the likes on TV. Anyways, poor me started off with Daddy's Little Girl at 11:30 and could put it down at 2:30 only after solving the entire mystery of Andria's disappearance and Elli'es agonizing search for the truth. Do...more
Emily Sch
Daddy's Little Girl by Mary Higgins Clark is about a young girl named Andrea who is murdered. She goes to her friend’s house to do her homework and she leaves unexpectedly early. She didn't come straight home after she left. In the morning the police started investigating her case. Her little sister Ellie thought to go look in Andrea and her friend's "hide out". The hide out is where Andrea and her friends could smoke and drink. Ellie ran through the woods behind her house to get to the hide out...more
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Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins Clark Conheeney, best known as Mary Higgins Clark, (b December 24, 1927 in the Bronx, New York) is an American author of suspense novels. Each of her twenty-four suspense novels has been a bestseller in the United States and various European countries, and all of her novels remain in print as of 2007, with her debut suspense novel, Where Are The Children, in its sevent...more
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