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I'll Walk Alone (Alvirah and Willy #8)

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32-year-old Alexandra 'Zan' Moreland, a rising young architect who lives in Manhattan, has been plagued by identity theft. Someone has gained access to her bank accounts, credit cards, personal background, and is now impersonating her. But then with evidence stacked against her, Zan is arrested for the murder of a woman she never met.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published by Not Avail (first published April 5th 2011)
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Keturah
A book by Mary Higgins Clark is like a warm blanket or a favorite sweater, it's comforting and comfortable and you know what to expect- an attractive female protagonist in her early thirties will be victimized and most people will not believe her story with the exception of a handsome, clean-cut professional single male in his late thirties and maybe an older female relative or friend or a priest or two. Throw in a scene or two in Neary's pub, many references to a tall, slender build and long, a ...more
Jean-marcel
Aug 16, 2014 Jean-marcel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't like reading about these sorts of people. They seem very unreal to me, with their swanky condominia and designer suits and bizarre sense of entitlement. It is possible to write about wealthy, well-to-do folks and make it interesting, but I almost feel that kind of thing is a relic of past literature that the rest of us can now admire from a distance. I know the sort of high society people Clark writes about really do exist, although I would hope they aren't as shallow and sickly sweet as ...more
Bob Schmitz
Feb 02, 2016 Bob Schmitz rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book if you like:

Shallow, stupid characters, a contrived plot based on non-normal human behavior and farcical coincidences, keystone cops, soap opera appropriate interactions, few adjectives and no metaphors, and inane dialogue. For instance you must like a character who almost gets kill with a bullet to the chest, wrestles the gun from someone and then announces "And don't think I don't know how to use it. I went hunting with my father when I was a young girl in Texas." Right r
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Jay Connor
The tell. From Wikipedia: a "tell' in poker is a subtle but detectable change in a player's behavior or demeanor that gives clues to that player's assessment of his hand. A player gains an advantage if he observes and understands the meaning of another player's tell, particularly if the tell is unconscious and reliable.

With Mary Higgins Clark, the unconscious and reliable tell is when her heroine is described as wearing her hair in a "chignon." From that point forward, despite the nefarious men
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Jennifer
Aug 21, 2011 Jennifer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
That’s it! I think I’m done with Mary Higgins Clark. Someone beg her to retire! I have read quite a few of her books (and honestly can never remember which ones I’ve read and which I haven’t) and while I usually find them at least 3 star worthy she does annoy me. Many times you can figure out “who done it” before you’re even halfway through the story, so her plots are kind of obvious. Still, the books tend to be a semi-enjoyable ride other then the annoying fact that everyone in her books lives ...more
Chris
Apr 10, 2011 Chris rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
MHC is one of my favorite authors over the past 20 years. Unfortunately, as each year passes, so does the magic of her books. Her older books (pre-2000) are the best ones by far.

The Shadow....is her latest novel, supposedly about identity theft. This was one of my least favorite books by her; even Alvirah and Willy couldn't save it. They were thrown in simply to fill up pages, it seems.

Formulaic MHC:
Kidnapped child: Check.
(Single) mother with tragic past: Check
Ex-husband who may or may not be th
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Franco  Santos
Único libro que llevo leído por Mary Higgins Clark y tengo que decir que me dejó una buena experiencia.

Al principio se me hacía muy pesado y en algunas ocasiones aburrido, sin embargo la autora me daba al final de cada capítulo un estímulo para seguir y no parar. Tan es así que una vez empezado me quedé hasta altas horas de la noche para terminarlo. Es una novela que tiene un ritmo y una seducción creciente a medida que avanzás en la trama. Es el claro ejemplo de cuando se dice que un libro fue
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Michael
Jan 21, 2012 Michael rated it really liked it
The latest book from the prolific Mary Higgins Clark is a sure fire winner. The story goes of Alexandra Moreland whos son Matthew went missing 2 years earlier after being taken from the baby carriage he was in while the babysitter slept in a park. Zen has struggled but has tried to go on with her life the best she can while holding on to the beleif Matthew is alive. On what would be Matthews fifth birthday Zen founds her life turned upside down when a photo is leaked to the press seemingly showi ...more
Jen
Oct 10, 2011 Jen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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Jilane
Apr 29, 2011 Jilane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any MHC fan
Shelves: mystery
I PEGGED IT!!! For the first time ever, I predicted the criminal in the first one hundred pages. To be honest, I really started questioning myself the last fifty pages or so. I love Mary Higgins Clark because she masterfully weaves the story so that you do question yourself every time.

I have read every one of Mary Higgins Clark's books. This one so far is my favorite. As fantastic a storyteller as she is, I have a difficult time relating to her female protagonists. They always live in New York o
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Julie
Feb 08, 2016 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, sub-2016
3,5 / 5

Ich lese zwar hauptsächlich Krimis und Thrillers aber ich muss gestehen, dass ich noch nie etwas von Mary Higgins Clark gelesen hatte, obwohl sie ein sehr bekannter Name in diesem Genre ist. Ich wurde nicht enttäuscht denn die Spannung war da und es las sich sehr gut, auch wenn die Auflösung recht vorhersehbar war. Mit dem Thema des Identitätsdiebstahls hat die Autorin einen Roman zwischen klassischem Krimi und spannendem Psychothriller geliefert. Ich habe die Figur von Zan Moreland, die
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I have to admit that I hardly ever read Mystery's. I never read thrillers or horror. I'm just a big, big chicken. Honest. I don't watch scary movies or even really intense ones. But, I can also tell you that I rarely have nightmares and I'm not afraid to shower. I like it that way.

Mary Higgins Clark is probably the one exception to my mystery rule because she doesn't scare me. I honestly love the way she writes her stories. I know it's the same format every time but I like it. I like how she pla
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Claudiu D.
Anul trecut am citit "Casa blestemata" (No Place Like Home) de MHC, primul roman scris de ea. Ce am descoperit? O intriga simpatica, premisa interesanta pana la urma, un evantai aparte de personaje si o naratiune foarte bine inchegata. MHC stie cum sa scrie un roman de suspans (doar scrie de peste 40 de ani romane polististe si de suspans si este cunoscuta ca "regina suspansului"). Cum cei mai multi scriitori americani au o reteta de la care nu se abat, nici MHC nu face exceptie de la regula ast ...more
Noor Hanis
Took me roughly 5 days to finished this book. I'm surprised at myself that I'd be able to read until the very last page without stopping at the midway. First book in 2016 and not a good book to start my year honestly.

To begin with, this book has lost its certain vital element. Each page I flipped, the author failed to grab my attention nor my interest. I had to pushed myself to get this book out of my hand so that I can start a new book.

Briefly, Alexandra or Zan Moreland alleged kidnapping her
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Moondust
Jun 07, 2013 Moondust rated it it was ok
Alexandra Moreland's son is kidnapped in broad daylight from his stroller. A couple of years pass, she gets over the depression (most of it), starts a new single life, still hoping to find her son someday.
Until pictures of the person lifting her son out of the stroller surface.
The lady lifting her son in the pictures, looks uncannily like her. In fact exactly like her... which makes the cops and all her relatives wonder. Did the depression push Alexandra or Zan, as she is referred to in the bo
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Kelly S.
This was my first Mary Higgins Clark book...and perhaps my last! This is not to say that I didn't enjoy it but I can tell from the formulaic mystery writing that many of her other 30+ books would be too similar and not that challenging for me.
In this book, a 30-year-old-ish divorced interior designer named Zan Moreland has lost her son, Matthew. He was stolen out of a park while her young babysitter was watching him and fell asleep. The big twist was that a few years after the son was stolen,
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Sean Cronin
May 31, 2011 Sean Cronin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Clafk fans
This is cleanly written, well paced mystery book. It lacks any depth in it's characters. This is a serious (to me) flaw.
We see a beautiful woman, Zan, (Alexandra) lost her three year old son to kidnap two years before. Zan is clear eyed, all, slender, well dressed, courageous, smart, successful NYC designer, with thick straight hair and a great wardrobe and she's slender. But the child's disappearance, obviously, leaves her heartbroken heartbroken.
Then Zan, who's thin and well dressed with gor
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Linda Munro
Apr 19, 2011 Linda Munro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Alvirah Meehan, lottery winner and amateur slueth novel. Unlike all of the other Alvirah Meehan novels; this novel involves Meehan feeling sorry for Alexandra “Zan” Moreland, an interior designer whose three year old son had been snatched two years prior, while at the same time feeling that Zan is psycologically ill and guilty of the abduction of her own child rather than seeking for the truth, is Meehan is noted for doing.

Throughout the novel, the reader is led to believe, as the detectives o
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Denise
Oct 06, 2011 Denise rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know why I even bother reading Mary Higgins Clark's books any more. They're all the same. And this one was no different. What made this one particularly annoying, in my opinion, was how strongly all of Zan's closest friends believed she was guilty, despite her pleading with them to believe her. Then, all of a sudden about three-quarters of the way through the book, Zan asks everyone one more time to believe her innocent until proven guilty. And go figure, at the drop of a hat, the other ...more
Cristina
Este libro me ha costado leerlo.
El primer capítulo te deja con ganas de más pero a partir de ahí me ha parecido monótono, pero al llegar al final los 10 últimos capítulos me han tenido enganchada sobretodo con la identidad del secuestrador de Matthew. Me ha gustado mucho la disposición de los capítulos ya que aunque no tengan mucho entretenimiento son cortos y se agradece.
En definitiva, Sé que volverás es un libro simple que tiene muy poca trama.
Susie
Jul 21, 2011 Susie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I just couldn't do it. I read Mary Higgins Clark when I was younger and I'm a sucker for a summer mystery, but the writing in this book was awful. The characters spend so much time talking out loud to themselves and making references like they are 30 going on 80. I thought I'd give her books one more try, but I think I'm done with them.
Maria João Fernandes
Nov 22, 2013 Maria João Fernandes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
"Não me interessa quantas personalidades essa mulher tem. Todas elas têm que obedecer à lei."

Em "Eu Sei Que Voltarás" Mary Higgins Clark utiliza os mesmos ingredientes do livro que li anteriormente, "Enquanto a Minha Bela Dorme". Arrisco-me a deduzir que a autora utiliza a mesma fórmula em todos os seus livros. Como este é apenas o meu segundo, não penso que seja uma característica negativa até agora. O seu estilo constante e opções seguras apresentaram-me mais um romance de qualidade.

Eu estava
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Terri Lynn
I started reading Mary Higgins Clark's mysteries when the first one- WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN- came out and with I'LL WALK ALONE I'll Walk Alone, it is like spending a long weekend with an old friend.

I read a huge variety of mystery/suspense/thriller novels and find that each of my favorites has a different style and something that I find appealing.

Imagine yourself as a young up-and-coming interior decorator like Alexandra "Zan" Moreland, working for a difficult, pompous, but highly successful d
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Jan
I have a love/ hate relationship with Mary Higgins Clark’s mysteries.
I love the actual stories but hate how they all seem to follow a pattern.
I no longer allow myself to buy her books as I read them quickly and I don’t feel I get my money’s worth. However, I do pick them up from the library! I am drawn to her name on the shelves because I know from the second I start reading any of her books until the second I finish them, I will be totally involved in the plot. My gut will be in knots and I w
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Verona
Jan 21, 2012 Verona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. I put it on my "currently reading" list in August, but really didn't start it till after Christmas. I read it in a couple of weeks. I really like Mary Higgins Clark's books. She knows how to tell a story. Her characters are so interesting and so sympathetic. I can get into their persona and know how they feel. I sympathize with their situations; they seem like real people, or people I might know. That said, most of them live lives that are different from mine, and doin ...more
Soycazadoradesombrasylibros
Es el primer libro que leo de esta autora y no va a ser el único, puesto que la fama que tiene de que es la reina de la novela de suspense, se la tiene mas que merecida.

Desde que empieza hasta que finaliza nos encontramos con un monton de giros argumentales,pero ,lo que mas me ha llamado la atencion, es como Mary Higgins Clark, va presentandonos paulatinamente a todos los personajes y que estos, en algún momento de la novela tengan un nexo en comun, que hara que vosotros como lectores terminéis,
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ALPHAreader
Apr 05, 2011 ALPHAreader rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alexander “Zan” Moreland has lived through every mother’s worst nightmare – the abduction of her child. When he was just three years old, young Matthew Moreland was nabbed from his stroller while his babysitter slept nearby. For years after his disappearance Zan, at the time an up and coming architect, believed her former boss and business rival was responsible for her son’s kidnapping. She spent huge sums of money on private investigators and psychics in the search for her son . . . to no avail ...more
Neil Mudde
It is a Mary Higgins Clark book, it is hard to believe that the author ever lived a "average life" as from the picture on the book;s cover it has the aura of great wealth, and there is nothing wrong with being wealthy, heaven know I am probably jealous, but be this as it may
I have read all her books, they tend to be somewhat predictable, the characters are handsome, gegeourges, designers, artists, people from a wealthy background. So when a child is stolen from its carriage in Central Park, bein
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Cláudia
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Rita
Todos os resumos/opiniões serão postados no meu canal de YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1vl...

Okay... talvez esteja a exagerar e a ser demasiado perfecionista.. mas este livro roubou-me tempo, tempo esse que foi mal aproveitado.
O livro tem várias falhas no enredo,que não têm lógica... Algumas coisas são bem óbvias. O livro tem 421 páginas.. que eu considerei a maior parte palha, desculpem a expressão mas é mesmo palha...
De um momento para o outro as testemunhas que poderiam salvar Za
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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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