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The Cradle Will Fall by Mary Higgins Clark
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Dec 21, 2009

did not like it
Read in January, 1980

The Cradle Will Fall, Clark's third novel, was the second and last work of hers that I ever read. I intensely disliked Where Are the Children?, but decided to read one more Clark. At the time, I was in graduate school and had no time and very little money. I spent both on this novel, and was again disturbed and disappointed. Once again, Clark's storyline victimized children and featured yet another weak "heroine." But this novel featured a new twist in brutally murdering the trusting mothers of the victimized children. I hated The Cradle Will Fall even more than I disliked Where Are The Children? I was so disgusted with this novel that I vowed I would never spend another minute or another dime on any of Clark's work. Let other lemmings make her rich. And make her rich, they did!! After all these years, I'm happy I stuck with my decision to banish Mary Higgins Clark from my book shelf.

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Alexandra B. I can see why your upset about it. I just finished it and i felt that the story deserved 5 stats. But in analyzing the characters, Katie was very weakly developed. Maybe that's why she changed the view points every other chapter. She wanted the role of the main character to be shared? Maybe?

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