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Where Are You Now?

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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 h ...more
Hardcover, 289 pages
Published April 8th 2008 by Simon & Schuster
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Where Are You Now?, Mary Higgins Clark
Ten years ago, 21-year-old Charles MacKenzie, Jr. ("Mack") walked out of his apartment without a word and has never been seen again. He does, however, call his mother annually on Mother's Day to assure her of his health and safety, then hangs up, leaving her frantic questions unanswered. Even his father's death in the 9/11 attacks didn't bring him home or break the pattern of his calls. Now, Carolyn MacKenzie has decided the only way to move on with her own
May 16, 2013 rated it liked it
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
May 21, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jan 28, 2009 rated it it was ok
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
Aug 21, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
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.
Would have probably given this 4 stars of I had liked the ending better. As it is though, I'm left feeling a bit let down. It's almost like I haven't actually finished the book yet...

Note of Warning: For the readers out there who are looking for a clean/Christian read, this is not Christian fiction-- there isn't any sex or anything, but there is some bad language in this book.


Mais um cartucho policial de Mary Higgins Clark que não me deixou desiludido, o final apanhou-me totalmente desprevenido, os suspeitos eram muitos! Gostei!
Jun 30, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2008-reads
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
Aini Akmalia
Dec 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
Francesca Hurley
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Denise Dunbar
Jun 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Awesome mystery!
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I do not read enough of Ms. Clark's books to know whether or not she was formulaic (an accusation in another review) but I do know that I did not guess who the bad guy was. I loved entering the world of the very well-off. It's cool that the list of possible murderers is limited and that so many people had a motive. I thought that the hero's "change for the better" a little fast but, remember, in real life, people often make change in behavior when faced with life or death situations.
Jun 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Good enough mystery from MHC - did not predict the killer this time, but also did not feel there were nearly enough clues hinting at who it was. Clark's books are always quick and easy reads; I know what I'm getting when I pick one up.
May 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, suspense
This was my first Mary Higgins Clark book. I have to admit that I spent a lot of this book confused because there were SO many characters. This might not have been a problem for me if I had been reading but I was listening to the audiobook and I just could not keep up with 16+ characters. Adding to my confusion was that SOME characters were also SOMETIMES called by their last names. That being said, so many possibilities for the who-diddit in a who-dunnit was a welcomed change.

My only other gri
Carol Fellenz
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Keeps you guessing.
Sep 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: challenge
There is a reason that Mary Higgins Clark is the Queen of Suspense. i was down to like 20 pages and was still clueless as to who was behind everything. I enjoyed this story and thought it was interesting how everything tied together at the end.
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
I couldn't figure out who the killer was, much as I tried. This book kept me intrigued to the end.
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
As good as every other book I've read written by her. I can never put them down!
Mike Corgan
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another enjoyable Mary Higgins Clark novel.
Emily Shor
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Overall, as with any Mary Higgins Clark novel, the storyline kept me intrigued to the end! The book follows the lives of those closest to Mack, who disappeared 10 years ago when he was a student at Columbia University. In the present day, recent events and murders suggest that Mack is still alive and the perpetrator of these murders, and his sister, Caroline, goes to any length to clear Mack’s name and it may cost her her life. “Our children begin by loving us; as they grow up they jud
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book kept me interested the whole time! The ending was a huge twist and I had no idea what was going to happen! This was exactly the kind of book I've been wanting to read :)
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 his apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side without a word to his college roommates and has never been seen again. However, h ...more
Dec 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“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
Kristy K
While the overall premise of the book was intriguing, too many irritating things kept me from enjoying it. Told in multiple POVs (I lost count after the 10th person chimed in), much of the time in the beginning I had to skim back to figure out who was who and how (if at all) they connected.

I found Carolyn, our only first person POV, to be an inconsistent character. One moment she's spouting about being an amazing lawyer and the next she's seeking counsel over general law questions any attorney s
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2014
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
Jul 27, 2012 rated it liked it
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 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
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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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“Our children begin by loving us; as they grow up they judge us; sometimes they forgive us.” 4 likes
“He never took his eyes off my face as I told him about Mack,” 0 likes
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