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MARY HIGGINS CLARK IS THE QUEEN OF SUSPENSE . . . AND HER CLASSIC BESTSELLER IS BACK!

Neeve Kearny may be the only person in New York worried about the disappearance of Ethel Lambston. Ethel, a bestselling author famous for her juicy exposés, is one of the best customers at Neeve’s exclusive Madison Avenue boutique. But Ethel’s ex-husband, her parasitical nephew, and the f
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 13th 2013 by Gallery Books (first published May 15th 1989)
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Diana
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
compelling,interesting and great storytelling...1 of my favorite books by this author...(paperback!)
Maria João Fernandes
"Que pode a Primavera fazer, a não ser renovar a necessidade que tenho de ti?"

"Enquanto a Minha Bela Dorme" é o primeiro livro que leio da Mary Higgins Clark e quando cheguei ao final, questionei-me porque demorei tanto tempo a finalmente decidir conhecer a autora.

A história tem como pano de fundo o competitivo mundo da moda, que ao contrário do que dá a entender, nada tem de verdadeiramente belo. Como se por si só não fosse suficientemente catastrófico, o mundo da moda colide com o mundo da lit
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Bruno

Mais um cartucho explodido da Mary Higgins Clark que não me deixou desiludido. Vários suspeitos com o propósito de nos deixar mais baralhados. Mas desta vez acertei logo a meio do livro quem seria o assassino... Basta estar atento que uma frase revela tudo! ;)
Abbie
Mar 08, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-suspense
While My Pretty One Sleeps is another harrowing mystery novel by Mary Higgins Clark. I liked the story but it wasn't as exciting as some of Clark's other works. The plot revolves around the death of Ethel Lambston, the best-selling author who wrote shocking articles about famous personalities. Ethel was a wealthy public figure with a scumbag, leech of a nephew and a hot-tempered ex-husband who was going bankrupt after paying her a total of 12,000 dollars a year worth of alimony; not to mention a ...more
Ashley
Jun 15, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Got to page 56 and quit reading. VERY boring!
Emily
Εύπεπτη ιστοριούλα γεμάτη χορταστικά αμερικανικά στερεότυπα.
Η πανέμορφη, πανέξυπνη, εξαιρετικά επιτυχημένη και πάμπλουτη Νηβ Κέρνυ, κόρη του συνταξιούχου, πρώην διευθυντή της αστυνομίας της Ν. Υόρκης, κατά σύμπτωση εξαιρετικά ικανού και αγαπητού, είναι ιδιοκτήτρια ενός φτωχοκαταστήματος με ρούχα και αξεσουάρ, στο κέντρο της πόλης που δεν κοιμάται.
Ασχολείται με το να ντύνει κυρίες που δεν "το έχουν" με ρούχα που ο μέσος άνθρωπος χρειάζεται για να τα αγοράσει μισθούς 2 ετών.
Όταν μια πελάτισσα της
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Holly
Jun 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scary, mystery
I really enjoy Mary Higgins Clark I find that I have to have enough time to read because I get so involved in the book that I need to have everything right with the world again before I can stop reading.
Sandra
Dec 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
La novela tiene una prosa sencilla y fácil de leer. Si bien es una novela sobre un asesinato, su trama es bastante entretenida y muy poco escabrosa, con bastante personajes y misterios por resolver.
Aunque no es una gran trama policial ni será un clásico del género, sirve para pasar un buen rato y entretenerse leyendo porque la historia tiene un ritmo bastante ágil .
Un poco predecible su final ya que las pistas que se van dejando sobre todo llegando al final hacen que sea fácil de adivinar quien
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John Mcconahey
The last four or five books I’ve read by women authors seem to place a lot of emphasis on fashion, either as a theme or as a supporting characteristic of the plot. This book is no exception.

Neeve Kearny’s uncle is a prominent fashion designer. He set Neeve up in an elite boutique in New York. Ethel Langston, a writer, is one of Neeve’s better patrons. Ethyl is offed. Because the corpse is not dressed in the correct stylish attire, Neeve becomes suspicious. Neeve’s daddy is a retired NYC police c
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Lottie Panebianco
I really enjoy Mary Higgins Clark's writing style. The reader learns exactly what happens, what people say to each other, what characters are thinking. We see what they are wearing and what their surroundings are like. However, we have to draw conclusions for ourselves--we are given enough clues to figure out the mystery, but we are also given lots of red herrings. The characters are all interesting and understandable--even the villains. This book is no different. Set in the fashion industry in ...more
Eve Nolon
Interestingly enough, to me, MHC wrote WHILE MY PRETTY ONE SLEEPS smack dab in between two of my favorites by her: WEEP NO MORE, MY LADY and LOVES MUSIC, LOVES TO DANCE. Unfortunately, I didn't love Neeve like I love Elizabeth and Darcy. Neeve may actually be one of the most dishrag yet annoying heroine to date (although I think SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE's heroine has that one on lock), and she made just about everything around her two-dimensional. I didn't like her relationship with her dad or her l ...more
Jamie Rose
This was not bad. The trouble is, the story is set in the fashion industry circa 1988, so the necessary descriptions of outfits provide a slightly comical air when reading in 2014.


A writer is murdered, shortly before a damming article is due to be published. Ethel happens to be the best client and a friend of Neeve Kearny, whose mother was murdered in oddly similar circumstances when Neeve was a child.

Neeve's father is a retired police commissioner, but despite the best efforts of his detectives
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Amanda McGill
Jul 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Good story, but I'm getting tired of MHC's typically one- dimensional female leads.

Ethel, a bestselling author, has gone missing and Neeve, a fashion store owner, is quite concerned. When Ethel is found dead, there are a number of suspects that wanted her dead. Neeve is determined to find the killer.

I liked the way that a number of stories and characters were intertwined. I found myself wondering how a certain character fit into the story and everyone ended up fitting in quite nicely into the
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Heidi
Apr 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think I've read almost everything this author has written, and while she's definitely not my favorite author, I do like that she writes a clean and fun mystery with a little romance on the side. I read a lot of her books in high school, and I was thinking yesterday after bookclub that I would definitely recomend this author to my daughters when they are teenagers looking for a good mystery/romance. A teenager cannot go wrong with one of these books. While some of her work gets to feel like mor ...more
Kristen
Apr 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
In Mary Higgins Clark's While My Pretty One Sleeps, Neeve Kearny might be the only one worried about Ethel Lambston's disappearance. Ethel Lambston was a best-selling author and famous for her juicy exposés, and one of Neeve's best customers at her boutique, too. But some people were glad she was no longer around--her ex-husband, her nephew and featured fashion moguls in her writings have every reason to see her gone. But when Ethel was found dead with her throat cut, memories of her mother's lo ...more
Kate Kaput
Judge me if you must, but I'm a longtime MHC fan, & I'm not embarrassed to admit it. Her books are easy to read & easy to become engrossed in, the perfect little criminal escape to keep me page-turning & wondering whodunnit. Truth be told, this book was not her best - it fell a little flat, plot-wise & in terms of the characters & the typical twists & turns I expect from her novels - but it still made for enjoyable reading during my stay in a cabin in the woods. Books lik ...more
Claire Shefchik
I'm about 100 pages into this and I'm going to stop because nothing. is. happening. I'm tired of hearing about clothes, I'm tired of hearing how pretty and successful the passive, boring heroine is, and I'm tired of hearing about what a saint her dead mother is. No, I haven't guessed the culprit yet, but I haven't really tried, because honestly, I don't care.
Amy
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This was a re-read or a read again book. I credit Mary Higgins Clark with a lot of my love for reading....Just as good all these years later...
Inés
A pesar de que Mary Higgins Clark es una de mis autor@s favoritos, esta novela me ha decepcionado.
Chrys
Sep 03, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like all MHC's books, a very entertaining read with likeable characters and an interesting plot. I guessed the murdered pretty early on, but even so MHC managed to keep the book fast paced and with enough adrenaline toward the end, so even if you guess the murderer early on you will still find it a fun read. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy mysteries with a little touch of romance.
Dionne
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As always a chilling and exciting read, Definitely one of my favorite authors! Non stop Mystery and a shocking conclusion. I am always ready to read where she will take me next. Just when you think you have it figured out...you do not see it coming from that way!!
Boremomsn.Com
Half this book was unnecessary backstory. First the murder is done, then follows 150 pages of 'who-cares' crap. This was a short story that was made into a novella and sold as a short novel. It sucked and the only reason it isn't a worse grade is because once it got going, it was interesting.
Christie Norris
Another reading challenge book - a NYT bestseller from the 80's. Not my favorite genre. I felt like I was watching an episode of Castle or NCIS or any other crime procedural. Except this one was full of details about exactly what color clothes and style everyone was wearing. I don't care.
Lorraine Shaw
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book.
Catilano2
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First time I read this author. Found it interesting from the start, wanted to keep reading it all the time. Just the right blend of characters and suspense.
Andrea
Sep 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good, quick mystery novel. It unraveled at a great pace, and kept me guessing. My firstMary Higgins Clark novel, but won't be my last.
Pablo Donetch
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Mientras... " es una novela sencilla que entretiene con un giro final esperado, pero bien construído por lo que no se hace aburrida.
MARTI Clemons
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Mary Higgins clerk and I am enjoying reading this book.
Tabbie
May 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me awhile to get into this one, but I am glad I stuck it out. Once again, I did not know who the murderer was.
Fiona
Good. I'd read another MHC
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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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