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I Heard That Song Before

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In a riveting psychological thriller, Mary Higgins Clark takes the reader deep into the mysteries of the human mind, where memories may be the most dangerous things of all.

At the center of her novel is Kay Lansing, who has grown up in Englewood, New Jersey, daughter of the landscaper to the wealthy and powerful Carrington family. Their mansion -- a historic seventeenth-cen
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Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 26th 2008 by Pocket Books (first published 2007)
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Lisa
Sep 19, 2016 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first read of Mary Higgins Clark was not sure how it would go as her writing style is a bit different to what I am used to but by 1/4 way through I was fine.


I found the plot very predictable & knew how it was going to end, the characterisation worked well, but I just thought this did not have enough oomph for me, I felt no tension throughout & the pace was the same the whole way through, that's not to say I didn't like it I did I thought it didn't go far enough into the Carrin
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Jaime
Feb 01, 2008 Jaime rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book had all the right ingredients for a good thriller — love, money, murder, drugs, blackmail… Instead it was a hot mess. Very choppy, very hurried in parts, characters you can’t relate to because you don’t *know* anything about them. Kay and Peter’s entire meeting, courtship, wedding, and honeymoon is covered in 4 pages, which makes it very hard to buy their devotion to one another. I finished it to see what the ending twist would be, but it wasn’t very enjoyable.
Bettie☯
Description: When Kay Lansing marries wealthy widower Peter Carrington, she is well aware of the rumours surrounding the mysterious death of Peter's first wife Grace, who was found floating in the family pool ten years ago, pregnant at the time. Kay also discovers that Peter is a chronic sleepwalker who suffers from periodic nightmares. When the police arrive at her doorstep with a warrant for Peter's arrest in connection with another murder - that of a woman Peter had escorted to a high school ...more
Fatimah Al Fareed
لْاآ استطيع القول انني كنت متحمسةً للبدء بهذه الرواية.. في كل مرةٍ أعزم فيها على البدء بها أجدني أغير رأيي وأبدأ بغيرها.. ولكنّي ويا للمفاجأة أمسكت بالكتاب ولم استطع تركه حتى أنهيتها..
وقعت في غرام بيتر منذ الوهلة الأولى كما فعلت كاي، حينما سقطت نظارته في المكتبة..
في العادة.. عند قرائتي لرواية فيها جريمة استطيع تخمين القاتل من قبل انتصافي في الرواية.. لكن ومع هذه الراية كان الحال مختلفًا..
كنت أختار شخصًا ما. ثم أغير رأي لشخصٍ آخر.. في النهاية انتهيت الى الشك في شخصين مختلفين.. لكنني مع انتهاء ال
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Moira
Mar 17, 2008 Moira rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read Mary Higgins Clark in a long time. Years ago, I remember finding her books really terrifying and yet really clever. Perhaps I have become jaded or perhaps she is slipping, but this book was a bit ho-hum. The premise of a sleepwalker being charged with a crime was very interesting and the idea of the young girl marrying the older wealthy man who lives in a mansion was reminiscent of the old Gothic romance. I was hoping for a new twist on the type of book I read as a teenager. But i ...more
Pamela(AllHoney)
Kay Lansing's father once worked for the wealthy Carrington family until he was fired and then commits suicide. Before her father died a girl disappeared and was found dead. The son, Peter Carrington, was a person of interest. Now years later Kay approaches Peter Carrington about the use of the mansion for a fundraiser. A romance follows and they get married. Meanwhile a case is being built against Peter.

It was alright. I have enjoyed Mary Higgins Clark in the past but this one didn't grab me li
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Dlora
Aug 29, 2009 Dlora rated it it was ok
After a whirlwind romance (glossed over in a few sentences), librarian Kay Lansing marries extremely rich, high-society Peter Carrington who has had many tragedies in his life: his mother died when he was young, a girlfriend disappears after a party at their house and is presumed murdered, and Peter's first wife who is drunk and pregnant is found drowned in their swimming pool. Kay's own father, who was a landscape gardeners for the rich Carringtons, committed suicide in her early life. All thes ...more
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
I still enjoy Ms. Clarks books. This really was a twisted one.
Dana Moison
Nov 08, 2015 Dana Moison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a weak spot for Mary Higgins Clark’s books. Her suspense novels were the first ones I’ve ever read as an adolescent – and certainly not the last. I was immediately captured by riveting murder mysteries and dark secrets, unraveling themselves with every turning page. I don’t know why should a 12 year old girl be more interested in detective mysteries than teen books, but what can I say, it was a perfect match.

By then I knew I loved books, and I knew that one day I’d grow up to be a writer
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Jana Heinzelmann
Aug 29, 2010 Jana Heinzelmann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I Heard that Song Before is again another recommendable book written by Mary Higgins Clark. It is about the Carrington Family – one of the US’s richest families. There are three murder cases and all characters try to figure out who the murderer is. In the beginning everything seems to point to Peter Carrington who was in a relationship with two of the victims. But is this notorious sleepwalker really capable to murder three people. And if yes, did he do it conscious or during one of his sleepwal ...more
Sara
Feb 27, 2013 Sara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was really bad. The characters are so flat that calling them two dimensional would be a compliment and tend to do and think things that haveno basis in reality.
The story is predictable and written in such a way that I found myself thinking, after every few pages, "Ah yes, the author is trying to trick me into thinking xyz, but it won't be." It was done in such an obvious way that I actually felt insulted. This story is written from the perspective of everyone who has even thought of s
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وردٌ
Mar 02, 2011 وردٌ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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قراءة خفيفة وجميلة.
أحب النمط الأميركي في الروايات، أحب واقعيته وبساطته، وذكاءه.
الكاتبة بارعة جداً وذكرتني بكريستي إلى حد بعيد.
Ana M. Román
Jan 01, 2016 Ana M. Román rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Había olvidado lo adictivos que pueden llegar a ser los libros de Mary Higgins Clark. Casi me estoy viendo, con diez u once años, devorando sus libros e imaginándome que yo era una de la heoínas de sus historias en busca del asesino.

La autora entremezcla los puntos de vista de los distintos personajes de una manera genial, sin confusiones, debido a que están claramente diferenciados, cada uno en un breve capítulo independiente como es su sello.

No hay mucho que pueda decir de la historia, a part
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Angie
Jul 06, 2009 Angie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is my second Mary Higgins Clark book. I didn't love the first one, but decided I'd give her a second read since she has such a huge following.

She has a way of introducing the mystery and dragging the reader in, but then it kind of drags and flops at the end. "I Heard That Song Before" was no different. I almost gave up in the middle, but endured on just to find out "whodunnit." It was predictable and not very climactic.

So, Ms. Clark, I've read two of your books and was not all that impress
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Pantea
Aug 27, 2008 Pantea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read almost every book this author has written and was excited to come across this fairly new story last week. As always it was a page turner... completely captivating and a very easy read. If you've read enough of her books you can usually pick out the murderer in the first couple of chapters... this time I narrowed it down to two and picked the wrong one (but I was close!)! Very typical MHC - fun to read, interesting plot, not a lot of character development but enough to make you want t ...more
Jason
Jul 09, 2011 Jason rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There is no denying Ms. Clark's success as an author, but I was disappointed with this book. I read it because I finished my first book on vacation too quickly and I wanted something else to read. I came very close to putting it down early on but I hate doing that, so I pushed through and finished it. I was glad I did finish it but it wasn't easy. The book borrows heavily from "Rebecca" and the author's wanton usage of cliches, especially to close chapters, became annoying and repetitive. If you ...more
Susan
May 10, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! Good clean (no sex, violence, profanity) suspense! Page turner and it kept my interest! Well done Mary Higgins Clark!
Yvonne (It's All About Books)
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Finished reading: February 28th 2014
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Kelly
This book has been a permanent fixture on my bookshelves for so many years that it was starting to become the longest relationship that I have been in, so I made the executive decision to finally open its cover.

Why didn't this book appeal to me? Why had it been sitting on the shelf collecting dust?

The premise.

My book pet-hate is a novel that has a crime - dum dum dum duuum - but luckily, there is a suspect - Yay! - Oh wait... - shock - the suspect is actually innocent! But *Introducing high-t
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Katya Mills
I need to start by saying I have been reading MH Clark's books since I was a teenager way back in the eighties, when computers were the size of small houses, Ronald Reagan was president, electric typewriters were fashionable, and photographs had to be developed to be seen (unless you had a slide projecter or viewfinder...uhh... S.O.S... what the hell is she talking about)? Anyway, libraries were still libraries and books were still books, then, and I read a lot of them in my alligator tee shirts ...more
Claire
Aug 05, 2013 Claire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ironically, as I read this novel and wrote this review, a murder re-trial is proceeding in my community. The convicted murderer and his girlfriend kidnapped a young man, drove 150 miles to a wooded area, and murdered him in order to steal his Mustang, which they then repainted. His lawyers argue that this was a crime due to automatism, that the murderer did not know what he was doing, that he was, in effect, on automatic pilot.

Clark builds a compelling case against Carrington. What would a murde
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Yousra
Aug 17, 2014 Yousra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The more I learn the less I know"

This is what I found myself thinking after finishing this book. it is a breath-stopping thriller that will leave you in awe.
Three murders: Susan Althrop, Grace Meredith, Jonathan Lansing all committed presumably by the same man; the handsome millionaire Peter Carrington; who happens to have frequent episodes of sleepwalking...

From the beginning the writer will have you doubting each and every one until you'd think it would remain unsolvable. But by the end I f
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Georgiann Hennelly
When Kay Lansing was only six she sneaked into the hidden chapel of the Carringtons ,new jersey manision and over heard a conversation between a man and a women that night 18 year old Susan Altrop disappeared .twenty two years later she is now married to peter carrington who is still being persucuted because he had given the girl a ride home.. the d.a believes he is guilty of the girls murder when her body is found 22 years later on the grounds of his estate. he is arrested. and tried for the cr ...more
Lance Greenfield
Oct 01, 2009 Lance Greenfield rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just what one expects from a Mary Higgins Clark formula: a few possible suspects from the outset, some twists and turns, and a fairly predictable ending. This is her formula. I always enjoy trying to predict the killer within the first twenty pages. Occasionally, I begin to doubt myself as I turn the pages, but I am usually right with my initial prediction. But this is what makes these books such fun to read!

Almost two days of my reading time on the beach were taken up with this one, and I don'
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Keely
Mar 07, 2009 Keely rated it did not like it
Weak. Perhaps MHC's age is affecting her writing? Nothing like her earlier suspense novels (which I loved). This one attempted to be updated with current name drops of television shows and restaurants... but the writing was still outdated. I'm pretty sure there was a line like, "...now I must do to you what I have done to the others." Please.
Amnah
Jun 28, 2013 Amnah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
عندما قرأت النبذة خلف الرواية تشجعت على قرائتها
ظنًا مني أني سأشتعل حماسًا على غرار روايات دان براون التي أحبها

لكنني تفاجأت من أن الرواية تشبه كثيرًا روايات اجاثا كريستي وإن كانت أفضل قليلًا
فإن كنت ممن يجدون صعوبة في النوم ليلًا وتحب قراءة شيء خفيف وأنت ممدد على سريرك أعتقد ان رواية:" سمعت هذه الأغنية من قبل"
تعتبر جيدة حتى تشعر بالنعاس وتغط في نوم عميق

Ola
Nov 26, 2015 Ola rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
رواية شيقة وهي من اجمل ما قرأت للكاتبة ماري بين النسخ المنقولة للغة العربية
يُتهم احد الرجال الأثريا بقتل زوجتة وخطف احدى الفتيات فيحال الى المحاكمة لكن حبيبته تصّر على براءة حبيبها وتسعى جاهدة لحل اللغز الذي يرتبط باغنية قد سمعتها في طفولتها عندما تسللت لداخل بيت هذا الثري الذي أحبته
Aymn Hayder
Jan 04, 2015 Aymn Hayder rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
متعة و اثارة و غموض ، و ذكاء من الكاتبة ، لست ادري الكيفية التي يمكن ان يكمل بها كاتب رواية بهذا الحجم و هذه التفاصيل ، اهي تشبه في صياغتها لوحة لفنان يرسمها على ورقة بيضاء فيحيلها من لا شيء الى شيء جميل !
قرأت نسخة عربية للكتاب و اعتقد بان الترجمة كانت ممتازة !
Connie Marx
I thought it was a pretty good book. I am a big Syndey Sheldon fan, and heard her style was like his. Her style being her own, I did find that she was easy to follow, and her characters were believable. I look forward to reading more of her work.
Emily
Mar 22, 2008 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, first time with this author and I liked it. Picked it up in the airport because I needed more than "People" magazine. I think she had a well-woven murder mystery with an element of love. Good. Easy.
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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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