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On the Street Where You Live

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  18,671 ratings  ·  651 reviews
In the gripping new novel from the Queen of Suspense, a woman is haunted by two grisly murders separated by more than a century, yet somehow, inextricably linked...

Following a nasty divorce and the trauma of being stalked, criminal defense attorney Emily Graham leaves Albany to work in Manhattan. Craving roots, she buys her ancestral home, a Victorian house in the seaside
Paperback, 387 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Pocket Books (first published April 17th 2001)
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Kimberly Well, in all fairness, it was written back in 2001. Or do you mean like old-fashioned as in it was written back in the 1800's like when part of the…moreWell, in all fairness, it was written back in 2001. Or do you mean like old-fashioned as in it was written back in the 1800's like when part of the book took place? haha(less)
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Kimberly Yeah, I didn't get the whole scarf thing. Do you think b/c of the whole reincarnation thing? The ending left me a little confused :-/ Maybe b/c I…moreYeah, I didn't get the whole scarf thing. Do you think b/c of the whole reincarnation thing? The ending left me a little confused :-/ Maybe b/c I skipped the whole entire middle of the book up until the last chapter.(less)

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Ahmad Sharabiani
On the Street Where You Live, Mary Higgins Clark
A young, recently divorced New York attorney buys a sprawling old Victorian house her great-great-grandmother once owned, only to find a skeleton in the closet -- and one in the backyard! Separated by more than a century, the two murders are nevertheless somehow linked, and worse, she discovers that the killer may still be on the loose. Chilling, thought-provoking, and utterly compelling, this mesmerizing thriller is vintage Mary Higgins Clark, an
Clumsy Storyteller
the end was so predictable ! i liked it at first but i got bored quickly and there was so many characters i lost count and got confused and bit lost reading this one just naah !! not my cup of tea

May 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
3,5/5 αστεράκια
Kara Jorges
Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
The queen of suspense didn’t build her reputation writing books like this. This is another mediocre effort with too many characters, compounded by not one of them having more than one or two vaguely memorable characteristics. As a result, I never got very involved in what was going on, since I was constantly wracking my brain to remember who was who every time the scene changed. By the time the murderer was revealed, it was insignificant because I couldn’t remember who he was.

Emily Graham leaves
Dec 09, 2009 rated it did not like it
Emily Graham, a successful defense attorney and recently rich, decides to buy an old Victorian home at the New Jersey resort seaside of Spring Lake, that once belonged to her great, great grandmother. Emily has also accepted a job with Todd, Scanlon, Klein and Todd, a nationally known criminal defense law firm in Manhattan. After closing on the house, and trying to establish her life in the new area, Emily receives threats on her life, which she believes are from the stalker that she put in jail ...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
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mary Higgins Clark is one of my favorite authors when it comes to reading a quick and good mystery novel. This one did not dissapoint me at all.

I really liked the plot, the way the mystery that they were dealing with in the present was linked to one that happened in the past was handled perfectly. It was a little bit predictable, I knew who did it half way through this, but it was just so good I enjoyed it anyways. I highly recommend reading one of MHC's novels if you are into mystery novels.
Sep 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
Ugh. This book!

The main character is dumber than a brick. She has absolutely has no common sense at all. I can't really picture a community where there is a serial killer on the loose, taking names left and right, and they calmly go on their lives without worrying glances over their shoulders.

This book got me so frustrated. Ugh. Just thinking back on it makes me mad.
Kaycee ❤️
She's One of My Favorite Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Authors. She’s amazing! I started reading her works way back 2006. On The Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark was the first book I've ever read. I borrowed it from the library. And since then, I started to read all her books. I became fascinated with Suspense-Mystery Crime Books.

Criminal defense attorney Emily Graham accepted an offer to leave Albany and work in a major law firm in Manhattan after her divorce has been finalized and expe
Sep 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: suspense
On the Street Where You Live is a mystery/suspense novel by Mary Higgins Clark.

Emily Graham buys her ancestral home, in the town of Spring Lake, New Jersey following a nasty divorce and the trauma of being stalked. Her family sold the house in 1892, after one of Emily's forebears, Madeline Shapley, then a young girl, disappeared. As the house is renovated and a pool dug, a skeleton is found and identified as Martha Lawrence, a young woman who vanished several years ago. Within her hand is the f
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
After reading "Daddy's Little Girl", by Mary Higgins Clark, I was excited to become engrossed in another of her novels. But, I have to say, "On the Street Where You Live", was very disappointing to me. I actually couldn't wait to finish it, just to finish it, not because I couldn't wait for the ending.

This story covers eleven days. It starts on Tuesday, March 20, and the "big" day that keeps popping up in the book is Saturday, March 31. Kind of eerie, I finished this book today, Saturday, March
Aug 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
I've only read one or two of her books before but I found this at a used book sale. It pulled me in pretty quickly and I'm enjoying it so far.

This was better than I expected. It felt like if I'd read it more awake I might have been able to piece together enough to solve the mystery. One mystery was revealed to us before the other characters knew and that was fun too because we were able to wait to see how everything would unfold.

I've only read one or two of her books before but I'll seek out oth
This is my first Mary Higgins Clark novel, and one thing that I appreciated about this book is that I was wrong in who the killer was. The author does a really great job of making it seem as if the killer can be anyone in town, and even better when I think I know who it is, I'm certain I know who it is, and am just waiting for the big reveal and... well, damn. I was wrong.

And that's a GOOD thing.

The only reason, really, why this didn't get more stars from me is because I just couldn't buy into
Kellie Alley
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book for real spooked me! It even gave me crazy dreams. The only problem I had, there were lots of characters and at times it took me a minute to remember who they were and their storyline.
Kari Anderson
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio-book
Emily Graham is looking for some peace and quiet. She left Albany after a nasty divorce and a stalking incident that put a disgruntled man behind bars after Emily (an attorney) got a man off the hook for his mother’s murder.

She has a job set up in Manhattan, but is taking some time off to get settled in her new home. This home is in Spring Lake, New Jersey, and was her family home, before a family member went missing and it was sold in 1892.

As Emily is remodeling the house, and digging for the p
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
What more can you ask for in a Mary Higgins Clark novel?

Emily Graham has had a rough year. A defense attorney, she leaves Albany to work in Manhattan after her divorce and the stalking incident following her big court case. She comes into some money and buys her ancestral home in Spring Lake, New Jersey. It's a beautiful Victorian house in the seaside resort. The history of the house is that the family sold the house in 1892, after Madeline Shapley, Emily's anc
Tiago Vinagre
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Já tinha ouvido falar muito desta autora, mas nunca tinho lido nenhuma obra sua. Alguma tinha que ser a primeira, e, bem, foi esta. Sinceramente, depois de tantas críticas positivas que li dela, estava à espera de melhor. Quer dizer, gostei, mas esperava que fosse brilhante. Enfim, esteve ali entre o três e o quatro, mas, no fim, dei-lhe o benefício da dúvida. Quando ler outro livro dela, aí tirarei as minhas dúvidas.
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
definitely recommend this book. great to the last page!!
Aug 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent book by Mary Higgins Clark. I have always enjoyed books by this author. Full of twists and turns and always a page turner.
Scott Roberts
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The book cover looks like a classic horror theme. I give this book 5 stars.
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Picking out and reading this paperback from a rented beach house cured my jet lag! Ludicrous plot and a preposterous body count, but so worth it for the random social sniping and the memory of reading MHC's books as a youngster and thinking they were a fascinating window into ~true sophistication~. Because of this, I laughed aloud at the offhanded mention of the scandalous blonde second wife really sticking it to her hated husband by scuffing a business paper with her "stiletto-heeled bedroom sl ...more
Jan 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Good narrative, pacy, a bit formulaic but will read more by this author , just not immediately. Final reveal seemed a bit weak, perhaps just me. Identified the modern day baddie very early on, but not the historic one.
Alisha Kennedy
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very much enjoyed this mystery/suspense. This is one that keeps you trying to guess, but different twist and turns make more than one person suspects. The mirroring of murders from the 1800's was brilliant. I couldn't stop until I found out who was behind it all.
2,5 *
Maria Delaney
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
At first, I must say I kept a cheat sheet of all the names in this book. (Swear I did!) It started getting confusing trying to remember who was who. Then I realized the reasoning behind all the characters. I found it clever how Mary Higgins Clark introduced a super array of characters to keep the guessing game up as to who the murderer was. If I was given 1/2 the names I probably would have guessed the ending so much sooner. (What fun would that have been?) I hate to admit I never saw it coming. ...more
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Gabriela Silva
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh well I have mixed feelings about this book. It started as being A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and super exciting, with interesting characters, a creepy story and no idea of who was the assassin. But unfortunately the ending wasn't at the same level than the rest of the book. It felt like the writer just threw the end.. I didn't have time to panick and it was already over. Besides that the book was great!
Dani Noviandi
Jalan cerita yang cukup lambat dari buku ini seolah menutupi keistimewaan buku ini. Pembunuhan antar abad yang melatari buku ini sangat unik, 3 orang wanita muda dibunuh 1 abad yang lalu, mayatnya tak diketahui dimana. Nah, di abad yang baru ini, tiba-tiba ada lagi 2 gadis yang hilang, satu persatu mayat mereka ditemukan dalam satu kuburan dg para korban di 1 abad yang lalu! Kok cuma 2? bukannya 3? nah, 1 orang lagi sedang ditunggu pada tanggal 31 maret, tanggal yang sama dg kematian gadis ketig ...more
Radha Sukhu
Sep 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: murder-mystery
“On the Street Where You Live” is another one of Clark’s intriguing murder mysteries. This novel concerns a woman named Emily Graham, who has moved back to her hometown of Spring Lake in which three murders took place about a century ago. Emily becomes involved in the case when the skeleton of one of the victims is found buried in her backyard, and from then on, she’s determined to figure out what really happened to those three victims so many years ago. The main aspect of this novel is, of cour ...more
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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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