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A Cry In The Night

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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  13,963 Ratings  ·  538 Reviews
When Jenny MacPartland meets the man of her dreams while working in a New York art gallery, she's ecstatic. Painter Erich Krueger -- whose exquisite landscapes are making him a huge success -- is handsome, sensitive...and utterly in love with her. They marry quickly and Jenny plans a loving home on Erich's vast Minnesota farm. But lonely days and eerie nights strain her ne ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published May 25th 2000 by Simon Schuster (first published January 1st 1982)
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Laurina
May 14, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspenso
One of the worst books I've read in my life. If this would've been my first book by Mary Higgins Clark, it would had been the last. It is not my first book, but it is definitely the last one.
The plot is slow, the characters are not believable nor lovable. It's too bizarre. Every page makes you want to make up for the lost time... but, in the hope of a better ending or a twist, I finished the book, and I must say that 1 star is too much.
If I see it in a bookstore, i would probably hide it, so nob
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LauraTR
May 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book years ago and remember it being a thrilling, suspenseful story. When I picked it up to read it again I couldn’t recall the details of it – only that it was a keeper. I’m happy to say it remains one after a second reading. I didn’t expect it to be quite as good the second time. Sometimes books just don’t hold up. But this one still managed to give a good ride despite some very minor flaws.

In this wonderfully creepy book the main character, Jenny, is a struggling mother of two you
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Meghan
Nov 03, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Annette mathews
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
The consequences that you have to face when you marry a psychopath.
Jenny meets Erich .
Jenny marries Erich.
They just meet a few times and BAM, Erich pops up the question to Jenny. I was like screaming when Jenny said YES to Erich .How stupid can this girl get .Marrying someone without knowing anything about him or his history .Before i could process what was happening, they get married and Erich whisks her off from the city to his mansion .
Everything seemed perfect at the beginning ,but then slo
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Jen
Jul 22, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: don't do it!
When I travel, I bring along pulpy or fluffy mysteries to leave at the airport when I'm done. This one ended up with me, and it was absolutely ridiculous. People like this author? Her protagonist was pathetic from the get-go, and continued to ignore her internal warnings. The guy gets a tiny stain on the wall paper and then has it re-wallpapered? He disappears for days on end without leaving access to a phone or vehicle? Sure, he's a good one. At least it was pulpy--I read it through to the end ...more
Bonnie Gleckler Clark
To paraphrase I review I'd recently read concerning this book:

I absolutely love Mary Higgins Clark and I believe that I have read all of her books (well at least 30), but A Cry in the Night is one of the shining star of her collection. She takes a very naive woman who is trying hard, as a single mother and working full-time to support her family, and puts her in this comfortable and convenient position that she just can't say NO to.

I've found Mary Higgins Clark to create interesting and beautifu
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María
La verdad es que no me puedo creer que ayer me leyera 100 páginas, pero este libro me tenía totalmente enganchada.
Aunque haya mencionado que me ha mantenido enganchada, no quiero dar a entender con esto que me ha encantado el libro, ya que no ha sido así.
La historia me pareció muy chocante desde el principio, ya que no me esperaba ese comienzo de historia. La protagonista, Jenny, me pareció muy tonta. Después, mientras iba avanzando las historias, realicé mis hipótesis respecto al final y en ese
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Amanda McGill
Mar 08, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Wow what a horrible book filled with a creepy romance, an unlikable main character and unrealistic plot lines.

Jenny MacPartland is an idiot. She falls in love with millionaire artist Erich Krueger and after a month of knowing the guy she marries him and uproots her and her 2 daughters from NYC to Erich's mansion in the country. I know if I marry someone and move out of state with my children, I would want to know every detail. I would want to know about the person that I am marrying and also se
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Xjennbx
I'm a fan of Mary Higgins Clark books. I love her story lines and the fact that she doesn't use vulgar language and crude sexual references. But this book frustrated me. A lot. The protagonist was a pushover. She tolerated way too much of her husband's psycho behavior. I would get frustrated to the point where I would close the book, throw it down and have to get up and do something else. But I always came back to it because I was so curious to see how it ended. (And also because I have this thi ...more
Lottie Panebianco
I read this book years ago and remember it being a thrilling, suspenseful story. When I picked it up to read it again I couldn’t recall the details of it – only that it was a keeper. I’m happy to say it remains one after a second reading. I didn’t expect it to be quite as good the second time. Sometimes books just don’t hold up. But this one still managed to give a good ride despite some very minor flaws. In this wonderfully creepy book the main character, Jenny, is a struggling mother of two yo ...more
Jim C
Feb 20, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a divorced woman who lives in New York and is struggling to raise two children. She meets an artist and after an quick whirlwind romance she agrees to marry him and move to Minnesota. She realizes that her marriage is not "happily ever after" and she is in the middle of a nightmare.

A couple of years ago I picked up a novel from this author and I liked it. Since then I have read two more books and I believe she is not for me. I don't mind the damsel in distress book but when th
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Mansuriah Hassan
Dec 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book of Mary Higgins Clark that I read and it was so good that I've kept reading her books. I'm a picky person when it comes to what I read, but after I finished this book I wanted more of them to read. I really enjoyed this book to the fullest, and found it hard to put down at all.

It's about Jenny MacPartland, a single mother of 2 little girls, meets Erich Krueger, the man of her dreams. The two hit it off, and they marry quickly in spite of Jenny's friends warnings and first
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Ginny_1807
Jun 21, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romanzi
Prevedibile
Lettura di evasione tecnicamente ineccepibile: prosa fluida ed efficacemente descrittiva, ritmo sostenuto con punte di incalzante tensione, abile dosaggio nell’introduzione degli elementi rivelatori del “mistero”.
Peccato però che il soggetto sia tanto sfruttato e prevedibile.
L’incontro, all’interno di un thriller, con un partner dotato di tutti i requisiti positivi immaginabili già di per sé risulta sospetto; il fatto poi che questo tema sia stato trattato in ogni variante più o men
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Katie
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, mystery
Many people highly oppose the fact that the main character is not the strongest, most dependent character who has ever been created. If you don't mind having an unorthodox protagonist, then this book is fantastic and eerie- not every book has to have a strong leading character. Therefore, I think this book stands our among Mary Higgin Clark's books because it follows a different style of characters. It does not lead as much of a surprise as many of her novels but the moments within are very well ...more
Katherine
Not her best but kept me reading.

I am a big fan of Mary Higgins Clark. This is the first book of hers I have read in a while and while I liked it, it was more predictable than some of her others. I think it should be a big red flag to any woman if she looks exactly like a man's mother, who died tragically.
Jose Moa
A entertaining trhiller over a psychopatic love and a psychopata
Eba Martin
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hacía mucho que no leía a esta autora y las primeras páginas se me hicieron un poco pesadas porque no terminaba de engancharme tanta escena costumbrista, pero luego.. ¡ay, luego!
Ya en la página 40 me había enganchado del todo y pensaba más es el condenado libro que en el que yo estaba escribiendo, jaja, preguntándome cómo seguiría. Cuando ya empiezas a vislumbrar por dónde irán los tiros, el tema se enrarece y pierde fuelle. Me ha parecido un final muy maniqueo y enrevesado para mi gusto, aunque
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Dolceluna
Primo romanzo della regina del mistery ad avermi delusa. Avendo amato tutti gli altri suoi gialli speravo di andare a colpo sicuro anche con questo, peraltro uno dei più noti e citati, e invece...trama arcirisentita, situazioni banali, elemento rosa troppo intrecciato a quello mistery e personaggi di povero spessore psicologico mi hanno spinto ad abbandonare il libro alla sua metà. Forse avrei dovuto proseguire nella lettura, non è escluso che in futuro, in nome della fiducia che riponevo (e rip ...more
Natalie
I was unable to connect to the characters on any level (though given Erich's neuroses, maybe that's a good thing) -- very suspenseful, and I found myself wondering what would happen, but the characters were too unrealistic and the plot too unbelievable for me.

If you're looking for something by MHC, try out Daddy's Little Girl instead. It left a lasting impression on me when I read it in my youth.
Rita Monticelli
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Ingenuo cliché

Dovrei dire che la recensione contiene qualche anticipazione sulla trama, ma in realtà quest’ultima è talmente scontata che non credo che sia necessario.
Partiamo dai pochi aspetti positivi del romanzo.
La prosa è sicuramente molto bella e pulita, ed è esaltata da una buona traduzione. L’autrice ha un’ottima gestione del punto di vista della protagonista e nel complesso il testo ti porta a una lettura veloce, anche se devo confessare che ho avuto f
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Cata
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biblioteca, 2012
Um Grito na Noite foi a minha estreia com a autora Mary Higgins Clark.

Não conhecia a autora, nunca tinha ouvido sequer falar nela, mas o título chamou-me a atenção e como estava disponível na Biblioteca decidi experimentar. E foi assim que acabei por descobrir mais uma grande autora!!

Geralmente não costumo ler este género de livros- posso estar enganada, mas classificá-lo-ia como Thriller- mas confesso que gostei imenso da história, por isso é um género a que dedicarei mais atenção. Foi arrepian
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Ashley Facio
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mary Higgins Fans
Recommended to Ashley by: no one
“A Cry in the Night” will be the 3rd book I’ve read by Mary Higgins Clark and I am happy to say it was the most interesting one yet, much more than the other two. I am very intrigued by suspenseful novels and so far Mary H. Clark is my favorite author. Her mysterious and murderous stories always get to me.

In this novel you get to know the main character Jenny MacPartland, who is a single mother with two kids. I like how the author portrays a relatable situation of how she is a struggling woman
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Christian, Kelanth, Scala
Libro rubato in un momento di noia dalla libreria di mia madre e mai più restituito, lettura di un pomeriggio che mi ha avvinto e alla fine convinto, piacendomi davvero molto.

All'oscuro completamente di quest'autrice ho trovato questa lettura tranquilla e piacevole, il ritmo è molto veloce e dai continui colpi di scena. La descrizione dello scenario in cui si muove la vicenda provoca nel lettore un senso di inquietudine e di tensione continua.

Jenny è una giovane donna con un matrimonio alle spal
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Coty Johnson
Feb 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Shantell
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a little slow-going in the beginning, but then the story picked up and became pretty twisted and I couldn't put it down. There were a few times when I sighed in exasperation at the main character for being slightly aggravating, but I got over it :) I would read this again (but probably in a few years after I forget I've read it)
Courtney
I'm a fan of Mary Higgins Clark. Her books are fast-paced page turners. A Cry in the Night is the story of a woman who falls in love with a man who isn't quite what he seems. You'll be crying for main character Jenny MacPartland to get out of there!
Thea Jones
Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!
Don't plan on cleaning you house, don't plan on doing and cooking, take a good week off of work, and tell hubby what ever is in the fridge that's your dinner. this is such a good book I accual could not put it down when I say it's a page turner I mean it.
Lisa Greer
Jan 10, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This is classic MH Clark. I like all her older novels and none of the ones she's written in the last 15 years :). The atmosphere is bleak and realistic and deals with a single mom's struggles and her subsequent marriage to an artist with a dark side.
Susana Del Campo
Te mantiene en vilo maravillosamente bien durante todo el libro. Quizás el final era demasiado previsible y me han faltado un par de detalles por aclarar. De ahí las tres estrellas.
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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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