All Around the Town by Mary Higgins Clark

By Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense, crafts a terrifying tale of homicide and obsession with "a slambam finish" (Los Angeles occasions e-book Review).
ALL round the TOWN
whilst Laurie Kenyon, a twenty-one-year-old pupil, is accused of murdering her English professor, she has no reminiscence of the crime. Her fingerprints, even though, are in all places. while she asks her sister, lawyer Sarah, to mount her safety, Sarah in flip brings in psychiatrist Justin Donnelly. abducted on the age of 4 and victimized for 2 years, Laurie has constructed spectacular coping abilities. basically whilst the insufferable stories of these misplaced years are published can the reality of the crime pop out -- and basically then can the ultimate sadistic plan of her abductor, whose obsession is more suitable than ever, be published.

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Then he added, concerned, “Gee, Mr. ” Chris stopped by the counter and hesitated a moment before speaking. “Oh, uh, my wife has the car this morning, Jimmy. ” Jimmy nodded. ” “I’ll be needing a car for a while though,” Chris said. ” said Jimmy. “Sure thing, Mr. Martin. ” “I’d appreciate it,” said Chris. “Any time at all,” said Jimmy. ” Chris managed another smile. “Has Mrs. ” he asked. “Yes, sir. ” “Good. ” Chris shut the door of his o ce and drew o his top coat. As he dropped it on a chair, he noticed the smudges on it.

She asked. ” “They’re wanted by the law, Helen,” he told her. ” Chris tried to smile. ” he asked. “It’s not a question of wanting you to say anything,” she said. “It’s a question of safety. ” He nodded. ” “I think we should go to my mother’s for a while,” she said. “All right,” he said. ” For a moment, he felt that she was planning to leave him and he fought the idea. This was only temporary; he’d make certain of that. ” “You want to go now,” he said quietly. She closed her eyes. “Chris, please,” she begged.

Very well, Mr. Martin,” he said, “I really see no reason why we can’t. It’s somewhat irregular but—” Less than a minute later, the doors of the Ford slammed behind them and Chris twisted the ignition key. He backed out of place and drove out of the parking lot so fast he almost hit another car. He headed down Wilshire as fast as he could and turned right onto Ocean Avenue. A few minutes later the Ford was speeding along the coast highway toward Malibu. “Chris,” she said as they went past an orange caution light at Channel Road.

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