I'll Walk Alone: A Novel

I'll Walk Alone: A Novel

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By: Mary Higgins Clark

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THE QUEEN OF SUSPENSE IS BACK! Mary Higgins Clark’s new novel—the thirtieth and most spine-chilling of her long career as America’s most beloved author of suspense fiction— is about the newest and most up-to-date of crimes: identity theft.

Who has not read about—or experienced—with a sinking feeling the fear that someone else out there may be using your credit cards, accessing your bank account, even stealing your identity.

In I ll Walk Alone, Alexandra “Zan” Moreland, a gifted, beautiful interior designer on the threshold of a successful Manhattan career, is terrified to discover that somebody is not only using her credit cards and manipulating her financial accounts to bankrupt her and destroy her reputation, but may also be impersonating her in a scheme that may involve the much more brutal crimes of kidnapping and murder. Zan is already haunted by the disappearance of her own son, Matthew, kidnapped in broad daylight two years ago in Central Park—a tragedy that has left her torn between hope and despair.

Now, on what would be Matthew’s fifth birthday, photos surface that seem to show Zan kidnapping her own child, followed by a chain of events that suggests somebody—but who? Zan asks herself desperately, and why?—has stolen her identity.

Hounded by the press, under investigation by the police, attacked by both her angry ex-husband and a vindictive business rival, Zan, wracked by fear and pain and sustained only by her belief, which nobody else shares, that Matthew is still alive, sets out to discover who is behind this cruel hoax.

What she does not realize is that with every step she takes toward the truth, she is putting herself— and those she loves most—in mortal danger from the person who has ingeniously plotted out her destruction.

Even Zan’s supporters, who include Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner and amateur detective, and Father Aiden O’Brien, who thinks that Zan may have confessed to him a secret he cannot reveal, believe she may have kidnapped little Matthew. Zan herself begins to doubt her own sanity, until, in the kind of fast-paced explosive ending that is Mary Higgins Clark’s trademark, the pieces of the puzzle fall into place with an unexpected and shocking revelation.

Deeply satisfying, I’ll Walk Alone is Mary Higgins Clark at the top of her form.
Tragedy, an auto accident, impossible working conditions, a kidnapping of a child, a broken hearted mom and a confession to a priest by an unknown person are just some of the ingredients for this novel. Suspense all the way. Enjoy

- elijah_davis

I’LL WALK ALONE, a novel, by Mary Higgins Clark. The first part of the book is routine and a bit boring but Clark energizes it as the story progresses. Alexandra (Zan) Moreland, an up-and-coming New York City interior designer, has been accused of kidnapping her own three-year-old son. Even the wealthy father who Zan divorced eventually comes to that conclusion based on undeniable evidence. Zan experiences spurious charges to her financial accounts. Strange un-ordered packages turn up on her doorstep. She eventually comes to the conclusion that her former boss, owner of the top interior design firm in the N.Y. City, must be behind the strange goings-on including the abduction of her son. She knows that he was upset that she left his firm and that she rejected his amorous advances while his employee and is now his number one competitor in the City. Soon with overwhelming evidence mounting even Zan’s closest friends find it hard to believe she is innocent. She has recurring fainting and blackout episodes and begins to think she may be going mad. But one new friend stands beside her. The story has several cliffhanger moments but for the most part it is a steady whodunit mystery. The ending is a tear-jerker.
I enjoyed the read and give it 4-stars.

- ryder_perez

Just what I expected from Mary Higgins Clark. A mystery that will keep you turning the pages, sure you have it figured out, only to discover a twist at the end! Clean read, very little foul language, nothing sexual in the book.

- brantley_ortiz

mary Higgins clark demonstrates in this novel her literary power to create extraordinarily powerful scenes. the plot involving the kinapping of a child by a woman posing as a mother and her mysterious confession to a priest are unforgettable images The last chapters of the book are beautiful.

- angel_peterson

I purchased I'll Walk Alone from Amazon and downloaded it to my Kindle2. It was a real page turner and had me hooked from the first chapter to the end. It was full of interesting twists and turns as only Mary Higgens Clark can do. I was up until way past midnight to finish it. My favorite books are mysteries especially those that keep you guessing until the last chapter. I also like books that keep you on the edge of your seat without all of the gory, graphic details. If you're looking for a good read, I would recommend books by Mary Higgens Clark. If you haven't purchased a Kindle yet - do it! It really is the best thing since "sliced bread!"

- lina_mitchell

I enjoyed this book immensely. I have been a loyal fan of this author since she first started writing. The suspense in her books is riveting, but I must admit that sometimes, being so familiar with her style of writing, I have known who the culprit is before they are exposed. However, this has not been a factor in my enjoying ALL her books more than any other author I have read.

- emmalynn_mendoza

First I have to say Mary Higgins Clark is one of my favorite authors. I was looking forward to reading this book. When I read it I kept checking the front of the book to make sure I was reading Mary Higgins Clark. I don't know if it was me or what but this book seemed disjointed to me and, like I said, it didn't read like a Mary Higgins Clark book. I felt like an idiot checking to see if I'd purchased the correct author. It's just that I have read almost ALL of her books and this is the first one I read that is not even close to a five star read.

- karla_cruz

As usual, her stories catch your attention from the very start! Makes you feel like you are witnessing it. She does not fill her pages with descriptive love scenes that I do not want to read and skip over, what a waste of time! She brings on characters to enrich her stories from former novel that gives a sense of continuity.

- elliot_stewart

Mary Higgins Clark one of my favourite authors.

This book had me totally gripped, right from page one.

Mary Higgins Clark's characters are completely believable. Each chapter is only four or five pages long and typically focus on one character in the book.

In I'll Walk Alone, Alexandra "Zan" Moreland, a gifted, beautiful interior designer on the threshold of a successful Manhattan career, is terrified to discover that somebody is not only using her credit cards and manipulating her financial accounts to bankrupt her and destroy her reputation, but may also be impersonating her in a scheme that may involve the much more brutal crimes of kidnapping and murder.

All of the characters are superb and as expected from the `Queen of Suspense' there are numerous chills, thrills, twists and turns to keep you page turning into the small wee hours.

The author has the ability to create such wondrous delight in reading disturbingly shocking episodes that you are left addicted and begging for more.

`I'll Walk Alone' will not fail to keep you up all night thinking and worrying whether it really could happen ... to you, just like it does in the book. I can't tell you too much, I'll ruin the element of surprise.

A great read which leaves you with that slight apprehensive feeling which her books have a tendency to do.

Certain that this novel will give plenty to think about (without giving the game away ... it involves identity theft, murder and suspense and worryingly it is most certainly possible!

- ezra_morgan

Excellent read.

Lots of things going on and kept my attention the whole way through, though could be a touch far fetched this didn't spoil the storyline. IT has to be said that I was 95% sure 'who done it' within the first 7 or 8 chapters, the prime suspect being named many times through the book and FAR too obvious to be correct. Still remained interested to see if I'd got it right all the way through to the end.

Have enjoyed all 3 of Mary H-G's books I've purchased, so have now bought 4 more. I like her style of suspense writing.

- princess_green

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