No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark audiobook

No Place Like Home: A Novel

By Mary Higgins Clark
Read by Jan Maxwell

Simon & Schuster Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780743540032

  • ISBN: 9780743540032

Runtime: 9.42 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

In a riveting and unputdownable thriller from the Queen of Suspense, a young woman is ensnared into returning to a place she had wanted to leave behind forever—her childhood home.

At the age of ten, Liza Barton shot her mother, trying desperately to protect her from her estranged stepfather, Ted Cartwright. Despite his claim that the shooting was a deliberate act, the Juvenile Court ruled the death an accident. Many people, however, agreed with Cartwright, and the tabloids compared the child to the infamous murderess Lizzie Borden, pointing even to the similarity of their names.

To erase her past, her adoptive parents change her name to Celia. At age twenty-eight, a successful interior designer in Manhattan, she marries a childless sixty-year-old widower, Laurence Foster, and they have a son. Before their marriage, she reveals to him her true identity. Two years later, on his deathbed, he makes her swear never to tell anyone so that their son, Jack, will not carry the stigma of her past.

Two years later, Celia is happily remarried. Her peace of mind is shattered when her new husband surprises her with a gift—the house where she killed her mother. And it soon becomes clear that there is someone in the community knows Celia.

More and more, there are signs that someone in the community knows Celia’s true identity. When the real estate agent who sold them the house is brutally murdered and Celia is the first on the crime scene, she becomes a suspect. As she fights to prove her innocence, she has no idea that she and her son, Jack, are now the targets of a killer.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mary Higgins Clark’s awesome gift for storytelling has always been the secret of her strength as a suspense novelist. But let’s credit her as well for something more subtle—her intuitive grasp of the anxieties of everyday life that can spiral into full-blown terror. In the deliciously titled No Place Like Home, this canny writer taps into the tensions that go along with the joys of moving into a new home and comes up with a cunning variation on the haunted-house theme.”  New York Times
“With sympathy and strength, Jan Maxwell steadily builds the fearful and dangerous path Celia follows to the truth, exposing the sham of her life and the identity of a new killer. This is a standard Higgins Clark formula, but a solid production and tempo offer a hefty helping of chills.”  AudioFile
“A gripping seat-of-your-pants thriller…The intrigue begins on the first page, and the suspense builds rapidly…This is Higgins Clark at her best, a true mystery to satisfy the most ardent fans of the genre.”  RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

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Author

Author Bio: Mary Higgins Clark

Author Bio: Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark (1927–2020) was the author of worldwide bestsellers that sold more than one hundred million copies in the United States alone. Twenty-one of her books reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. She was chosen by Mystery Writers of America as Grand Master of the 2000 Edgar Awards. An annual Mary Higgins Clark Award sponsored by Simon & Schuster, to be given to authors of suspense fiction writing in the Mary Higgins Clark tradition, was launched by Mystery Writers of America in 2001. She was the 1987 president of Mystery Writers of America and, for many years, served on their board of directors. In 1988, she served as chairperson of the International Crime Congress.

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English