Review: “ I’ll Walk Alone ” by Mary Higgins Clark

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  Blurb:  

    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.

Review:

       I received a free copy of this book for review . Thank you , Mary !

        I had the book for several months in my library , so I decided to start reading it. I must admit I was a little skeptical of the contents of the book , because it was divided into 88 chapters. But then I started reading it one night and I was engrossed in the story. Zan Moreland , the character around revolve the situation , is a skilled interior designer haunted by the image of her son disappeared two years ago in the park. Spyed step by step by media and  the man who keeps captive her son , Zan  must bind to any information can bring  Matthew back .But when her bank accounts begin to be manipulated and appear on media  pictures of a person who look like lifting her child from the stroller while the baby-sitter was asleep in park , Zan discovers that someone enacts it and aided by her loyal friends , try to resolve the case .
     One thing that bothered me in this book was extended suspense that the thing that this happens almost always . Every time Zan and her friends came to a valuable clue that could help solve the case unsaid , the person who held the clue did not care to explain and detectives about it. So Zan had to endure accusations of the press and wonder if she lost her mind or if even it had kidnapped her own son . In the time that I read the book I sat tense fists to see what happens next and what unpleasant surprises will happen to Zan . Among other characters , Alvirah and Willy are the  perfect portrait of a happy family that after enrichment of the lottery get to know a lot of influence people , so this is how Alvirah meet Zan . One interesting thing that I read at the end of the book is that this character , Alvriah Meehan appears in a lot of Mary`s books. Ted , Zan ‘s ex-husband , seemed more like a deleted character without a remarkable personality  which however does not appear in most of the story … this to the end, where he have an essential role . Kevin , the future boss of Zan is the only one who truly believes in her innocence and during the story , among them a beautiful romance blossoms .There are three other important characters in the story : Bartley , the ex-boss of Zan , who hates her and it is suspected for kidnapper her son , Glory , the woman who keeps away Matthew from his mother ( searched in new York by her father ) and Fr.Aiden , one parent at the church that was helping Zan to find her inner peace .

This year I read a lot of good books and am grateful for every author who has agreed to work with my blog . But , I must admit , that of all the books I’ve read this year , this was decisive , the most comprehensive and best book of the year.  I could not put it down until I finished it and this book made me go through terrible emotions , from confusion to happiness , from curiosity to anger . And this is what i was always apreciate in a book. As I said ,I will give this book  six stars out of five and fot the author , I can only say „Thank you because you wrote a book so good with so much suspense !” Thank you again,Mary and I was honored that I have your book on my blog 🙂

My rating : 6/5

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