May 24, 2023
On an impulse I picked up Mary Higgins Clark’s novel, “Where are the Children?” I am not sorry I did. it was a fast read for me – a real page turner.
On the introductory page, Clark acknowledges that this publication was done for its 30th anniversary and it was her first published novel. I also enjoyed reading about how Clark gleaned her ideas for this novel, and I assume novels to come. As a writer, I appreciate this kind of knowledge.
The book itself tells of a tortured young woman who has started a new life after having been charged with the murder of her two young children, and then released on a technicality when the star witness against her disappears.
Throughout the book, we are given hints as to who the real killer is, but it is difficult for the law to believe Nancy is innocent when her current two children disappear on the same day that a news article appears in the local paper. But, Nancy’s new husband stands by her and others come out of the woodwork, almost too late, with incidents that finally help to find the children.
A great read that will keep you turning the pages until the end.