Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CBR III Review #89: I'll Walk Alone: A Novel by Mary Higgins Clark

CBR III Review #89: I'll Walk Alone: A Novel by Mary Higgins Clark

I use to read May Higgins Clark when I was in middle and high school, and I really enjoyed her books so I decided to see if MHC's novels held up after time.  My decision was split, Clark's novels are still well written but the mystery was outlandish and frankly super easy to solve.

Alexandra “Zan” Moreland is experiencing a mother's worst nightmare, her son was kidnapped in broad daylight two years earlier.  No ransom was ever demanded and no body was ever discovered.  Zan is slowly starting to put her life together when new evidence starts to surface in her sons case.  The only problem is all the evidence makes it look like Zan kidnapped her own son.  A picture surfaces that clearly shows Zan taking her son Matthew from his stroller while his babysitter napped next to him on a blanket in the park.  On top of the newly discovered picture someone is using Zan's bank accounts.  Supplies are being ordered for interior decorating jobs she has yet to secure and someone is buying plane tickets via her checking account with her name on them, which makes it look like she is about to run.  Has someone stolen Zan's identity or is it possible that Zan doesn't remember taking her on son?  Zan starts her own investigation to find out what happened to her son while everyone else has decided she is guilty.

Clark's novels are always a fast paced read and she does a decent job of setting up a mystery, but the problem with I'll Walk Alone is the big revel at the end is obvious and the novel follow the same formula as a lot of her novels.  I feel like Clark writes every novel from the same basic outline and just changes the names and basic mystery surrounding the characters.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 628 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1439180962
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (April 5, 2011)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043RSKF8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 
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