Pretend You Don't See Her

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Pocket Books, May 1, 1998 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark brings us another New York Times bestselling novel that she “prepares so carefully and executes with such relish” (The New York Times Book Review) about a witness to a murder who finds that what she’s seen might make her the next casualty.

Mary Higgins Clark sends chills down readers’ spines with the story of Lacey Farrell, a rising star on the Manhattan real estate scene. One day, while showing a luxurious skyline co-op, Lacey is witness to a murder—and to the dying words of the victim.... The dying woman is convinced that the attacker was after her dead daughter’s journal—which Lacey gives to the police, but not before making a copy for herself. It’s an impulse that later proves nearly fatal.

Placed in the witness protection program and sent to live in the Minneapolis area, Lacey must assume a fake identity, at least until the killer can be brought to trial. There she meets Tom Lynch, a radio talk-show host whom she tentatively begins to date—until the strain of deception makes her break it off. Then she discovers the killer has traced her to Minneapolis. Armed with nothing more than her own courage and clues from the journal, Lacey heads back to New York, determined to uncover who’s behind the deaths of the two women—before she’s the next casualty.

At once seductive and frightening, Pretend You Don’t See Her is the “mistress of high tension” (The New Yorker) at her ingenious best.

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A truly amazing masterpiece ! Lacey Farrell, a real estate agent, is contacted by Isabelle Waring, who asks her to sell her late daughter's apartment. However, Isabelle's daughter was a famous actress named Heather Landi, and she died a year ago in a car crash. Isabelle is certain that Heather's secret diary contains clues about her death - so sure, that she's murdered and - with her last breath - asks Lacey to give the diary to Heather's father Jimmy. This reveals itself to be a real challenge, since Isabelle's murderer is now after Lacey, the only person who can ID him. Lacey is forced to leave her old life behind and enter the witness protection program. She moves in another town, assumes a fake identity - until the murderer finds out her new residence. Now, she must discover herself the mystery behind Heather's death, to end this nightmare...
Beware ! This book is so addictive, that you will have a herd time putting it down. The characters are well described - what makes them more real - and the story is cleverly written. A must have for the mystery's fans.


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The number one New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark has written thirty-five suspense novels; four collections of short stories; a historical novel, a memoir, two children's books, and most recently partnered with Alafair Burke to collaborate on a new series: The Under Suspicion novels. With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, Clark has co-authored five more suspense novels. Her books are international bestsellers with more than one hundred million copies in print in the United States alone.

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