The Cradle Will Fall

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Simon and Schuster, 1980 - Fiction - 314 pages
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Katie DeMaio, a bright, ambitious, attractive young prosecutor in a small New Jersey town, recently widowed is in a driving accident. It brings her to Westlake Hospital with minor injuries, where she sees - or thinks she sees - a familiar figure carrying a woman's body to his car in the middle of the night ... When the woman is found dead in her bed the next day and declared a suicide, Katie determines to find out the truth, and soon uncovers the hidden scandals and fears in the lives of a number of people who seem, on the surface, to be solid, respectable citizens.
 

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User Review  - diananagy - LibraryThing

Wow can this woman write a mystery! This is the third or fourth novel that I have read of hers and I have to admit that she has quickly become one of my favorite Mystery writers. Every single one of ... Read full review

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I love Mary Higgins Clark. Even if many of her books are similar, they always keep you guessing. This one seemed a little different than her usual books, and I loved it just as much. Always a who-done-it of course, but this one took an unusual approach! Read full review

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Mary Higgins Clark was born in the Bronx, New York on December 24, 1927. After graduating from high school and before she got married, she worked as a secretary, a copy editor, and an airline stewardess. She supplemented the family's income by writing short stories. After her husband died in 1964, leaving her with five children, she worked for many years writing four-minute radio scripts before turning to novels. Her debut novel, Aspire to the Heavens, which is a fictionalized account of the life of George Washington, did not sell well. She decided to focus on writing mystery/suspense novels and in 1975 Where Are the Children? was published. She received a B.A. in philosophy from Fordham University in 1979. Her other works include While My Pretty One Sleeps, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Moonlight Becomes You, Pretend You Don't See Her, No Place Like Home, The Lost Years, The Melody Lingers On, and As Time Goes By. She is also the co-author, with her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, of several holiday crossover books including Deck the Halls, He Sees You When You're Sleeping, Santa Cruise, and The Christmas Thief. She writes the Under Suspicion series with Alafair Burke. She received numerous honors including the Grand Prix de Literature of France in 1980), the Horatio Alger Award in 1997, the Gold Medal of Honor from the American-Irish Historical Society, the Spirit of Achievement Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University the first Reader's Digest Author of the Year Award 2002 and the Christopher Life Achievement Award in 2003. Many of her titles have made the best sellers list. Im 2017 her title, All By Myself, Alone made the New York Times Best Seller List

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