Synopses & Reviews
< b> A New York Times Bestselling Author< /b>< P>At the age of ten, Liza Barton had shot her mother, trying desperately to protect her from her estranged step-father, Ted Cartwright. At age twenty-eight, a successful interior designer in Manhattan, Liza (now Celia) marries a childless sixty-year-old widower, Laurence Foster, and they have a son. Before their marriage, she reveals to him her true identity.< P>Two years later, after Laurence's death, Celia is happily remarried, but her happiness i shattered when her new husband, Alex Nolan, surprises her with a gift - the house in Mendham, New Jersey, where she killed her mother. More and more, there are signs that someone in the community knows Celia's true identity. When Georgette Grove, the real estate agent who sold the house to Alex, is brutally murdered and Celia is the first on the crime scene, she becomes a suspect. As Celia fights to prove her innocence, she is not aware that she and her son, Jack, are now the targets of a killer.< P>Mary Higgins Clark is America's undisputed "Queen of Suspense." Clark's first book was a biographical novel about the life of George Washington, Aspire to the Heavens. It was remaindered as it came off the press. Her second book was a suspense novel, < I>Where Are the Children?< /I>, which became a bestseller.Mary Higgins Clark lives in Saddle River, New Jersey; but also has an apartment in Manhattan and summer homes in Spring Lake, New Jersey and Dennis, Massachusetts.