Book Review - He Sees You When You're Sleeping by Mary Higgins Clark | Blushing Geek

Book Review – He Sees You When You’re Sleeping by Mary and Carol Higgins Clark

He Sees You When You’re Sleeping by Mary and Carol Higgins Clark | Blushing Geek

He Sees You When You’re Sleeping by Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark
Published on November 1, 2002 by Simon & Schuster
Genre: Holiday, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 208
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Sterling Brooks has been cooling his heels in the Celestial Waiting Room for forty-six years, waiting for admission to heaven. Finally, just days before Christmas, he’s summoned before the Heavenly Council and found unworthy; throughout his life he had been hopelessly self-absorbed. To redeem himself, he is given the chance to go back to Earth and find someone to help.

At New York’s Rockefeller Center skating rink, Sterling encounters Marissa, a heartbroken seven-year-old whose father and grandmother have been forced into the Witness Protection Program; they had overheard two gangsters hatch a sinister plot to collect money from a debtor. Able to travel through time and space, Sterling devises a master plan to reunite little Marissa with her family in time for Christmas. Along the way, he discovers within himself what it takes to earn his wings.


From the “Queen of Suspense,” Mary Higgins Clark, and bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark — the acclaimed mother/daughter duo — comes this holiday treat, a heartwarming tale of redemption and love.

The story circled around a man who died and can only go to heaven by returning back to earth and prove his worth by helping someone in need.

Just like her other holiday books, she incorporates suspense in it which drew me into reading it. One thing that I liked about this book is aside from being a suspense book it also teaches a lesson. Her usual style of “who done it” is not added in the story but I was amazed by how she put a lot of suspense in it.

Though the story is short and a bit predictable, it successfully served its purpose, which is to let us feel the holiday spirit. And just like her previous stories, simple and easy to understand words were used in it. This is a sweet Christmas story. A very quick read with a happy ending. 

Not one of my favorites but is still a good choice to read even not on a holiday season. Two thumbs up for this wonderful mother/daughter duo.

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