Book Review - Where are the children by Mary Higgins Clark | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark

Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark | Blushing Geek

Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark
First published on 1975 by Pocket Books
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 304
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Nancy Harmon long ago fled the heartbreak of her first marriage, the macabre deaths of her two little children, and the shocking charges against her. She changed her name, dyed her hair, and left California for the windswept peace of Cape Cod. Now remarried, she has two more beloved children, and the terrible pain has begun to heal — until the morning when she looks in the backyard for her little boy and girl and finds only one red mitten. She knows that the nightmare is beginning again….


It is a story of a girl who was a suspect for killing her 2 children. She faced the trial but was never executed because the star witness never came back in the trial and was never seen. She managed to continue living her life, remarried and had 2 children. But the horror keeps coming back.

It was one of the author’s earlier books that I meant to read earlier but only managed to read it now. It may not be as polished as her latest books but she still does a very nice job of weaving the plot and pulling you in. Her style of “who done it” never fails to confuse me. This story makes you thinks that the story is predictable but you’ll realize how dumb you are when you found out how the story ends. It’s a well written story that is full of suspense and questions that you’ll keep asking yourself. A question that will keep you glued to the story and that you can’t afford skipping some lines. It also gave me the feeling of being preoccupied if I do something without finishing the story first. It did keep me haunted until I was done reading it.

As usual, Clark used easy to understand words that will help you read the book continuously without checking the dictionary for its meaning. The plot is horrible but pretty interesting and was intelligently executed. She describes each character very detailed, a factor that confused me of their roles in the story. And in addition to that, she introduced a lot of characters that are so hard to keep track of.

Where are the children? is a story full of surprises. It may not be the best novel of Mary Higgins but it is one of the enjoyable ones. Read this novel and you’ll find out how Clark became America’s Queen of Suspense. This is suspense, romance, humor and mystery in one book. Another masterpiece from the queen herself!


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