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I've got my eyes on you : a novel

I have got my eyes on you
I've got my eyes on you : a novel
Publisher Info:
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2018]
Physical Description:
246 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Pagination may vary.
"After a party when her parents are away, eighteen-year-old Kerry Dowling is found fully dressed at the bottom of the family pool.The immediate suspect is her boyfriend who had a bitter argument with her at the party. Then there is a twenty-year-old neighbor who was angry because she didn't invite him to the party. Or is there someone else who has not yet been seen on the radar? Kerry's older sister Aline, a twenty-eight-year-old guidance counselor, is determined to assist the Prosecutor's Office in learning the truth. She does not realize that now she is putting her own life in danger"-- provided by publisher.


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FIC CLAR New or Popular Adult Fiction Book
F CLARK New or Popular Adult Fiction Book
F CLAR New or Popular Adult Fiction Book

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A new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author and "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark.

When a terrible crime shocks a New Jersey community, all signs point to one suspect. But if he's innocent as he claims, it means the murderer is still out there...

After throwing a party when her parents were away, 18-year-old Kerry Dowling is discovered lifeless at the bottom of the family pool. The police immediately question Kerry's boyfriend, who--despite proclaiming his love for her--was seen arguing with Kerry that night. As neighbors and classmates grieve the loss of their friend, Kerry's 28-year-old sister Aline, a guidance counselor, searches for answers. She'll do anything to help the Detective Mike Wilson learn what really happened the night Kerry was killed.

Was someone watching Kerry the night of the murder? For Aline, the truth could be deadly.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and "Queen of Suspense" comes a thrilling investigation asking what we truly know about the those we trust, and the secrets lying in even the most idyllic of neighborhoods.

Author Notes

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. Her recent books include All By Myself, Alone, I've Got My Eyes On You, and You Don't Own Me.

(Bowker Author Biography) Mary Higgins Clark has written nineteen novels & three short story collections since 1975. She has served as president of the Mystery Writers of America & lives in Saddle River, New Jersey.

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Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Early in this disappointing suspense novel from MWA Grand Master Clark (All by Myself, Alone), 28-year-old Aline Dowling finds the body of her 18-year-old sister, Kerry, at the bottom of their parents' swimming pool at their home in Saddle River, N.J. A large wound at the base of Kerry's skull reveals that she was murdered. The immediate suspects are a brain-damaged neighbor, Jamie Chapman, and Kerry's boyfriend, Alan Crowley, with whom she had a recent fight. Then there's the unknown motorist who pulled over to help Kerry when she had a flat and proceeded to aggressively hit on her. Kerry's mother is convinced Alan is guilty, while Jamie's mother fears her son may have been involved. Homicide detective Mike Wilson teams up with Aline, recently appointed as a guidance counselor at the local high school, to investigate. Aline's attraction to two handsome suitors-Mike and lacrosse coach Scott Kimball-never generates much heat, and Jamie's confused story about the person he calls Big Guy, whom he saw hit Kerry and push her in the pool, remains a tantalizing unknown. This effort falls far short of Clark's best. Agent: Bob Barnett, Williams & Connolly. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.



I've Got My Eyes on You 1 Jamie was in his room on the second floor of his mother's small Cape Cod house in Saddle River, New Jersey, when his life changed. For a while he had been looking out the window to watch Kerry Dowling's backyard. She was having a party and Jamie was mad because she hadn't invited him. When they were in high school together, she was always nice to him even though he was in special classes. But Mom had told him that it was probably just a party only for Kerry's classmates who would be leaving for college next week. Jamie had graduated from high school two years ago and now had a good job stocking shelves in the local Acme supermarket. Jamie didn't tell Mom that if the kids at the party started swimming in Kerry's pool, he was going to go over and swim with them. He knew Mom would be mad at him if he did that. But Kerry always invited him to swim in her pool when she was swimming. He watched from the window of his room until all the kids went home and Kerry was alone outside on the patio cleaning up. He watched the end of his video. He decided to go over and help her, even though he knew Mom would not want him to. He slipped downstairs, where Mom was watching the eleven o'clock news, and tiptoed behind the hedges that separated his small backyard from Kerry's big one. But then he saw someone come into the yard from the woods. He grabbed something off a chair and came up behind Kerry, hit her on the head, and pushed her into the pool. Then he threw something away. You're not supposed to hit people or push them in pools, Jamie thought. The man should say he's sorry, or he might get a time-out. Kerry's swimming, so I can go swimming with her, he told himself. The man didn't go swimming. He ran away from the yard and back into the woods. He didn't go in the house. He just ran away. Jamie hurried toward the pool. His foot kicked something that was on the ground. It was a golf club. He picked it up, carried it toward the pool and put it on one of the chairs. He said, "Kerry, it's Jamie. I'll go swimming with you now." But she didn't answer him. He started to walk down the pool steps. The water looked dirty. He thought maybe somebody spilled something. But when he felt the water in his new sneakers, soaking his pants up to his knees, he stopped. Even though Kerry always said he could swim with her, he knew that Mom would be mad if he got his new sneakers wet. Kerry was floating in the water. He reached out, touched her shoulder and said, "Kerry, wake up." But Kerry just floated farther away, to the deep end of the pool. So he went back home. The news was still on the television, so Mom didn't see him when he sneaked back upstairs and went to bed. He knew his sneakers, socks and pants were wet, so he hid them on the floor of his closet. Maybe they'll dry before Mom finds them, he hoped. As he was falling asleep, he wondered if Kerry was having fun swimming. Excerpted from I've Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.