Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2004
CS ISBN 0743535790 $26.95 Three cassettes
CD ISBN 0743535804 $29.95 Four CDs
In her twenty-ninth novel, Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark crafts a plot reminiscent of Agatha Christie's TEN LITTLE INDIANS. Before attending his twentieth reunion at Stonecroft Academy, a killer who calls himself The Owl---"Nighttime is my time"--murders one of a group of female classmates who made fun of him in school and plans to kill the others. Several other male attendees of the reunion were nerds also, so which one of them is the killer? This familiar Higgins Clark puzzler, featuring a feisty heroine, but too many suspects, too many clues and red herrings, makes for a confusing listening experience. Further, Jan Maxwell's lack of variation in character voices makes it often unclear who is speaking, and the use of long pauses between scenes slows down an already lethargic performance. M.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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