The newest thriller and instant #1 New York Times bestseller from Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark shows us just how far a family and a town will go to protect their own in the wake of tragedy.
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 another suspect 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…
From #1 New York Times bestselling author and the “Queen of Suspense” comes a thrilling investigation asking what we truly know about those we trust, and the secrets lying in even the most idyllic of neighborhoods.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Mary Higgins Clark is an expert at tense whodunits with compelling love triangles—she sets the scene, draws us in, and skillfully starts peeling back the layers of mystery. I’ve Got My Eyes on You makes us care deeply about Aline, who’s grieving the murder of her teenage sister Kerry. But it's the friends and neighbors we meet during the investigation—like sweet special-needs student Jamie and his overprotective mother—who make Higgins Clark’s fictional community as familiar as our own.
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.