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Book Review – On The Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Pages: 387
First Published: 2001 by Pocket Books
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In the gripping new novel from the Queen of Suspense, a woman is haunted by two grisly murders separated by more than a century, yet somehow, inextricably linked…

Following a nasty divorce and the trauma of being stalked, criminal defense attorney Emily Graham leaves Albany to work in Manhattan. Craving roots, she buys her ancestral home, a Victorian house in the seaside resort town of Spring Lake, New Jersey. Her family sold the house in 1892, after one of Emily’s forebears, Madeline Shapley, then a young girl, disappeared.

As the house is renovated and a pool dug, a skeleton is found and identified as Martha Lawrence, a young Spring Lake woman who vanished several years ago. Within her hand is the Wnger bone of another woman, with a ring — a Shapley family heirloom — still on it. Determined to Wnd the connection between the two murders, Emily becomes a threat to a seductive killer…who chooses her as the next victim.

Do you believe in reincarnation? If not, then this book will make you change your beliefs and would reconsider that reincarnations do exist.

The horror once started a hundred years ago after the disappearance of three young beautiful girls. The cause of their disappearance was never discovered and even the slightest idea on what happened to them was never known. Emily Graham, an assistant prosecutor came to purchase a house in Spring Lake which was originally owned by her ancestors. Right after she moved in, a corpse of two people was found in her backyard after hauling for a planned swimming pool which was the original plan of the previous owners. They then find out that it was Martha Lawrence’s corpse, a girl who went missing 4 years ago, and Madeline Shapley, her great-great-grandaunt. And another pair of corpse was then found after the tip given by Emily who received a postcard containing the information. They all then arrived to a conclusion that a reincarnated killer was the one who did all the killings.

The story itself is a pretty good one. It is full of suspense. I believe in reincarnation so I can easily catch up on the story. It has an incredible plot and was executed effectively that it catches my full attention.

The idea of reincarnation that is offered by the story is really brilliant. It’s really hard to imagine that a serial killer in the 1980’s would come back and repeat what he did before. Mary Higgins Clark’s “who done it?” part is again my favorite. Though I already had an idea about the killer but wasn’t pushed thru until it was introduced.

What I just don’t like about the story and all other books by the author is that she puts a lot of characters in it that makes it so hard to keep track of. I remember how many times I got confused on who is who. I noticed that most of her heroines were so tough into solving the crime which leads their lives in danger.

Mary Higgins Clark once again surprised me in this book. It’s very obvious that she’d done a lot of research in it. This is highly recommended to everyone which is perfect to read in any kind of season.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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