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The highly anticipated follow-up to the Queen of Suspense's iconic bestseller, Where Are the Children?.

A lawyer turned successful podcaster, Missy has worked hard to put the past behind her.

More than four decades ago, her mother, Nancy Harmon, was convicted of the murder of her first two children and released on a technicality. Shunned by her family and the media, she was building a new life for herself in Cape Cod when her children from a second marriage, Missy and her brother Mike, vanished too. Once again the prime suspect, this time Nancy was able to confront the secrets buried in her past and rescue her kids from a dangerous predator.

But Nancy’s past has a long reach. Missy has recently married a man whose first wife died tragically, leaving him and their young daughter, Riley, behind. While Missy and her brother Mike help their mother relocate from Cape Cod to the equally idyllic Hamptons, Missy’s new stepdaughter goes missing.

As history chillingly repeats itself, Missy and Mike must draw on memories of their own abduction as they race to find Riley and save her from the same trauma they experienced – or something much worse . . .

Just like the original, Where Are the Children Now? will keep you holding your breath until the very last page.


‘I adore Mary Higgins Clark’ KARIN SLAUGHTER

‘Clark plays out her story like the pro that she is . . . flawless’ DAILY MIRROR

‘The “Queen of Suspense” is renowned for her fast-moving prose and dazzling plot twists’ GOOD BOOK GUIDE

‘Mary Higgins Clark’s awesome gift for storytelling has always been the secret of her strength as a suspense novelist’ NEW YORK TIMES

‘Teeming with tantalizing twists, Clark’s cracking tale . . . is a tempting and thought-provoking thriller’ BOOKLIST

‘There’s something special about Clark’s thrillers . . . the compassion she extends to her characters’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

‘Should come with a warning: start in the evening and you’ll be reading late into the night’ USA TODAY

About The Authors

Photograph © Bernard Vidal

The #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark wrote over forty suspense novels, four collections of short stories, a his­torical novel, a memoir, and two children’s books. With bestselling author Alafair Burke she wrote the Under Suspicion series including The Cinderella MurderAll Dressed in WhiteThe Sleeping Beauty KillerEvery Breath You TakeYou Don’t Own Me, and Piece of My Heart. With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, she coauthored five suspense novels. More than one hundred million copies of her books are in print in the United States alone. Her books are international bestsellers.

Deborah Copaken

Alafair Burke is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels, including The Better Sister, The Wife, The Ex and Find Me, in addition to the Under Suspicion series, co-authored with Mary Higgins Clark. A former prosecutor, she now teaches criminal law and lives in New York.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (November 23, 2023)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471197369

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