I'll Walk Alone

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Now in mass market, Mary Higgins Clark’s thirtieth and most spine-chilling novel—“so good that it might as well have come with a soundtrack” (The Columbus Dispatch)—involves the newest and most up-to-date of crimes: identity theft.

Alexandra “Zan” Moreland, a gifted, beautiful interior designer on the verge of a successful Manhattan career, is terrified to discover that somebody is not only using her credit cards, but may also be impersonating her in a scheme that involves the ...

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Overview

Now in mass market, Mary Higgins Clark’s thirtieth and most spine-chilling novel—“so good that it might as well have come with a soundtrack” (The Columbus Dispatch)—involves the newest and most up-to-date of crimes: identity theft.

Alexandra “Zan” Moreland, a gifted, beautiful interior designer on the verge of a successful Manhattan career, is terrified to discover that somebody is not only using her credit cards, but may also be impersonating her in a scheme that involves the much more brutal crimes of kidnapping and murder. Already haunted by the disappearance of her own son, Matthew, kidnapped in broad daylight two years ago in Central Park, Zan has been left torn between hope and despair. Now, on what would be Matthew's fifth birthday, photos surface that seem to show Zan kidnapping her own child, followed by a chain of events that suggests somebody has stolen her identity.

Hounded by the press, under investigation by the police, attacked by both her angry ex-husband and a vindictive business rival, Zan, wracked by fear and pain and sustained only by her belief that Matthew is still alive, sets out to discover who is behind this cruel hoax. What she does not realize is that with every step she takes toward the truth, she is putting herself—and those she loves most—in mortal danger from the person who has ingeniously plotted out her destruction.

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Alexandra "Zan" Moreland has lost her identity. No, it's not temporary amnesia; the attractive Manhattan interior designer has had her identity stolen and we're not talking about just credit cards or bank accounts. An unknown person is impersonating Zan and plotting to identify her as the kidnapper of her own child. Mary Higgins Clark's latest novel pits one desperate woman against unseen enemies and even against her own doubts about her sanity. Prime time crime and suspense.

Publishers Weekly
MWA Grand Master Clark (The Shadow of Your Smile) explores identity theft in her middling 30th novel. Almost two years after someone snatched Alexandra "Zan" Moreland's then three-year-old son, Matthew, from his stroller while his sitter dozed, Zan, a New York City interior designer who remains devastated, has been unable to trace her son. To make matters worse, somebody is using her credit cards to purchase expensive items just as she's on the verge of landing a prestigious account for her fledgling business. Worst of all, evidence emerges that suggests Zan kidnapped her own son. Meanwhile, a priest is troubled by a woman whose confession reveals that a murder is being planned. Contrivances that prevent key information from reaching the heroine as well as characters without personality in the service of a plot with at least one major hole won't please those who prefer their suspense firmly grounded in reality and logic. (Apr.)
Library Journal
It's bad enough that Alexandra Moreland's toddler disappeared in Central Park a few years back. Now Alexandra is being accused of identity theft and possibly murder. Looks as if someone is trying to drive her insane. Clark is a powerhouse, though a few fans thought her last book sounded same old, same old. Watch this one.
Kirkus Reviews

According to Clark's unique take on identity theft, the thief doesn't just want to steal your money but to ruin your credibility, snatch your son and take your life.

Interior designer Alexandra Moreland's son disappeared from his stroller two years ago while Tiffany Shields, the babysitter Zan had hurriedly arranged to watch him, dozed nearby. Matthew's trail has long gone cold until his fifth birthday, when a tabloid newspaper publishes a photograph of Zan removing him from his stroller. In a flash, all the friends who've stood by her for the past two years turn on her. Her ex, Ted Carpenter, the publicist she'd split up with before she ever knew she was pregnant, winds up their dinner at the Four Seasons by accusing her of kidnapping his son. Architect Kevin Wilson, a prospective client who's been about to choose her designs over those of her former boss Bartley Longe, begins to waver. Bartley, who never forgave Zan for leaving his shop to set up her own, spews venom into NYPD ears. So does Tiffany, frantic to take this opportunity to defend herself against all the innuendo she's endured. Even Zan's friends Alvirah and Willy Meehan, long familiar to the Clark faithful (The Lottery Winner,1994, etc.), speculate whether she could have stolen Matthew during one of her mysterious blackouts. Only her loyal assistant, Josh Green, sticks by her side, and even he wonders who ordered the bolts of fabric that have begun to arrive at their office even though she swears she didn't order them. Meanwhile, Toby Grissom, who hasn't long to live, flies in from Texas to search for his daughter, Brittany La Monte, an aspiring actress and makeup expert who came to New York to make her fortune but disappeared shortly before Matthew.

Fans will bite their nails to the quick while they wait for all the characters who know bits and pieces of the story to pool their knowledge before the malefactor can strike again. Experts on identity theft will marvel that no matter what raw material goes into the Clark hopper, it all comes out looking much the same.

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Praise for Mary Higgins Clark's I'll Walk Alone:


“Fans will bite their nails to the quick.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A gripping plot, a likable female lead, and a wonderfully eclectic cast of supporting characters.”
Library Journal Express

“Teeming with tantalizing twists, Clark’s crackling tale of identity theft, revenge, and murder is a tempting and thought-provoking thriller.”
Booklist

“Hang on to your hats for this latest page turner. . . . Scary.”
Fresh Fiction

“One of Mary Higgins Clark’s most suspenseful books. Fans and newcomers alike will find themselves staying up all night to find out what happens next.”
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Praise for Mary Higgins Clark's I'll Walk Alone:

“Fans will bite their nails to the quick.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A gripping plot, a likable female lead, and a wonderfully eclectic cast of supporting characters.”

Library Journal Express

“Teeming with tantalizing twists, Clark’s crackling tale of identity theft, revenge, and murder is a tempting and thought-provoking thriller.”

Booklist

“Hang on to your hats for this latest page turner. . . . Scary.”

Fresh Fiction

“One of Mary Higgins Clark’s most suspenseful books. Fans and newcomers alike will find themselves staying up all night to find out what happens next.”

Bookreporter

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439180969
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Edition description: Simon & Schuster
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,437,568
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark is the author of thirty bestselling suspense novels, three collections of short stories, a historical novel, and a memoir. She is coauthor with Carol Higgins Clark of five holiday suspense novels. With more than 100 million copies in print in the U.S. alone, her books are worldwide bestsellers.

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    1. Hometown:
      Saddle River, New Jersey and New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 24, 1929
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      New York University; B.A., Fordham University, 1979
    2. Website:

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    I'LL WALK ALONE
    Mary Higgins Clark
    REVIEWED: BARBARA LIPKIEN GERSHENBAUM (SEE ALL MY REVIEWS)
    One of the most horrendous fears parents harbor is the disappearance of their child. In Mary Higgins Clark's thirtieth mystery novel, I'LL WALK ALONE, she uses this crime to tell the story of Alexandra "Zan" Moorehead, a single mother and a successful interior designer. When he was three years old, her son, Matthew was taken while his babysitter slept on a blanket next to his stroller. No sign of the child ever appeared until his fifth birthday when photos surface of "Zan" removing the child from the carriage herself. Immediately the public turns against her. Even her ex-husband now believes she took the boy. Zan has another problem. Her identity is stolen and someone clearly is out to not only bankrupt her but to see that her life is ruined forever and perhaps that she even dies. With only her assistant in her corner she vows to go ahead with the prospect of a gigantic project that would propel her into the spotlight. Since she opened her own design firm her former boss turned against her with rabid hatred and she believes he is behind the kidnapping. She begged the police and anyone who would listen to begin a full investigation into Longe's life, but she got nowhere. Except with a couple of friends named Alvira and Willy who happened to be lottery winners, which put them in a position of wealth and influence. Fr. Aiden a close friend of this couple reluctantly began to see Zan as an innocent woman when he re-examined the pictures that were carpeting the city and Kevin Wilson the architect who Zan wanted so much to impress. But everyone was powerless to do anything to prove one way or another if Zan was guilty of kidnapping and possibly killing her son. Was that Zan in the photo? Did she have a psychotic break? She claims to remember almost nothing from the time Matthew was taken. As the narrative races along and in true Clark fashion the tension grows and readers are I introduced to some new characters. Never one to hold back in a page-turner the author moves part of the story to an isolated farmhouse in the country. A nosy neighbor is very curious about the woman who rented the place for three months but paid for a year in advance. Rebecca Schwartz, the real estate agent's best friend makes a "new neighbor" visit to deliver blueberry muffins then when she's rebuffed she decides to stake out the place. I'LL WALK ALONE is one of Mary Higgins Clark's most suspenseful books.

    26 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

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    Bridget's Review

    I still remember the first book I read by Mary Higgins Clark. It was REMEMBER ME and I was in the seventh grade. I have been a die-hard fan ever since. What I like most about her writing is the fact that she can keep me guessing. I had no idea who had really been behind Matthew's kidnapping and it through me for a loop. I thoroughly enjoyed I'LL WALK ALONE. Mary Higgins Clark fans everywhere should pick up a copy.

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

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    Mary Higgins Clark is the queen of suspense as her thrillers remain fresh

    When Matthew was three years old, he was abducted while his babysitter who was ill fell into a deep sleep. His mother up and coming interior designer Alexandra "Zan" Moreland was devastated and spent all her energy and her money on private investigators and psychics. She believes her former employer and business rival arranged the kidnapping. Zan threw herself into her work so she wouldn't think about all the bad things that could have happened to son.

    As Matthew's fifth birthday nears, Zan's life spins out of control. Someone has hacked into her accounts, used her cards to charge big cost items and seems to be taking over her identity. Pictures surface that show Zan taking Matthew from his carriage; her friends think she killed her son. She knows she is innocent, but people are slow to believe her that someone impersonated her. Apparently the kidnapper wants her dead preferably by her owns hands.

    Mary Higgins Clark is the queen of suspense as her thrillers remain fresh. Her latest tale contains realistically portrayed characters especially Zan as a beleaguered heroine who feels unbearable pressure, but refuses to break as she still has fading hopes that Matthew will one day return to her. Fans will feel for her while wondering who the villain is including considering she might be Harry Kellerman.

    Harriet Klausner

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Greedy author

    She has always been a fav but I am boycotting her. Expensive and cannot lend. High priced is greed

    8 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

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    I Also Recommend:

    Cold Calculated Crime.

    The plot against the protagonist is truly scary. With great calculation and evil intend a person is planning the downfall of the key/main character. There are plenty of suspects to choose from, yet as you read, this wonderful work of fiction, you are sure to deduce the culprit. This novel's storyline offers great twists and turns, emotionally gripping situations, and is filled with mystery and suspense to keep you turning the pages to get to the end of this wild crime. As the saying goes, this is a real page-turner, and you'll want to unravel this great mystery. If you have not read the other novels by Mary Higgins Clark you should check them out they are enjoyable reading. This novel, "I'll Walk Alone," is so interesting you should be able to read it over one weekend.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2011

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    Highly Recommended!

    This was my first Mary Higgins Clark book I have read. It is a great suspense and kept me attention from beginning to end. I will be reading more of her books.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Highly recommended

    I have been a Mary Higgins Clark reader for years and lately some of the novels were following the same pattern. What a joy to find "I Walk Alone" to be so different and refreshing. Usually, by the middle of the book, I know "who done it." This novel took me completely by surprise. Please, more like this one.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2012

    Great Suspense!

    I have been looking to get back into reading when I picked up this book in CVS. The book was amazing. The minute I read the first page, I could not put it down. I would never imagine that ending. I was totally fooled. It was funny too because I read reviews after I bought this book, and before I started to read it, and now I do not know what people were talking about when they said it was bad, or that they knew from the beginning who the peron that kidnapped the child. I am starting to believe that people write reviews just to write them without reading a book. This book was overall great! I enjoyed every piece of it! Def recommend it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2011

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    Fantastic

    This+book+grabs+you+from+the+first+page+and+doesnt+let+go.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Her usual best

    As usual Mary Higgins Clark always keeps you in suspense. Just when you think you have it all figured out another twist.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Great book

    This was a very suspenseful book that was very enjoyable to read. I would look for someone looking for that next great book. What a wonderful author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Cant put it down

    I highly recomand this book it was a real.page turner I couldnt put it down. I also love the fact that in her books all her chapters are short. So you keep saying let me read one more and before you know it youcant stop.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2015

    L&beta

    Good job :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2015

    Bird 筹

    First of all, it's spelled clumsy. No fancy schmancy spelling on this word! Now. There were a couple of humerous parts, like the beginning. I think, because a book is big, Adam should have noticed it. But maybe it's just me because l like to cook. But catching something on fire like that is fairly common. I once caught a piece of paper towel on fire and the whole stovetop ended up on fire! Anywho, not too bad. Please be super wary of your spelling, though! If you're not sure if you spelled a word right, please look it up (and l mean in a real, actual dictionary- not necessarily the one on your NOOK!)! Thanks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Really good

    Just watch the grammar.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Rue &star

    Some spelling errors, but it's really good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2015

    Alone: Part 3

    I will add those characters just not in this part. I also have another story. Its called The Winged Terror at the maze runner series. Next part at next result.<p> All my classes went smoothly. No interruptions or distractions. Lunch was pretty good. Usually, people complain about how awful their cafeteria lunchs are, but our lunch ladies take absolute pride about making lunches. And they do a good job! I even tip them. Maybe its just because I'm such a good guy.<p> So my final class was Science. I hate science. Its so boring and everyone in my class seems to be science experts! Anyway, I was partnered up with David, a bulky kid who works out everyday of his life. He has huge hands and is considered collumsey.<p>" Students," Mr. Lopez announced," we will try to capture steam in one of these vials. Now l know you do this when you were little, but l think it is important to refresh your memories! So please place your pot of water onto the stove in front of you."<p> David picked up the pot and set on our stove. I set it on high. I grabbed us a vial and waited for the steam to come out. I didn't notice David's notebook on the stove until it caught on fire. David turned and saw his book engloufed in flames.<p>" Adam! Look what you did!"<p> Mr. Lopez turned and gasped." How did that happen?!" He ran around, franticly, looking for a fire extingusher. The other students back up and watched. I blew the flames which only made them get brighter.<p> I picked up the pot of water and dumped it on the notebook. At that moment, Mr. Lopez came in with a fire extingusher and sprayed it on the smoking book. He's not a very good aim, so guess where it all went. Thats right! All over me.<p>" Wow, Adam," Tabitha Sawyer laughed," You sure are useless. You can't even boil water without something catching on fire!"<p> The whole class laughed. Mr. Lopez shook his head. I thought to myself,' l'm the one who put it out! You just droused me with whatever this stuff is.'<p> I walked out of the classroom and into the bathroom. I washed it off as best l could and sat inside the principal's office the rest of the day. The principal lectured me on what would've happed if Mr. Lopez hadn't put out the fire. To avoid getting into more trouble, l just answered him and didn't tell him I was the victim.<p> On the bus ride home, l tried to find Becca, but no one knew where she was. I thought she was probably on another bus. I got dropped off at the bus stop near my apartment and trudged home. <p>When I opened the door to my apartment no one was home. I remembered dad had a late lawsuit to go to, mom had teachers meeting, Samuel had taken Ariana to a drive-in movie, and Brittany had been invited to a party. I went into the kitchen and made myself some macaroni & cheese and sat in the family room, watching TV." What an awful day?" I yelled and than fell asleep on the couch.<p> Thanks for reading!~ MidnightMoon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2015

    Kylee

    She walks in an ally way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2014

    I'll walk alone

    Sorry can't buy a book ....that I don't know what the story is about ??? Ms. CLARK....pretty sure u understand what the word ....OVERVIEW ... means ? u have titels..but what the heck is the dam book about ??? I no u r a good author...but to expect people to buy u r books....sight unseen ? Sry...I'm on to another ..hopefully more considerate author ..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2014

    Ash

    Got them thks!

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