I'll Walk Alone

( 789 )

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 ...

See more details below
Paperback (Mass Market Paperback)
$7.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (258) from $1.99   
  • New (14) from $1.99   
  • Used (244) from $1.99   
I'll Walk Alone: A Novel

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$7.99
BN.com price

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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble

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.

na
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

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.)
From the Publisher
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

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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439180976
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 3/20/2012
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 143,311
  • Product dimensions: 4.28 (w) x 6.62 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Biography

The Queen of Suspense, Bronx-born and -bred Mary Higgins Clark has achieved international success against heavy odds. Her father died when she was 11, and her mother struggled to raise and provide for Mary and her two brothers. Clark attended secretarial school after high school and worked for three years in an advertising agency before leaving to become a stewardess for Pan American Airlines. Throughout 1949, she flew international flights to Europe, Africa, and Asia. " I was in a revolution in Syria and on the last flight into Czechoslovakia before the Iron Curtain went down," she recalls. In 1950, she quit her job to marry Warren Clark, a neighbor nine years her senior whom she had known and admired since she was 16.

In the early years of her marriage, Clark began writing short stories, making her first sale in 1956 to Extension Magazine. Between writing and raising a family, the decade flew by. Then, in 1964, Warren Clark suffered a fatal heart attack, leaving his young widow with five children to support. She went to work writing radio scripts; and, around this time, she decided to try her hand at writing books. Inspired by a radio series she was working on, she drafted a biographical novel about George Washington. It was published in 1969 under the title Aspire to the Heavens. (In 2002, it was re-issued as Mount Vernon Love Story.) Her first suspense novel, Where Are the Children?, appeared in print in 1975. It was a huge hit and marked a turning point in her life. Since then, she has developed a loyal fan base, and each of her novels has hit the bestseller lists. She has also co-written stories and novels with her daughter Carol, a successful author in her own right.

In the 1970s, Clark enrolled in Fordham University at Lincoln Center, graduating summa cum laude in 1979. A great supporter of education, she has served as a trustee of her alma mater and Providence College and holds numerous honorary degrees. She remains active in Catholic affairs and has been honored with many awards. Her publisher, Simon & Schuster, funds an annual award in her name to be given to authors of suspense fiction writing in the Mary Higgins Clark tradition.

Read More Show Less
    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:

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 789 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(328)

4 Star

(178)

3 Star

(135)

2 Star

(64)

1 Star

(84)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 795 Customer Reviews
  • 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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 5, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    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.

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 20, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • 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

    7 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 18, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 18, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • 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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • 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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 8, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Fantastic

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

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • 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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • 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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • 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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • 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 ..

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2014

    Ash

    Got them thks!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    Amethyst

    I cast a spell causing set to release alissa and alissa is safe with chase

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    Aqua to Set

    Punchs him.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    Anna

    "Glad this is almost over." She muttered

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Dante

    *shoots himself*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    Chase

    Pulls her up and carries her to woods res 3

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Claire

    What

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 795 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)