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Two Little Girls in Blue

Two Little Girls in Blue

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by Mary Higgins Clark

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In a riveting new thriller, worldwide bestselling suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark weaves the mystery of twin telepathy into a mother's search for a kidnapped child, presumed dead.

Margaret and Steve Frawley celebrate the third birthday of their twin girls, Kelly and



In a riveting new thriller, worldwide bestselling suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark weaves the mystery of twin telepathy into a mother's search for a kidnapped child, presumed dead.

Margaret and Steve Frawley celebrate the third birthday of their twin girls, Kelly and Kathy, with an afternoon party in their new home, a modest fixer-upper in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

The evening of the twins' birthday party, Steve and Margaret attend a black-tie dinner in New York. When they return home, the police are in the house, and they are told that the babysitter had been found unconscious, the children are gone, and a note demanding an eight-million-dollar ransom had been left in their room.

Steve Frawley's firm, a global investment company, agrees to pay the ransom. The kidnapper, who identifies himself as the "Pied Piper," makes his terms known -- on delivery of the ransom, a call will come, revealing the girls' whereabouts. The call comes, but only Kelly is in the car parked behind a deserted restaurant. The driver is dead from a gunshot wound and has left a suicide note, saying he had inadvertently killed Kathy and had dumped her body in the ocean.

At the private memorial Mass for Kathy, Kelly tugs Margaret's arm and says: "Mommy, Kathy is very scared of that lady. She wants to come home right now." More unexplainable occurrences follow, indicating that Kelly is in touch with Kathy. At first, no one except the mother believes that the twins are communicating and that Kathy is still alive. As Kelly's warnings become increasingly specific and alarming, however, FBI agents set out on a search for Kathy. The novel reaches a breathtaking climax as they close in on the Pied Piper and his accomplices, while Kathy's life hangs by a thread.

In delving into the well-documented but still unexplained phenomenon of twin telepathy, Mary Higgins Clark tells a spellbinding tale that takes us deep into the minds of her characters while lifting us to the heights of suspense.

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
Mary Higgins Clark's psychological thriller explores the close -- and sometimes telepathic -- link between twins. After three-year old twin sisters Kathy and Kelly Frawley are kidnapped from their Connecticut home and held for ransom, Kelly is returned safely but Kathy is believed to be dead -- until Kelly incredibly begins imparting information about her sister's whereabouts and the identity of her ruthless abductors.

Although three minor criminals were involved in the actual abduction of the girls, the mastermind behind the heinous crime calls himself the Pied Piper, and he alone is receiving the lion's share of the $8 million ransom. But just as his meticulously constructed crime is about to come to its scheduled conclusion -- with the twins being safely reunited with their parents and the four criminals getting away with the money -- one of the Pied Piper's crew, an emotionally unstable woman hired to take care of the girls during their confinement, throws a monkey wrench into the plans by killing one of the kidnappers and taking off with Kathy. Can the twins' almost supernatural bond help save Kathy?

Thematically reminiscent of Clark's first novel (1975's Where Are the Children?), this 2006 work will not only keep readers guessing until the very end about the identity of the criminal mastermind but also compel them to check the locks on all the doors and windows before they go to bed. While not graphically violent, this disturbing novel will chill readers to the bone -- especially parents of young children. Paul Goat Allen
Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Clark is at her best when writing of crime against children, as shown in this chilling tale of kidnapping, murder and telepathy. Before leaving for a black-tie affair in New York City, Margaret and Steve Frawley celebrate the third birthday of their twin girls, Kathy and Kelly, with a party at their new home in Ridgefield, Conn. Later that night, when Margaret can't reach the babysitter, she contacts the Ridgefield police. The frantic couple return home to find the children missing and a ransom note demanding $8 million. Though the Frawleys meet all the conditions, only Kelly turns up in a car along with a dead driver and a suicide note saying that Kathy has died. But Kelly's telepathic messages from her sister keep telling her differently, and Margaret won't give up hope. Even the most skeptical law enforcement officers and the FBI, who pursue suspects from New York to Cape Cod, begin to believe Kelly is on to something. Clues from ordinary people lead to a riveting conclusion. Rivaling Clark's debut-Where Are the Children?-this suspense thriller is certain to send terror into the heart of any parent. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
(See Prepub Alert, LJ 12/05) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Riveting....Rivaling Clark's debut, Where Are the Children?, this suspense thriller is certain to send terror into the heart of any parent."

-- Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Gale Group
Publication date:
Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers Series
Edition description:
Large Print
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

The number one New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark has written thirty-five suspense novels; four collections of short stories; a historical novel, a memoir, two children's books, and most recently partnered with Alafair Burke to collaborate on a new series: The Under Suspicion novels. With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, Clark has co-authored five more suspense novels. Her books are international bestsellers with more than one hundred million copies in print in the United States alone.

Brief Biography

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

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Two Little Girls in Blue 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 358 reviews.
Balina More than 1 year ago
I have read all Mary Higgins Clark books and this is one of my favourites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this book in the summer going into 5th grade it really grabed me the plot was interesting and the story was very suspenseful i highly recomend it but make sure you have a weekend open, you wont want to put it down. i am proud to say i now own every single Clark book there is
homestyling More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this quick and easy read.
Grandma216 More than 1 year ago
Mary Higgins Clark never disappoints. She has done it again with Two Little Girls in Blue. Great read. I couldn't stop reading this book. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed every single book that i have read cant wait to read more! They keep me at the edge of my seat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It keeps you thinking, will they get the girl back, or will she not make it?
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Omg shocking story
ceo_of_me More than 1 year ago
A parent's worst nightmare..enjoyed this emotional thriller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice light read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an spine tingling story. I LOVE it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read MHC in a long time , but glad I picked this book to get back into. Two twins that get stolen and how the deep tie the twins have brings them back together. Couldn't put it down because of the need to find out what happens to them. A few word errors but not bad.
rmd270 More than 1 year ago
Mary Higgins Clark delivers her usual high action, fast paced and thrilling pager turner. This story's pace kept me engaged and finding it difficult to put the book down. The story begins with kidnapping of twin 3 year old girls, evolves into an unsolved mystery surrounding the return of one twin and a frantic search and rescue. During the story telling many great characters, suspects and supporting members of the return and search of the twins enter the drama. In the end they are all tightly woven back to bring the multi story lines into a solid ending. Highly recommend this fast paced and interesting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story kept me in suspence throughout. However, I did not like Higgins' confusing style of introducing new characters.
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
Two Little Girls in Blue is by Mary Higgins Clark. I listened to the audio version of this book. The adorable little twin girls, Kathy and Kelly Frawley have just turned three years old. These two girls are closer than close as twins often are. They are inseparable and have their own way of communicating known as twin talk. Their parents are now out for the evening and the girls are at home with a baby sitter. This night, though, ended in a way that is a parent’s nightmare. When they returned home, the baby sitter had been injured and the girls were gone. In their place was a ransom note for eight million dollars. Margaret and Steve Frawley hadn’t lived long in their new home in Connecticut. Steve had only been at his new job for three months. Why would anyone think they could come up with eight million dollars? Every penny they had was tied up in their new house. The Frawleys next few days was a living nightmare as they and the police waited to be contacted by the kidnappers. A donor comes forward to provide the ransom money and finally instructions for the drop are made. But something went horribly wrong. When it came time for them to pick up their girls, only one was in the car and the driver was dead. There was a note saying that the missing child, Kathy, was dead. As Kelly gets settled back at home with her parents, she keeps telling her parents that Kathy is alive and that she wants to come home. No one really pays attention to her except her mother who believes that the girls really are connected. Kathy had become ill while the girls were being held by the kidnappers and now Kelly is exhibiting symptoms in tandem with her sister. A bruise suddenly appears on her arm like a pinch mark. This is a true to form Mary Higgins Clark mystery. We know fairly early on who is holding the girls but we don’t find out until the very end who is the mastermind behind the whole thing. He calls himself the Pied Piper throughout the book. And the somewhat mystical connection some twins share is explored in this book. Do they really have telepathy? Could one show signs of an injury the other has suffered? It’s been forever since I have read a Mary Higgins book and I had forgotten how good they could be. The narration of this audio version was very enjoyable as well. So if you like fast paced mysteries that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then this book is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real page turner! I couldn't put it down
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I had a hard time gettin into it but i like how the chapters change perspective
Deanie1937 More than 1 year ago
I'm a quick reader - but that is not always good.  Now I have to go back and read the ending of this book.  I tended to daydream while reading it - thinking what would I be feeling and what would I do.  I can't think of anything that would be worse.  I figured that the way it was going, she would be washed ashore.  So I quickread and now I have to go back and read the last part of the book.  I can't say I enjoyed the book as it was frightening.  I immediately was in the mother's shoes.  I'll definitely read more of her books.
VirtuousWomanKF More than 1 year ago
This is a good mystery although not real suspenseful.  Never felt connected to the characters and the telepathy between the twins seemed a little far fetched.  The plot was interesting though and it is a very fast read.
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