In Mary Higgins Clark's latest thriller, You Belong to Me, intelligent and successful yet lonely women are the prey of the author's newest killer.
You Belong to Me opens on a luxury cruise ship with the killer eyeing his newest victim, Regina Clausen, a successful stock analyst. When Regina disembarks in Hong Kong, telling everyone she will meet up with the ship in Japan, no one is suspicious until she never returns. Three years later, Regina's case is discussed on "Ask Dr. Susan," a New York-based, syndicated radio call-in show about vanished women. Dr. Susan is Susan Chandler, a smart, attractive former district attorney in her early 30s. A mysterious woman calls in to the show with information about Regina's disappearance. When the mysterious woman fails to show up at the secret prearranged meeting Susan has set up, Susan has no idea what a trail of terror she is about to follow.
The only chain linking these murders is a ring bearing the inscription "You Belong to Me." Susan becomes determined to solve the mystery that the police cannot. What she doesn't realize is that as she delves further into the mystery she becomes a target for the murderer, whose plans don't end with just adding Susan to his list of victims he plans to continue with Susan's sister, Dee. Master of suspense Mary Higgins Clark has involved enough complex characters that the murderer is anyone's guess, creating yet another page-turner filled with twists and turns in this world of glamorous New Yorkers. Susan's world only begins withherbeautiful sister, Dee. There is also her father and his manipulative new wife, Binky; Alex Wright, the mega-millionaire Susan meets at Binky's party; Justin Wells, the husband of the mysterious caller with information about Regina; Hilda Johnson, an elderly woman who witnesses the "accident" that prevented the mysterious caller from ever making it to the meeting with Susan; Jane Clausen, Regina's wealthy mother, who is torn between protecting her daughter's privacy and solving the case; Douglas Layton, Jane Clausen's lawyer, whom she suspects of betraying her trust; Tiffany, a young waitress who may have a missing clue; and Dr. Donald Richards, author of a book on vanished women whose own young wife had met with a strange death.
Mary Higgins Clark is at it again, defying readers to put this book down before they make it to the final page and see which characters make it there with them!