I've Got My Eyes on You

I've Got My Eyes on You

by Mary Higgins Clark

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ISBN-13: 9781501171697
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,175
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

The #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark has written thirty-seven suspense novels, four collections of short stories, a historical novel, a memoir, and two children’s books. With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, she has coauthored five more suspense novels, and also wrote The Cinderella Murder, All Dressed in White, The Sleeping Beauty Killer, and Every Breath You Take with bestselling author Alafair Burke. More than one hundred million copies of her books are in print in the United States alone. Her books are international bestsellers.

Hometown:

Saddle River, New Jersey and New York, New York

Date of Birth:

December 24, 1929

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

New York University; B.A., Fordham University, 1979

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I’ve Got My Eyes on You

1




Jamie was in his room on the second floor of his mother’s small Cape Cod house in Saddle River, New Jersey, when his life changed.

For a while he had been looking out the window to watch Kerry Dowling’s backyard. She was having a party and Jamie was mad because she hadn’t invited him. When they were in high school together, she was always nice to him even though he was in special classes. But Mom had told him that it was probably just a party only for Kerry’s classmates who would be leaving for college next week. Jamie had graduated from high school two years ago and now had a good job stocking shelves in the local Acme supermarket.

Jamie didn’t tell Mom that if the kids at the party started swimming in Kerry’s pool, he was going to go over and swim with them. He knew Mom would be mad at him if he did that. But Kerry always invited him to swim in her pool when she was swimming. He watched from the window of his room until all the kids went home and Kerry was alone outside on the patio cleaning up.

He watched the end of his video. He decided to go over and help her, even though he knew Mom would not want him to.

He slipped downstairs, where Mom was watching the eleven o’clock news, and tiptoed behind the hedges that separated his small backyard from Kerry’s big one.

But then he saw someone come into the yard from the woods. He grabbed something off a chair and came up behind Kerry, hit her on the head, and pushed her into the pool. Then he threw something away.

You’re not supposed to hit people or push them in pools, Jamie thought. The man should say he’s sorry, or he might get a time-out. Kerry’s swimming, so I can go swimming with her, he told himself.

The man didn’t go swimming. He ran away from the yard and back into the woods. He didn’t go in the house. He just ran away.

Jamie hurried toward the pool. His foot kicked something that was on the ground. It was a golf club. He picked it up, carried it toward the pool and put it on one of the chairs.

He said, “Kerry, it’s Jamie. I’ll go swimming with you now.”

But she didn’t answer him. He started to walk down the pool steps. The water looked dirty. He thought maybe somebody spilled something. But when he felt the water in his new sneakers, soaking his pants up to his knees, he stopped. Even though Kerry always said he could swim with her, he knew that Mom would be mad if he got his new sneakers wet. Kerry was floating in the water. He reached out, touched her shoulder and said, “Kerry, wake up.” But Kerry just floated farther away, to the deep end of the pool. So he went back home.

The news was still on the television, so Mom didn’t see him when he sneaked back upstairs and went to bed. He knew his sneakers, socks and pants were wet, so he hid them on the floor of his closet. Maybe they’ll dry before Mom finds them, he hoped.

As he was falling asleep, he wondered if Kerry was having fun swimming.

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I've Got My Eyes on You 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read keeps you interested and love the way it is written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting plot and ending. Couldn't put it down. Have loved Mary's writing from Redbook stories to this recent novel. Thanks, Mary, for all the wonderful reads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Suspense all the way through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mary Higgins Clark has done it again. She is a masterful author of mystery and suspense. I was hooked from the very beginning and couldn't wait to see how the story unfolded. There were many twists in the plot that had me guessing who really was the responsible party. The book not only described what was going on with the families involved and how they were coping, but from the side of the law. Something can seem so straightforward, and yet be so far from the truth. I've read and loved all her books and this one was no exception. I can't wait until the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just the right mix of mystery, suspense and a little romance. Loved the characters. Very believable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don’t waste your money. Very predictable. Read in a matter of hours.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn’t put it down, loved the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun book for a simple minded reader. Written with a formula. No surprises.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fasr moving mystery. Wish she had written soome chapters from viewpoint from killer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn’t put the book down once I started reading it. Another great read . So sad have to wait another year for her next one to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a great read one I found hard to put down. Don't miss this one .
slh369 More than 1 year ago
I have read every single book by Mary Higgins Clark and if I'm being honest, her more recent novels have not been nearly as good as her earlier novels. They used to keep me guessing until the end, now they seem very predictable. This latest book is no exception, and it's also rather dated. For example, teenagers today would never say the words "look what the cat dragged in" or "I felt like decking him". Bottom line, it's ok but not great, and not nearly as well written as her earlier novels. Just my opinion.
Anonymous 6 months ago
MAC++another+fabulous++read++thank+you
LEH0644 6 months ago
A great suspense-filled book by Mary Higgins Clark! A teen is found at the bottom of a pool but the cause of death was a blow to the back of her head. Suspicion falls on her boyfriend who had argued with the girl earlier. Then suspicion falls on a mentally-challenged neighbor when he said he went swimming with the girl after the party. Police interview a man who bought liquor for the party but surveillance cameras prove he was miles away at the time of the murder. The girl’s sister is helping the detective with clues she obtains from friends of her sister and finds a clue that breaks the case.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book; liked seeing the different character's feelings as the story progressed. Just the right length for a short read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, I did not have it figured out till
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great writer.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author wove authentic settings & professional roles into a compelling mystery, which was cast with a set of interesting characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very quick read. Characters in the book won you over. Being from NJ it caught my attention. Good for poolside reading or airline reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another one of her easy reading style of writing! Totally enjoyable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was having a hard time getting interested in this book because her writing is just not what I remember from earlier books. Then I ran across several sections in which the point of view suddenly changed from third person to first person for no apparent reason. I just couldn't continue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great reading as always!! I could hardly put the book down, especially towards the ending!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed it. I thought all questions were redolved. Whoever wrote the review opinion that the mention of Big Guy wasn't resolved must have skipped some of the book.