A Cry In The Night

by Mary Higgins Clark

Paperback, 1993



When Jenny MacPartland met dashing artist Erich Krueger, he seemed like the answer to her prayers. Handsome, good with her two daughters, he only wanted to whisk her away from her poverty-stricken life. But when she married him and moved to his ranch, Jenny began to worry-about his strange obsession with his long-dead mother and his growing possessiveness. Stumbling across old family secrets, Jenny finds the shocking truth that lies begin a string of deaths, and fears she and her children may be next.


½ (293 ratings; 3.6)

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LibraryThing member jannief
This was my first MHC book and I have to say I was rather disappointed. I felt it was rather predictable and the main character rather stupid. It was obvious from the very beginning who the bad person was - why it wasn't for the main character, I don't know. It was rather suspenseful as to how they
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were going to get out of the difficult situation they found themselves in. I'll give MHC another chance as I have another book in my library waiting to be read. I hope that one intrigues me more.
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LibraryThing member turtlesleap
Jenny MacPartland is a young divorcee raising two small children in New York City. With an irresistable force born of money and seeming talent, Erich Krueger enters her life, persuades her to marry him, allow him to adopt her daughters and move to his family estate in Minnesota. Jenny quickly
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begins to realize that her new husband is disturbed and that she bears an remarkable resemblance to his dead mother, but the extent of his psychosis doesn't fully emerge until after the death of their infant son.

Very readable and entirely enjoyable.
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LibraryThing member tricia35
This is one of my favorite books by Mary Higgins Clark. I could not put this book down. I have reread it at least every couple of years.
LibraryThing member FerneMysteryReader
This was not my first introduction to a Mary Higgins Clark title but I do think it presents the true definition of the word 'riveting'. The suspense, pace, and characterizations of the novel are captivating. I started reading it last evening and finished it today. Thank goodness for weekend reading
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time to curl up in cozy, warm blankets as there are definite moments when the reader is chilled to the bone. The other delight about weekend reading time is that I was able to finish the book during sunlit hours. If you missed this earlier work of Mary Higgins Clark as I did - be sure to find a copy and hopefully you too can finish it in a single sitting or at most overnight.
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LibraryThing member ladyofunicorns
I enjoyed reading this book. It was a bit on the scary side thinking that something like this could happen. I finished the book in record time as I had a problem putting it down.

Jenny had a hard life at the start of this book, single mom and barely making ends meet. Then she meets up with this guy
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who seems to be the man of her dreams. Despite her friends' warnings, she marries him quickly and then gets whisked away. After that, she starts to learn a bit more about Eric (they guy she married) and that is when it really gets suspenseful I think.

I would recommend this book to people who enjoy mysteries and/or Mary Higgins Clark.
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LibraryThing member christinejoseph
good Thriller - Jenny MacPartland moves to Erich (painter) Minn. farm

When Jenny MacPartland meets the man of her dreams while working in a New York art gallery, she's ecstatic. Painter Erich Krueger -- whose exquisite landscapes are making him a huge success -- is handsome, sensitive...and utterly
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in love with her. They marry quickly and Jenny plans a loving home on Erich's vast Minnesota farm. But lonely days and eerie nights strain her nerves to the breaking point and test her sanity. Caught in a whirlpool of shattering events, Jenny soon unearths a past more terrifying than she dares imagine...tragic secrets that threaten her marriage, her children, her life.
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LibraryThing member PaulaGalvan
A Cry in the Night is a suspenseful thriller about Jenny, a divorced woman raising two young girls on her own. Her X is a deadbeat and life is hard. Then she falls for Erich Krueger, a handsome, rich artist, who sounds too good to be true, and guess what? He is. However, against all of her friends
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and colleagues' warnings, she marries him within two months and moves to his remote estate in Minnesota. Even though Jenny is not strong-willed, shouldn't her husband's obsession with the fact she looks just like his dead mother, Caroline, raise a red flag? Especially when he insists she wear Caroline's nightgown to bed? Ew! As things go south for Jenny, the author's smooth writing style and her ability to create colorful characters keep the plot moving. Although the theme was predictable and unrealistic, I was entertained and had to keep turning pages to find out just what happens to Erich, the monster.
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Pocket Books (1993), Edition: 1, Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages

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0671886665 / 9780671886660


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