Nighttime Is My Time

by Mary Higgins Clark

Hardcover, 2004

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Description

Jean Sheridan, a college dean and prominent historian, sets out for her hometown to attend the twenty-year reunion of Stonecroft Academy alumni, where she is to be honored along with six other members of her class. Among the guests she greets is a murderer on a mission of vengeance against the Stonecroft women who had mocked and humiliated him.

Rating

(227 ratings; 3.4)

User reviews

LibraryThing member Moriquen
I must admit that I started this book with rather low expectations. I have recently grown a little tired of detectives and it was the first one I attempted in a while. However I did enjoy it.
The characters seemed well crafted and the story was built up very well. Clark keeps feeding you little snippets of information that make you think: I know who The Owl is, but still I was never quite correct. The ending was good, although the epilogue made it just a little 'cheesy' for my taste.
In the beginning I did mix up the names of all the male honorees. They were all a little bit strange and nerdy growing up, so I had problems keeping them apart.
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LibraryThing member pandaks
Quick reading and entertaining.
LibraryThing member redheadish
Clark definately has a way with suspense that I have not read before but I would love to see if she has any romantic suspense as in the 2 books I have read of hers so far the tying up loose ends at the end of her novels only breifly mentions who ends up with who and never seems to bring out the tenderness of a relationship!
LibraryThing member frozenplums
I could not get into this book. I don't know what it was, but it just was not interesting. This is another of Clark's works I feel would have been more entertaining for a parent, or someone of more seasoned years, but for me it was a chore to get through.
LibraryThing member scoutlee
Having read all of MHC's books, it is difficult to write a so-so review. Overall the book was good, but not as good as her previous novels. I often got the male reunion characters confused and had to re-read the book jacket to keep them straight. This doesn't change the fact that she is still my favorite author and I will continue to read all her future books.… (more)
LibraryThing member Versha.Bharat
2.5
This was my first MHC book, though I liked the story and suspense element to some extent yet I did not enjoy reading this book much, reason being MHC’s writing style. It became so irksome at times that I just wanted to close the book once and for all but the suspense element pulled me back to finish it finally. The story started good with so many (annoying) characters and as the story moves on curiosity increases but after so many build ups about the killer the ending was just plain and disappointing. Overall, all I can say is this book was something new yet unsatisfactory read for me.… (more)
LibraryThing member Aleahmom
I have been reading MHC books for I'd say maybe 25 years. I always can count on looking over my shoulder suspense. This book was a little different, it had a lot of characters to keep track of and the ending I didn't see coming, caught me off guard I was looking at somebody completely different. All in all it was a great read.… (more)
LibraryThing member christinejoseph
same as always many plots — many choices for killer. — Okay
Ties up all ends in last chapter

Jean Sheridan, a college dean and prominent historian, sets out to her hometown in Cornwall-on- Hudson, New York, to attend the twenty-year reunion of alumni of Stonecroft Academy, where she is to be honored along with six other members of her class. There is, however, something uneasy in the air: one woman in the group about to be feted, Alison Kendall, a beautiful, high-powered Hollywood agent, died just a few days before, drowned in her pool during an early- morning swim, the fifth woman in the class whose life has come to a sudden, mysterious end.… (more)
LibraryThing member Petroglyph
This was my first read by Clark -- certainly an éminence grise in the field -- and I must say enjoyed it. I picked this up because I read was about a class reunion as the setting for a former nerd taking murderous revenge on his onetime bullies, and that is exactly the kind of petty fantasy nonsense I can empathise with.

While the reunion part was disappointing, the other plotlines that were introduced picked up the slack. Essentially, the reunion is there to provide a plethora of suspects, and Clark skilfully makes it seem as though they all could be the killer. Of course, tension ramps up towards the end. Nothing surprising, but a quality crime read nonetheless.

So. Not a raving review, but simply a solid whodunnit.
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LibraryThing member KimSalyers
was a good book. love most of mary Higgins clark books
LibraryThing member KimSalyers
was a good book. love most of mary Higgins clark books
LibraryThing member Andrew-theQM
I really enjoyed this book, which appealed to me from the very first page. Warning: It is a highly addictive book, which was difficult to put down! This was finished on the same day it was started - although in the early hours of the morning. I like the fast moving paced of books by Mary Higgins Clark, and the way they keep you guessing throughout the book about 'Who Did It'. As the book moved on I kept changing my mind about who 'The Owl' was, but still got it wrong. Curses!
If like fast moving suspense books that keep you fully engaged I would recommend this book. Enjoy!
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Publication

Simon & Schuster (2004), 384 pages

Original publication date

2004

Pages

384

ISBN

074320607X / 9780743206075

Language

Original language

English
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