Psychic twins serve as the hook for this thriller by the bestselling writer who set the benchmark for the Children-in-Peril subgenre. A kidnapper snatches Kathy and Kelly Frawley on the evening of their third birthday, leaving behind an unconscious babysitter and a ransom demand of eight million dollars. Sadly, when the girls' parents pay up, they find Kelly alone in a car with an adult's dead body and a note claiming the kidnapper committed suicide in remorse for accidentally killing Kathy. However, little Kelly insists that Kathy is still alive, is talking to her, and is in terrible danger....
In a riveting thriller, worldwide bestselling suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark brilliantly weaves the mystery of twin telepathy into a mother's search for a kidnapped child, presumed dead.
When Margaret and Steve Frawley come home to Connecticut from a black-tie dinner in New York, their three-year-old twins, Kathy and Kelly, are gone. The police found the babysitter unconscious, and a ransom note from the "Pied Piper" demands eight million dollars. Steve's global investment firm puts up the money, but when they go to retrieve the twins, only Kelly is in the car. The dead driver's suicide note says he inadvertently killed Kathy.
At the memorial, Kelly tugs Margaret's arm and says: "Mommy, Kathy is very scared of that lady. She wants to come home right now." At first, only Margaret believes that the twins are communicating and that Kathy is still alive. But as Kelly's warnings become increasingly specific and alarming, FBI agents set out on a desperate search.
Number of Pages: 390
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Suspense, Children in Peril
Publisher: Pocket Books
Author: CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
Street Date: March 20, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-1235