I'll Walk Alone
THE QUEEN OF SUSPENSE IS BACK! Mary Higgins ClarkÂs new novelÂthe thirtieth and most spine-chilling of her long career as AmericaÂs most beloved author of suspense fictionÂ is about the newest and most up-to-date of crimes: identity theft. Who has not read aboutÂor experiencedÂwith a sinking feeling the fear that someone else out there may be using your credit cards, accessing your bank account, even stealing your identity. In I ll Walk Alone, Alexandra ÂZanÂ Moreland, a gifted, beautiful interior designer on the threshold of a successful Manhattan career, is terrified to discover that somebody is not only using her credit cards and manipulating her financial accounts to bankrupt her and destroy her reputation, but may also be impersonating her in a scheme that may involve the much more brutal crimes of kidnapping and murder. Zan is already haunted by the disappearance of her own son, Matthew, kidnapped in broad daylight two years ago in Central ParkÂa tragedy that has left her torn between hope and despair. Now, on what would be MatthewÂs fifth birthday, photos surface that seem to show Zan kidnapping her own child, followed by a chain of events that suggests somebodyÂbut who? Zan asks herself desperately, and why?Âhas stolen her identity. Hounded by the press, under investigation by the police, attacked by both her angry ex-husband and a vindictive business rival, Zan, wracked by fear and pain and sustained only by her belief, which nobody else shares, that Matthew is still alive, sets out to discover who is behind this cruel hoax. What she does not realize is that with every step she takes toward the truth, she is putting herselfÂ and those she loves mostÂin mortal danger from the person who has ingeniously plotted out her destruction. Even ZanÂs supporters, who include Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner and amateur detective, and Father Aiden OÂBrien, who thinks that Zan may have confessed to him a secret he cannot reveal, believe she may have kidnapped little Matthew. Zan herself begins to doubt her own sanity, until, in the kind of fast-paced explosive ending that is Mary Higgins ClarkÂs trademark, the pieces of the puzzle fall into place with an unexpected and shocking revelation. Deeply satisfying, IÂll Walk Alone is Mary Higgins Clark at the top of her form.