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Nighttime Is My Time

By: Mary Higgins Clark
Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
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"The definition of an owl had always pleased him: a night bird of prey...sharp talons and soft plumage which permits noiseless flight...applied figuratively to a person of nocturnal habits. 'I am The Owl,' he would whisper to himself after he had selected his prey, 'and nighttime is my time.'"

Jean Sheridan, a college dean and prominent historian, sets out to her hometown to attend the 20-year reunion of Stonecroft Academy alumni, where she is to be honored along with six other members of her class. There is something uneasy in the air: one woman in the group about to be feted, Alison Kendall, a beautiful, high-powered Hollywood agent, drowned in her pool during an early-morning swim. Alison is the fifth woman in the class whose life has come to a sudden, mysterious end.

Adding to Jean's sense of unease is a taunting, anonymous fax she received, referring to her daughter -- a child she had given up for adoption 20 years ago.

At the award dinner, Jean is introduced to Sam Deegan, a detective obsessed by the unsolved murder of a young woman who may hold the key to the identity of the Stonecroft killer. Jean does not suspect that among the distinguished people she is greeting is The Owl, a murderer nearing the countdown on his mission of vengeance against the Stonecroft women who had mocked and humiliated him, with Jean as his final victim.

©2004 Mary Higgins Clark (P)2008 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • Vivian
  • 06-06-09

Excellent listen!

Kept my attention throughout and when I stopped or paused it to do other things, I found myself wanting to go back to the audiobook to find out what happens next. A virtual "page turner" - MHC did a good job with this book.

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  • cpfreeman
  • 10-01-19

Very Intriguing!

Keeps you guessing until the end! Very good read and a good listen on Audible.

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  • Melody
  • 06-10-17

Classic MHC

I love and adore Mary Higgins Clark’s books. This one however, gets a touch tedious and repetitive in places. It is still a great book, but I don’t reread it as often as others by her.
Superb narrator.

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  • prinny
  • 20-01-13

Sensational

I have read many books and mysteries, but this one is outstanding! The audiobook and reader had me so mesmerized that I carried my laptop everywhere I went and for the length of the audiobook I never put it down and even took it to bed with me until the story was over. Mary Higgins Clark is an outstanding writer and I now plan on ordering more audiobooks written by her.

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  • Angelbabe
  • 21-02-20

Scary!

This book is full of suspense and stark terror!
I am listening to all of Mary Higgins Clark’s books this year.

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  • musiclover360
  • 03-03-16

love this book. audio person did great too!!!!<br />

I really enjoyed this story. I love her books she never ceases to amaze me. I never finish one of her books feeling cheated or disappointed. five stars always!!!!

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  • Bookaholic
  • 14-05-20

Nighttime Is My Time

Absolutely Wonderful, very suspenseful, had me guessing wrong. I love all of the late Mary Higgins Clark's book. I would highly recommend this book.

I really loved her speaking at the end of the Audio book. Well Done!

Great narration

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  • Alicemary
  • 28-05-22

Beware of high school reunions

Beware of high school reunion
This book left me very disappointed. The characters really had no personality and everything about them was presented in a negative light. The villain was interesting, and it had some good moments. But overall I was disappointed by the development of the characters. The whole premise is kind of not plausible and for no one to recognize these women getting killed as a pattern wow that’s crazy. The police are the dumbest people in the world in this book and the fact that a teenage reporter finds out more information by just hard work and being around is amazing. The heroine it’s so dull. All she does is whine and moan and cry incessantly. If I were the Owl, I would kill her first. Sorry to be so critical because I paid a lot of money to listen to the story and it was so disappointing. I think my dog couldn’t figure out the whole thing. Too many characters, the doctors wife just happens to remember the pictures. The teacher who was responsible for the reporter, it was a waste. Last but not least the school sounds like a real pit. Enough already. I’m glad I didn’t go there. Needless to say, the hotel was horrible. I would’ve checked out after the first night. The only bright thing in this story was the words at the end by Mary Higgins Clark. She described why she wrote the book and why some of the characters were put in there and that was excellent. I enjoyed hearing that. But that’s for reading this book no thank you.

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  • M. Geiser
  • 12-12-20

Addicting story

Great book! Really drew me in with each characters background. I couldn’t wait to reach the end and hear who did it. Great “who done it” story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-22

amazing

Mary Higgins Clark -One of my favorite authors, never saw the ending coming. Loved it!