Where Are You Now? - Mary Higgins Clark

Where Are You Now?

By Mary Higgins Clark

  • Release Date: 2008-04-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 684 Ratings


From America's Queen of Suspense comes a gripping tale of a young woman trying to unravel the mystery of a family tragedy -- a quest with terrifying repercussions.

It has been ten years since twenty-one-year-old Charles MacKenzie Jr. ("Mack") went missing. A Columbia University senior, about to graduate and already accepted at Duke University Law School, he walked out of his apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side without a word to his college roommates and has never been seen again. However, he does make one ritual phone call to his mother every year: on Mother's Day. Each time, he assures her he is fine, refuses to answer her frantic questions, then hangs up. Even the death of his father, a corporate lawyer, in the tragedy of 9/11 does not bring him home or break the pattern of his calls.

Mack's sister, Carolyn, is now twenty-six, a law school graduate, and has just finished her clerkship for a civil court judge in Manhattan. She has endured two family tragedies, yet she realizes that she will never be able to have closure and get on with her life until she finds her brother. She resolves to discover what happened to Mack and why he has found it necessary to hide from them. So this year when Mack makes his annual Mother's Day call, Carolyn interrupts to announce her intention to track him down, no matter what it takes. The next morning after Mass, her uncle, Monsignor Devon MacKenzie, receives a scrawled message left in the collection basket: "Uncle Devon, tell Carolyn she must not look for me."

Mack's cryptic warning does nothing to deter his sister from taking up the search, despite the angry reaction of her mother, Olivia, and the polite disapproval of Elliott Wallace, Carolyn's honorary uncle, who is clearly in love with Olivia.

Carolyn's pursuit of the truth about Mack's disappearance swiftly plunges her into a world of unexpected danger and unanswered questions. What is the secret that Gus and Lil Kramer, the superintendents of the building in which Mack was living, have to hide? What do Mack's old roommates, the charismatic club owner Nick DeMarco and the cold and wealthy real estate tycoon Bruce Galbraith, know about Mack's disappearance? Is Nick connected to the disappearance of Leesey Andrews, who had last been seen in his trendy club? Can the police possibly believe that Mack is not only alive, but a serial killer, a shadowy predator of young women? Was Mack also guilty of the brutal murder of his drama teacher and the theft of his taped sessions with her?

Carolyn's passionate search for the truth about her brother -- and for her brother himself -- leads her into a deadly confrontation with someone close to her whose secret he cannot allow her to reveal.


  • Favorite book!

    By Presgrove
    Page turner until the very last page. A book I would read time and time again
  • Great book

    By Mysterious89
    This was an AWESOME, & AMAZING book!!!!!! I highly recommend it.
  • Sam707174=do not read review

    By easyguys
    User sam707174, you should know better than to reveal any key details in your review. Obviously most users considering the purchase of a novel read the customer reviews. Either you're just extremely thoughtless or hateful. Rude.
  • Good book

    By ecduet
    Good book w interesting twists
  • Where are You Now?

    By Infopleasor
    This was a very enjoyable book with a surprise ending. I could not put it down and read the book in one afternoon. The aggravating thing about the book was all the blank pages. There were supposedly 434pages but many of them were blank or only had a couple of sentences on them. This is one of the things I dislike about digital books.
  • Where Are You Now?

    By Ryans Buni
    I have not read a Mary Higgins Clark book in awhile and this was a great way to come home to her writing. It held my interest and did have a surprise ending. I kept thinking I would figure out who the 'bad guy' was prior to getting the answer from her, but I was wrong. Buy it and enjoy :)
  • Where are you now

    By Sam707174
    This was an awesome book I have enjoyed all of Mary Higgins Clark's books, but this one kept me guessing very person that I thought was behind Lessey's and Mack's disappearance brought me farther from the true person. I would have never guessed it to be Howard Altman . Great book.
  • Where are you now

    By tex2belle
    Grabs you fast and the pages keep turning. Keeps you guessing until the end.
  • Where are your editors?

    By Tbivi
    The story was compelling enough, although the plot had little to no character development. My biggest complaint was the typos I came across while reading. I know I only paid 4 bucks for the book, but reading the word "THE" misspelled as "THR" is an irritating oversight. What exactly are editors paid for these days?
  • Love

    By Dinkanber
    Just amazing.