Pretend You Don't See Her
16 journalers for this copy...
MHC sends chills down readers' spines with the story of Lacey Farrell, a rising star on the Manhattan real estate scene. One day, while showing a luxurious skyline co-op, Lacey is witness to a murder - and to the dying words of the victim... The dying woman is convinced that the attacker was after her dead daughter's journal - which Lacey gives to the police, but not before making a copy for herself. It's an impulse that later proves nearly fatal...
This book is going out on a perpetual bookray. Let me know if you want to join. The participants are:
Girlswguns, Massachusetts (skipped)
Kislany, Cyprus (asked to be skipped)
Mytilus, England ***
Please journal the book when you receive it and again when you've finished reading it to let us know what you thought of the book. Then PM the next person on the list for his or her address. If there's no reply within a week, please try again and then move on to the next person on the list, so that we can keep the book moving. The book can always bounce back if someone misses out. I hope you'll all enjoy the book!
It's in the mail to Robbiesmum in the UK. Enjoy!
This book arrived in the post today! It looks a great read!
Well, this was my first Mary Higgins Clark book I have read, and I'm hooked! I have another one on my bookshelf which I think I'll start tonight. This was such an exciting book, I read it in two evening stints. I just couldn't put it down. There were lots of links between people which made it exciting, and also included the trauma of living on a Witness Protection Programme. I liked the fact that as a crime novel it wasn't too gory, but the suspense and fear from Lacey as she was followed and kept her doors locked made it a thriller. This was a very enjoyable read, and I have already enthused about it to talkland. I hope she enjoys it!
I'll be posting this on to talkland this afternoon.
Lacey is an estate agent who becomes friendly with her client who wishes to sell the apartment that her daughter Heather owned before her death. A death which may or may not be suspicious. The dead girl's mother finds a journal which has evidence which shows that the so called accident was really a murder.
Heather's mother is shot before Lacey's eyes and before she knows it, Lacey is plunged into a frightening world of drugs and deceit and does not know which way to turn or who to trust. All she can rely on is her own wits and the copy of the journal to solve the mystery behind Heather's death.
Like Robbiesmum this is the first Mary Higgins Clark book that I have read. It zips along at a cracking pace and is an excellent read if you want an enjoyable and engrossing time. I only got it this morning and have finished it tonight. It was a book which I couldn't put down, exactly what any author wants their work to be.
Journal Entry 6
== by post or by hand == in Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Released on Tuesday, June 17, 2003
~ This is a postal release to a fellow bookcrosser
from Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom.
I am popping the book in the post to Badger 11 who is greatly looking forward to receiving this their First Book Ray! I still feel excited getting book rays even though I am fast becoming an old hand! Badger 11 is going to mega happy if they are anything like me.
Received this book through the post this morning, my first I have had sent to me - very excited!! looking forward to reading it and passing it on.
Journal Entry 8
Postal Release in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire United Kingdom on Monday, July 14, 2003
Released on Monday, July 14, 2003
at Postal Release
in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire United Kingdom.
A Postal release to Special-K in Australia
This arrived yesterday. I just finished another bookray book so I'll start this one tonight - perfect timing :)
I read this over the weekend and really enjoyed it. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed Mary Higgins Clark's novels. I'm sure I've got a few more on my TBR pile so I'll have to move them to the top!
I've PMd have2smile for her address so this bookray will soon be heading for Ohio.
I just received this one as Bookray - I have 1.5 books ahead of it, then I'll get started. Thanks Special-K!
Journal Entry 12
-- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, RABCK in Cincinnati, Ohio USA on Sunday, August 24, 2003
Release planned for Monday, August 25, 2003
at Mailing to fellow bookcrosser
in Cincinnati, Ohio USA.
I thoroughly enjoyed this one! I had only read one of Mary Higgins Clark before and I think I'll have to read the others that are on my to be read shelf. Thanks tutmarie for sending this one out!
I will be mailing to lisaxiii Monday.
Received in the mail today. I will start reading it as soon as I finish my current book. Can't wait!
Now, this is my kind of book! Mary Higgins Clark always gives readers a good mystery that keeps you guessing. I read the book in one day -- perfect for a day of relaxing after getting a spinal tap this morning ^_^
Sending to fofum as soon as I get her address.
This book arrived today. Thanks for sending it on. I'm in the middle of something else (The Eyre Affair & I'm really enjoying it!) so it might be a little while before I start this one. I'll journal again once I've read it.
A great read - thanks for passing it on. Like other people in the reviews before me I have a couple of books by this author in the TBR pile that I wasn't particularly rushing towards - but will now! I read the last part this morning and was thoroughly gripped - I thought I'd sussed out the bad guy...but I hadn't!
I haven't been able to get addresses for either of the next two on the list. I'll wait a couple more days and then try number three.
Journal Entry 17
-- Controlled Release in -- By post or by hand --, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, October 18, 2003
Released on Saturday, October 18, 2003
at In the hands of Royal Mail!
in Postal release, England United Kingdom.
On its way to Canada to continue its travels. Enjoy!
I didn't hear form Bessiebythesea - could you try her again after you please? Thanks
It was 10 o'clock last night before I found where my eldest had put the book! It came in yesterday's mail. Thankyou very much Fofum. I'll be starting it later today and will try "bessiebythesea" when I'm done.
It's now October 28th and I've just pm'd Bessiebythesea. I hope to hear from her within the week.
I really enjoyed this book! I've never read anything from this author or been into suspense novels and now I'm hooked! Mailed off today to Bessiebythesea.
I received this book from a bookring. I had read Mary Higgins Clark before and found this book to be one of her better ones.
I received the book in today's mail - thanks so much! :) I hope to start it after finishing my current book. I'll journal again with my thoughts after I've read it.
There’s something infinitely satisfying about turning the last page of a good mystery novel and sighing in satisfaction. Mary Higgins Clark’s PRETEND YOU DON’T SEE HER offers exactly this kind of contentment.
Lacey Farrell has a job she enjoys, selling real estate in her beloved New York City. When the apartment of a singer who had died in a car accident is put on the market, Lacey is glad for the opportunity to sell it. After all, it’s in a great part of Manhattan, the asking price is six hundred thousand dollars, and it’s sure to earn her a decent commission. She becomes friends with the late singer’s mother, and one night as she goes to pay her a visit, she also unwillingly becomes a witness to her murder. Unfortunately, the killer sees Lacey as well, and she’s then forced to join the witness protection program, where she struggles to make a new life for herself, constantly watching over her shoulder on the off-chance that the murderer may have finally caught up with her.
PRETEND YOU DON’T SEE HER kept me turning pages well into the night. I finished it quickly, as I found the fast paced writing style enjoyable. The characterization was intriguing. I genuinely liked Lacey, who came across as courageous, caring and altogether realistic. Her genuine feelings for her family and her attraction and unwillingness to lie to a man she met while in the witness protection program made her even more endearing. I found myself wishing that the relationship between her and Tom had been more detailed, but that’s what I get for reading a mystery novel rather than a romance!
This was my first experience with one of Mary Higgins Clark’s books, and it certainly won’t be the last. She’s indeed just as talented as her reputation led me to believe, and I look forward to reading more of her work.
Journal Entry 23
Fellow BookCrosser in Postal release, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Monday, January 12, 2004
Release planned for Tuesday, January 13, 2004
at Fellow BookCrosser
in Postal release, Postal Release Controlled Releases.
The book is on its way to ferengie in Germany. Enjoy! :)
Mary Higgins Clark has once again made her appearance in this house...she'll stay a while to entertain me and I sure hope it is as good this time as it was before..grin...more when I'm thru...
Update Feb. 1, 2004
Wow, I couldn't put it down and towards the end I had my suspicions about some of the characters, but as it turned out I was wrong and someone completely different was the bad guy...grin...
I think it's the best Mary Higgins Clark I have ever read...to bad I'm thru...
goes off to girlswguns next...
girlswguns asked me to skip her, have pm'd bookaddict22 for her addy...
Update Feb. 8, 2004
Since bookaddict22 did not bother to reply to my pm I pm'd her again and also pm'd JesseBC/JessieBC (?) for the addy as I really don't want to keep the book here, when it can roam free and explore new countries...
Update Feb. 13, 2004
Book finally took off to JesseBC
I tried a few times and just couldn't get into this....Once I get Vicki's address, off it will go again. Thanks for sharing it!
Journal Entry 27
Bookring in Tampa, Florida -- Controlled Releases on Monday, July 05, 2004
Released on Monday, July 05, 2004
in Tampa, Florida Controlled Releases.
ended up getting my own copy so i can send this one on it's journey. Will be mailing out on 2/9/05. pm'ing next in line
Kislany asked to be skipped so shipping off to Mytilusgirl.
My goodness. I was surprised to get this in the post today! According to the journal, it had been sent in February 2005. However, according to the post stamp, it had been sent on the 3rd of September!
Anyway, I guess the main thing is that the book is up and moving again, which should please Tutmarie.
I’ll be starting Pretend You Don’t See Her today.
A competent thriller lacking the edge to make it truly gripping until the last quarter of the book, which blew me away. Definitely worth persevering with (and much more entertaining than writing my thesis!).
Thanks Tutmarie for sending this on a ring. I PM’d Hathyia yesterday and will send the book on as soon as I get an address.
Still awaiting an address from Hathyia. Will PM again.
There's no reply from Hathyia, and Katayoun and Hengameh have both asked to be skipped, so I've PM'd WarEagle78 instead.
Here's hoping someone will want me to send the book to them!
This book arrived safely in Alabama today - thanks for your persistance mytilus! Will journal again when read, which will be very soon.
Gosh, I can't believe that in all the bustle of finding someone to pass the book along to, I forgot to journal it! I'm so sorry!
This one is vintage Mary Higgins Clark, escalating tension and unexpected twists. I enjoyed it, and appreciate being included in the ring.
Since no one after me in the ring still wanted to read it, tutmarie asked me to pass it along or, barring that, to wild release it. I will do so this week, probably at an unofficial BX zone near my office.
Journal Entry 37
Bluff Park post office in Hoover, Alabama USA on Saturday, April 22, 2006
Released 13 yrs ago (4/22/2006 UTC) at Bluff Park post office in Hoover, Alabama USA
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
On ledge beside front door.
Released as part of the 2006 Never Judge a Book By Its Cover release challenge, "eye" category.