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I'll walk alone / Mary Higgins Clark.

By: Clark, Mary Higgins.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2011Description: 337 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780857202420; 9780857202437 (pbk.).Other title: I will walk alone.Subject(s): Colecção Suspense -- Fiction | Identity theft -- Fiction | Women architects -- Fiction | Missing children -- Fiction | Detective and mystery stories | Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction)DDC classification: 813/.54
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Two years after the day that her son, Matthew, was kidnapped in broad daylight in Central Park, Alexandra Moreland still finds herself torn between hope and despair. As no trace of Matthew was ever found, she has never been able to give him up for dead. But now, on what would have been Matthew's fifth birthday, photos surface that seem to show Alexandra kidnapping her own child. Then, as her bank accounts are suddenly drained, and her reputation as a successful architect comes under immense pressure, Alexandra begins to suspect that someone is using her credit cards to steal her identity. But who would want to ruin her so completely? Hounded by the press, under investigation by the police, attacked by both her angry ex-husband and a vindictive business rival, Alexandra, sustained only by her belief that Matthew is still alive, sets out to discover who is behind this cruel hoax. Little does she realize that with every step she takes toward the truth, she is putting herself -and those she loves most - in mortal danger.

Thirty-two year old Alexandra Moreland is a rising star in the architectural world and lives in Manhattan. But when she is plagued by identity theft, her successful life is turned upside down. Someone has gained access to her bank accounts, credit cards, personal background, and is now impersonating her. Then, with overwhelming circumstantial evidence stacked against her, Alexandra is arrested for the murder of a woman she claims she's never met. Or has she?

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Library Journal Review

With the two-year anniversary of her toddler's disappearance from Central Park approaching, Alexandra "Zan" Moreland maintains hope that Matthew will be found alive. The successful interior designer continues her relentless search as incriminating evidence surfaces, linking her to the abduction. Zan fights seemingly insurmountable odds as the ongoing investigation uncovers more clues pointing to her guilt. Is her sanity slipping, or is she a victim of identity theft? Is Matthew alive? Even Zan begins questioning the facts. Clark's beloved ex-cleaning lady/lottery winning sleuth Alvirah Meehan (a recurring character first introduced in Weep No More My Lady, 2007) is closely entangled in the mystery as she attempts to exonerate Zan. As the plot unfolds, Zan's credibility and the safety of those she holds dear hang precariously in the balance. Verdict Delivering a gripping plot, a likable female lead, and a wonderfully eclectic cast of supporting characters, the Queen of Suspense adds a 30th notch to her fiction belt; suspense devotees will rejoice. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/10.]-Mary Todd Chesnut, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

With the two-year anniversary of her toddler's disappearance from Central Park approaching, Alexandra "Zan" Moreland maintains hope that Matthew will be found alive. The successful interior designer continues her relentless search as incriminating evidence surfaces, linking her to the abduction. Zan fights seemingly insurmountable odds as the ongoing investigation uncovers more clues pointing to her guilt. Is her sanity slipping, or is she a victim of identity theft? Is Matthew alive? Even Zan begins questioning the facts. Clark's beloved ex-cleaning lady/lottery winning sleuth Alvirah Meehan (a recurring character first introduced in Weep No More My Lady, 2007) is closely entangled in the mystery as she attempts to exonerate Zan. As the plot unfolds, Zan's credibility and the safety of those she holds dear hang precariously in the balance. Verdict Delivering a gripping plot, a likable female lead, and a wonderfully eclectic cast of supporting characters, the Queen of Suspense adds a 30th notch to her fiction belt; suspense devotees will rejoice. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/10.]-Mary Todd Chesnut, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

Already reeling from the tragic loss of her parents in a car accident in Rome, Alexandra Zan Moreland is further devastated when her infant son, Matthew, is kidnapped from his stroller in Central Park. Now, two years later, her marriage ended but her career as an interior designer poised to take off, Zan once again finds herself a victim. Exorbitant credit-card charges for clothes and airline tickets come on top of mysteriously wiped-out bank accounts and unauthorized purchases for materials for a job she hasn't been awarded yet. Then on what would have been Matthew's fifth birthday, photos surface that purportedly show Zan as the one who snatched Matthew on that fateful day. As the paparazzi pursue her and police mount an aggressive investigation, even Zan's closest friends and colleagues doubt her innocence. Leading the attacks are both her smarmy ex-husband and conniving former boss, men with complicated reasons of their own for wanting Zan's life destroyed. Teeming with tantalizing twists, Clark's crackling tale of identity theft, revenge, and murder is a tempting and thought-provoking thriller.--Haggas, Carol Copyright 2010 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

According to Clark's unique take on identity theft, the thief doesn't just want to steal your money but to ruin your credibility, snatch your son and take your life.Interior designer Alexandra Moreland's son disappeared from his stroller two years ago while Tiffany Shields, the babysitter Zan had hurriedly arranged to watch him, dozed nearby. Matthew's trail has long gone cold until his fifth birthday, when a tabloid newspaper publishes a photograph of Zan removing him from his stroller. In a flash, all the friends who've stood by her for the past two years turn on her. Her ex, Ted Carpenter, the publicist she'd split up with before she ever knew she was pregnant, winds up their dinner at the Four Seasons by accusing her of kidnapping his son. Architect Kevin Wilson, a prospective client who's been about to choose her designs over those of her former boss Bartley Longe, begins to waver. Bartley, who never forgave Zan for leaving his shop to set up her own, spews venom into NYPD ears. So does Tiffany, frantic to take this opportunity to defend herself against all the innuendo she's endured. Even Zan's friends Alvirah and Willy Meehan, long familiar to the Clark faithful (The Lottery Winner,1994, etc.), speculate whether she could have stolen Matthew during one of her mysterious blackouts. Only her loyal assistant, Josh Green, sticks by her side, and even he wonders who ordered the bolts of fabric that have begun to arrive at their office even though she swears she didn't order them. Meanwhile, Toby Grissom, who hasn't long to live, flies in from Texas to search for his daughter, Brittany La Monte, an aspiring actress and makeup expert who came to New York to make her fortune but disappeared shortly before Matthew.Fans will bite their nails to the quick while they wait for all the characters who know bits and pieces of the story to pool their knowledge before the malefactor can strike again. Experts on identity theft will marvel that no matter what raw material goes into the Clark hopper, it all comes out looking much the same.]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.