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Two little girls in blue / Mary Higgins Clark.

By: Clark, Mary Higgins.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2006Description: viii, 322 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780743264907; 0743264908; 0743268563 (trade pbk.); 9781849836678 (Pocket pbk.).Subject(s): Twins -- Fiction | Kidnapping -- Fiction | Families -- Fiction | Missing children -- Fiction | Twins -- Psychology -- Fiction | Telepathy -- Fiction | Kidnapping -- United States -- Fiction | Parent and child -- United States -- Fiction | Detective and mystery stories | Ridgefield (Conn.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction) | Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 Online resources: Publisher description Summary: Margaret and Steve Frawley celebrate the third birthday of their twin girls Kelly and Kathy with a party. That evening, they attend a dinner. Returning home, the babysitter is unconscious and the children gone. A note demanding a ransom had been left in their room. Steve's firm agree to pay the ransom, and the kidnapper, known as the Pied Piper, makes a call revealing the girls' whereabouts. But only Kelly is in the car. The driver is dead, and has left a suicide note saying he inadvertently killed Kathy and dumped her body in the ocean. However, a series of inexplicable occurences lead Steve and Margaret to believe that Kelly is communicating with Kathy, and her sister is still alive. As the FBI close in on the Pied Piper and his associates, Kathy's life hangs by a thread.
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In a riveting new thriller, worldwide bestselling suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark weaves the mystery of twin telepathy into a mother's search for a kidnapped child, presumed dead.

Margaret and Steve Frawley celebrate the third birthday of their twin girls, Kelly and Kathy, with an afternoon party in their new home, a modest fixer-upper in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

The evening of the twins' birthday party, Steve and Margaret attend a black-tie dinner in New York. When they return home, the police are in the house, and they are told that the babysitter had been found unconscious, the children are gone, and a note demanding an eight-million-dollar ransom had been left in their room.

Steve Frawley's firm, a global investment company, agrees to pay the ransom. The kidnapper, who identifies himself as the "Pied Piper," makes his terms known -- on delivery of the ransom, a call will come, revealing the girls' whereabouts. The call comes, but only Kelly is in the car parked behind a deserted restaurant. The driver is dead from a gunshot wound and has left a suicide note, saying he had inadvertently killed Kathy and had dumped her body in the ocean.

At the private memorial Mass for Kathy, Kelly tugs Margaret's arm and says: "Mommy, Kathy is very scared of that lady. She wants to come home right now." More unexplainable occurrences follow, indicating that Kelly is in touch with Kathy. At first, no one except the mother believes that the twins are communicating and that Kathy is still alive. As Kelly's warnings become increasingly specific and alarming, however, FBI agents set out on a search for Kathy. The novel reaches a breathtaking climax as they close in on the Pied Piper and his accomplices, while Kathy's life hangs by a thread.

In delving into the well-documented but still unexplained phenomenon of twin telepathy, Mary Higgins Clark tells a spellbinding tale that takes us deep into the minds of her characters while lifting us to the heights of suspense.

Margaret and Steve Frawley celebrate the third birthday of their twin girls Kelly and Kathy with a party. That evening, they attend a dinner. Returning home, the babysitter is unconscious and the children gone. A note demanding a ransom had been left in their room. Steve's firm agree to pay the ransom, and the kidnapper, known as the Pied Piper, makes a call revealing the girls' whereabouts. But only Kelly is in the car. The driver is dead, and has left a suicide note saying he inadvertently killed Kathy and dumped her body in the ocean. However, a series of inexplicable occurences lead Steve and Margaret to believe that Kelly is communicating with Kathy, and her sister is still alive. As the FBI close in on the Pied Piper and his associates, Kathy's life hangs by a thread.

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Library Journal Review

Twin three-year-old girls are kidnapped and one reputedly murdered, even when her sister is ransomed. But little Kathy keeps insisting to Mom that Kelly is somewhere, crying for her. With a six-city tour. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

Bestseller Clark is at her best when writing of crime against children, as shown in this chilling tale of kidnapping, murder and telepathy. Before leaving for a black-tie affair in New York City, Margaret and Steve Frawley celebrate the third birthday of their twin girls, Kathy and Kelly, with a party at their new home in Ridgefield, Conn. Later that night, when Margaret can't reach the babysitter, she contacts the Ridgefield police. The frantic couple return home to find the children missing and a ransom note demanding $8 million. Though the Frawleys meet all the conditions, only Kelly turns up in a car along with a dead driver and a suicide note saying that Kathy has died. But Kelly's telepathic messages from her sister keep telling her differently, and Margaret won't give up hope. Even the most skeptical law enforcement officers and the FBI, who pursue suspects from New York to Cape Cod, begin to believe Kelly is on to something. Clues from ordinary people lead to a riveting conclusion. Rivaling Clark's debut-Where Are the Children?-this suspense thriller is certain to send terror into the heart of any parent. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

Clark's thirty-third book revisits the subject matter of her first ( Where Are the Children? 1975 ), addressing every parent's worst nightmare, the abduction of children. Steve and Margaret Frawley return to their new house after a night out on the town to discover that their three-year-old twins, Kelly and Kathy, have been kidnapped. The kidnappers are demanding an $8 million ransom. As the executives at the company where Steve works debate paying the ransom, the three kidnappers, Lucas, Clint, and Clint's unstable girlfriend, Angie, wait for instructions from the plot's mastermind, who identifies himself only as the Pied Piper. Steve's company agrees to pay the ransom, but the Pied Piper's plan goes awry when Angie decides she wants to keep Kathy and shoots Lucas, leaving a fake suicide note claiming he accidentally killed Kathy. Although she is grateful to be reunited with Kelly, Margaret can't accept the loss of Kathy and clings to Kelly's assertion that she is in psychic communication with her twin. Clark's latest novel lacks the nail-biting suspense of some of her previous ones, but given how the subject matter dovetails with that of her first popular novel, expect interest. --Kristine Huntley Copyright 2006 Booklist