Daddy's Little Girl

Daddy's Little Girl

Large Print - 2002
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From Mary Higgins Clark, America's bestselling "Queen of Suspense," comes a dark and chilling story of murder, and its effects years later on the man convicted of the crime and the woman who helped convict him. Ellie Cavanaugh was only seven years old when her fifteen-year-old sister, Andrea, was murdered near their home in Oldham-on-the-Hudson, a rural village in New York's Westchester County. There were three suspects: Rob Westerfield, nineteen-year-old scion of a wealthy, prominent family, whom Andrea had been secretly dating; Paul Stroebel, a sixteen-year-old schoolmate, who had a crush on Andrea; and Will Nebels, a local handyman in his forties. It was Ellie who had led her parents to a hideout in which Andrea's body was found -- a secret hideaway in which she met her friends. And it was Ellie who was blamed by her parents for her sister's death for not telling them about this place the night Andrea was missing. It was also Ellie's testimony that led to the conviction of the man she was firmly convinced was the killer. Steadfastly denying his guilt, he spent the next twenty-two years in prison. When he comes up for parole, Ellie, now an investigative reporter for an Atlanta newspaper, protests his release. Nonetheless, the convicted killer is set free and returns to Oldham. Determined to thwart his attempts to whitewash his reputation, Ellie also returns to Oldham, intent on proving his guilt. As she delves deeper into her research, however, she uncovers horrifying facts that shed new light on her sister's murder. With each discovery, she comes closer to a confrontation with a desperate killer. Gripping and relentlessly compelling, Daddy's Little Girl, a portrayal of a family shattered by crime, reflects Mary Higgins Clark's uncanny insight into the twisted mind of a killer and is further evidence of why she is America's favorite author of suspense.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2002
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9780743228770
0743228774
Branch Call Number: L.P. CLAR
Characteristics: 336 p

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zlrobbin
Jan 25, 2016

Poor girl with deep guilty and firm faith. I like the book!

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bellamafiosa
Aug 30, 2013

this book is really a good suspense book, had me guessing who was the real killer and having andrea promise her little sister not to tell her secret was a true sister bond they had. but knowing the father picked favors with the oldest and pushing the youngest away from the spotlight was not a good thing. i love mary higgins clark and i truly enjoy this book and im thinking about reading it once again, i cant get enough of the suspense and how it all planned out....

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Ralphiesp
Jul 22, 2013

I liked this book!!!! :)

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Kassangel
May 20, 2013

One of the best suspense murder books I have ever read. Beautifully wrought, so did not expect the ending and gave me heart attacks while I read it in the night.
PS, don't accept necklaces from "boyfriends."

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