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Triletni dvojčici Kathy in Kelly ugrabijo, medtem ko njuna starša v miru večerjata. Kmalu odkrijeta sporočilo z zahtevo po gromozanski odkupnini. Vendar! – po vsej tragediji jima izročijo le eno od dvojčic. Vsi menijo, da je Kathy mrtva, vendar mala sestrica vztraja, da še živi, saj lahko komunicira z njo. Sprva ji verjame le mati, toda naposled se iskanja pogrešane Triletni dvojčici Kathy in Kelly ugrabijo, medtem ko njuna starša v miru večerjata. Kmalu odkrijeta sporočilo z zahtevo po gromozanski odkupnini. Vendar! – po vsej tragediji jima izročijo le eno od dvojčic. Vsi menijo, da je Kathy mrtva, vendar mala sestrica vztraja, da še živi, saj lahko komunicira z njo. Sprva ji verjame le mati, toda naposled se iskanja pogrešane dvojčice loti tudi FBI. Mary Higgins Clark se vrača v velikem slogu. Po vrsti svetovnih uspešnic je znova napisala roman, ki ga hvalijo vsi povprek. Morda prav zato, ker ji še posebno ležijo otroški značaji, ki jih zna spretno vplesti v temačno ozadje krutega sveta.


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Triletni dvojčici Kathy in Kelly ugrabijo, medtem ko njuna starša v miru večerjata. Kmalu odkrijeta sporočilo z zahtevo po gromozanski odkupnini. Vendar! – po vsej tragediji jima izročijo le eno od dvojčic. Vsi menijo, da je Kathy mrtva, vendar mala sestrica vztraja, da še živi, saj lahko komunicira z njo. Sprva ji verjame le mati, toda naposled se iskanja pogrešane Triletni dvojčici Kathy in Kelly ugrabijo, medtem ko njuna starša v miru večerjata. Kmalu odkrijeta sporočilo z zahtevo po gromozanski odkupnini. Vendar! – po vsej tragediji jima izročijo le eno od dvojčic. Vsi menijo, da je Kathy mrtva, vendar mala sestrica vztraja, da še živi, saj lahko komunicira z njo. Sprva ji verjame le mati, toda naposled se iskanja pogrešane dvojčice loti tudi FBI. Mary Higgins Clark se vrača v velikem slogu. Po vrsti svetovnih uspešnic je znova napisala roman, ki ga hvalijo vsi povprek. Morda prav zato, ker ji še posebno ležijo otroški značaji, ki jih zna spretno vplesti v temačno ozadje krutega sveta.

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  1. 4 out of 5

    Carol [Goodreads Addict]

    Two Little Girls in Blue is by Mary Higgins Clark. I listened to the audio version of this book. The adorable little twin girls, Kathy and Kelly Frawley have just turned three years old. These two girls are closer than close as twins often are. They are inseparable and have their own way of communicating known as twin talk. Their parents are now out for the evening and the girls are at home with a baby sitter. This night, though, ended in a way that is a parent’s nightmare. When they returned Two Little Girls in Blue is by Mary Higgins Clark. I listened to the audio version of this book. The adorable little twin girls, Kathy and Kelly Frawley have just turned three years old. These two girls are closer than close as twins often are. They are inseparable and have their own way of communicating known as twin talk. Their parents are now out for the evening and the girls are at home with a baby sitter. This night, though, ended in a way that is a parent’s nightmare. When they returned home, the baby sitter had been injured and the girls were gone. In their place was a ransom note for eight million dollars. Margaret and Steve Frawley hadn’t lived long in their new home in Connecticut. Steve had only been at his new job for three months. Why would anyone think they could come up with eight million dollars? Every penny they had was tied up in their new house. The Frawleys next few days was a living nightmare as they and the police waited to be contacted by the kidnappers. A donor comes forward to provide the ransom money and finally instructions for the drop are made. But something went horribly wrong. When it came time for them to pick up their girls, only one was in the car and the driver was dead. There was a note saying that the missing child, Kathy, was dead. As Kelly gets settled back at home with her parents, she keeps telling her parents that Kathy is alive and that she wants to come home. No one really pays attention to her except her mother who believes that the girls really are connected. Kathy had become ill while the girls were being held by the kidnappers and now Kelly is exhibiting symptoms in tandem with her sister. A bruise suddenly appears on her arm like a pinch mark. This is a true to form Mary Higgins Clark mystery. We know fairly early on who is holding the girls but we don’t find out until the very end who is the mastermind behind the whole thing. He calls himself the Pied Piper throughout the book. And the somewhat mystical connection some twins share is explored in this book. Do they really have telepathy? Could one show signs of an injury the other has suffered? It’s been forever since I have read a Mary Higgins book and I had forgotten how good they could be. The narration of this audio version was very enjoyable as well. So if you like fast paced mysteries that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then this book is for you.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Diane Wallace

    Great writing..suspenseful,riveting and very defined characters....(paperback!)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Poonam

    2.5 stars This is the first book that I am reading by author Mary Higgins Clark. Talking about her writing style, it kind of reminded me of Sidney Sheldon books. There are short stanzas each of few pages in different peoples perspective due to which this makes for a fast read. The constantly changing point of view in the story can be a problem for few people but I was not bothered by it. The plot-line of the book is interesting. Identical 3 year old twins are kidnapped and there is a ransom demand. 2.5 stars This is the first book that I am reading by author Mary Higgins Clark. Talking about her writing style, it kind of reminded me of Sidney Sheldon books. There are short stanzas each of few pages in different peoples perspective due to which this makes for a fast read. The constantly changing point of view in the story can be a problem for few people but I was not bothered by it. The plot-line of the book is interesting. Identical 3 year old twins are kidnapped and there is a ransom demand. "She looked across the room at the pictures of the twins that were on top of the piano. My two little girls in blue, she thought. Oh, God, please bring them home to me." But only one of them is returned back to the parents-- This is not a spoiler as this is already mentioned in the blurb. Now what comes next, you have got to take it with a pinch of salt if you are a non-believer in paranormal. It deals with the subject of twin telepathy. I actually went and researched on google a bit on this topic and found some interesting articles where studies show that this actually happens in certain cases. But then logically if you grow up with someone wouldn't your thoughts match in lot of things and you will be able to guess each others thoughts? Well moving back to the book. The good thing is that the mystery did not get solved because of the twin telepathy but through regular investigation methods and the telepathy is just something that happens in the background. We know the kidnappers from the start but there is someone who is instructing the kidnappers and may be close to the actual family. Who is this guy is the real mystery and this was kind of a let down.(view spoiler)[ So it is one of the directors in the company for which Steve (the father of the twins) is working. The motivation for the crime and the reason behind selecting them was not as strong as I would have liked. (hide spoiler)] The other thing that was missing in the book was, it did not invoke any strong emotions in me, I was unable to connect to any of the characters. This had a good base to tug at readers heart but it just did not. There are lot of characters involved and there are unnecessary descriptions of these characters like their physique, hair or the way they look... I was like, what has this got to do with the story? There are some minor other cases that get intertwined along with this kidnapping case and is solved successfully. Overall this is an Ok one time read having it's pros and cons. Is this a Happy Ending? (view spoiler)[ Yes. (hide spoiler)]

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    Twins Kathy and Kelly have just celebrated their third birthday. Helping out with the celebrations is nineteen year old, Trish Logan. After the party, Trish stays back to babysit the girls as their parents have to attend a black-tie dinner party in New York. Knowing that the girls had such a big day, Trish knew once they were tucked up in bed she wouldn't hear a peep out of them. Margaret and Steve Frawley return home from their dinner party only to find the police in their home. They are both in Twins Kathy and Kelly have just celebrated their third birthday. Helping out with the celebrations is nineteen year old, Trish Logan. After the party, Trish stays back to babysit the girls as their parents have to attend a black-tie dinner party in New York. Knowing that the girls had such a big day, Trish knew once they were tucked up in bed she wouldn't hear a peep out of them. Margaret and Steve Frawley return home from their dinner party only to find the police in their home. They are both in shock to find out that their beautiful girls, Kathy and Kelly have been kidnapped. The kidnappers left a ransom note demanding eight million dollars. As the investigation commences, Margaret and Steve try to think of a way to come up with the money seeing as they don't have anywhere near that amount of money. Trying to raise that amount of money takes time and that is one thing that they don't have a lot of. Who and why would someone do this is the big question and one that neither Margaret or Steve have any answers to. All they want is for Kathy and Kelly to be returned safely back to them, but the longer the investigation goes on there is less chance of this happening. Will Margaret and Steve Frawley ever see their girls again? A quick and enjoyable read that will keep you guessing right to the end. Recommended.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Helen Power

    When Margaret and Steve Frawley return home from a fancy dinner, they discover that their twin daughters, Kelly and Kathy, have been kidnapped. The kidnappers are demanding a ransom far too high for them to afford. This novel follows the kidnappers, the investigators, and the Frawley family in the events that follow. *Please note, I am reviewing the abridged audiobook version. I wasn’t aware it was abridged until partway through!* This is my first ever Mary Higgins Clark book, and I have to say When Margaret and Steve Frawley return home from a fancy dinner, they discover that their twin daughters, Kelly and Kathy, have been kidnapped.  The kidnappers are demanding a ransom far too high for them to afford. This novel follows the kidnappers, the investigators, and the Frawley family in the events that follow. *Please note, I am reviewing the abridged audiobook version. I wasn’t aware it was abridged until partway through!* This is my first ever Mary Higgins Clark book, and I have to say that I was surprised. It wasn’t what I expected. We know from the very beginning of the novel who the kidnappers are. The novel follows them and the investigators searching for them.  While we know who the kidnappers are, we aren’t told who they’re working for. There’s still some mystery to it all. I really like this approach. We get to follow both sides of the investigation, while there’s still an unknown for the reader to try to guess. A major issue that I had with the novel was the way the characters are portrayed.  The kidnappers come across as quite stupid. They’re in it for the money, plain and simple. But it’s clear from the beginning that they’re not the masterminds behind this big scheme, and that someone else is pulling all the strings. My issue isn’t with the intelligence of the kidnappers. My issue is that they are simply not relatable. If the reader is going to follow the kidnappers, there has to be some sense of urgency, some sense of what is motivating them. We know that they’re in it for the money, they want to move away and live rich and never look back. I would have liked to have seen Clark delve deeper into that. That said, maybe she did in the unabridged book.  Nevertheless, I would have preferred if their motives were relatable. We spend half the book following them, so it would have been nice to be invested in them. Maybe they knew they had made a mistake and wanted out. Maybe they regretted what they had done and were trying to figure out a way to get their money and get the girls back safely.  One of the kidnappers, Mona, makes it clear that she wants to keep one of the little girls.  This made the plot more exciting, although I would have appreciated if she had had a more interesting backstory behind why she wanted a child of her own. I love how the book title is a song, and how the extremely creepy kidnapper Mona kept singing that song. Talk about foreboding. The audiobook reader’s voice was extremely creepy. I got chills! I recommend this book (even the abridged audiobook edition) to anyone looking for a fast-paced thriller.  It's well-written with good pacing, but if you're hoping to relate to the bad guys, you're better off picking up another book.  

  6. 4 out of 5

    Zoeytron

    I should have run screaming from this book for the title alone. What was I thinking? Cliched. Cloying. Mediocre. A real clinker. My opinion only, of course. Not sure that I have read anything else by this author, but I will be in no hurry to try another.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    This was a pretty good book. There were lots of characters that have background stories going on that added some to the plot in terms of interest. This is only like my third or fourth Mary Higgins Clark book but will add more to read to my library soon. Had this one for a while but cleaning off some of my bookshelf this year so grabbed it for a quick read. My quick and simple overall: Not bad at all and the twin talk and telepathy was interesting to read about.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mandy

    This author never fails to deliver. Great mystery about twins who are kidnapped. Made me want to hold my kids tighter.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Amanda McGill

    Blah I need to take a break from MHC. Two Little Girls in Blue wasn't a mystery at all and it was super boring! Two little twin girls in blue get kidnapped and are being held for ransom. Now it would of been an interesting plot, if the reader wasn't aware of everything about the kidnapper and their future actions. I found that there was no mystery since we knew who had the twins and it's Mary Higgins Clark, you know that there will be a happily ever after. I also hated how many random characters Blah I need to take a break from MHC. Two Little Girls in Blue wasn't a mystery at all and it was super boring! Two little twin girls in blue get kidnapped and are being held for ransom. Now it would of been an interesting plot, if the reader wasn't aware of everything about the kidnapper and their future actions. I found that there was no mystery since we knew who had the twins and it's Mary Higgins Clark, you know that there will be a happily ever after. I also hated how many random characters were thrown in. I know we were suppose to be wondering about who the mystery guy was, but there was no reason to add in a bunch of subplots that added nothing to the kidnapping story line.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It's a parents worst nightmare, arriving home from dinner they find police at there house and their twin daughter's missing. Babysitter Trish was found blindfolded and tied up and and a ransom note had been found calling for eight million dollars in return for the twins. The parents Margaret and Steve Frawley can not raise the money themselve's but Steve's employer C.F.G.&Y. agrees to pay the ransom. The money is paid but the exchange doesn't go to plan as a car with the girls inside is It's a parents worst nightmare, arriving home from dinner they find police at there house and their twin daughter's missing. Babysitter Trish was found blindfolded and tied up and and a ransom note had been found calling for eight million dollars in return for the twins. The parents Margaret and Steve Frawley can not raise the money themselve's but Steve's employer C.F.G.&Y. agrees to pay the ransom. The money is paid but the exchange doesn't go to plan as a car with the girls inside is found after a call from someone calling himself the Pied Piper inform's authoities only to find a dead man identified as Lucas and only one of the girls present. What follows next is first despair for the parents and the authorities who believe Kathy is dead. That changes to hope and desperation when Kelly begins to claim Kathy is still alive after communicating with her through twins talk. The authorities get tips from people who have seen a young child with a lady and the child appears to be sick. When Kathy gets sick as well despite never getting sick in the past authorites and the parents become convinced she is alive and needs to be found soon before she dies. The race is on then to find the kidnappers, Kathy and the mysterious Pied Piper. The story in ways was quite cliche with the kidnappers one being a women who looks after the kids while the mastermind demands a large some of money. But what made the story stand out for me was the twins and there connection with knowing what was happening with the other and how being back together helped both of them heal. I didnt know who the Pied Piper was till the very end and the story was written well enough to keep me thinking even though we did know the kidnappers right from the start. Overall Two little girls in blue was a well written thriller with short quick reading chapter's that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start till end.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ellen

    This was the worst book I've read in a long, long time, and trust me, I've read some very bad books. Two little girls in blue, lad, two little girls in blue... Not only were the characters flat, without any dimension or real character (imagine that, a character having character, who'd have thought!) but the story lacked a certain little something called depth. Everything I read was surface stuff, with no emotion or feeling. The whole thing sounded like you are being told what happened by a This was the worst book I've read in a long, long time, and trust me, I've read some very bad books. Two little girls in blue, lad, two little girls in blue... Not only were the characters flat, without any dimension or real character (imagine that, a character having character, who'd have thought!) but the story lacked a certain little something called depth. Everything I read was surface stuff, with no emotion or feeling. The whole thing sounded like you are being told what happened by a non-participating party who doesn't give a flying frog leap. Emotions are described as physical actions with very little insight into how the characters feel what they are feeling. You can tell how a person feels by describing their expression, but can you describe the actual feeling? Some writers can... this one can't. The story-line is very blah. Babysitter gets knocked out, twins get kidnapped by bad guys, bad guys want ransom, chick taking care of stolen kids turns out to be a psycho, decides she wants one girl and returns the other eventually after the ransom is met. Ms. Clark does try to spice it up by making the girls twins and having them communicate after their separation via twin-telepathy, which is really the only interesting thing about this book. The ending wasn't even interesting. I found the entire thing to be very predictable, with no depth or emotion. It was a major let down of a book, and I didn't even expect that much out of it. It was, after all, written by Mary Higgins Clark.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Gretchen

    This is not one of MHC's better books, in my opinion. It just dragged on...and on...and on...It was REALLY slow. Blech. The idea of the twins' telepathy being AS in depth and detailed as described was REALLLLLLY far fetched. Like...to the point of idiocy and laziness. This wasn't a fun mystery read even, because MHC left out SO many of the crucial details that you don't even get the opportunity to try to solve the mystery as you read, which is half of point of reading a mystery novel (at least, This is not one of MHC's better books, in my opinion. It just dragged on...and on...and on...It was REALLY slow. Blech. The idea of the twins' telepathy being AS in depth and detailed as described was REALLLLLLY far fetched. Like...to the point of idiocy and laziness. This wasn't a fun mystery read even, because MHC left out SO many of the crucial details that you don't even get the opportunity to try to solve the mystery as you read, which is half of point of reading a mystery novel (at least, for me). When the author holds back all of the identifying information, though, until the VERY. LAST. CHAPTER. makes that impossible and insults the imagination. I find that her later works just aren't as good as her earlier stuff ("Loves Music, Loves to Dance," "On the Street Where You Live," "I'll Be Watching You," etc). It's a shame because I really liked her early work, but this later material is really putting me off. Blech.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page)

    Your average mystery/crime novel. I didn't find this to be thrilling, but it kept my attention well enough. I thought the idea of the telepathy to be the most interesting piece of the book. I found the author to be a bit disconnected from the characters - there was a lack of strength in the emotions that'd be associated with a crime such as abduction. I've seen lots of Higgins-Clark's books around and so I thought I'd give one a go but although I found this to be a decent enough read, I don't Your average mystery/crime novel. I didn't find this to be thrilling, but it kept my attention well enough. I thought the idea of the telepathy to be the most interesting piece of the book. I found the author to be a bit disconnected from the characters - there was a lack of strength in the emotions that'd be associated with a crime such as abduction. I've seen lots of Higgins-Clark's books around and so I thought I'd give one a go but although I found this to be a decent enough read, I don't have much desire to read any more of this author's work.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Huether

    Three year old twins Kathy and Kelly were missing after their babysitter was found unconscious the evening of their birthday party Kelly and Kathy had telepathy between them. When the ransom was met Kelly was returned home, but not Kathy. Kelly could feel all of the pain that Kathy endured. She knew exactly were Kathy was.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mike Narvaez

    Very rarely do I get the chance to read a novel like this one and am I glad that I finally found it. The author, as she has done some many times before, shows us that she is the best in the business. Two three-year-old girls are kidnapped. The kidnappers’ ask for a huge ramson, which, at the end they get it. Nothing should really go wrong at this point, but some has to give for the story to move along: one of the kidnapers, a bitter old lady who suffers from a severe mental disorder and can’t Very rarely do I get the chance to read a novel like this one and am I glad that I finally found it. The author, as she has done some many times before, shows us that she is the best in the business. Two three-year-old girls are kidnapped. The kidnappers’ ask for a huge ramson, which, at the end they get it. Nothing should really go wrong at this point, but some has to give for the story to move along: one of the kidnapers, a bitter old lady who suffers from a severe mental disorder and can’t have children of her own, decides to keep one of the girls and things get interested. The kidnappers make one mistake after another - as most humans would do under certain circumstances - which brings them to exposure. Besides, the surprise element in this story is the fact that the girls can communicate with each other, even when they’re miles apart from one another. This is one of those stories where the reader knows what’s going to happen - we even know, up to a point, who’s done it - but the story isn’t about why, or how the crime happened, what the writer chooses to do is to show us with words - rather sharp and carefully selected words - how things unfold. It is a treat for us, the readers. The criticism of the novel is that, given the subject matter, there isn’t much suspense or rather, that the novel isn’t as mortifying as it should be. However, in the author’s defense, the novel is beautifully written, it is short, sharp, up to the point and a treat to read. Besides, as the author herself has said before, there should always be an element hope in every story. The book is one hundred percent recommended. To read full review on Medium, click on the link below: https://medium.com/@michel.narvaez.08...

  16. 5 out of 5

    Book Concierge

    Book on CD narrated by Jan Maxwell. Three-year-old identical twins Kathy and Kelly are kidnapped while their parents are out for the evening, the babysitter left gagged and unconscious. An excessive ransom is demanded of this young, middle-class couple, and Steve’s employer agrees to put up the $8 million ransom as a gesture of goodwill (and to temper the bad press of some dicey business dealings). But things do not go as planned. This is a fast-paced thriller with a building sense of suspense. Book on CD narrated by Jan Maxwell. Three-year-old identical twins Kathy and Kelly are kidnapped while their parents are out for the evening, the babysitter left gagged and unconscious. An excessive ransom is demanded of this young, middle-class couple, and Steve’s employer agrees to put up the $8 million ransom as a gesture of goodwill (and to temper the bad press of some dicey business dealings). But things do not go as planned. This is a fast-paced thriller with a building sense of suspense. The reader is always in on the crime, knowing the identity of the kidnappers and even the “secretive” Pied Piper long before the characters catch on. But the changing points of view, keeps the novel moving forward and helps maintain that sense of suspense. My main problem with this book is how the twins are portrayed. I get that they have a sort of “twin telepathy” but I think Clark takes this to extremes. Also, their speech (although stated as advanced) seems just too complicated in both grammar and vocabulary for their age and experience. Still it kept me interested and entertained, and certainly meets the standards of the genre. Jan Maxwell does a fine job narrating the audiobook, though I did read the last half in text version. She sets a good pace and has sufficient skill as a voice artist to differentiate the many characters. I particularly liked the way she voiced Angie/Mona …. Really brought out her psychopathology.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Debra

    Twin girls are kidnapped on the evening of their 3rd birthday from their parents home. A police investigation ensues. There is a request for 8 million dollars which the parents cannot afford to pay. The father's employer agrees to pay the ransom and they get back only one of their daughters believing that the other has died. We begin to see Twin telepathy as the one twin who remains with two of her kidnappers communicates with the rescued twin. The twin telepathy provide the police with clues as Twin girls are kidnapped on the evening of their 3rd birthday from their parents home. A police investigation ensues. There is a request for 8 million dollars which the parents cannot afford to pay. The father's employer agrees to pay the ransom and they get back only one of their daughters believing that the other has died. We begin to see Twin telepathy as the one twin who remains with two of her kidnappers communicates with the rescued twin. The twin telepathy provide the police with clues as to where the girl is being hidden/kept. This could have been a much better book IMO. I believe the author had the twins using and communicating at a higher level of communication than a 3 y.o. would use. Yes there are children who do have extensive vocabularies at this age, but them speaking so clearly and communicating so effectively did not seem realistic to me. Also, the police believed the one girl was dead but then when the twins began using telepathy, they were too quick to believe that this was happening. Some aspects seemed too good to be true. Throughout the book, we did not know the identity of the pied piper but that is revealed in the end and the big reveal did not really pack a punch at least for me.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Spencer

    Alright, so this isn't a terrible mystery but I struggled to finish reading it because it felt like it just kept dragging on. And there was a bunch of stuff that I didn't feel was necessary/ kept pulling me away from the original mystery - the kidnapping of the girls. For instance, what did it matter that Norman Bond killed his wife? Or that she was pregnant with twins at the time? It literally had no bearing on the kidnapping case at all. And then everyone, and I do mean everyone, kept Alright, so this isn't a terrible mystery but I struggled to finish reading it because it felt like it just kept dragging on. And there was a bunch of stuff that I didn't feel was necessary/ kept pulling me away from the original mystery - the kidnapping of the girls. For instance, what did it matter that Norman Bond killed his wife? Or that she was pregnant with twins at the time? It literally had no bearing on the kidnapping case at all. And then everyone, and I do mean everyone, kept forgetting significant information that would help locate the twins. Like, their mom forgot that there was another lady buying outfits for twins at the same place she was buying outfits for hers. And there was a McDonald's employee who was looking at a picture of the twins in the newspaper and conveniently forgot that the kid right in front of her was one of the twins.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    If I could, I'd give this 3.5 stars - definitely interesting and well-written, but not uplifting since there are some super evil characters who harm children! I wasn't sure what to expect from Higgins Clark, but I was relieved she doesn't pepper the pages with profanity. Also good was the fact that the bad guys all lose out in the end. Like I said, interesting and entertaining with a good sense of mystery - but filled with a lot of fear and tragedy.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sue

    This book definitely builds tension by playing upon every parent's nightmare of losing a child, especially to abduction, but I will leave it to someone who is a twin to decide if the author got that right.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Izzy Deal

    Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark is a book about the kidnapping of twin girls. Kathy and Kelly just turned three when their parents went out for dinner on the twins' birthday. Steve and Margaret Frawley, the twins parents, left the girls with a babysitter that night. When they returned, the twins were gone and the babysitter was unconscious. The Frawley's never had any enemies so who took their twins? I think that certain parts of the story had plot holes. A plot hole like the Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark is a book about the kidnapping of twin girls. Kathy and Kelly just turned three when their parents went out for dinner on the twins' birthday. Steve and Margaret Frawley, the twins parents, left the girls with a babysitter that night. When they returned, the twins were gone and the babysitter was unconscious. The Frawley's never had any enemies so who took their twins? I think that certain parts of the story had plot holes. A plot hole like the kidnapper's van was driven off a dock into the ocean with Kathy, one of twins, in it. Then 20 minutes later the FBI come to the dock and the van didn't even sink yet, I mean, to me it seemed like the van would've already sunk. The exposition of this book came fast, and by fast, it came around page three. The kidnapping happened very quick in the story and then it dragged on for the first 25% of the book. I did like the revolution of the story, I don't want to give away the ending but it was suspenseful and satisfying. This story reminds me of multiply stories in the news of kidnappings of children or general missing people. When you see missing people posters in the store and they aren't found I sometimes wonder if they are lost or were kidnapped. There are stories of people missing in the news. I hear these stories sometimes and wonder what really happened. When I read this book it did make me think of all the people who have gone through missing members of their family to kidnappings. Overall I give this book a 4 out of 5 because it wasn't one of my favorites. I think this because the first one-third of the book was, lets just say 'boring.' To me, parts of the book dragged on. Some parts were just touched and it would be hard to understand. I would recommend this book to people who like mystery books, suspense books, crime books, and people who like other Mary Higgins Clark books.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dzenana Brkic

    This was my first read by M.H. Clark. Long time ago, a friend of mine recommended this book to me, but I always skipped it for no specific reason. I am glad I have finally read it, because it was truly amazing and very touching as well. This book is not only about two girls being torn away from their family for awhile, but also about the mistery behind identical twins. It will teach you about the concepts such as identical twin connection, telepathy and their special language of communicating This was my first read by M.H. Clark. Long time ago, a friend of mine recommended this book to me, but I always skipped it for no specific reason. I am glad I have finally read it, because it was truly amazing and very touching as well. This book is not only about two girls being torn away from their family for awhile, but also about the mistery behind identical twins. It will teach you about the concepts such as identical twin connection, telepathy and their special language of communicating with each other, AKA twin talk. In this book, you are led to certain conclusions about who is behind all of this, but you will be totally surprised at the very end. Three-year old Kathy and Kelly, "two little girls in blue", will win your heart. They are just adorable. Once the twins are separated, one being given back to her parents and the other staying with "the mad woman" as I call her, we will find out that the pain Kathy feels is also happening to the other twin at home, Kelly. When Kathy is sick, Kelly is sick too. When Kathy is pinched by the woman, Kelly has the mark on her body as well. This will eventually help police officers and the twins' parents to find Kathy and save her at the last moment. I loved the mistery behind all of this, I enjoyed learning about the mistic connection between identical twins, but it got on my nerves why it took everyone, apart from their mother, so long to believe Kelly. I got the feeling that somehow they were delaying it all. It is probably just about me, but I just wanted to scream on them "come on, why are you so slow?!". I recommend it to all mistery lovers. Four stars from me.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Two twin little girls who are closer than average twins (the can read and feel each others minds and bodies). When on the eve of their bday they get kidnapped for ransom, they end up with a crazy woman her boyfriend, his friend and an unknown kidnapper. When the ransom gets paid only ONE little girl ends up home... the other is truly kidnapped by the woman kidnapper who has always wanted a child (but is the type of woman who should be locked up in a mental institution). The psychotic woman Two twin little girls who are closer than average twins (the can read and feel each others minds and bodies). When on the eve of their bday they get kidnapped for ransom, they end up with a crazy woman her boyfriend, his friend and an unknown kidnapper. When the ransom gets paid only ONE little girl ends up home... the other is truly kidnapped by the woman kidnapper who has always wanted a child (but is the type of woman who should be locked up in a mental institution). The psychotic woman stages the little girls death in order to keep her as her own. But as the little girl becomes severely ill with bronchitis and later pneumonia... her near death experience takes a toll on the psychotic woman, who decides to get rid of her no matter what... This book makes you feel terrible for the parents, and makes you wonder who the unknown kidnapper is and how close he is to the family... You have to read this to find out if both twins make it home alive and well, and whether justice is served to the four kidnappers.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Aerykah

    Eh, this one was okay. I might not have finished it if I had been reading it rather than listening to it at work... But I did finish it, it didn't bore me to tears, and it did help to pass the time at work so I'll give it 2 stars for that. Note of Warning: For the readers out there who are looking for a clean read, this is not Christian fiction-- there isn't any sex or anything, but there is bad language in this book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Micha

    3.5 not 4.0. I don't often read thrillers but I can say that this book was just "good." It took me about 70-80 pages to actually enjoy reading this book. I really loved the ending and I was surprised at the outcome of the case. If you've read a lot of thrillers, I would recommend this to you but if you haven't, this would probably not be a book to start off with.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    I now remember why I enjoyed Mary Higgins Clark so much. This was suspenseful story with a political plot. A good and fast read.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Bettie

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  28. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Ellis

    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would! Three-year-old identical twins Kathy and Kelly are kidnapped from their home. A ransom demand of eight million dollars is made, but the parents are not wealthy people. Soon the father's new company agrees to pay the ransom, causing serious conflict among the company board members. We are introduced as well to several local people, including the kidnappers themselves, and family members of the twins' parents, several of whom have shady pasts making I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would! Three-year-old identical twins Kathy and Kelly are kidnapped from their home. A ransom demand of eight million dollars is made, but the parents are not wealthy people. Soon the father's new company agrees to pay the ransom, causing serious conflict among the company board members. We are introduced as well to several local people, including the kidnappers themselves, and family members of the twins' parents, several of whom have shady pasts making them suspect to the law enforcement people frantically searching for the girls. Once the ransom is paid, it has been promised that the girls will be safely returned, and indeed, we learn that that has been the criminal mastermind's full intention. However, greed and distrust work among the kidnappers, and it becomes a race against the clock to rescue both little girls before it's too late. This was really well written! The plot and characters are so well developed, the reader is drawn in completely to the story. A really good read!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sheela Kean

    this was my first MHC novel and now i understand her title as the queen of suspense. This book isn't much of a mystery as the narration comes from all sides and we know who the kidnappers are immediately, but that doesn't take away from the nail biting feeling it gives you along the way. I really enjoyed how real it felt and as a parent the whole idea was just terrifying on its own, the little details were part of what really did it for me with this book though. i loved every little mistake the this was my first MHC novel and now i understand her title as the queen of suspense. This book isn't much of a mystery as the narration comes from all sides and we know who the kidnappers are immediately, but that doesn't take away from the nail biting feeling it gives you along the way. I really enjoyed how real it felt and as a parent the whole idea was just terrifying on its own, the little details were part of what really did it for me with this book though. i loved every little mistake the kidnappers made and their confidence that no one would find out, and evey time a character hit upon some clue and paused but then decided it was nothing made me want to jump up and start yelling (and that made the suspense so much better) I will look forward to reading more of her other novels soon!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kristen Dutkiewicz

    I appreciated the short chapters because it made it easy to find a stopping point while reading at night! This is the story of missing twin girls told from the perspectives of their desperate parents, law enforcement officials, and the kidnappers themselves. Although the ending was predictable, I did enjoy the various insights from all of the characters. The little girls were adorable with their unique twin bond. Overall, it was an "okay" read. It was not the best mystery but I enjoyed different I appreciated the short chapters because it made it easy to find a stopping point while reading at night! This is the story of missing twin girls told from the perspectives of their desperate parents, law enforcement officials, and the kidnappers themselves. Although the ending was predictable, I did enjoy the various insights from all of the characters. The little girls were adorable with their unique twin bond. Overall, it was an "okay" read. It was not the best mystery but I enjoyed different aspects.

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