Monday, June 13, 2011

Review - I'll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark

Book Summary

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?

My Review - 4 1/2 Great to the Last Drop

Wow, loved it.  I'm very excited because I think the last couple of MHC novels have been good but not great.  She is my favourite author, has been since in my teens, so that is 20 years reading her.  Then I started blogging almost 2 years ago and the world of so many authors, so many books took over my life and opened my eyes to amazing works.  Now I find myself more critical.  I love that she has a formula, I think it works and I know what to expect. 

Ok, on to the review :-)

I'll Walk Alone is a who dunnit thriller that keeps you on your toes.  I loved trying to figuring it, only considered the person once, ugggh, she got me again.  I enjoyed all the characters on some kind of level and their thoughts about what was going on with Zan (Alexander) were brilliant.  Enough to keep you focused on the mystery but taking you in all different directions. 

Does Zan have multiple personalities and forgets about what she is doing or is there really an identity theft bigger issue going on?   A judge in a past case was quoted saying, he doesn't care about multiple personalities, they all have to abide by rules.

I couldn't wait for this to finish, what a great climax and the way it all came together.  It was a race to the end, for the characters and for me as the reader.

The one part I didn't enjoy was most of the witnesses lying or purposely leaving out information.  I can see this with one but I think MaryHC used this to often.  As it all came out eventually I was able to forgive this style in the end.

Great stuff, I'm so pleased.  I really must go back and find my favourites of her.


  1. This sounds good. I've read some of her in the past, but haven't in a while. Have to give it another try!

  2. I've read a couple of her books but definitely not this one which looks like a sizzler!

  3. It's been a while since I've read any of her work, but they've always been page turners.

  4. Thanks for the review--this sounds good! Adding it to my TBR list.

  5. I read a lot of her books back in high school / college too. Probably haven't read one in over 10 years! Should add this one to my TBR list!

  6. I started reading Mary Higgins Clark in high school too. I haven't read I'll Walk Alone yet. It's on my summer reading list.

  7. I think I read all of her books through college, but then got tired of figuring out who the bad guy was within the first few chapters. It's been awhile so I should probably give her another read, maybe this one since you like it so much.

  8. This one sounds like the good kind of MHC I remember reading in high school :) I read the Shadow of her Smile about a month ago and just wasn't wowed. Glad to see this one kept you turning the pages!

  9. Thanks for sharing your link to this review. I am glad you liked it too!


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