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Nighttime Is My Time

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Written By: Mary Higgins Clark

Narrated By: Jan Maxwell

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: October 2008

Duration: 9 hours 0 minutes


'The definition of an owl had always pleased him: a night bird of talons and soft plumage which permits noiseless flight...applied figuratively to a person of nocturnal habits. 'I am The Owl,' he would whisper to himself after he had selected his prey, 'and nighttime is my time.''

Jean Sheridan, a college dean and prominent historian, sets out to her hometown to attend the twenty-year reunion of Stonecroft Academy alumni, where she is to be honored along with six other members of her class. There is something uneasy in the air: one woman in the group about to be feted, Alison Kendall, a beautiful, high-powered Hollywood agent, drowned in her pool during an early-morning swim. Alison is the fifth woman in the class whose life has come to a sudden, mysterious end.

Adding to Jean's sense of unease is a taunting, anonymous fax she received, referring to her daughter -- a child she had given up for adoption twenty years ago.

At the award dinner, Jean is introduced to Sam Deegan, a detective obsessed by the unsolved murder of a young woman who may hold the key to the identity of the Stonecroft killer. Jean does not suspect that among the distinguished people she is greeting is The Owl, a murderer nearing the countdown on his mission of vengeance against the Stonecroft women who had mocked and humiliated him, with Jean as his final victim.


  • Sandra Dragisic

    Good mystery! I enjoyed this, and it had quite a twist at the end!

  • Anonymous

    Good book. Author and reader made a good team. The story well written and read.

  • Ncrnation

    If you want a good Mary Higgins Clark go for While my Pretty one Sleeps, Weep No More My Lady or Cry in the Dark. Those are her best. Nighttime was just corny and not all that exciting. However, loads better than anything her daughter's ever written!

  • Anonymous

    Frankly I'm surprised this book received so many good reviews. The story line was okay, but most of the dialog was repetitive (like the reader is not capable of keeping characters straight). It was just too schmaltzy and predictable for me.

  • June Frost

    This book was a good listen. Typical Clark style that keeps you guessing until the last page. If you are looking for deep, significantly intelligent information, this is not the book for you. Instead, if you are looking for a fun, easy listening book to take your mind off drive time, this is it.

  • Connie Rutter

    Jan Maxwell is the narrator of this book and did a great job in my opinion. This book takes place in a town outside WestPoint and while there is not much description of the surrounding areas that is okay. I enjoyed this book by Mary Higgins Clark very much. I have not read a lot by this author, but I probably will in the future. Her characters are very nicely described and I could see them as I was listening to the book. I didn’t guess who the murderer was in this book as everyone seemed suspicious and appeared to have a motive. I liked this book too, because it did have a happy ending and all the loose ends were tied up. The only thing that I didn't care for, was there were too many characters and it was hard to keep them all straight in the audio version. I don't think it would have been as difficult if I would have read in print.

  • Kay

    Mary Higgins Clark has always been a favorite of mine and this book proved to be just as great. It was a very attention holding read. I would recommend it to everyone!

  • Anonymous

    Enjoyed listening to the book. The story teller is very good.

  • Terry Hadley

    This audio book kept me in suspense throughout. I was never bored with any of it. Highly recommend this audio book.

  • Anonymous

    Great story, almost too many characters to keep track of

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