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"The definition of an owl had always pleased him: a night bird of prey...sharp 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 20-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 20 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.

©2004 Mary Higgins Clark (P)2008 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • Vivian
  • 06-06-09

Excellent listen!

Kept my attention throughout and when I stopped or paused it to do other things, I found myself wanting to go back to the audiobook to find out what happens next. A virtual "page turner" - MHC did a good job with this book.

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  • cpfreeman
  • 10-01-19

Very Intriguing!

Keeps you guessing until the end! Very good read and a good listen on Audible.

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  • Melody
  • 06-10-17

Classic MHC

I love and adore Mary Higgins Clark’s books. This one however, gets a touch tedious and repetitive in places. It is still a great book, but I don’t reread it as often as others by her.
Superb narrator.

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  • Angelbabe
  • 21-02-20

Scary!

This book is full of suspense and stark terror!
I am listening to all of Mary Higgins Clark’s books this year.

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  • musiclover360
  • 03-03-16

love this book. audio person did great too!!!!<br />

I really enjoyed this story. I love her books she never ceases to amaze me. I never finish one of her books feeling cheated or disappointed. five stars always!!!!

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  • prinny
  • 20-01-13

Sensational

I have read many books and mysteries, but this one is outstanding! The audiobook and reader had me so mesmerized that I carried my laptop everywhere I went and for the length of the audiobook I never put it down and even took it to bed with me until the story was over. Mary Higgins Clark is an outstanding writer and I now plan on ordering more audiobooks written by her.

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  • Bookaholic
  • 14-05-20

Nighttime Is My Time

Absolutely Wonderful, very suspenseful, had me guessing wrong. I love all of the late Mary Higgins Clark's book. I would highly recommend this book.

I really loved her speaking at the end of the Audio book. Well Done!

Great narration

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  • M. Geiser
  • 12-12-20

Addicting story

Great book! Really drew me in with each characters background. I couldn’t wait to reach the end and hear who did it. Great “who done it” story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-07-18

Boring

I’m a huge fan of MHC’s novels, but I just couldn’t get past even mid chapter 2. I found this book kind of boring. Returned.

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  • Bernadette
  • 17-02-17

The Owl and it's Prey

The Owl is a very dangerous
Night time creature who's vision is
Unsurpassed by it's prey does'nt
See it coming ! So it can get away with murder!