Two Little Girls In Blue: A Novel by Mary Higgins ClarkTwo Little Girls In Blue: A Novel by Mary Higgins Clark

Two Little Girls In Blue: A Novel

byMary Higgins Clark

Mass Market Paperback | March 20, 2007

Pricing and Purchase Info

$9.15 online 
$9.99 list price save 8%
Earn 46 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores

about

In this riveting thriller from Queen of Suspense and #1 New York Times bestselling writer Mary Higgins Clark brilliantly weaves the mystery of twin telepathy into a mother’s search for a kidnapped child, presumed dead.

When Margaret and Steve Frawley come home to Connecticut from a black-tie dinner in New York, their three-year-old twins, Kathy and Kelly, are gone. The police found the babysitter unconscious, and a ransom note from the “Pied Piper” demands eight million dollars. Steve’s global investment firm puts up the money, but when they go to retrieve the twins, only Kelly is in the car. The dead driver’s suicide note says he inadvertently killed Kathy.

At the memorial, Kelly tugs Margaret’s arm and says: “Mommy, Kathy is very scared of that lady. She wants to come home right now.” At first, only Margaret believes that the twins are communicating and that Kathy is still alive. But as Kelly’s warnings become increasingly specific and alarming, FBI agents set out on a desperate search.
Mary Higgins Clark was born and raised in New York. Her father died when she was ten. After graduating from high school, her first jobs were as a secretary and an airline stewardess. She flew to Europe, Asia, and Africa for a year, then married Warren Clark, a neighbor of her family nine years older than herself. Warren died in 1964, l...
Loading
Title:Two Little Girls In Blue: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.1 inPublished:March 20, 2007Publisher:PBLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0743497295

ISBN - 13:9780743497299

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This story follows the tale of two little girls that were abducted. The twins were supposed to be returned but one of the kidnappers changes their mind. Only one was returned. But her connection to her twin was strong and she was able to help tell her parents what was going on with her sister. Will they be able to find her in time?
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing My favourite of Higgins' books. So well done. I couldn't put the book down, great suspense. Highly recommend the book.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i loved this This was a quick read... really enjoyed it
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loved this book as an identical twin myself i can understand the connection between these tow little girls. I can't know what my sister is doing but its a good thing these tow little girls did.
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful... I have come to realize the title of "Queen of Suspense" for MHC is overrated. I do not find her books to have any suspense. I find them unrealistic, characters not developed and they are boring. Instead of telling me what someone is wearing or always telling me what time ti is, let me know more about your characters so I feel like I know them and am there with them. This book is trash. It actually put me to sleep at night. I normally stay up late reading but this made me fall asleep, boring. I will never buy one of her books again. But someone gave me one so I feel I must read it. At least the books will be donated after I'm done with them, no need for me to have them in my library.
Date published: 2011-02-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Every Parent's Nightmare This is a story of every parent’s nightmare: the abduction of a child. Ms Higgins Clark weaves beautifully the mystery and the drama behind such a terrible event. The tale starts when twin sisters Kelly and Kathy are abducted from their home and held for ransom. The parents are not wealthy, why have they been targeted? With the support of the husband’s employer the ransom is eventually raised. It is agreed that the twins will be released in exchange for the money…..but something goes terribly wrong and only Kelly is freed….What has happened to Kathy? Time is critical…….. From the beginning of the book we are given the point of view from all characters making the story interesting and realistic. In her writing, Ms Clark handles with great sensitivity the pain and suffering of the parents, describes the strong bond between twins, the frustration felt by the investigators and the cunning dealings of the kidnappers. She amazingly conveys the emotions of her characters through simple story line in short chapter presentation. Although I enjoyed this novel, there were little surprises throughout, things were very predictable and little was left to the imagination. Is the author becoming a cookie cutter novelist? This novel seems too formulaic in its writing…..
Date published: 2009-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Book Mary Higgins Clark is a great author and this book as usual keeps you in suspense. I like the fact that she does not feel that she has to put in explicit sex or a lot of unnecessary swearing to make her books exciting. I just love all her books.
Date published: 2008-01-29

Bookclub Guide

Reading Group Guide Introduction The priest went to Margaret and Steve and, in a voice trembling with compassion, said, "God has sent you back one of your little girls. Kelly is safe. Kathy has been taken to Him." Reeling from the bittersweet return of one of their kidnapped twin daughters, Margaret and Steve Frawley are sadly trying to go on with their lives for the sake of the remaining twin, Kelly. However, Kelly is adamant that her sister is not dead, warning, "Mommy, Kelly is crying for you and she is scared." The police, along with a twins' specialist, think Kelly is just mourning the death of her sister in her own way. But when Kelly gets bruises that appear out of nowhere, exhibits signs of a sickness that isn't hers, and offers important bits of information about the case, it becomes clear to Margaret that her daughter is experiencing twin telepathy -- she is feeling Kathy's pain and trying to lead her parents to the missing girl before it is too late. Fighting against the clock and the popular opinion that she's having a mental breakdown, Margaret Frawley uses her maternal instincts and the special bond between her daughters to bring her family back together. But there are suspicious characters at every turn -- from the executives at her husband's company who supply the money for the ransom to the wealthy neighbor who acts as the liaison to the kidnappers to the blackest sheep in their very own family. And one of them is the "Pied Piper," the person who orchestrated the crime . . . the one leading the Frawleys, the police, and even his co-conspirators to Cape Cod where he plans to wash away all the evidence that connects him to the Two Little Girls in Blue. Discussion Questions Who did you think was the Pied Piper? Were you satisfied with the answer? Were there any characters who escaped your suspicion? If so, which ones? "Staring with disdain at his fellow kidnapper, Lucas was reminded once more that they could not have been more different in both appearance and temperament" (page 4). Compare and contrast the characters of Lucas and Clint. Is one more of the "bad guy" than the other? If so, explain why. "Why would someone take my babies?" (page 14). After the kidnapping, Margaret goes from being a hysterical mother to a proactive one. Give examples of each phase of grief -- shock, denial, bargaining, guilt, anger, depression, acceptance and hope -- that she passes through. Which phase triggers a memory that had been eluding her, a memory that brings her closer to the truth? Prior to the kidnapping, Margaret kept a journal documenting the twins' behaviors. What events does the journal foreshadow? "I've always been a just-in-case person . . ." (page 142). Examine the character of Angie and piece together her history in the book. Are her behaviors cunning and cautious? Or careless and reckless? "Everything had been clicking along so smoothly, and then the one weak link in the chain, the one he always knew was a problem, had indeed become the problem" (page 204). Who or what is the "weak link" for Richard Mason and how does it break? The color blue appears throughout the novel, some in subtle references. List them all. What does this motif add to the story? "What I like about the way this played out is that he might have gotten away with all of it if he had trusted Lucas not to tell Clint who he was" (page 321). What other instances of irony are there in this novel? Kathy and Kelly are identical twins yet they have their own distinct personalities. How would you describe each girl? Do you think they seem too dependent upon each other? Or do they each prove their own strengths by the end of the novel? Review the story The Pied Piper of Hamelin and discuss the obvious, and not-so-obvious links to Two Little Girls in Blue. Have you read other books on twin telepathy? If so, how are they similar to or different than this novel? Who Said That? Test your memory. See if you can guess which character said the quote below. "Even asleep they're still holding hands. Isn't that precious?" (Answer on page 10.) "I never had kids, but it doesn't take a lot of imagination to figure out what those poor parents are feeling now." (Answer on page 18.) "I shall save my appearance before the media for another day." (Answer on page 37.) "I like red because it is a happy color." (Answer on page 45.) ". . . criminals make mistakes. They think they've thought of everything, but they do make mistakes." (Answer on page 54.) "Waiting does not seem long once it is accomplished." (Answer on page 94.) "Grief separates as many people as it brings closer . . ." (Answer on page 140.) "I never had trouble getting an attractive woman. I have two divorces from smart, attractive women to prove it." (Answer on page 174.) "I'll do anything not to lose all this." (Answer on page 201.) "You and me. The two of us. That's the way it's gotta be." (Answer on page 214.) "When she disappeared, I put my life on hold, and it will remain on hold until I know exactly what happened to her." (Answer on page 255.) Additional Ideas for Book Club Activities Learn what you can do to help find missing children at http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PageServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=245 Take your club to a mystery weekend hotel: http://bandb.about.com/od/murder or host your own murder mystery: http://entertaining.about.com/cs/dinnerparties/a/murdermystery.htm Hand out several shades of blue velvet ribbon to your book club members and let them make their own bookmarks by picking three ribbons, braiding them, and tying off the ends. Be the detective -- hunt down a recording of the song "Two Little Girls in Blue" and play it at your book club meeting. Take your bookclub to a Mary Higgins Clark event: www.maryhigginsclark.com. Click on "Appearances." You can sign up for the Mary Higgins Clark e-newsletter at www.maryhigginsclark.com.

Editorial Reviews

"Riveting....Rivaling Clark's debut, Where Are the Children?, this suspense thriller is certain to send terror into the heart of any parent."

-- Publishers Weekly