What happens when a young woman is accidentally caught up in a dangerous murder investigation, having merely been in the wrong place at the wrong time? What happens when she is placed under protective care, forced to give up her identity and move to another part of the country, at least until the killer can be firmly identified and apprehended? What happens when in her new life she meets and falls in love with the perfect man, only she can't marry him because she can't tell anyone -- even him, especially him -- who she really is? Pretend You Don't See Her is the story of Lacey Farrell, a rising star on Manhattan's high-powered real estate scene. Lacey becomes the witness to a murder and bears the dying words of the victim, a woman who is convinced that her attacker was after a diary her daughter had kept up until the day she supposedly took her own life. Lacey gives the diary to the police -- but not before she makes a copy for herself. Obliged to give up her family, her job, her very identity, Lacey is placed in the Witness Protection Program. She must assume a new life, at least until the killer can be found and brought to trial...But she soon realizes that her sanctuary is not safe. Lacey is caught in a race against time as she tries to uncover what happened before she is killed herself...
Suspense author, Mary Higgins Clark has had 51 novels that have been bestsellers in the United States and many other countries, all of which remain in print through 2015. It was through necessity that her career blossomed, but she had always had writing talent and aspirations.
Clark followed a dream in her early career and took time out to be a(at that time) stewardess for PanAm so she could see the world. Just before beginning her exciting new job.....being paid $5 less per week than her secretarial job.......she met William Clark who was so smitten with her that he proposed that she stay in the job for one year, then marry him at the end of that year. And they did just that. The Clarks had five children, and sadly her husband passed away from an extended bout of heart problems in 1964. Also, very sadly, his mother was at his bedside when he died, and she too passed away that very same night.
So, as stated before, out of necessity, Higgins Clark seriously launched her career of writing 51suspense novels with some being adapted to film. She is known as the "Queen of Suspense", she has the ability to serve as a master plotter to slowly create tension for the reader, while giving the appearance that everyone is guilty. Her books feature strong, independent women characters who are the heroines, who are noted for making sensible decisions. Readers tend to identify with these characters as more ordinary people than most novel heroines. Higgins Carter's novels are for adult readers, but because she does not include explicit sex or violence in them, they are also popular with children as young as twelve. Simon & Schuster have published all of Higgins Clark's novels, signed her to a $64 million , four book contract in 1990, and have funded the Mary Higgins Clark Award given to new authors of suspense novels.