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Menley is trying to get over losing her son in a car accident and almost losing her husband due to grief and guilt, and she finds out she's pregnant again. After their daughter is born the decide to take a vacation and rent a house on the Cape for a month. During this time a man accused of murdering his wife for money is in desperate need of a lawyer to prove his innocence and Menley's husband decides to represent him.
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Menley hears her dead son's voice haunting her at night and she thinks that she's losing her mind while she seems to be losing her memory as well. She can't remember getting up in the middle of the night and moving her daughter or covering her up and she thinks she might be having post traumatic stress from the accident. Meanwhile she's writing a paper about the Cape for a travel magazine and comes across some devestating history about the house they are renting during her research and wonders if this is a mystery worth solving.

She has no idea that the person who is after her has intentions she can't even imagine. This book is a little hard to follow, and I think that the ending was a little disappointing, but it was enjoyable to read and it was a little different than anything I have ever read by this author before. It jumps back and forth between multiple characters and it takes a little while to get to know all of them and tends to be a little confusing at first.
The review of this Book prepared by amy blaine

Remember Me by Mary Higgens Clark is three intertwining mysteries that all come to a head in the last few chapters. The heroine, Menley Nichols and her husband Adam have retreated to the Cape for a change of pace. Upon arriving Menley feels haunted by the death of her young son and the house where they are staying may be communicating to her. A few weeks into their vacation Adam, an attorney is called to represent Scott Covey, a man who has just come into a lot of money due to his wife's death and now stands accused of murder. Menley sets to unearth the secrets of the Remember House, help prove Scott Covey innocent and deal with the depression surrounding the death of her young son,.
The review of this Book prepared by Lauren Casarez

Menley Nichols has been heartbroken and depressed since the death of her son, Bobby, who was killed when the car she was driving was struck by a train. This loss put a strain on her marriage with husband Adam, a criminal lawyer.

However, life must go on, and the birth of their daughter Hannah brings new promise to their relationship. Taking a vacation on Cape Cod seems just the remedy for the three of them from the hectic pace of New York - and Menley could surely use the peace and quiet to help get over panic attacks and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that resulted from the accident that claimed Bobby.

While on the Cape, the Nicholses rent a magnificent beach house named "Remember House", built by a ship's captain for his bride. It comes with a unique history that Menley researches extensively, choosing to use the Cape as a setting for her new children's novel.

Their idyllic vacation is soon disturbed by a local case involving the supposed drowning of the daughter of a wealthy Cape Cod family, a woman named Vivian. Menley convinces Adam to defend Scott, Vivian's husband, who stands accused of causing her death on the grounds that he had much to profit if Vivian died.

Further complicating matters is the fact that Remember House seems to have its share of unexplained sounds and events. At certain times at night when Menley is alone, she hears the sound of a train roaring through the house, and most unsettling of all, the voice of her dead son calling: "Mommy, mommy." These strange happenings threaten to totally unhinge Menley mentally and emotionally, and once again places her relationship with Adam in jeopardy. Is Menley truly losing her mind, or is there some validity to what she is experiencing?

Almost too late she realises there *is* something sinister going on in Remember House, and what it is, she may not survive.
The review of this Book prepared by tesubcalle

Menley and Adam Nichols move to Cape Cod for a few weeks vacation. After losing their son, Bobby a few years before that, Menley had began to have episodes. Because of these episodes Adam didn't really like to leave her alone with their new baby Hannah. While in the cape though, a resident named Scott is suspected of killing his wife of only three months for financial reasons. Adam desides to take on this case but has his good friend Elaine look after Menley during that time. While staying in the house they are renting call the Remember House, Menley does research for a new book she is writing and discovers some interesting things about the house through her research. Strange things happen in the house but in the end it all ties together.
The review of this Book prepared by Kristian Herron

Menley Nichols has never stopped blaming herself for what happened to her two year old son, Bobby. Her car had been struck by an oncoming train at a railroad crossing when Bobby was killed.

In the aftermath, as Menley suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, her marriage to Adam, a high profile criminal defense attorney, starts to fall apart. The birth of their daughter Hannah, however promises to bring their relationship back to life. They are determined to rebuild their life around their prescious baby girl, unaware that there is an enemy who has a very different agenda for them.

With no foreboding that it could be a fatal move, Adam decides to return to his roots by renting a house on Cape Cod for the month of August. He's confident that the tranquillity of the place where his ancestors settled-and where he grew up-will be ideal for Menley and little Hannah. The place they rent is Remember House, an eighteenth-century landmark, built by a sea captain for his bride. It has this sinister legend that the captain deserted his wife on learning of her unfaithfulness, taking their infant daughter with them.

When Adam and Menley move into Remember House, strange things start to happen-incidents that make Menley relive the horror of the accident where she lost Bobby.

They are soon drawn into a threatening web of events that disrupts this seemingly peaceful town. They become involved with Scott Covey, suspected of murder when his wealthy young wife is drowned in a violent squall. Menley, sympathetic to Covey's plight, has persuaded Adam at this point to take on Scott's case. In the investigation, they become entangled with others. And a close friend of Adam's, is really a lot of help. She tries to help him solve the case.

This is a very entertaining novel. Mary Higgins Clark is full of surprises!

The review of this Book prepared by Boppy

Set in Cape Cod, Mass. the main character is an author, and she tries to find out what has been going on in this house that she is planning to buy, of which she has been staying in, with her husband. Weird things happened, that made her relive the horrible night that her son was killed in a train accident, making her fear for her new baby. Overall, even though it is nice to get a plot down so you get a feel for the people, it was way to drwan out and prolonged. A solid B grade
The review of this Book prepared by Justin

In the book, a mother loses her child. The family tries to start over. The move to Cape Cod where they get mixed up in the problems of the town.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 16.3%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 45%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 32.5% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Unusual forms of death    -   drowned Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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