Two Little Girls in Blue

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Author:  Mary Higgins Clark

Title:  Two Little Girls in Blue

Genre:  Suspense

Publication Date:  2007

Number of Pages:  416

Geographical Setting:  North Carolina and Cape Cod

Time Period:  Present Day

Series (If applicable): NA

Plot Summary:  Two three-year-old twin girls are kidnapped the night of their third birthday party while their parents are at a black tie affair.  The babysitter is left unconscious and the children are gone.  The kidnappers leave a ransom note for eight million dollars on the girls’ bed.  The local police along with the FBI are now on the case looking for the mastermind of the kidnapping who calls himself the Pied Piper and his or her accomplices.  The ransom money is paid and at the time when the twins are to be rescued only one of the twins is recovered and the authorities think the other is dead.  When the rescued twin starts to show signs and experience things that are happening to the other twin, there is a renewed hope that she is really alive.  They race against time to find the missing twin and the kidnappers.

Subject Headings: Twin sisters, Twins, Three-year-old girls, Kidnapping, Girl kidnap victims, Missing girls, Ransom, Suicide, Suicide notes, Murder, FBI agents, Telepathy, Missing Persons investigation,  Mistaken identity

Appeal:  Fast- paced, suspenseful, simple, realistic, mystery, gentle, chilling

3 Terms that best describes this book:  Suspense, Twins, Character-Driven

Similar Authors and Works (why are they similar?):

3 Non-fiction Works – Works about twins.

It’s Twins!: Parent-to-Parent Advice from Infancy through Adolescence by Susan Heim – Advice for raising twins from birth to adolescence.

Twin Telepathy: The Psychic Connection by Guy Lyon Playfair – case histories, research studies and provocative explanations regarding telepathy between twins.

Twins: And What They Tell Us About Who We Are by Lawrence Wright – outlines the newest research being conducted regarding twins, describing how separated-twin studies have thrown open the door on the nature-vs.-nurture debate.

3 Fiction Works – Works about very young girls who go missing.

Vanished by Karen Robards -Ten years after her five-yearold daughter disappears without a trace, Sarah Mason receives a phone call from a child with her daughter’s fiveyearold voice, causing Sarah to turn in desperation to private investigator Jake Hogan.

Island of Lost Girls by Jennifer McMahon – Guiltily joining the investigation into a kidnapping she failed to recognize, Rhonda endeavors to identify an elusive child snatcher and finds herself haunted by the disappearance of a childhood friend years earlier.

The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond – Photographer Abby Mason’s life is changed forever by the disappearance of the young girl with whom she had been walking on a cold and foggy beach, and her desperate search for the truth behind the child’s vanishing.

Name: Chris S.

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