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A Stranger Is Watching (1982)
Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category
Mary Higgins Clark books, Crime Fiction books
A Stranger Is Watching (1977) is a suspense novel by Mary Higgins Clark.
A Stranger Is Watching Wikipedia
The main characters in the novel are Steve Peterson, whose wife Nina was murdered two years before, his six-year-old son Neil, who witnessed the murder, and Sharon Martin, a young journalist who befriends them both. The novel opens as Steve and Sharon debate capital punishment. A young man named Ronald Thompson has been sentenced to death for Nina's murder. Sharon is against the death penalty and tries to save Thompson. Unknown to them, Thompson is actually innocent. The real killer is a psychopath named August Rommel Taggart, Arty for short. He calls himself Foxy because General Rommel was called the desert fox. He kidnaps Sharon and Neil, hiding them under New York's famed Grand Central Station. The rest of the novel describes the race against time to save the two innocent victims.
The novel was made into a 1982 film starring Rip Torn, James Naughton and Kate Mulgrew.