By Mary Higgins Clark
"The definition of an owl had continually happy him: an evening chicken of prey...sharp talons and gentle plumage which allows noiseless flight...applied figuratively to an individual of nocturnal behavior. 'I am The Owl,' he could whisper to himself after he had chosen his prey, 'and night is my time.'"
Jean Sheridan, a school dean and famous historian, units out to her native land in Cornwall-on- Hudson, big apple, to wait the twenty-year reunion of alumni of Stonecroft Academy, the place she is to be commemorated in addition to six different participants of her category. there's, in spite of the fact that, anything uneasy within the air: one lady within the workforce approximately to be feted, Alison Kendall, a gorgeous, high-powered Hollywood agent, died quite a few days sooner than, drowned in her pool in the course of an early- morning swim, the 5th girl within the classification whose lifestyles has come to a unexpected, mysterious end.
Also including to Jean's experience of unease is a taunting, nameless fax she has simply got, bearing on her daughter, Lily, a toddler she had given up for adoption 20 years in the past, the offspring of a romance among her and a West aspect cadet killed in an coincidence every week prior to commencement. She had regularly stored the child's life a mystery, so who has discovered? And why the implied danger now?
Struggling to hide her fears, Jean arrives on the resort the place the reunion is being held. one after the other she sees the opposite honorees, together with Laura Wilcox, the category attractiveness, whose amazing external belies the truth that her tv occupation is sinking, and the 4 males who, like Jean, had spent 4 bitterly unsatisfied years at Stonecroft: Carter (formerly Howie) Stewart, an acerbic and profitable playwright, as soon as the category nerd; popular baby psychiatrist and talk-show megastar Mark Fleischman, who hasn't ever been capable of unravel the discomfort of his personal formative years; Gordon Amory, a media wealthy person, infrequently recognizable because the awkward boy who was once the butt of merciless jokes; Robby Brent, a favored comic, whose caustic humor emanates from a youth of rejection. Omnipresent is an previous classmate, Jack Emerson, the chairman of the reunion, whose purposes for spearheading the development might be stimulated through whatever except type spirit.
At the award dinner, Jean is brought to Sam Deegan, a detective obsessed for years via the unsolved homicide of a tender girl in Cornwall, who can also carry the foremost to the identification of the Stonecroft killer and the resource of the nameless possibility to her baby. She doesn't suspect that one of the distinct humans she is greeting is The Owl, a assassin nearing the countdown on his undertaking of vengeance opposed to the Stonecroft ladies who had mocked and humiliated him, with Jean his ultimate meant sufferer.
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Extra resources for Nighttime Is My Time
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