An Analysis of Clark's Two Little Girls in Blue

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Bestseller Clark is at her best when writing of crime against children, as shown in this chilling tale of kidnapping, murder and telepathy. Before leaving for a black-tie affair in New York City, Margaret and Steve Frawley celebrate the third birthday of their twin girls, Kathy and Kelly, with a party at their new home in Ridgefield, Conn. Later that night, when Margaret can't reach the babysitter, she contacts the Ridgefield police. The frantic couple returns home to find the children missing and a ransom note demanding $8 million. Though the Frawleys meet all the conditions, only Kelly turns up in a car along with a dead driver and a suicide note saying that Kathy has died. But Kelly's telepathic messages from her sister keep telling her differently, and Margaret won't give up hope. Even the most skeptical law enforcement officers and the FBI, who pursue suspects from New York to Cape Cod, begin to believe Kelly is on to something. Clues from ordinary people lead to a riveting conclusion. Rivaling Clark's debut--Where Are the Children? --this suspense thriller is certain to send terror into the heart of any parent. (Apr.) Works Cited

"Two Little Girls In Blue." Publishers Weekly 253.9 (2006): 34. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts. Web. 16 Apr. 2013.

The characters of Two Little Girls in Blue are fully developed: the grief-stricken parents, Steve and Margaret Frawley; the precocious and telepathic twins; the trio of kidnappers, one psychotic and an increasing threat to the twins' safety; the supportive law enforcement officers; neighbors and family; people from the investment company at which Steve works. One can identify with the wife's increasing anxiety, the children's physical and psychological stress, even the twisted motivation of the kidnapper. While the reader may find that the purported psychic connections between the twins stretch the conclusions of science, this tiny technical lapse does not...
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