Do You Want to Know a Secret?: A Novel

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Secrets can really kill your career.

Beautiful New York TV anchorwoman Eliza Blake has a past to hide. Her popular co-anchor has a scandal he'd die to keep secret. The next President's pretty wife wants desperately to avoid indecent exposure. A parish priest knows a terrible truth. And a killer has a secret agenda that reaches from New York City's streets to the White House-- it includes the time and place where Eliza Blake will have to die...

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Mary Jane Clark puts her credentials as a TV news producer and her family ties to thriller writer Mary Higgins Clark to good use in this debut thriller. Taking the reader inside the high-stakes, back-stabbing world of television, she introduces an appealing heroine, Eliza Blake. Eliza is a young widow and single mother on her way up at Key News; she's as perky as Katie Couric and as clever as Jane Pauley. When anchorman Bill Kendall commits suicide, everyone is stunned--except his rival, a reporter who will go to any lengths to make sure Eliza doesn't beat him to Kendall's empty chair on the evening news; and his lover, a senior producer who'll do almost anything to ensure his success. Murder, jealousy, and greed propel the plot, which hinges on Kendall's secret battle with AIDS, his romance with the wife of a presidential candidate, his vulnerable teenage son, a mendacious political operative, and a municipal judge who's willing to kill to get a spot on the Supreme Court in the next administration. Although most of the characters are hardly more than stereotypes (except Kendall and Joy Wingard, his secret love), this is an easy and crisply paced novel, light on suspense and surprise until the neatly packaged ending. --Jane Adams

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"A polished page turner... Twists, turns and a terrific plot. I loved it." --Mary Higgins Clark

"A suspenseful tale of murder, ambition and national politics, amid the working of another big TV news organization." --Paul Colford, Los Angeles Times

"A brilliantly structured thriller. The secrets and surprises just keep coming and make perfect sense in the TV media world that Mary Jane Clark has absolutely nailed." --Janet Evanovich, author of Four to Score

"The secret is out: Mary Jane Clark is one of the most exciting novelists in America today...An edge-of-the-seat, they-don't-write-'em-like-that-anymore, unplug-the-phone-and-disconnect-the-TV page-turning stunner!" --Dan Rather "Secrets...ambition...intrigue...Mary Jane Clark knowingly seduces you in this intensely suspenseful behind-the-media-scenes thriller." --Joan Rivers

"Clark...spins a tightly knit whodunit with engaging characters and a suspenseful plot." --Publishers Weekly

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