In I’ve Got My Eyes On You by Mary Higgins Clark, a teenage girl is murdered and two innocent people are being blamed for her death. The story opens with Jamie, an intellectually disabled young man, peering out his window and observing his neighbor, Kerry Dowling. He goes outside to join her in the pool, where she appears to be swimming but upon closer inspection he determines that she is sleeping and he will come back later.
The following day, Kerry is found dead at the bottom of her swimming pool. It is quickly determined that Kerry’s death was intentional. When police interview the party attendees, they all point to Kerry’s boyfriend, Alan, with whom she was fighting the night before.
Jamie’s mother, Marge, doesn’t want to reveal to police what Jamie witnessed for fear that he will be blamed for Kerry’s murder. Everyone in town knows that Jamie wouldn’t hurt a fly, but Marge is still overly cautious. Meanwhile, Alan is arrested for Kerry’s murder even though he insists that he is innocent. Kerry’s older sister, Aline, is working closely with the police and investigators to find out what exactly happened to her little sister. As she digs deeper into the mystery, she ends up endangering her own life before it’s almost too late.
I was drawn to this book by the cover. I still can’t get over how much I love it! I also knew I would enjoy this read because so far I have enjoyed everything by Mary Higgins Clark. While her books aren’t as full of twists as others, there’s something about her writing that I really enjoy.
For the record, this book was quite suspenseful and at least for me, it was hard to figure out what would happen until the end. It was a great read that I would definitely recommend to anyone who is a fan of Clark, or anyone who wants a short mystery to spend the weekend with.