Mary Higgins Clark Writing Styles in While My Pretty One Sleeps

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view of an omniscient narrator. The narrator not only tells the actions of all of the characters but also shares their thoughts and emotions with the reader. Had this story been told from only one character's point of view, there is no way that the entire story could be told. Note that since this is a murder mystery, the author does not tell what is going on in the minds of all of the characters all of the time. By doing this, she would give away the ending of the novel. For instance, Denny's actions and thoughts in developing an alibi for himself and given by the author but Sal's activities in calling Myles and requesting that he get Neeve a bodyguard are not described as being a way to cover his tracks. It is this...

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