In her latest novel Mary Higgins Clark, the beloved, bestselling “Queen of Suspense,” exposes a dark secret from a family’s past that threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly, when the family-owned furniture firm in Long Island City, founded by their grandfather and famous for its fine reproductions of antiques, explodes into flames in the middle of the night, leveling the buildings to the ground, including the museum where priceless antiques have been on permanent display for years.
The ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery, and provoke a host of suspicions and questions. Was the explosion deliberately set? What was Kate—tall, gorgeous, blond, a CPA for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country, and sister of a rising fashion designer—doing in the museum when it burst into flames? Why was Gus, a retired and disgruntled craftsman, with her at that time of night? What if someone isn’t who he claims to be?
Now Gus is dead, and Kate lies in the hospital badly injured and in a coma, so neither can tell what drew them there, or what the tragedy may have to do with the hunt for a young woman missing for many years, nor can they warn that somebody may be covering his tracks, willing to kill to save himself . . .
Step by step, in a novel of dazzling suspense and excitement, Mary Higgins Clark once again demonstrates the mastery of her craft that has made her books international bestsellers for years. She presents the reader with a perplexing mystery, a puzzling question of identity, and a fascinating cast of characters—one of whom may just be a ruthless killer . . .
My Comments: I listened to this on my long commute to work (45 minutes). It sure made the time fly by! A few twists and turns really kept me going. I found it hard to get into the listening part at first and listened to the first CD twice, but this was because I was distracted. Once I really got into the story I kept with it until finished. I even played with the idea of bringing the CDs into the house to listen, but then I would have nothing to look forward to on my long drive. I always enjoy Mary Higgins Clark books. They are full of mystery yet a clean read. This was no exception. The reading was excellent with consistent voices for each character. Even the accents were right on.
Thanks to Simon and Schuster for a free review copy in exchange for my honest review. I loved it!