Monday, April 29, 2013
DADDY'S GONE A HUNTING by Mary Higgins Clark
In her latest novel Mary Higgins Clark, the beloved "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.
What was Kate Connelly and Gus (a retired and disgruntled craftsman), doing in the museum when it burst into flames? The ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery, and provoke a host of suspicions and questions. Was the explosion deliberately set?
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 dazzling with 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 be a ruthless killer.