Wednesday, 13 January 2016

CRIME REVIEW: The Melody Lingers On - Mary Higgins Clark

Release Date: 14/01/16
Publisher:  Simon and Schuster


Lane Harmon, assistant to a renowned interior designer, is used to meeting the rich and famous in their opulent homes. But when she is called to the Bennett house, she knows this job will be different. Parker Bennett has been missing for two years - since just before the discovery that billions of dollars had vanished from a fund he managed. The scandal has not died and a cloud of suspicion remains around his name. Did he commit suicide or was his disappearance staged?

His wife is convinced Parker is innocent - and alive. But there are people after him who are determined to learn the truth at any cost. And the more Lane gets drawn into the Bennett's world of glamour and intrigue, the most she puts her life and those of her family in jeopardy…

With the hair-raising skill that has made her a multi-million copy global phenomenon, Mary Higgins Clark combines a huge financial scandal and a breathtaking tale of deception and betrayal into one of her finest novels yet.


Another Mary Higgins Clark title and having been disappointed with the short story collection I was rather hoping for something that would fulfil my need for cracking crime writing. What unfurled however was a book that whilst not awful was a book that was just OK. The story did what you wanted, was easy to follow and with a predictable principle character gave me pretty much what I expected without any surprises. That’s not always a bad thing however when I start a new year, I always want something to take my breath away, something that takes me on an unforgettable journey into something that stays with me long after the final page is turned.

All round, this is just an OK book and at the end of the day, if you want an easy read then this is the one for you. If you want something to keep you on the edge of the seat then you’ll have to look elsewhere for now.

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