|I've Got You Under My Skin|
Mary Higgins Clark
The story actually involves two mysteries that come together in the end. The book begins with the murder of a young doctor while spending time with his young son on a playground in New York. The second murder is twenty year old unsolved case. The two come together when the widow of the young doctor, a television producer, sets in to motion the concept of a new television show centered around "cold cases". Laurie Moran contacts Robert Powell, the widower of Betsy Powell. Mrs. Powell was murdered twenty years ago following a lavish Graduation Gala for her daughter and three of her friends who had recently graduated from college.
I can't say the book was not somewhat predictable in certain places, but after reading MHC for so many years some of her writing tricks are recycled. Don't get me wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and don't regret picking it up at all. It served the purpose for which I chose to read it ~ complete and utter escape.
So, for those of you in need of a great start to your summer reading, I would highly suggest ANY book written by Mary Higgins Clark. The mystery is well worth the suspense and the hours of missed sleep.