Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Escaping with a Favorite Mystery Writer

I've Got You Under My Skin
Mary Higgins Clark
With the end of the school year quickly approaching, I decided to escape with a mystery by one of my favorite authors, Mary Higgins Clark. I have been reading MHC books for over twenty years. I always know I will be in for a great story, and she doesn't disappoint with I've Got You Under My Skin, her latest mystery.

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.