Wednesday, April 23, 2008

2008 Book 31: Two Little Girls in Blue

Book #:31

Book Title:Two Little Girls in Blue

Author:Mary Higgins Clark

Publisher:Pocket Books

Pub. Date:April 2007


Started:April 22, 2008

Finished:April 22, 2008

Time to Read:1 Day

Back Cover / Inside Flap:"When Margaret and Steve Frawley come home to Connecticut from a black-tie dinner in New York, their three-year-old twins, Kathy and Kelly, are gone. The police found the babysitter unconscious, and a ransom note from the "Pied Piper" demands eight million dollars. Steve's global investment firm puts up the money, but when they go to retrieve the twins, only Kelly is in the car. The dead driver's suicide note says he inadvertently killed Kathy.

At the memorial, Kelly tugs Margaret's arm and says, "Mommy, Kathy is very scared of that lady. She wants to come home right now." At first, only Margaret believes that the twins are communicating and that Kathy is still alive. But as Kelly's warnings become increasingly specific and alarming, FBI agents set out on a desperate search."

Review:This book was good enough to buy - twice! When I was in San Jose on a business trip, I realized that I finished my book on the flight going there. Knowing I'd need entertainment for the ride home, which included a layover in LA, I found this book in the bookstore. It was only when I was halfway through it that I realized that I also owned the hardback version, having purchased that copy a year before! DOH!

Nonetheless, this is a great read - but fast enough, even at almost 400 pages, to finish in about 4 hours of flight time...which is exactly what I did. In fact, this book was exceedingly helpful in getting me through turbulence in West Texas!

I told you in a prior post about Clark that she sometimes writes by rote. This book doesn't follow her "typical" pattern, however, as there is not just a central heroine - she's joined by a hero - and there's no conflict in choosing a love interest. Instead, there is quite a line-up of potential suspects in this whodunit of a book that explores the possibility of twin telepathy and the bonds that distance cannot break. I was quite shocked by the ending, to find out who the man behind the crime turned out to be. Looking back, however, it was clear to see that Clark had masterfully woven in clues throughout the novel that could lead only to that suspect. Enjoy!

If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


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