Monday, June 2, 2008

2008 Book 51: The Second Time Around

Book #:51

Book Title:The Second Time Around

Author:Mary Higgins Clark

Publisher:Pocket Books

Pub. Date:2003


Started:May 31, 2008

Finished:June 2, 2008

Time to Read:3 Days

Back Cover / Inside Flap:"When Nicholas Spencer, the charismatic head of a company that has developed an anticancer vaccine, disappears without a trace, reporter Marcia "Carley" DeCarlo is assigned the story. Word that Spencer, if alive, has made off with huge sums of money - including the life savings of many employees - doesn't do much to change Carley's already low opinion of Spencer's wife, Lynn, who is also Carley's stepsister and whom everyone believes is involved. But when Lynn's life is threatened, she asks Carley to help her prove that she wasn't her husband's accomplice. As the facts unfold, however, Carley herself becomes the target of a dangerous, sinister group that will stop at nothing to get what they want."


Review:Carley, an easy-to-like reporter who is in the unenviable position of being stuck between her duties as a reporter and her obligation to family, shows terrific investigative skills as she tries to uncover exactly what the truth means in a world that suddenly becomes complicated by a cast of characters who all have something to hide.

This is another great example of why Mary Higgins Clark is a consummate mystery writer. She builds intrigue better than any other author, and provides characters that you can easily imagine being a part of your own life. With yet another ripped from the headlines topic - a healthcare company gone bad - this story will draw you in and not let you go until the last page!

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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