Thursday, August 21, 2008

2008 Book 72: Moonlight Becomes You

Book #:72

Book Title:Moonlight Becomes You

Author:Mary Higgins Clark

Publisher:Pocket Books

Pub. Date:1996




Time to Read:6 Days

Back Cover / Inside Flap:"At a party in Manhattan, Maggie Holloway - one of the fashion world's most successful photographers - is thrilled to be reunited with her beloved former stepmother. A widow now, Nuala Moore is equally delighted to see her long-lost stepdaughter, and invites Maggie to spend a few weeks at her home in Newport, Rhode Island.

But when Maggie arrives, she finds Nuala murdered, apparently by a burglar. Heartbroken, Maggie is stunned to learn she has inherited Nuala's charming Victorian home...and horrified when she begins to suspect that Nuala's death was not random, but part of a larger scheme conceived by a twisted mind. When Nuala's deal old friend, Greta Shipley, dies suddenly of supposedly natural causes, Maggie is convinced that there's a link between these two and other recent deaths among the wealthy older women of Newport. What she doesn't realize is that she has now become a target for the killer as well, and that each clue she uncovers brings her closer to an unimaginable fate. In her most chillingly suspenseful novel yet, the Queen of Suspense delivers a tale of brilliantly sustained terror, woven with the skill and insight into human nature that have made all of Mary Higgins Clark's books major bestsellers."

Review:With a strong female leading character, characteristic of Clark's novels, this work gets off to a tremendous start and the plot only grows more interesting along the way. Maggie is thrilled to be reconnected to the woman who made her childhood so delightful...and devastated when circumstances cut that reunion short. Determined to honor her stepmother's memory while learning more about her death, Maggie soon discovers that the number of possible suspects is as high as the number of people Nuala regularly encountered in her Newport community. Determining the one with the strongest motive will bring Maggie to her grave... Great read - go get it!

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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