Noted biblical scholar Dr. Jonathan Lyons is convinced a parchment in his possession is a letter written by Jesus Christ. But the colleague he most trusts is adamant that it not be returned to the Vatican from which it was purportedly stolen hundreds of years ago. When Jonathan is murdered, his 27-year-old daughter, Mariah, is shocked the police suspect her mother, a woman suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s.
Mariah found her father sprawled across his study desk, a bullet wound in the back of his neck while her mother hovered in a closet, the murder weapon clutched in her shaking hands. And she can’t deny that her mother has some lucid moments during which she rails against Jonathan’s long-time paramour. But, as Mariah desperately points out to detectives, the parchment is missing! Who wouldn’t kill to possess such a treasure?
What Mariah doesn’t know is that an eyewitness to the crime has triggered a new string of deaths by foolishly trying to blackmail the already desperate killer. And Mariah will soon feel that desperation, since she is the ultimate target….
The Lost Years reaffirms Mary Higgins Clark as the undisputed Queen of Suspense.
Hardcover Book : 304 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster ( April 03, 2012 )
Item #: 13-535789
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.68inches
Product Weight: 12.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Not her best work. If I had known Alvirah and
willie charactrs were in it, I would have skipped it.They are completely unbelieveable. Alvirah always recording with her diamond pin then playing it to the police. Anyone knows secret taping is inadmissable as evidence without a warrant. Then she butts in and goes on to solve the mystery allby herself. o one asked her to.
I always eagerly await her next book. Although this may not be my very favorite, I still enjoyed it and maybe I am not as good at mystery solving as the other readers, I was surprised at the outcome. I do agree that some information was repetitive but I liked the main character and the author remians one of my very favorites.
Mary Higgin Clark is getting soooo predictable. Didn't care for it at all.
This book didn't feel like Mary's usual superb writing. I think this was written by her daughter, Carol. I enjoyed the book, but...
Reviewer: Sherri G
The best part of the book was that Elvira and Willy were part of the story. I always enjoy their characters. The story was normal Mary Higgens Clark fare. I guessed the "bad guy" about half way through, but still enjoyed reading till the end. Like other readers, I miss the real suspensful storytelling of her earlier works like "Where Are the Children" and "The Cradle Will Fall".