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)
Loved thebook. Was surprised to find characters from her daughters book but liked that it still read like Mary Higgins Clark.
I had heard about the book, but didn't realize that familiar characters were going to be in the book. Quick read and it held my interest. Would have liked to know more about how and where the letter was found.
As always, Mary Higgins Clark keeps you in suspense until the very end. I love all the twists and turns, very interesting subject matter.
Reviewer: Nancy J
Love her characters in the book. It was fun to read
Reviewer: Sharon M
Like ALL her books, this one is a joy from start to finish.