Tuesday, October 4, 2016

BOOK REVIEW FOR - AS TIME GOES BY - BY MARY HIGGINS CLARK

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DESCRIPTION:

In this exciting thriller from Mary Higgins Clark, the #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense,” a news reporter tries to find her birth mother just as she is assigned to cover the high-profile trial of a woman accused of murdering her wealthy husband.

Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the six p.m. news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. When Delaney’s friends Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal.

On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer’s victim for eight years. When her once-upon-a-time celebrity lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: she will go to trial to prove her innocence.

Betsy’s stepson, Alan Grant, bides his time nervously as the trial begins. His substantial inheritance hangs in the balance—his only means of making good on payments he owes his ex-wife, his children, and increasingly angry creditors.

As the trial unfolds, and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence. A true classic from Mary Higgins Clark, As Time Goes By is a thrilling read by a master of the genre.
 

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

I have a special place in my heart for Mary Higgins Clark.  She is the reason I started to enjoy reading.  Her books are an automatic buy for me.  Well the ones she writes, not co-writes.

I have to admit this wasn't one of my favorites of hers, but it was a good read. Something I have always loved about MHC is that she changes characters so often, and their story lines that you really have to keep track, which keeps me more engaged in the book.

There is a murder trial going on, A girl searching for her birth mother, and a step-son under a lot of pressure to pay the debts he owes.  All these things combined make for a good story.

I always like how things come together in MHC's books.  Sometimes, I think I have it figured out (yes, I say this a lot), but I didn't.  There are always so many characters, and I am often quite sure of which one did the bad things, but I am always wrong.  It's a good sign...makes me keep going.

I  really enjoyed the intensity of this book, all that was going on, and all of the characters.  Some are scum bags, but they are fantastic characters you love to hate. 

If you like Marry Higgins Clark, you will enjoy this book.  It's not as fast paced as her other books, but it is still a good book.

Source:  I bought this book for myself.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Mary Higgins Clark
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and New York Times bestselling author, is the author of 46 books and counting: she’s written thirty-three suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story; two children’s books, including The Magical Christmas Horse; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges. She has also written five holiday suspense novels with Carol Higgins Clark and The Cinderella Murder, a new thriller in collaboration with bestselling novelist Alafair Burke.

Clark’s books have sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone. Her books are beloved around the world and have made her an international bestseller many times over.