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Review: DADDY’S GONE A HUNTING by Mary Higgins Clark

If you like “who done its” then Mary Higgins Clark is the author for you.  I have read most of what she has written and always find myself intrigued by the number of seemingly unrelated characters she introduces into a novel and yet how she wraps them all up at the end of the book.

15803560Her newest book Daddy’s Gone a Hunting is no different.  The book begins with two sisters who are polar opposites in looks and careers and yet bonded by blood and family.  A grisly explosion at the family furniture store leaves one seriously wounded and the other looking for answers as to why she was there and  if she was involved in setting the explosion.

If you are looking for steamy love scenes this is not the book for you.  However, if you are intrigued by suspense and excitement then you will enjoy this book.  The multiple characters, each potentially a piece of the puzzle that will solve the mystery of who the killer is, will keep you reading and guessing to the end of the book. Mary Higgins Clark always provides a perplexing mystery, many unanswered questions right up until the end of the book and always a fascinating cast of characters.

Reviewed by Mary

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About the Book:

Title: Daddy’s Gone A Hunting
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: April 9, 2013
Category: Mystery/Suspense
Source: Borrowed from Library

Book Summary:

In this new novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark, the reigning “Queen of Suspense,” a dark secret from a family’s past threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly.

When the family-owned furniture firm, including the mansion where priceless antiques are kept, explodes into flames in the middle of the night, Kate must escape to save her life. But the suspicious circumstances point to her involvement. Was the explosion set deliberately? Why was Kate, a gorgeous CPA for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country, on the premises at that hour? And why was Gus, a retired and trusted employee, with her? Now Gus is dead and Kate lies in the hospital gravely injured. Hannah, Kate’s sister and a rising fashion designer, must discover what drew them there and what dangerous secrets lies hidden in the ashes.

Step by step, in a novel of dazzling suspense and excitement, Mary Higgins Clark once again demonstrates the mastery of her craft that has made her books international bestsellers for years. Daddy’s Gone A Hunting presents the reader with a perplexing mystery and a fascinating cast of characters—one of whom may just be a ruthless killer.

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  1. Carmen DeSousa

    Well, Amy, I have to tell you one thing: MHC used to be one of my favs…and she never scared the heck out of me, so look up some of her older ones… ‘The Lottery Winner’ series was great. The only reason I haven’t read her new stuff is because I’ve been beta reading, editing, and reading Indies, so I only get one ‘super mainstream’ author out once or twice a month now, and I prefer Nicholas Sparks, Iris Johansen, and Tina Wainscott, but in the eighties and nineties, I read everything she wrote. A little predicable on the ‘whodunit’, but I’m a mystery writer, so rarely can someone sneak something past me. Unless they cheat, and I hate cheaters. The clues better be there. LOL!

    Cheers my friend. And thank you for your awesome reviews. I might go get this one anyway now. 🙂

    1. Amy

      Thanks, Carmen! You are in luck – I have another review from my mom waiting to be published for an Iris Johansen book. 🙂

      1. Carmen DeSousa

        Cool! I’ve read almost every one of hers. I think “Ugly Duckling” is my favorite romantic-suspense, and though I don’t read a lot of historical books, I LOVED ‘Storm Winds’, one of my all-time fav books. 🙂

  2. Edie Ramer

    How fun to post your mom’s review! I was a big mystery and thriller buff before I was a romance fan. But I read so many that I could tell which way the plot was going and who the villain was. It’s been a long time since I read one without romance. But Mary Higgins Clark is a great writer!

    1. Amy

      Thanks, Edie! I just can’t get into anything without romance. 🙂

    2. Carmen DeSousa

      That is the exact reason why I stopped reading MHC, Edie. I always figured out whodunit almost immediately. I’m happy to say very few readers claim to figure out my proverbial ‘bad guy’, and I NEVER cheat; the clues are always there. 🙂

      1. Edie Ramer

        Carmen, now I’ll have to read one of your books. I feel like this is a challenge. lol

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