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All Dressed in White Book Review

All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

All Dressed in White book review

All Dressed in White started with the time that the bride, the focal point of Under Suspicion topic, was preparing for her wedding.

I wasn’t able to guess the whodunit in this book unlike the previous book, I was looking at the person closest to doer of the crime. I also like the plot of the other book because this one was less exciting and more dramatic. The love of a mother to her child is something that will touch the readers of this book. The loss of a loved one without closure, without any known reasons is one that tends to break relationships and feel an emptiness that can not be filled unless questions have been given definite answers.

All in all, 3.5 stars.

The Cinderella Murder

The Cinderella Murder

The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

I may have read perhaps 90% of Mary Higgins Clark’s books starting with the first book, “Where Are the Children”. I have read some of her daughter’s books too along with a few they co-authored. This was a first time I have read her book with a different co-author, Alafair Burke. It feels odd to do so, just like it felt odd reading another author writing for Lawrence Sanders’ McNally series.


The Cinderella Murder, another whodunit from MHC is a good read. Set in California, far away from the East Coast where most of MHC’s plots were located, this book still delivers the punch one wouldn’t expect. As an avid fan of her work, I was able to guess right who the murderer was but there were two circumstances that I got wrong: about the necklace and about REACH. What’s it about? I recommend that you read the book.

I felt the authors should have given a bit more time about Susan while she was still alive for the readers to get more ideas on what she was before she was murdered. It would have provided more understanding on the reason why she was killed. Though the plot unfolded this in bits and pieces, it would have been wonderful to get to meet her.

Book is recommended to readers who like this genre.

Daisies for Innocence

Daisies for Innocence by Bailey Cattrell

Daisies for Innocence by Bailey Cattrell

No Goodreads update yet.

I like the plot, though a bit simple, the small town setting, everyone knowing almost everyone and lovely nature that it makes me want to pack up everyone to live in a small town. If only I can smell the lovely smells in the story since like Ellie, I tend to be sensitive about smells too though I am mostly more sensitive about the not so pleasant ones.

Ritter…ah. Looking forward to reading more of Ritter.

Beach Season

Beach Season

Beach Season 

3.5 stars

Only because June’s Lace by Cathy Lamb made me want to put on a white lace dress, have a daisy crown, live and travel in a camper and fulfill my dream of visiting the PNW. Lisa Jackson is an author whose books I read but I didn’t really like her share here. Other authors are Cathy Lamb, Holly Chamberlin and Rosalind Noonan.

A book about second chances, cutting ties from a past that has shaped how life and love are viewed and lived. A good enough read for those lazy summer afternoons at the beach.


Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

4.5 stars

There are books that you want to either rush reading to get to the end or not read at all because you are so upset with what is happening in the plot. This is one of those books.

I wanted to peek at the end to see how the story goes but I dared not. I also wanted to stop reading because it was affecting much that I think about it when I am doing something else. A well played plot, you have to be on your best analytical mind to be able to follow the past and present parts of the book because it was not written sequentially, which made reading it so much more interesting. How can one write a dark and intense plot with an easy flare? If there were big words used, I probably did not notice but the writing style was easy to read and follow yet the scenarios were too scary to imagine.

The relief (ok, this is clue enough) that I felt at the end of the book made me shed a few tears. It is that good.