All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
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 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.
Like Jonathan Kellerman, I have probably read most of Mary Higgins Clark’s books except for the newer ones.
I am not sure if she is still the one writing her books though because the series by Lawrence Sanders that I Also love to read is being written by another author.
Anyway, the plot in Just Take my Heart like other MHC books, have characters that were introduced one at a time. They may be seemingly unrelated to the central character but towards a third of a fourth of the book, everything will fall into place. This book though, for me seems to have taken a slow pace.
Spoiler: The title also has a literal meaning in the plot but it has nothing to do with murder or heartbreak.