Monday, May 10, 2010

Daddy's Little Girl by Mary Higgins Clark

From the author's website: Ellie Cavanaugh was seven years old when her older sister was murdered near their home in New York's Westchester County. It was young Ellie's tearful testimony that put Rob Westerfield, the nineteen-year-old scion of a prominent family, in jail despite the existence of two other viable suspects.

Twenty-two years later, Westerfield, who maintains his innocence, is paroled. Determined to thwart his attempts to pin the crime on another, Ellie, an investigative reporter for an Atlanta newspaper, returns home and starts writing a book that will conclusively prove Westerfield's guilt. As she delves deeper into her research, however, she uncovers horrifying facts that shed new light on her sister's murder. With each discovery she comes closer to a confrontation with a desperate killer.

I was clicking through my Google Reader the other day and Beth at Beth's Book Nook had reviewed the newest Mary Higgins Clark book. That reminded me I had an older one sitting in my TBR pile and last night I pulled it out and settled in. There isn't much to a Mary Higgins Clark review, her books follow a formula and if you like her, each one stays pretty true to that formula so you will probably like the book. In the acknowledgements of this one, she mentions that this book was a journey for her because it was written in first person, (long pause), I honestly didn't notice anything different from the other twenty books I have read of hers. Oh well, I did enjoy it though. I hunkered down on the couch and read past my bedtime and was happy with it at the end. It was less complicated than some of her older books - not as many characters to keep track of - so it was an exceptionally easy read and very relaxing!

And it fits as my "D" book! This book is my "D" book for the 2010 A-Z Reading Challenge. Click on the button to see my progress.


bermudaonion said...

Mary Higgins Clark does follow a formula, but hey, if it aint broke, don't fix it. I do enjoy them from time to time.

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I agree with Kathy. MHC was one of the authors I made the leap with when I started reading adult fiction. They were enjoyable at the time and definitely can fit the bill when you are in that type of mood.