"The mistress of high tension." --"The New Yorker" "A flawless storyteller." --"The Washington Post Book World" "The mistress of high tension." --The New Yorker "A flawless storyteller." --The Washington Post Book World "The grande dame of American thriller writing." --Los Angeles Times Book Review "The mistress of high tension." "A flawless storyteller." "The grande dame of American thriller writing." "Mary Higgins Clark has penned yet another mystery that will keep her at the top of the suspense writers list for a very long time...."Daddy's Gone A Hunting" will chill readers....This one is not to be missed."--Bookreporter.com "With unexpected plot twists, interesting characters, and a crisp narrative, Mary Higgins Clark once again spins literary magic." ""--Tucson Citizen "Teeming with tantalizing twists, Clark's crackling tale of identity theft, revenge, and murder is a tempting and thought-provoking thriller." ""--Booklist "Fans will bite their nails to the quick." ""--Kirkus Reviews "The cast of characters is large, and each member is distinctly drawn in the way that only Mary Higgins Clark can create 'real' people on the page." ""--Bookreporter "They say that Agatha Christie was the Grand Dame of Mystery. If that's true, then Mary Higgins Clark must be the Marquise, because this book is a royal treat. . . . "The Lost Years" is truly a keeper." ""--Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Clark, known rightly as the Queen of Suspense, performs her usual magic." ""--Richmond Times-Dispatch "Intense . . . the action hurtles to a surprising resolution." ""--Publishers Weekly
Kate and Hannah Connelly are no strangers to tragedy. Twenty-eight years ago, a boating accident killed their mother and uncle and injured their father. They were raised by their father, who owned the family antiques furniture reproduction plant and museum, but as the sisters reached adulthood and thrived as independent career women, their father's personal life and business ventures spiraled out of control. Tragedy revisits the Connelly sisters when Kate makes a clandestine visit to her father's business at 4:30 a.m. and is caught in a fiery explosion that lands her in a coma. Kate quickly becomes the prime suspect of attempted arson at her father's floundering business. As the story unfolds, additional layers, clues, and twists emerge that hint that the destruction of the furniture plant is much more than an open-and-shut arson case. Verdict Clark still delivers a delicious mystery after a 40-year reign as the prolific queen of suspense. Her tautly interwoven story lines, colorful characters, and suspenseful twists will enthrall mystery and fiction readers. [See Prepub Alert, 10/28/12.]-Mary Todd Chesnut, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.