Mary Higgins Clark: Just Take My Heart

July 28, 2009 at 3:32 pm Leave a comment

MHC: Just Take My Heart

MHC: Just Take My Heart

Just FYI before you start reading this, I am completely biased. I LOVE Mary Higgins Clark! I have read all of her books and I read them as soon as they are available at the library. Sorry, I’m too frugal to buy books! Anyway, usually I devour MHC’s books in a day or so. Since this was the first one I’d gotten my hands on after the birth of my son, I wasn’t sure how long it was going to take me. Let me tell you that this one was no exception! It was awesome and I snuck it into every spare minute I had, and some that probably shouldn’t have been spared! Aah, laundry can wait, right! Anyway, I finished it in two days!

Most of the time, I am COMPLETELY clueless as to who the murderer will be, nearly to the end. This time, I had a few of the plot twists figured out ahead of time. I still loved it. There is one thing that occurred to me in this book that hadn’t previously: the characters have NO money problems – even the main crook Jimmy Easton seems to float by without any real money problems in between heists…how do these people do it? Aren’t there TONS of people in this world who can’t just go get a mani-pedi whenever they want? Besides that I loved the book!

The basic plot is that Natalie Raines, a prominent actress, is killed while separated from her husband. Natalie has a traumatic past, with her college roomate having been killed while jogging in the park. Natalie is nearly sure it was her married boyfriend, who she never met, but did see a picture of. For Natalie’s murder, the police are convinced it’s the husband in some jealous rage! There’s not enough evidence to convict, so the murder goes unsolved. Until two years later when a career criminal, Jimmy Easton, shows up with a story about being hired by said husband to kill his wife. Now, some people may have believed the story for a little while. Perhaps I just don’t have a lot of faith in criminals, but I NEVER did. Even when good ole Gregg (the husband) was a little unsure of where he was during the murder, I didn’t waiver. I just didn’t see it. If he really wanted to get back together, why kill her? That aspect always made me go back to the roommate’s killer. There’s a few twists and I just won’t spoil it…but it’s a good one!

For those of you who haven’t read it, get out to your local library and check it out. It will make you realize that even in a fictional world of multiple murderers, life can end well! And, in this time in the world, I think we all need a little reminder of that!

For more information about the book, look here.

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