Retired teacher then social worker living in Spain.. have three grown up children 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
I found it dull and predictable
I have always loved M:H:C's books before and was surprised to find myself disappointed i this one
I found her voice shrill and irritating
Yes, go and lie down in a dark room
Sorry M.H.C. not up to your usual standard
I bought the book because of the premise of the story. This was my first Mary Higgins Clark book. An hour and a half into the 6.5 hour book and nothing much has really happened. The main focus of the book seems to be the main character's emotional issues about her mother's dementia and that she may have killed the father. Only a couple slight references to the ancient scroll that I thought was the focus of the book. If this was a movie I'd say it was a 'chick flick'
I doubt it
no problem with performance
I stopped at about 90 minutes in
Could have been ok, but "heroine" is vapid, insipid, weak, and annoying. "Please, God, I just couldn't bear it..." When she was kidnapped, I kept hoping the guy would just off her.
Clark's constant supply of 5th Avenue socialites gets pretty old. She writes a good enough story, but wish she were able to give us some normal people.
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
"Where are the Children" was my first MHC book and really, my first adult book. It scared the you-know-what out of me and I've devoured every MHC book since, although they are no longer so scary, are rarely truly suspenseful, and now my game is to see how early in the story I can guess "whodunit."
The Lost Years is just like MHC's other books. Damsel in some kind of distress must figure out the truth behind evidence that seems to blame someone important to here. Alvirah sweeps in and can solve things better than the police, and just at the last minute everyone is safe, the bad person (wouldn't want to imply an ending by giving away gender) is caught, love prevails, and Alvirah has been justified in her surreptitious taping of others, even though I'm pretty sure there are laws against that.
Really, the book probably deserves only 2 stars, but I love MHC, and always will. I will cherish the photo of us together from the time I met her and the autographed book I have. I will not, however, consider her writing great literature that might change the world. Leave that to many other writers, both modern and classic, who challenge our thinking and world view.
MHC will always be a good read while killing time in the airport, curled up in bed on a sick day or lazy reading on the beach.
This is pretty much what you can expect from Mary Higgins Clark. I am surprised it is on the best sellers list. It was okay but I wouldn't recommend it.
Simple and nice. Bland like my description.
I thought the main character's voice was annoying but maybe it was her personality and the performance was really good.
No - as a rule I like Mary Higgins Clark books this one was just blah.
Academic Sports Cardiologist
lovers of simple mystery stories
nothing by this author
reader is excellent
it was disappointing since there was nothing at all about Jesus's lost years
I love a good story and being able to broaden my literary horizons especially while I do my day to day mundane functions.
I typically care for very few female authors, not because I'm sexist but because I don't like the graphic way they describe sex scenes in their novels. With that being said Mrs Clark is one of my favorite female writers since I have yet to encounter that problem in her writing. I typically eagerly await her novels but this one along with her last couple have not been up to par. I like the plot but for me this was just not her typical mystery and it fell short. It simply wasnt as entertaining or edge of your seat as some of her previous novels I really enjoyed Where Are You Now? and I Heard That Song Before.
I have no complaints about the narration or the listenability of the story.