In this new novel by the #1 New York Times best-selling author Mary Higgins Clark, the reigning "Queen of Suspense", a dark secret from a family's past threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly.
When the family-owned furniture firm, including the mansion where priceless antiques are kept, explodes into flames in the middle of the night, Kate must escape to save her life. But the suspicious circumstances point to her involvement. Was the explosion set deliberately? Why was Kate, a gorgeous CPA for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country, on the premises at that hour? And why was Gus, a retired and trusted employee, with her? Now Gus is dead and Kate lies in the hospital gravely injured. Hannah, Kate's sister and a rising fashion designer, must discover what drew them there and what dangerous secrets lies hidden in the ashes.
Step by step, in a novel of dazzling suspense and excitement, Mary Higgins Clark once again demonstrates the mastery of her craft that has made her books international best sellers for years. Daddy's Gone A Hunting presents the listener with a perplexing mystery and a fascinating cast of characters - one of whom may just be a ruthless killer.
©2013 Mary Higgins Clark (P)2013 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
I love a good story and being able to broaden my literary horizons especially while I do my day to day mundane functions.
This book is a bit different from previous MHC novels but different isn't necessarily bad. I felt like this was an interesting twist on classic who dunnits. The book itself reminded me a lot of the Agatha Christie novel Taken at the Flood. Fans of either writer should give this book a shot. I liked it a lot and found myself trying to find a similar book to read after I had finished this one.
As a busy mom being able to have the audio version of this book was great. I was able to listen on my commute to work, while doing housework and when getting ready to go to bed. Print versions are good, but being "read to" while doing mundane chores is way better!
It is similar to Mary Higgins Clark's other books, but I own all of them, so I guess she is doing something right.
Kate's experiences and flashes of memory while in a coma was interesting.
I haven't read the print version.
She was good and did great job of using voice tones to describe the characters.
I gave the book 5 stars because I did enjoy it.The reader was good but the sentences were too long for the sentecnce to flow smoothly for any reader. Too much information was given at one time of the characters. More info could have been reveled as the story unfolded.There were too many characters with only a small role in the book but they too had too much history making it too "wordy".
Her voices were awful, especially the older men. At one point she switched from an Irish accent to another voice mistakenly. Not the quality I was expecting at all. I've listened to several other audiobooks recently and the voice actors were all easier on the ears.
I really used to like Mary Higgins Clark's mysteries, but this one was not up to par. The dialogue in many instances seemed artificial, and a lot of the monologues were simply not necessary. I do appreciate that her books are always free of foul language and inappropriate sexual situations, but these characters didn't seem believable. She also focused a lot on going out to dinner, which was a bit odd. If your sister were just taken to the hospital and in a coma, would you meet a friend for dinner, or plan a date with your young trampy girlfriend? There were just some unlikely scenarios. In some instances it felt a bit like a Scooby Doo mystery. "I'll get those meddling kids...." and then the mask is pulled off the villain.
I was very excited to read a new MHC book but I was very disappointed with this one. The story and overall was just "fair". Had it not been for the narrator I am not sure I would have finished this one.
Not her usual plots and interesting characters at all.
The title of the book did not even seem to fit.
Hoping for more from this usually great author.
The plot was terrible, a lot of detail in the story line that was repetitive or didn't add anything to the story.
The narrator was fine.
Disappointment. With this author you normally get lots of twists and turns, as well suspense and intrigue. That was lacking in this book.
Save your credits, not typical MHC.
"No surprises but if you're a MHC fan you'll love"
Maybe in a few years once I had completely forgotten the story.
I love MHC books - they're like comfort reading (listening) for me. Her books are very formulaic which is one of the things that irritate me about other authors sometimes but with MHC that is preceicely what I love about her - you know exactly what you're getting: young woman (usually in her 30's), always respectable and has a good job and is independent, gets in the middle of a plot somehow and we follow her to see if she survives it / manages to get her way out of trouble. Sounds boring but it's really not. There is something so comforting yet exciting about her books and I can never wait for the next one to come out.
I love Jan Maxwell's performances in MHC books - she has narrated most of them I think and it is a voice I have come to recognise and associate with them. She is a great narrator.
Nope, but it did make me root for the main characters.
If you haven't tried a MHC book yet, give this one a go - you might just want to listen to them all after.
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