Gossip columnist Ethel Lambston knew everything about everybody who was somebody - so there were more than enough suspects in her murder. But for Neeve Kearny, owner of an expensive Madison Avenue boutique, the killing of one of her best customers had eerie echoes of another death that occurred many years earlier - the murder of her own mother.
Suddenly, Neeve is plunged into the mystery of Ethel Lambston's murder, following a trail that leads from the glittering pleasure palaces of New York's rich and beautiful to the Mafia underworld. In the tradition of Mary Higgins Clark's staggering best sellers, Neeve Kearny is a woman determined to find the truth, caught in a swirl of money and romance - and stalked by a killer who's closer than she could ever dream.
©1989 Mary Higgins Clark (P)1989 Simon & Schuster
I have read many of Mary Higgins Clark books and was not as impressed with this particular one. The character development was too brief. I found the relationships to be shallow and unbelievable.
I felt compelled to hand the narrator a glass of water the entire book. She seemed to suffer from an extremely dry mouth and the resulting noises distracted from her words. Otherwise she was a lovely narrator.
The typical suspense and mystery of works by Mary Higgins Clark was still present and enjoyable.
The story line was superb! The action was added in the perfect places and the pace in the original book was well timed. Unfortunately it was seriously compromised by extremely choppy abridgment. I had read the book, so could follow the sudden jumps, but it would have been very confusing if I had not.
Jessica Walters's reading was delightful. Thank you for a job well done!
This story was a little too abbreviated. I felt some of the romantic parts were a little too dramatic and unrealistic.
Most interesting: trying to figure out who killed the reporter.
The least interesting: the 2 love stories.
The performance was fine.
The woman that found the body and falls in love with the main characters father after 1 meeting, give me a break! Plus her input in finding the main character was a little far fetched.
It seemed like a very abbreviated story. It could have been much longer. Maybe I wouldn't have minded the love stories if they weren't such a large part of such a quick book.
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