Daddy’s Gone a Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark


Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: April 2013

Hannah Connelly is plunged into a nightmare when her family’s furniture empire goes up in flames, leaving her sister, Kate, in a coma. The police suspect Kate who had arranged to meet up with a disgruntled, former employee at the time of the explosion. Hannah desperately wants to believe in her sister’s innocence, but fails to find a logical explanation for Kate’s midnight meeting at the antique furniture museum.

The investigation unearths clues in two, seemingly unrelated, cold cases and a shocking discovery amidst the rubble brings old secrets to the surface. Secrets some have gone to long lengths—including murder—to keep hidden and if Hannah isn’t careful, she could become a killer’s next victim.

Mary Higgins Clark’s much anticipated novel, Daddy’s Gone a Hunting, has arrived chock-full of crime, suspects, and mystery. The Queen of Suspense once more puts her readers’ brain cells to the test as they work to piece together the puzzle.

The dialogue doesn’t flow as naturally as in her previous novels. I found myself yanked out of the story several times due to repetitiveness (different characters deliver the same piece of information multiple times). Also, some of the conversations felt awkward and unnatural, as though spoken solely for the reader’s benefit.

Nonetheless, the mystery kept me going until the end and I enjoyed seeing it all come together. As in all her books, Clark masterfully ties in what appear to be unrelated events to form a common thread. I recommend this novel to Clark’s fans and anyone who finds delight in a good, mind-twisting mystery.

Review copy provided by publisher. Thanks!

**Originally posted on Fiction Addict.


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