She’s back! The Queen of Suspense returns with a new stand alone novel, As Time Goes By. Mary Higgins Clark has been one of my favorite contemporary authors since I devoured Nighttime Is My Time in high school. I have read every novel of hers I could get my hands on, watched many of her books-turned-movies, and each year I eagerly await Clark’s latest release. It goes without saying that I am counting down the days till As Time Goes By hits the store shelves on April 5. Furthermore, I’m thrilled that Clark’s recurring and beloved characters Willy and Alvirah Meehan will make an appearance once again.
Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the six p.m. news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. When Delaney’s friends Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal.
On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer’s victim for eight years. When her once-upon-a-time celebrity lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: she will go to trial to prove her innocence.
Betsy’s stepson, Alan Grant, bides his time nervously as the trial begins. His substantial inheritance hangs in the balance—his only means of making good on payments he owes his ex-wife, his children, and increasingly angry creditors.
As the trial unfolds, and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence.