Tuesday, December 18, 2018
I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark (thoughts)
"When Laurie Moran's husband was brutally murdered, only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father's killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy's dreams. Laurie is haunted by more: the killer's threat to her son as he fled the scene: Tell your mother she's next, then it's your turn . .
Now Laurie is dealing with murder again, this time as the producer of a true-crime, cold-case television show. The series will launch with the twenty-year-old unsolved murder of Betsy Powell. Betsy, a socialite, was found suffocated in her bed after a gala celebrating the graduation of her daughter and three friends. The sensational murder was news nationwide. Reopening the case in its lavish setting and with the cooperation of the surviving guests that night, Laurie is sure to have a hit on her hands. But when the estranged friends begin filming, it becomes clear each is hiding secrets . . . small and large.
And a pair of blue eyes is watching events unfold, too . . ."
It has been entirely too long since I read a book by Mary Higgins Clark! Honestly I didn't even realize that she had a series of books out until I saw someone (no clue who now) who was talking about the most recent book maybe. I was instantly intrigued and had to grab a copy of this book from the library. I'm so glad that I did because this book was everything that I love about this author and the books she writes! One of the things that I've always enjoyed about her books is how easily they suck me and how suspenseful they are! The short chapters from multiple viewpoints always keep me reading way longer than I ever intend to. I breezed through the pages of this book completely caught up within the mystery. I spent the entire time I was reading it trying to figure out the killer only to be wrong and surprised by the ending. I also really enjoyed that in this book there was the secondary mystery of who killed Laurie's husband. That storyline added a few creepy moments for me while reading because I was so worried over how everything was going to turn out! When I finished I was left so excited to have started this series and ready to continue on! What an enjoyable mystery this was!
Overall I really enjoyed my time with this book, and am super excited to pick up the second book in the near future. This was the mystery that I was looking for without really realizing it - it was a great change pace from some of the darker thrillers that I've been reading lately. There's just something about Ms. Clark's books that I enjoy so much. I'm really excited to be diving back into her backlist again! I would recommend this book to fans of mysteries and suspense. This is an easy recommend on my part!
Bottom Line: An enjoyable mystery that kept me guessing until the very last pages!
Disclosure: I checked out this book from my local library. Thoughts are my own!