I was given a Mary Higgins Clark book, I'll walk alone, a couple of months ago and was immediately hooked. I read it in 24 hours, I enjoyed so much. I picked another book up and again was gripped and read it quickly. I did notice a pattern emerging and was curious to see if this book followed the same script!
It thankfully didn't, but for some reason I was not as hooked as I had been with the first two books. Maybe the plot was so incredulous, or the characters either wishy washy or just not believable, I'm not sure. Maybe it was because it didn't follow "the formula" I don't know. I will have to read another MHC to see if I do like the formulaic plots.
One thing that is prevalent throughout her books that drives me crazy,is the time being referred to as 10 of 7 pm - in the UK it would be 10 to 7 or 10 past 7 so you are in no doubt where the 10 is of the hour!!!!