Olivia Morrow is well aware that her life is drawing to a close. At 83, she is the last of her clan, and as death approaches, Olivia is faced with a daunting decision: should she reveal a closely-guarded family secret or allow it to die with her? She possesses letters from a dead cousin, Catherine, who was a nun -- and who is now being considered as a candidate for sainthood by the Catholic Church. But the clandestine letters contain a startling fact: in her teenage years, Catherine became a mother, although she subsequently gave up her son for adoption. This is, of course, is incendiary information about someone who is scheduled for beatification. The letters also name the father, now a celebrated doctor of science. In the present, Catherine's granddaughter, Dr Monica Farrell, is the heir to the family fortune, but should the dying Olivia reveal these facts to her? Soon, the act of murder is weaved into this dangerous scenario, and there are those who want a long-guarded secret to remain just that.
Clark's admirers -- and they are many -- will know exactly what to expect from this latest book; it will glean no literary prizes, but will give great pleasure to those who have followed the writer's career over many years. --Barry Forshaw
Mary Higgins Clark is certainly on form! A real page turner - I could not put it down. Cracking good read.Published 8 months ago by Kate Sutherland
as usual very easy to get into and read quickly. I find you have to really as there are always so many characters that it would be easy to forget who is who if you take your time... Read morePublished 10 months ago by pompeyman