Before I Say Good-Bye by Mary Higgins Clark

The queen of suspense, Mary Higgins Clark launched onto the bestseller lists with her first thriller and has stayed on the top for decades.

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Before I Say Good-Bye by Mary Higgins Clark


Features

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.12 x 6.76 x 4.24
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; (April 3, 2001)
  • ISBN: 0671004573


    Reader Reviews
    1 of 2 people found the following review helpful: Okay. 3.5, April 14, 2003 Reviewer: RachelWalker from England On the morning of Friday June 9th, Nell McDermott and her architect husband Adam Cauliff part on bad terms after an argument about her burgeoning political career. However, soon Nell will come to regret the tone of this parting, as later that day Adam's boat will explode, with he and three others on board. Soon, it will emerge that the explosion was caused by a bomb, and Nell, over the coming days, will find herself in the thick of a construction scandal threatening to blow sky-high. But who wanted who dead? Was Adam the target, or one o the others? And why? And did all the others really die, or did one manage to escape in time? Wracked with guilt, Nell attempts to unravel the threads of Adam's life and quickly discovers a great deal about him that she never knew, and wishes she never discovered. She becomes even more disturbed when, after encouragement form her aunt, she goes to visit a medium in an attempt to gain some closure, and the medium seems shockingly insightful... Mary Higgins Clark is okay. And that's really the extent of my opinion on the subject. This book, like the others of hers that I have read (all two of 'em) is a decent enough read to take you away or a day or so. Her plotting is good (if sometimes pushing against the boundaries of reason) and her pacing is excellent. The books move quickly, with short chapters, form scene to telling scene in a way that is well structured and thought out. There are twists throughout, and a nice level of suspense right up to the tense climax. The writing style is also good, with well-written, easy to digest prose, but it never reaches very deeply, remaining mostly floating on the surface of the plot. The same is true o her character development. The lead character (the obligatory strong female) is well characterised - even if I can't really envision her in a real life situation - but the development of subsidiary characters isn't all that great, and most of them are amorphous. The occasional psychological insight she gives isn't really enough to build characters on, and nor is simply showing us how they interact with other characters around them. As a result, they're quite shallow and very samey, and we really need to see inside their heads a little more. But, yes, I enjoyed reading it. It passed the time of day, the plot was exciting, the surprises adequately thrilling, and it was quite worth the read. And do you know why? Because Mary Higgins Clark is okay.

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