Thursday, May 14, 2009

Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark

Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark

Assistant Prosecutor, Emily Wallace, has landed the trial that will either make or break her career. When famous Broadway star, Natalie Raines, is found murdered, her estranged husband, Gregg Aldrich, becomes the prime suspect but there is not enough evidence to go to trial. Two years later career criminal Jimmy Easton, arrested for burglary, pleads a deal claiming to have information connecting Gregg to Natalie's murder.

Emily, having recently lost her husband to a roadside bomb in Iraq and then recovering from a heart transplant surgery, needs this trial to go her way. Will the jury believe Jimmy Easton's testimony? Is he telling the truth?

I have been a long-time fan of Mary Higgins Clark. In fact I began reading her books when I was in the sixth grade. In the past few years her books just have not been as good as they once were. While I liked this book well enough in the end, I didn't find it all that suspenseful and it was pretty predictable. It felt like there were all of these random things going on (the heart transplant story line, the serial killer next door, the trial, etc) and then it all just came to a quick end in the matter of ten pages. I will continue to be a loyal reader of hers, more out of habit than anything else, but this wasn't one of my favorites.


Diane said...

I heard a lot of people say this one was just so so. Too Bad.

Tea said...

Even though I love mysteries and cozies, I've never read a Mary Higgins Clark mystery. Your review makes me want to read one very soon.