The author has written nearly 40 books of women's suspense—what used to be called 'women in jeopardy'—and after so many books, the bones of the stories have become fairly formulaic with plenty of warm fuzzies. A self-confident heroine, a genuinely loving couple, caring parents alive or deceased, a faithful housekeeper/nanny, excellent children, lovely homes, and as always a deep desire to see good ... Though the story is set in contemporary times—characters have cell phones and computers, and so on—it gives off a vague sensation at times of taking place in the fifties. Oddly, there are no surveillance cameras in or near a New York City bar where a plot turning assault takes place. Fans will thoroughly enjoy this new book from Mary Higgins Clark, another can't miss hit!
Under Suspicion producer Laurie Moran’s fifth dive into crimes past has to overcome a major obstacle: the reluctance of the leading suspect to participate in the enterprise ... Clark and Burke develop their suspects with so much more subtlety and conviction than usual that the climactic revelation, which is more and less surprising than you’d expect, feels especially disappointing. Sometimes it’s better to travel hopefully than to arrest.
In MWA Grand Master Clark and Burke’s formulaic fifth novel starring Laurie Moran, Laurie, who works for a reality TV show, Under Suspicion, investigating cases that have stymied the police, is put in a difficult position by Robert and Cynthia Bell ... Character depth isn’t the series’ strong suit, and this entry is most likely to appeal to series fans who are invested in the lead character.