About the book:
In the gripping new novel from the Queen of Suspense, a woman is haunted by two grisly murders separated by more than a century, yet somehow, inextricably linked...
Following a nasty divorce and the trauma of being stalked, criminal defense attorney Emily Graham leaves Albany to work in Manhattan. Craving roots, she buys her ancestral home, a Victorian house in the seaside resort town of Spring Lake, New Jersey. Her family sold the house in 1892, after one of Emily's forebears, Madeline Shapley, then a young girl, disappeared.
As the house is renovated and a pool dug, a skeleton is found and identified as Martha Lawrence, a young Spring Lake woman who vanished several years ago. Within her hand is the Wnger bone of another woman, with a ring -- a Shapley family heirloom -- still on it. Determined to Wnd the connection between the two murders, Emily becomes a threat to a seductive killer...who chooses her as the next victim.
Emily has just gotten a divorce from her crappy husband. Who then took her to court to try and sue her for money that she made AFTER they were separated. She also had a stalker, who tried to break into her house, who still claims that he never stalked her.
She wants to get away from all the craziness, so she decided to buy her ancestral home in Spring Lake. She knows that her great-grandmother’s sister was abducted around this home, and that her family continued to believe that she was murdered. They had no person of interest at the time.
Now 110 years later- Emily buys the house. The previous owners were excavating to install an underground pool. She decided to go ahead with the excavation, thinking it would be nice to have a pool. During the digging, they happen upon 2 bodies. One being her Great Aunts, the other being a young woman who had went missing recently. They were together inside the so-called grave.
They suspect a serial kidnapper/killer, but are the newer murders a mimic of the older deaths? How does the new killer know where the older victims buried? Emily thinks that the killings that took place 110 years earlier were recorded somewhere, and then someone found the records.
During this whole ordeal, Emily also finds herself with ANOTHER stalker. Someone is sending her pictures and leaving them at her doorstep. They are letting her know that they have access to her, making her feel uncomfortable.
This book was really awesome. I can’t give away any more, or the story would be told..
I have always liked the way that Mary Higgins Clark tells her stories. Her writing is always well rounded, full of suspense, and her characters seem so real.
You can buy this book for $7.99 or borrow it from your local library.