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You Don’t Own Me (An Under Suspicion Novel) by Mary Higgins Clark

Reviewed by Allen Hott

You Don't Own MeThis is one in the series, Under Suspicion, written by Mary Higgins Clark and is a pretty good read overall. This is also my first read of any of Clark’s books.

Caroline Radcliffe is working as a nanny for Doctor Martin Bell and his wife, Kendra when she hears what she thinks to be fireworks being shot off outside as she watches over the two young Bell children. However as she goes out to check she finds the doctor shot to death in the driveway in his automobile.

Caroline runs into the house and tries to tell Kendra but Kendra is in one of her stupors or at least appears to be. Kendra has been suffering from some sort of postpartum depression for quite a while and she doesn’t always respond very quickly. The police are called and investigations are done but no one can be found to be responsible.

Five years later Kendra is doing much better and is taking care of the children with the help of Caroline. However the parents of Doctor Bell have never accepted the fact that (a) no one was found to be guilty and (b) they suspect Kendra of being involved plus they do not like having her take care of their grandchildren.

The Bell parents decide to contact Laurie Moran of a widely known television program called Under Suspicion. This program with Laurie and her staff do more in depth searching and investigating on cases that though worked on by law enforcement agencies they have never been solved. Laurie had looked into Martin Bell’s murder several years ago but really did not spend a lot of time with it nor did she find out anything of significant value. However now with the pressure of the Bells she agrees to take another in depth look at the situation.
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The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark

Reviewed by Caryn St. Clair

themelodylingersonParker Bennett handled money. A lot of money. And all of that money belonged to other people. Shortly after he goes missing while sailing in the Caribbean it is discovered that nearly five billion dollars has also disappeared from the accounts he managed. Although he is presumed to be both alive and a thief, there is no hard proof of either. Living with the disgrace of Parker’s apparent crime hanging on them, his wife and son try to go about their lives. Both are adamant that Parker is innocent and hope to prove it. Anne Bennett and her son Eric move from their palatial Connecticut home to a townhouse in Bergen County, New Jersey and Anne hires a design firm to redecorate their new home. Lane Harmon is the designer that is sent on the job. Before long, Lane is attracted to Eric and she gets caught up in the family’s effort to prove Parker’s innocence. Has she put herself and her young daughter in harm’s way? Read the rest of this entry »