Title: I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Review: I read this book on a bus to New Orleans from Minnesota with a bunch of high school choir students – the bus was noisy but I found I was able to concentrate on the story line as I worked at unraveling the mystery presented in this book. It was fast enough to keep me interested in the book and not in the conversations all around me. Teenagers can be loud. I did have to answer a few questions from the needy teens here and there also glancing out the windows to see where we were along the way-but I read and enjoyed this book along the way.
The mystery was multi-leveled with many people in questions as the book went along. I would suggest this to anyone who enjoys a good mystery. I did not solve the mystery but at the same time could see how the person did it – I was still a bit confused at the end with what happened thinking maybe I had missed something in all the noise and shuffle on the bus – but I now believe that the murder was not completely ones persons doing.
Published: Published April 1st 2014 by Simon & Schuster
Page Count: 320
Quick Review: 4 out 5 stars –
Why I Read this Title: Sent by the publisher for review.
Synopsis: When Laurie Moran’s husband was brutally murdered, only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father’s killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy’s dreams. Laurie is haunted by more—the killer’s threat to her son as he fled the scene: “Tell your mother she’s next, then it’s your turn . . .”
Now Laurie is dealing with murder again, this time as the producer of a true-crime, cold-case television show. The series will launch with the twenty-year-old unsolved murder of Betsy Powell. Betsy, a socialite, was found suffocated in her bed after a gala celebrating the graduation of her daughter and three friends. The sensational murder was news nationwide. Reopening the case in its lavish setting and with the cooperation of the surviving guests that night, Laurie is sure to have a hit on her hands. But when the estranged friends begin filming, it becomes clear each is hiding secrets . . . small and large.
And a pair of blue eyes is watching events unfold, too . . .
Author Information: Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins Clark Conheeney, best known as Mary Higgins Clark, (b December 24, 1927 in the Bronx, New York) is an American author of suspense novels. Each of her twenty-four suspense novels has been a bestseller in the United States and various European countries, and all of her novels remain in print as of 2007, with her debut suspense novel, Where Are The Children, in its seventy-fifth printing.
Clark began writing at an early age. After several years working as a secretary and copy editor, Clark spent a year as a stewardess for Pan-American Airlines before leaving her job to marry and start a family. She supplemented the family's income by writing short stories. After her husband died in 1959, Clark worked for many years writing four-minute radio scripts, until her agent convinced her to try writing novels. Her debut novel, a fictionalized account of the life of George Washington, did not sell well, and she decided to leverage her love of mystery/suspense novels. Her suspense novels became very popular, and as of 2007 her books have sold more than 80 million copies in the United States alone.
Her work dwells primarily on a central theme: the psychological trauma endured and overcome by her strong female characters. Clark, known as the "Queen of Suspense", was also the inspiration for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America. She is the mother of author Carol Higgins Clark and formerly the mother-in-law of author Mary Jane Clark