been two years since Parker Bennett disappeared, faking his own death
and taking $5 Billion dollars of his investors cash with him. While
he lounges at this island retreat, the lives of the people he left
behind are in shambles. These such people include; his wife and son
who have had their home and possessions repossessed and their
reputations destroyed. Meanwhile those who were left penniless grieve
in their own way, as they are forever linked together by Bennett's
scheme. What will happen when the authorities begin to uncover clues
to his whereabouts and skeletons start coming out of the closet?
Melody Lingers on is different from any other Mary Higgins Clark
books I've read in that it doesn't begin with an apparent murder. In
fact this book isn't about murder at all, but about investment fraud
and the repercussions that result from it.
most books by this author, this one is set on the east coast, more
specifically in New York and New Jersey. It has a large cast of
characters from many different walks of life, who were all connected
to Bennett and his family in one way or another. This offered readers
a wide range of examples of how investment fraud can affect the lives
of those involved, whether it be with a direct or indirect link.
times I got a bit confused by all the different investigators and
investors. The story was predictable, yet short. It lacked the
suspense and flare that I have come to enjoy in the previous books
I've read by this author, which was disappointing.
plot kept me interested enough to keep reading, but I found myself
waiting for something more gripping to happen. Unfortunately this
isn't one of Mary Higgins Clark's strongest books, but I would still
recommend her as an author.