Thursday, July 31, 2014

I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

Laurie Moran is moving on with her life. It's been five years since the murder of her husband and the threat that the killer would be coming after her and her son, Timmy. She is producing a new reality show about cold cases. The first one is the mysterious death of Betsy Powell twenty years ago.

Betsy's daughter, Claire, was graduating from college. Betsy and her husband Rob decided to throw a big, swanky party for Claire and her three best friends, Alison, Regina, and Nina. The next morning Betsy is found dead in her bed. The only suspects are the four girls, Rob and the maid. There was never enough evidence to charge anyone.

Now they have all agreed to reunite in the Powell house. We soon learn that each one of the girls had motive to kill Betsy. But then again so did her husband and the maid. And let's not forget the man she was having an affair with. All these suspects no wonder the case was never solved. And the killer from Laurie's past is back and ready to finish the job.

This was a good mystery by MHC. Of course there were a million characters but surprisingly this time they weren't that hard to keep track of. There were a couple of subplots that could have been fleshed out more but overall I enjoyed it. Her next book, The Cinderella Murder,  is co-written with Alafair Burke and will continue with Laurie and the cold case tv show.

No comments: