The Lost Years (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 3, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
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In The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark, America’s Queen of Suspense, has written her most astonishing novel to date. At its center is a discovery that, if authenticated, may be the most revered document in human history—“the holiest of the holy”—and certainly the most coveted and valuable object in the world.

Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has found the rarest of parchments—a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican Library in the 1500s, the letter was assumed to be lost forever.

Now, under the promise of secrecy, Jonathan is able to confirm his findings with several other experts. But he also confides in a family friend his suspicion that someone he once trusted wants to sell the parchment and cash in.

Within days Jonathan is found shot to death in his study. At the same time, his wife, Kathleen, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, is found hiding in the study closet, incoherent and clutching the murder weapon. Even in her dementia, Kathleen has known that her husband was carrying on a long-term affair. Did Kathleen kill her husband in a jealous rage, as the police contend? Or is his death tied to the larger question: Who has possession of the priceless parchment that has now gone missing?

It is up to their daughter, twenty-eight-year-old Mariah, to clear her mother of murder charges and unravel the real mystery behind her father’s death. Mary Higgins Clark’s The Lost Years is at once a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious and archaeological treasure of all time.
  

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Wonderful plot twist. - Goodreads
This was a really poor job of writing! - Goodreads
Interesting premise. - Goodreads
It was Ok; the ending kind of crept up one me. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Jessica Jones - Goodreads

While Mary Higgins Clark remains my favorite mystery writer this book fell a bit short for me. While I did enjoy this it was not one of my favorites of hers. Read full review

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User Review  - Diana Donnelly - Goodreads

I have read many of Mary Higgins Clark's novels and although this one wasn't as exciting as many of her others, I still enjoyed it. Before I read this I checked out some of the reviews and noticed ... Read full review

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Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and New York Times bestselling author, has written thirty-three suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story; two children’s books, including The Magical Christmas Horse; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges. She is also the coauthor with Carol Higgins Clark of five holiday suspense novels. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone.

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