Daddy's Gone a Hunting

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Thorndike Press, 2013 - Fiction - 503 pages
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In this new novel by the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark, the reigning "Queen of Suspense," a dark secret from a family's past threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly.

When the family-owned furniture firm, including the mansion where priceless antiques are kept, explodes into flames in the middle of the night, Kate must escape to save her life. But the suspicious circumstances point to her involvement. Was the explosion set deliberately? Why was Kate, a gorgeous CPA for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country, on the premises at that hour? And why was Gus, a retired and trusted employee, with her? Now Gus is dead and Kate lies in the hospital gravely injured. Hannah, Kate's sister and a rising fashion designer, must discover what drew them there and what dangerous secrets lies hidden in the ashes. Step by step, in a novel of dazzling suspense and excitement, Mary Higgins Clark once again demonstrates the mastery of her craft that has made her books international bestsellers for years. "Daddy's Gone A Hunting" presents the reader with a perplexing mystery and a fascinating cast of characters--one of whom may just be a ruthless killer.

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Clever plot and neat ending - Goodreads
The writing was awful. - Goodreads
This was a great page turner and a quick read. - Goodreads
I loved the setting and the premise of the book. - Goodreads
Surprising ending but was painful to get there. - Goodreads
Easy to read - I liked it. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Brenda Mudry - Goodreads

MHC does it again! A page turner that will keep you in suspense until the ver last chapter. Read full review

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User Review  - Marilyn Shapiro - Goodreads

Mary Higgins Clark is one of my secret pleasures, but I found this book to be more of the same. The main characters all seem to be cookie cutters of the last book. Maybe I should find another author who can be a secret pleasure?? Read full review

About the author (2013)

Mary Higgins Clark was born in the Bronx, New York on December 24, 1927. After graduating from high school and before she got married, she worked as a secretary, a copy editor, and an airline stewardess. She supplemented the family's income by writing short stories. After her husband died in 1964, leaving her with five children, she worked for many years writing four-minute radio scripts before turning to novels. Her debut novel, Aspire to the Heavens, which is a fictionalized account of the life of George Washington, did not sell well. She decided to focus on writing mystery/suspense novels and in 1975 Where Are the Children? was published. She received a B.A. in philosophy from Fordham University in 1979. Her other works include While My Pretty One Sleeps, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Moonlight Becomes You, Pretend You Don't See Her, No Place Like Home, and The Lost Years. She is also co-author, with her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, of Deck the Halls, He Sees You When You're Sleeping, and The Christmas Thief. She received numerous honors including the Grand Prix de Literature of France (1980), the Horatio Alger Award (1997), the Gold Medal of Honor from the American-Irish Historical Society, and the Spirit of Achievement Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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