Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Lost Years by, Mary Higgins Clark narrated by, Jan Maxwell

The Lost Years by, Mary Higgins Clark narrated by, Jan Maxwell

Received from AudiobookJukebox Solid Gold reviewer Program
Published by, Simon & Schuster Audio

There is no synopsis because I couldn't find one that really explained this book well or it gave too many spoilers so here's my review.

As usually Mary Higgins Clark keeps you guessing, she really is the queen of suspense. From the description I was afraid it would be different than her usual works (or too Dan Brown-y) but it wasn’t it was another great mystery/suspense and with the bonus of Alvirah who was not even mentioned in the synopsis which I don’t understand, I am a fan of Alvirah so was happy when her and Willie showed up!

Yes there is a supposed letter/parchment written by Jesus but as I said it doesn’t go into a big church cover-up type story. When biblical scholar Jonathan is murdered, police think his wife, who has Alzheimer’s, is the culprit but where is this parchment and why are all Jonathan’s friends lying about it? Also Jonathan had a mistress what is her part in all this?

This one had me guessing and second guessing all the way through, but that’s the beauty of MHC’s writing. As always she writes a good mystery. These are hard to review because you don’t want to spoil it for anyone and the way MCH always makes everyone a suspect I don’t want to say too much and give it way! Suffice it to say if you’re a fan of Mary Higgins Clark you’ll like it if you’ve never given her a chance she has a great selection of stand-alone books pick one you won’t be disappointed. I also highly recommend her books on audio with the majority of them read by Jan Maxwell.

Jan Maxwell always does a great job on MCH’s books her narrations never get stale no matter how many Mary Higgins Clark’s books I’ve heard her narrate. I also just recently found out that Jan Maxwell and I went to the same high school so that was a little small world fun fact!

4 Stars


  1. Thank you for not giving away too much of the story-I'm often a bit nervous to read online reviews for fear of having the whole experience ruined by too much info. After listening to the snippet read on the Book Report -the radio show aired in a number of states, but not mine, so I listen to the recorded show on their website(bookreportradio(dot)com)-I had decided I'd get hold of it, but then a friend told me she hadn't thought it was as good as a lot of MHC's other works. Thus, I've had to check out some reviews for myself. So far, so good! And maybe I'll even go against my usual paperback read and try the audio version! Thanks for the review.

    1. You're welcome I try not to give any spoilers when I review so I hope you will visit again!