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The Lost Years

Clark, Mary Higgins (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Clark, Mary Higgins
Title: The lost years
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Characteristics: 292 p. ;,24 cm.
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ISBN: 9781451668865
1451668864
Statement of Responsibility: Mary Higgins Clark
Subject Headings: Biblical scholars Fiction. Christian antiquities Fiction. Murder Investigation Fiction.
Genre/Form: Christian fiction-2012.
Topical Term: Biblical scholars
Christian antiquities
Murder
LCCN: 2012006838
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Jan 29, 2014
  • sma11onthewall rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I've read all Mary Higgins Clark books and they never disappoint!!

May 17, 2013
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book.
I haven't read a Mary Higgins Clark book in a long, long while....this was a treat!

Apr 21, 2013
  • ggbookreader rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Review title: Found, Lost, then Found.
*Great fictional storyline. *Well-developed key characters. As you read and pay attention to the details you are sure to uncover the murderer. The sub-plot is as intriguing as the main plot, and should hold each reader's fascination. **Another suspense-thriller delivered by Mary Higgins Clark, enjoyed it on my weekend escape. :) :)

Jun 30, 2012
  • zipread rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark. Somehow I got it in my mind that this was going to be one of those Dan Brownesque novels full of ancient Roman catacombs, flagellating monks from some remote sect in Jerusalem, and a quest for the true cross or the holy grail. But no, it wasn’t that kind of book at all. And I must say I was ltte disappointed that that’s not what it was. Instead it was a kind of detective novel, a sort of who done it. But after reading a few pages of the novel I was hooked. I am sure that it comes as no surprises. Immensely prolific and widely popular, Clark author of 42 books obviously knows what she is doing (and writing). I enjoy novels I “figure out”. Well in that respect, Lost Years was frustrating. Just when I think I’ve figured out who committed the crime, my conclusion is hopelessly dashed and I know for sure that I was very, very wrong. In Lost Years, the plot is all, the characters less so. No soul searching or introspection or what my eleventh grade English teacher used to call character development. Its not a long book. Best to reserve a block of time so you can read it from beginning to end in one session, otherwise it may become a little difficult to keep the characters straight (at least it was for me.)

Jun 23, 2012
  • KatSu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Enjoyable and interesting read.

I haven't read any Clark for many years now so this seemed a bit tame to me. But still one of those where you think you have it all figured out only to find you haven't.

Jun 21, 2012
  • carol3275 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Couldn't put this book down! Who killed her father? and then killed others as a result of the first? That is the classic question. I'm sure you'll eventually figure it out. But anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

May 18, 2012
  • Mommies2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book with great characterization of the main characters. Good action.

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Jun 10, 2013
  • kmyers0001 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a true page tuner, it will keep you off guard and guessing til the end.

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