Great easy reading. Enjoyable author. Flows nicely.
Another excellent story by this talented author!! A not to be missed book!
I loved this book! So much suspense and and excitement. I did not know who was doing the killings until the end!! That is how well Mary Higgins Clark wrote this book. If you can't figure out "who done it" until the end, you know this book is written well. Great story and ending!
This is one of my favorite authors....another great story by her.
a murder mystery. a good read
I am a huge MHC fan, and this is a great book. Very eerie, dealing with graveyards!
Hard to put down. If your like me and tell yourself Im only going to read for an hour and the book is so interesting, before you know it 2 hours have gone by. This is one of Mary Higgins Clark best. Keeps you guessing right to the end.
"Tge arresting opening tableau- a young woman buried alive in a satin-lined coffin-is a perfect image for the sleekly cushioned menace Clark dispenses." Careful the suspense will be chilling.
If you love Mary Higgins Clark, you'll love this murder mystery set in Newport, RI... I did!
Pretty photographer Maggie Holloway begins Clark's latest (after Silent Night) lying in a coffin buried in a grave, pulling desperately at a string that leads to a bell with no clapper. How she got there is the essence of a convoluted tale of a ritzy Newport, R.I., retirement home whose well-heeled residents seem to die with alarming frequency, leading to high-profit turnover of their apartments there. Latest to shed her mortal coil was Maggie's much-loved stepmother, a fact that led intrepid Maggie to take an unwise amount of interest in the deaths-and also to question why several of the graves seemed to have little funerary bells on them. As usual with Clark, there is a stalwart admirer whose love does not immediately speak its name, and a surfeit of suspicious characters, including a scholarly funeral nut, a shady investment broker, a venal lawyer, a drunken, inept doctor and a nosy nurse. There's some fun in the sprightly Newport oldsters, and the many scenes and characters are shifted around smoothly and with a practiced hand. The bells gimmick seems no more than that, however, and the book is light on thrills-though there's nothing to put off Clark's myriad fans.
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Another enjoyable read by MJC that really keeps you guessing who dunnit and and why!
From the first page to the last you will be hooked on this novel.
After the first chapter, as heart racing as it was, who thought that the plot would move so slowly after that? There was enough suspense during the first half that it kept me wanting to read more, but there were to many characters and it all just did not come together for me. I had the bad guy figured out at about the half way mark but the other bad guy did surprise me at the end. Overall not a bad read.
Anything from Clark is wonderful. Great book!
Such a great book... one of the few i have read and re read.
Easy read that held my attention while I was on a flight.
I read this book about a year ago. From what I remember, I really enjoyed it. It was nice Saturday, rainy day read!
Very good Book I reccomend reading it
A wonderful Mary Higgins Clark read. Couldn't put it down!
At a party in Manhattan, Maggie Holloway--one of the fashion world's most successful photographers--is thrilled to be reunited with her beloved former stepmother. A widow now, Nuala Moore is equally delighted to see her long-lost stepdaughter, and invites Maggie to spend a few weeks at her home in Newport, Rhode Island.
At a party in Manhattan, Maggie Holloway-one of the fashion world's most successful photographers-is thrilled to be reunited with her beloved former step mother. A widow now, Nuala Moore is equally delighted to see her long-lost stepdaughter, and invites Maggie to spend a few weeks at her home in Newport, RI. But when Maggie arrives, she finds Nuala murdered, apparently by a burglar. Heartbroken, Maggie is stunned to learn she has inherited Nuala's charming Victorian home. . .and horrified when she begins to suspect that Nuala death was not random, but part of a larger scheme conceived my a twisted mind. When Nuala's dear old friend, Greta Shipley, dies suddenly of supposedly natural causes, Maggie is convinced there is a link between the two and other recent deaths among the wealthy older women of Newport. What she doesn't realize is that now she has become a target for the killers as well, and that each clue she uncovers brings her closer to an unimaginable fate.
New York Times #1 Best seller.
Like all of Mary Higgins Clark's books, this one was a page turner from beginning to end. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I'm a fan of all Mary Higgins Clark books. It's been awhile since I read this one, but I've liked them all!
What can I say Mary Higgins Clark does it again!
She's a riveting author!
A wonderful Mary Higgins Clark thriller...set in Newport, Rhode Island.
Fashion model's stepmother is murdered, followed by others close to her..... a thriller for sure...
abridged. two tapes, 3 hrs
I love Mary Higgins Clark!
Well done plot and story line
I lover her Mystery Books
I wish you well
One of the first Mary Higgins Clark book I remember reading...and it got me hooked!
I don't understand the raves this author gets. This book was terrible! Boring, a mess with so many characters & too many details. Lots of red herrings & unrealistic plots. Really hated it.
Great book.Hard to put down.
Set in Newport, Rhode Island, in a world of old money and proud names, Moonlight Becomes You has at its center Maggie Holloway, an independent young woman who has put personal tragedy behind her and become one of the fashion world's most successful photographers.
Accompanying her date to a party in Manhattan -- a kind of family reunion for the Moore clan of Newport -- Maggie is reunited with a woman who had once been her stepmother and who remains one of her fondest childhood memories. Nuala Moore is equally thrilled to see Maggie, and the two quickly get beyond old pains and resume their friendship.
Nuala, now widowed, invites Maggie to visit her in Newport, and when Maggie readily accepts, Nuala plans a dinner for a group of friends so they can meet her long-lost stepdaughter. But when Maggie arrives, she finds Nuala dead, the victim of an apparently random break-in and robbery.
Maggie is heartbroken at the loss and further stunned when she learns that, only days before her death, Nuala had changed her will and left her charming Victorian house to her stepdaughter, the only proviso being that Maggie occasionally visit an old friend, Greta Shipley, who lives in Latham Manor, an elegant retirement home in Newport.
It is when she accompanies Mrs. Shipley to the cemetery to visit Nuala's grave, as well as those of other friends Mrs. Shipley has recently lost, that Maggie discovers that something is wrong. Using her skills as a photographer to aid her in uncovering the secrets hidden on the gravesites, she soon realizes that Nuala's death may not have been a random killing at all but rather part of a diabolical plot conceived by a twisted and unfeeling mind.
Newport, Rhode Island: a world of old money, old names, and sinister secrets. Maggie Holloway, a fashion photographer, goes to visit an old friend -- but when she arrives, the friend is dead, the victim of a violent robbery. Maggie is stunned when she learns that she's the beneficiary of the will -- and even more stunned when she recognizes a pattern of murder in Newport society that will lead the killer straight to her.
In her most chillingly suspenseful novel yet the queen of Suspense delivers a tale of brilliantly sustained terror, woven with the skill and insight into human nature that have made all of Mary Higgins Clark's books major bestsellers.
A chilling suspense novel revolving around photographer Maggie Holloway. Maggie becomes the target of the killer of her step mother.
At a party in Manhattan, Maggie Holloway---one of the fashion world's most successful photographers---is thrilled to be reunited with her beloved former stepmother. A widow now, Nuala Moore is equaly delighted to see her long-lost stepdaughter, and invites Maggie to spend a few weeks at ther home in Newport, R.I. But when she arrives, she find Nuala murdered, apparently by a burgler. Maggie is stunned to learn she has inherited Nuala's charming Victorian home...and horrified when she begins to suspect that Nuala's death was not random, but part of a larger scheme conceived by a twisted mind.
You should reserve time to finish this book before you begin to read it!!! You won't be able to put it down once you begin!!!
There are two tapes, and a relatively good story, although abridged.
I liked this book because it kept you guessing on who done it.
MAGGIE HOLLOWAY ONE OF THE FASHIONWORLD'S MOST SUCCESSFUL PHOTOGRAPHERS IS THRILLED TO BE REUNITED WITH HER BELOVED STEPMOTHER