The Melody Lingers on

The Melody Lingers on

A Novel

Book - 2015
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Baker & Taylor
A beloved aunt's agreement to help her niece with college essays reawakens past secrets about the night a grandparent was murdered, an event that compels the woman to investigate a treasured music box to uncover the truth. By the best-selling author of Mount Vernon Love Story.

& Taylor

When interior designer Lane Harmon assists in redecorating the home of the wife of missing disgraced financier Parker Bennett, she finds herself drawn to Bennett's family without realizing that her life is in jeopardy.

Simon and Schuster
From #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense” comes a thrilling novel about missing billions, a disgraced financier, and those determined to learn the truth at any cost…

As the sole assistant to a famous upscale interior designer, Lane Harmon, mother to five-year-old Katie, is accustomed to visiting opulent homes around the tri-state area. A born optimist, Lane finds the glimpse into these gilded worlds fascinating, and loves the reward of exceeding the expectations of their often-demanding owners. When she is called to assist in redecorating a modest townhouse in Bergen County, she knows the job is unusual. Then she learns the home belongs to the wife of a notorious and disgraced financier named Parker Bennett.

Parker Bennett has been missing for two years. He dropped out of sight just before it was discovered that the $5 billion dollars in the fund he had been managing had vanished. Bennett had gone out on his sailboat in the Caribbean. Was it suicide or had he staged his disappearance? The scandal around his name has not died down. His clients and the federal government all want to trace the money and find Bennett if he is still alive.

Lane is surprised to find herself moved by Mrs. Bennett’s calm dignity and apparently sincere belief in her husband’s innocence. Gradually, Lane finds herself drawn to Eric, the Bennetts’ son, who is similarly determined to prove that his father is not guilty. Lane doesn’t know that the closer she gets to the Bennetts, the more she puts her life―and her daughter’s life―in jeopardy.

With the hair-raising storytelling skill that has made her America’s “Queen of Suspense,” Mary Higgins Clark combines a headline-making financial scandal and a breathtaking tale of deception and betrayal into one of her finest novels.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2015
ISBN: 9781476749112
Branch Call Number: FIC CLA
Characteristics: viii, 262 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jun 07, 2016

nice story - typical Mary Higgins Clark!

Feb 21, 2016

Great read. Short vinyetts lovely, engaging

Jan 25, 2016

Good. I have to guess the truth all the time during the reading.

Dec 08, 2015

A typical MHClark book. A fast read and keeps you interested. PG for adult situations

karcoldelharvic5 Oct 30, 2015

Always enjoy a MHC book. Good read. Guess if its what you expected and you are sarcastic, don't read any more of her books

Aug 25, 2015

This blurb doesn't match the book I just finished! Sounds more interesting, however.

Jul 28, 2015

I have been an avid fan of Mary Higgins Clark and have read almost every book that she has written. Again, she did not disappoint with this book. It kept my interest and kept me wondering how it would end. Loved it!!!!!

peggy_15 Jul 17, 2015

Exactly as expected. In case you missed the sarcasm, this is not a compliment.

Jenm7 Jul 16, 2015

One of my favorite authors but this was not quite up to her normal suspense. I would recommend to her fans but she has written better books!

Jul 07, 2015

It was a very good read. Mary Higgins Clark books usually grab me in chapter 1. If you like her books, you will enjoy this one.

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