Friday, August 3, 2012

While my pretty one sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark

Since January, I haven't posted a book review. Though I was not too lucky with the book I started, I thought I could go ahead my reading with a Mary Higgins Clark. Her books always helped me to break serious reading blocks. But this time I was not too successful.I took several months to finishher book ' While my pretty one sleeps'. There could be two reasons for it. Either, may be I was suffering from a serious reading block or her book did not inspire me read at a gulp.

Anyway I am glad that I could complete it and come up with yet another review.I will always remain her ardent fan...While My Pretty one sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark.

Ethel Lambston, a best selling author who was famous for articles which exposed the well known personalities has disappeared all of  a sudden. But nobody was bothered but Neeve Kearny from whose boutique Ethel purchased almost all of her costumes. Ethel was living alone. Except a nephew who was a parasite and an ex husband who was tired of paying alimony to her were the only close persons with whom she was in close contact. But either of them did not notice her disappearance but Neeve Kearny.

The real twist in the story comes when Ethel was found with her throat cut which reminded of Neeve's mother's death. Her mother Renata was also killed in the same manner. Her throat was slit. Neeve's father who was an ex commissioner  was worried about Neeve as he had a strong intuition that like his wife some one was after his daughter. But as the suspects in his list got eliminated one by one, he brushed aside his fear. But the death of Ethel had made Neeve quite aware of the fact that Ethel was brutally murdered. Her hunch was proved right in the end when the real culprit whom she was very fond of was nabbed for the murder.