Monday, February 16, 2015

Daddy's Little Girl - Mary Higgins Clark



Daddy's little girl – Yet another Mary Higgins Clark book. I enjoyed it. But if you think, if it's a typical who dunnit? It's not. It was written in first person's account.
Just one sentence  and I could easily  give away the story. So let it be a suspense. I know that there would be only a few who has not read her books, especially this one. But I would like to believe that there  are exceptions like me.  The title always intrigued me. I could not read as I could not get it anywhere , neither in the libraries nor in the book shops. Eventually, when I caught hold of that book, I am sorry to say that the story did not live up to the title. But I enjoyed reading it. I do not know how that strange phenomenon happens.

Ellie Cavanaugh, a journalist lost her sister when she was just seven years old. Her elder sister was 17 at the time. And due to the testimony given by her, Robson Westerfield, a 20 year old was put in prison. Is he the real culprit?  After 22 years he is out and Ellie, just want to prevent her sister's murderer from roaming free. And her struggle makes the whole story.

Keeping the mystery part away, I started brooding over the relationships that fell apart due to Ellie's sister's murder. Emotions are a rarity when it comes to any suspense thriller.  Ellie's was a close knit family. But they drifted apart after the murder their eldest daughter, Andrea.  

Even after enjoying the book, one question still looms in my head. Why did the murderer kill that girl?  Did I miss anything in the story?. When I close every MHC book, I never asked such questions. I would like to believe that I missed something substantial in the book and hence the doubt.