In her new thriller, Just Take My Heart, Mary Higgins Clark sets our pulses racing right from the start when Natalie Raines, a famous Broadway star, is murdered after accidentally discovering who killed her former roommate. But it seems Natalie had been in the process of divorcing her husband, Gregg Aldrich, a theatrical agent, and when a career criminal comes forward to claim that Aldrich hired him to kill his wife, a job he initially accepted and then decided to turn down, a grand jury indicts Aldrich for the murder of his wife.
Assistant prosecutor Emily Wallace is thrilled when her boss, Ted Wesley, assigns her to handle the high-profile case, even though it demands long hours of preparation. Thank goodness, Emily thinks, for her kind neighbor who offers to take care of her dog while she puts in long hours. She doesn’t know of his violent past when she gives him the key to her house.
Meanwhile, as Aldrich’s trial makes headlines, so does Emily, for the press soon reveals that she is the recipient of a transplanted heart. What they don’t know is that she’s begun to experience sentiments that defy all reason, along with an eerie suspicion that her life is now at risk.
Hardcover Book : 336 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc. ( April 07, 2009 )
Item #: 12-533403
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.8inches
Product Weight: 15.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I dove into this book as eagerly as I generally do with MHC's writing. The characters were well developed and you felt as if you knew them. However, the story line was a little more straightforward than MHC normally writes. I knew who the murder was very early in the book but there was enough embellishment through to the end that I still enjoyed reading it. I look forward to MHC's next book!
Reviewer: Sharon G
I rate all my books with a ten for good and add plus signs for how good. I only gave this book one plus sign.
It was good reading but not super good.
Reviewer: Marilynn C
This was a great book. Very well written. Even tho I had it figured out about half way through I still enjoyed it very much.
I thought this book was excellent. Couldn't put it down.
I finally got around to reading this after all the reviews I didn't want to read it. It was ok but I figured out the killer within the first few chapters. MHC is an excellent writer but the last two have been just ok. Her earlier books Where are the Children, Weep no more my lady, A cry in the dark were OUTSTANDING as were alot of her earlier writings. Those are the ones to read.