We’ll Meet Again

We’ll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark

Dr. Gary Lasch was a prominent doctor who married the  beautiful and intelligent Molly. They were living a good life-money, power, high in society. Gary was rising higher and higher.

Then the two got in a big fight when Molly discovered he was cheating on her! She ran off to Cape Cod to be alone.

One day, Edna Barry, housekeeper, comes to work on the house and discovers Dr. Lasch dead-having been brained in the head. She also finds Molly upstairs, covered in Gary’s blood.

Molly is completely out of it-and when questioned has no memory.

They call 9-1-1 and the police investigate. The evidence against Molly is staggering, so much that her lawyer plea-bargains a manslaughter charge to avoid a murder conviction.

Six years later, Molly is let out, and in the midst of reporters declares her innocence and that she will do all she can to prove it.

One of those reporters is Molly’s old classmate, Fran Simmons-who’s boss demanded she get on this story. She approaches Molly, who agrees to be the star/story of her first true crime segment, a sort of pre-Under Suspicion.

Fran starts investigating, and Molly’s memory starts coming back to her. People start getting nervous.

The two other doctors that were in the HMO have a lot a secrets they don’t want unearthed, the nurse that was having an affair with Gary changed her name and is hiding, Edna the housekeeper is nervous and trying to keep her son from talking to Molly, etc.

Or is it Molly, could she have been the killer?

Thoughts After Reading:

I thought this was an amazing mystery. It had a great story and there was an amazing twist. I thought the killer was one person but then was blown away at the conclusion.

I recommend it!

For more Mary Higgins Clark, go to The Tell-Tale Purr

For more mysteries in retrospect, go to Dark Places

For more amnesia, go to The Secret Adversary

For more Not in a Series Mysteries, go to The Key to Midnight

Pieces of Her

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

This book intrigued me with the idea of “How much do we really know about another person?” It made me think of Agatha Christie-and how she brings up that same concept.

Hmm…

Andrea is celebrating her 30th birthday, although she doesn’t have much to celebrate. She is working as a 911 dispatch operative-so boring with the endless crank calls. She lives in her mother’s home, well…the added room she made.

And to top it off, her mother is kicking her out. Life sucks.

But then–a crazy guy comes in dressed up as an outlaw and shoots his ex-girlfriend who dumped him because of his crazy, abusive behavior, and his ex-girlfriend’s mom. Seeing Andrea’s uniform and mistakeningly thinking that she is a cop-he starts to threaten her as he wants to go out in a blaze of glory-shot by a cop.

She is terrified and horrified, but then the unexpected happens. Her mother-cool and collected-steps in and steps in front of Andrea, disarms the gunman, and kills him.

That should be the end of it-except the gunman as the child of a famous lawman. Now everything has been spun against Andrea’s mother Lauren-and they are framing her as a murderer.

Andrea watches the video and while she knows her mother saved her she is just as shocked as everyone at how Lauren just decimates him.

Now Andrea is searching for the truth as to who, or what, her mother is.

Thoughts After Reading:

This had an interesting premise, but it was soooooooooooo boring!

Yeah, I do not recommend it.

For more Not in a Series Mysteries, go to Suitors and Sabotage