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