Book Review: I Heard that Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark

I Heard That Song Before was published in 2007 by Pocket Books. Also known as the Queen of Suspense, Mary Higgins Clark does not disappoint readers in I Heard That Song Before.

The heroine, Kay Lansing, fell in love and married Peter Carrington. After their honeymoon, Peter is arrested for murdering three people. One of the victims is Kay’s father. For over 20 years, Kay and her grandmother thought Jonathan committed suicide by jumping into the Hudson River. Jonathan’s car was found on the bank with his wallet on the driver’s seat. Twenty years later, Jonathan Lansing’s rotted corpse was dug up on the Carrington Estate after cops dug up the body of a missing debutante named Susan Althorp.

Kay is convinced of Peter’s innocence despite the fact that his first wife, Grace, conveniently drowns in the pool years before he married Kay.

Being married to a possible serial killer is the least of Kay’s problems. She has married into a den of thieves. The step-mother-in-law is a money hungry blackmailing she-wolf, Peter’s stepbrother has a gambling problem, the houseman is a drug dealer, and Peter’s aid, Vincent, is more suspicious than a man who wears panty hose.

Despite all the players, Kay stays one step ahead as she and a P.I. named Nicolas Greco unravel over 20 years of deceit, thievery, and murders.

I Heard That Song Before is an enjoyable read. Clark developed the character of Kay Lansing very well. By the end of the book, all the characters were well flushed out and driven. You get the feeling of realness even though it is a fictional book. I can’t really say anything bad about this book. I Heard That Song Before is highly recommended – five stars all the way.

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