Daddy’s Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark

By: Ashley Staff Email
By: Ashley Staff Email

Well after almost a year of book reviews I am sad to say that this will be my last. This summer is going to be extremely busy for me and I just thought it would be best for me to take a break from the reviews. So for my last review I picked Mary Higgins Clark’s “Daddy’s Gone A Hunting.” The last time I read anything by Clark was back in high school so I was anxious to see how her newest novel would turn out.

The book begins with a private meeting between Kate Connelly and Gus Schmidt. Kate is the daughter of Douglas Connelly, who is the owner of the well known family-owned furniture store and Gus is a disgruntled, ex-employee of that business. Kate insists that Gus meet her at the furniture compound in the wee hours of the morning. That is where everything begins to spin completely out of control. While they are at the compound it suddenly bursts into flames and explodes, leaving Gus dead and Kate fighting for her life. The ashes leave nothing but numerous questions and the only person who can answer them are Kate, who is now in a coma. Was the explosion deliberately set? What did Kate want to show Gus? And why where they there at that hour? Nobody could ever begin to imagine how this explosion could affect so many people including people who have been missing for over twenty five years. Will the truth ever come out? You will have to read the book to find out!

Clark has been dubbed the “Queen of Suspense” and I have to hand it to her she definitely had the suspense going in this novel. It had a huge twist that I never in a million years would have saw coming. One thing that did frustrate me a little was the fact that I felt like there wasn’t a defined main character in this book. When I first started it I assumed that Kate would be the main character, but for most of the book she is in a coma. After finishing it I am guessing that Kate’s younger sister Hannah was meant as the main character, but I still feel a little uneasy about if that is what Clark intended.

Besides the main character debacle I didn’t have any complaints about this book. It was a fast-paced, page turner that kept me up late at night just so I could find out what the truth was. Clark did a great job with this novel and I recommend it for everyone.

Lastly, I would just like to thank everyone who has read my reviews! I appreciate it so much and I hope that I have been able to persuade anyone who has read them to give the books I picked a chance. Reading is one of my all-time favorite things to do and it was a pleasure doing these reviews for you.


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