Book Review - Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark

Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark | Blushing Geek

Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark
Published on July 1, 2007 by Simon & Schuster
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 322
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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After famous actress Natalie Raines is found in her home, dying from a gunshot wound, police immediately suspect her theatrical agent and jealous soon-to-be-ex-husband, Gregg Aldrich. But no charges are brought against him until two years later, when a career criminal suddenly claims Aldrich had tried to hire him to kill her.

The case is a plum assignment for attractive thirty-two-year-old assistant prosecutor Emily Wallace. She spends long hours preparing for the trial, and unaware of a seemingly well-meaning neighbor’s violent past, gives him a key to her home to care for her dog.

The high-profile trial makes headlines, threatening to reveal personal matters about Emily, such as the fact that she had a heart transplant— especially when she experiences eerie sentiments that defy all reason and continue even after the jury decides Gregg Aldrich’s fate.

But little does she know, now her own life is at risk. . . .

Review

I have been reading her book since my college years and I would say that until now she still never fails to amaze me. So far, from all the books I have read from her, this one is a little different. 

The story started when a Broadway star, Natalie, was found dying in her home with a gunshot wound. And the obvious suspect was Greg, her husband she was in the process of divorcing. Emily, the assistant prosecutor was trying to convict the suspect but later on was not sure if Greg was the right man to be put on behind bars, though at first she’s convinced that Jimmy’s testimony, a career criminal, was true.

This book confused me and I am still groping in the dark for the real suspect. The revelation of the real suspect really surprised me. I didn’t anticipate that! It’s really amazing how MHC weaves her story and makes you confused. But I was actually a bit disappointed with its ending. I thought Emily would end up with Greg. (Sorry, spoiler hahaha)

I always say that I’m not into romance but the truth is, I love suspense stories with romance. I just love how MHC incorporated a romance story in her books. Everytime I tried to read her books, I always wished it to be like her other books, which is to have a happy ending. The story still has its happy ending but the romance wasn’t put in it the way I wanted it to be.

Her style of making you guess all throughout the story is my favorite. It’s a good story but not one of my favorites. But it is still a good one from MHC.

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