Book Review - I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark | Blushing Geek

Book Review – I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark | Blushing Geek

I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark
Series: Under Suspicion, #1
Published on April 1, 2014 by Simon & Schuster
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 303
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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When Laurie Moran’s husband was brutally murdered, only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father’s killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy’s dreams. Laurie is haunted by more: the killer’s threat to her son as he fled the scene: Tell your mother she’s next, then it’s your turn . .

Now Laurie is dealing with murder again, this time as the producer of a true-crime, cold-case television show. The series will launch with the twenty-year-old unsolved murder of Betsy Powell. Betsy, a socialite, was found suffocated in her bed after a gala celebrating the graduation of her daughter and three friends. The sensational murder was news nationwide. Reopening the case in its lavish setting and with the cooperation of the surviving guests that night, Laurie is sure to have a hit on her hands. But when the estranged friends begin filming, it becomes clear each is hiding secrets . . . small and large.

And a pair of blue eyes is watching events unfold, too . . .


Wow! This book has been a perfect choice to read. I’ve read some of her latest books and I would say that it’s my favorite. It is a classic book that has a lot of suspense and with my favorite happy ending.

The story was all about Laurie Farley, a young beautiful woman whose husband was killed in front of by then 3 years old son, Timmy. The suspect then told the young Timmy to tell his mom that “she’s next and after her would be him”. And then the suspect managed to escape. Laurie, then an award winning producer was about to launch a new cable series which is called Under Suspicion. The series would involve reenacting unsolved crimes, but instead of using actors, gathering the friends and relatives of the victims to hear from their lips their version with what had happened when the crime occurred. And their first case is what called the “graduation gala”. Laurie together with host Alex Buckley, a well-known lawyer, got their own suspicion on who the killer was. But then, the “blue eyes” killer who killed her husband 5 years ago came back which caused her and Timmy’s life in danger…again.

It was not just a good story but I would say an excellent one. The plot was great and its execution was excellent. I even stayed late just to finish the story. It was a fast pace story. I can’t even recall a time that I put down the book. 

Mary Higgins Clark’s storytelling power never fades. I like how she put all her characters seem like the one who is guilty for the crime. Her “who done it?” style never fades and I would say that it’s much better than before. She is still the same, she still uses easy to understand words that help even a non-english native like me read the story continuously without being confused by its meaning.

I don’t know if it’s me, but I do think that this story has few characters compared to her other books. Maybe it has a lot but I can’t say it was because I can easily keep track and can even name all of them unlike her previous books. But there’s one thing that confused me in the story, it’s on the way she named its characters. I even thought that Rob and Rod were the same person.

This is absolutely a great story to start reading this year. Mystery, suspense, thriller, and romance wrap in one book. I did enjoy it, for sure you will too.

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