Book Review - Daddy's Gone a Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Daddy’s Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark

Daddy’s Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark | Blushing Geek

Daddy’s Gone a Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark
First published on 2013 by Simon & Schuster
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 338
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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In her latest novel Mary Higgins Clark, the beloved, bestselling “Queen of Suspense,” exposes a dark secret from a family’s past that threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly, when the family-owned furniture firm in Long Island City, founded by their grandfather and famous for its fine reproductions of antiques, explodes into flames in the middle of the night, leveling the buildings to the ground, including the museum where priceless antiques have been on permanent display for years.

The ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery, and provoke a host of suspicions and questions. Was the explosion deliberately set? What was Kate—tall, gorgeous, blond, a CPA for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country, and sister of a rising fashion designer—doing in the museum when it burst into flames? Why was Gus, a retired and disgruntled craftsman, with her at that time of night? What if someone isn’t who he claims to be?

Now Gus is dead, and Kate lies in the hospital badly injured and in a coma, so neither can tell what drew them there, or what the tragedy may have to do with the hunt for a young woman missing for many years, nor can they warn that somebody may be covering his tracks, willing to kill to save himself . . .

Step by step, in a novel of dazzling suspense and excitement, Mary Higgins Clark once again demonstrates the mastery of her craft that has made her books international bestsellers for years. She presents the reader with a perplexing mystery, a puzzling question of identity, and a fascinating cast of characters—one of whom may just be a ruthless killer.


This story was about these two sisters namely, Kate and Hannah, who lost their mother at an early age due to a boat accident. Years later, a grown up Kate was left in coma after a deadly fire that took place in their family owned warehouse of furniture reproduction. Hannah the younger sister is left with unanswered questions about her sister’s involvement in the incident that killed their former employee Gus. At the same time, there were some unsolved murders of young girls and the police were trying to find a link between the place of fire and those old murders.

It could have been better if the story has lesser characters. She describes each one of them completely that would take some time to read. It makes the story dull but overall, this is a great book. I constructed many theories on who’s the bad guy but my suspicions were way off. What a twist! The revelations in the story are really surprising and unpredictable. Two thumbs up for keeping the suspense going until the end! Mary Higgins Clark is an excellent and convincing storyteller. It is a fast pace story and has a tight plot.

The romance added in the story is what makes the story more interesting. The words used are as usual very easy to understand. A single plot that comprises a lot of suspense. Absolutely one of the things I like about Mary Higgins Clark’s books.

Another artwork from the queen herself. Highly recommended for every mystery seekers.

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