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Book Review – We’ll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark

We'll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark | Blushing Geek

We’ll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark
First published on April 26, 1999 by Pocket Books
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery
369 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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Dr. Gary Lasch, prominent Greenwich, Connecticut doctor and founder of the HMO Remington Health Management, is found dead in his home, his skull crushed by a blow with a heavy bronze sculpture, and his wife, Molly, in bed covered with his blood. It was the Lasch’s housekeeper, Edna Barry, who made the grisly discovery the morning after Molly’s unexpectedly early return from Cape Cod, where she had gone to seclude herself upon learning of her husband’s infidelity. As the evidence against Molly grows, her lawyer plea-bargains a manslaughter charge to avoid a murder conviction.

Released from prison nearly six years later, Molly reasserts her innocence to reporters, among them an old school friend, Fran Simmons, an investigative reporter and anchor for a true-crime show. Molly convinces Fran to research and produce a program on her husband’s death, and as hidden aspects of Gary Lash’s life and the affairs of Remington Health Management come to light, Fran herself becomes a target for murder.

Review

When I really love a book, I would either end up speechless or I talk nonstop about it. For this story, I’m not sure where I am, I guess I’m in between? We’ll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark, I believe is one of her best books so far.

This story was about Molly  Lasch who was the prime suspect of the death of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Because of the overwhelming evidence pointing to her, her lawyer Philip Matthew convinced her to plea-bargain to avoid murder conviction. She was supposed to be in jail for 10 years but was given parole after 5 and a half years in prison. After getting out of the prison, she then asked her high school classmate, Fran, who’s an investigative reporter to work on her case and found out what really happened that night when her husband was murdered in exchange for her full cooperation.

The idea of the story was not new to me, I’ve read a story with somewhat the same idea as this one which was the My Gal Sunday.  What’s different is that, this is quite a long read, while the latter is just a short one.

When I started this story, I have to say that it immediately caught my attention. I was quite surprised because it was not what I experienced from the previous book that I’ve read from hers. The story started with a prologue containing what happened almost six years ago. If you ask me, I’m not really convinced that she killed her husband. Because if she did, I’m sure this story will never happen in the first place. Besides, I’ve read almost all her books so I already had an idea. As I’ve said above, this isn’t my first time reading a story where the person they think was the killer turns out to be innocent.

As early as the prologue, I already had a name as my guess for the possible culprit. I stuck with it until the end. But dang! I thought I had it all figured out but MHC proved me wrong. I don’t think I have a future being an investigator even just in books lol.

I think I have to refrain mentioning some scenes or characters that caught my attention and some that pushed my buttons because I might have dropped some spoiler. And I guess that’s for the best because until now, I’m still groping in the dark about what is the perfect thing to write about how I loved this story. It really, literally made me look like a crazy person. I’ve been shouting and screaming because of the excitement while once in a while fuming because of some stupid characters that pushed me to the limit. Well, my dog was the witness of my temporary insanity lol and I guess he’s kind of used to that already since he just looks at me lazily haha.

The idea of this story might not be foreign to me but the scenes, the twist and turns and how MHC connects all the characters together was just pure genius. I don’t know about the others, but I didn’t find any flaws in this story. All we’re perfectly executed and the scenes hold up together. Unless you consider the part where no one explained why Gary and his friends were interested with their then college professor’s experiment.

All the characters were surprisingly perfect and very convincing. The number of characters we’re quite a lot but surprisingly, I didn’t feel overwhelmed with their numbers. As a matter of fact, I find it easy to keep track of them all. Once in a while I forgot their first name, but I can still know who’s who from who. This story really made me feel a lot of emotions. I was doubtful, was sad, was angry, was on the verge of falling off my seat because of the suspense, was happy, thankful and ofcourse almost giggling because sometimes, I just find Philip so sweet to Molly. Yep, I’m a total sucker that I even put malice to Philip’s concern for Molly. But wollah, I’m right. He’s in love with Molly. Haha!

I’m not totally wrong with my guess, he may not be the main bad guy, but I still did good haha. So, overall, I’m not totally a sore loser. And the revelation of the real bad guys was shocking. I really didn’t expect that. As an advice, never be fooled by the unsuspecting character haha.

The ending was fine, I don’t hate it but I don’t love it. But what’s good about it is that we have something to look forward to, especially to Molly and Philip’s relationship. It’s just too bad because there’s quite a lot of characters that ended up dead in this story ๐Ÿ™

We’ll Meet Again will absolutely make you guess ’till the end. The mystery, suspense and the revelation will blow your mind away. If you want to experience those, then read this story. It will never disappoint.  

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10 Comments

  • LilyElement February 23, 2017 at 3:23 am

    Okay I do need to read one of her books this year lol

    Reply
    • Vanessa February 23, 2017 at 10:12 am

      This one could be the perfect first time for you ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • Heidi February 24, 2017 at 1:39 am

    I haven’t read this author in years. I really need to give her a try again. I am glad you are having fun rediscovering this author.

    Reply
    • Vanessa February 24, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Absolutely. Actually, I’m still having a book hangover hehe.

      Reply
  • Carole's Random Life February 24, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Another book to add to my TBR list. I love a mystery that keeps me guessing. I am glad you enjoyed this one.

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    • Vanessa February 24, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Aww, I’m sure you will enjoy this one too Carole ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • Michele @ A Belle's Tales February 25, 2017 at 5:10 am

    It’s been so long since I read this author; but boy oh boy, was she one of my favorites back in the day. I know I read this; but I don’t remember much, so maybe I need to find time for some re-reads! So happy you enjoyed this one and that you’re a fan of this author, too. Great review, Vanessa <3

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    • Vanessa February 25, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      I am planning for some re-reads too ๐Ÿ™‚
      MHClark is absolutely the very first American author that I love and still loving until now.
      Thanks for dropping by Michele ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • AngieElle @ Ba_BAMB March 5, 2017 at 7:44 am

    It’s been ages since I’ve read a MHC book, but I remember enjoying them so much.

    Great review. I’m glad you enjoyed this one and that it kept you guessing ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Vanessa March 5, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      I will never get tired of MHC’s guessing game. I can’t wait to try some re-reads soon. Thanks for stopping by Angie ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply

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