Book Review - The Shadow of your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark | Blushing Geek

Book Review – The Shadow of your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark

The Shadow of your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark | Blushing Geek

The Shadow of your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark
First Published April 13th 2010 by Pocket Books
Genre: Mystery, SuspenseThriller
384 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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At age eighty-two and in failing health, Olivia Morrow faces a momentous choice: expose a devastating family secret, or take it with her to her grave. Olivia has in her possession letters from her deceased cousin Catherine, a nun now being considered for beatification by the Catholic Church. The letters are evidence that Catherine gave birth at age seventeen to a son she gave up for adoption. The young man who fathered Catherine’s child, Alex Gannon, went on to become a world-famous doctor and scientist. Now, thirty-one-year-old pediatrician Dr. Monica Farrell, their granddaughter, stands as the rightful heir to what remains of Gannon’s fortune. But to silence Olivia and prevent Monica from Learning the secret, those who are exploiting the inheritance will stop at nothing – even murder.


I am very particular with my 5-star rating and I never give it up easily even with my favorite authors. But with this book, I don’t have to think twice giving it that rating. I know you can’t possibly have everything, but it just felt like it in this book.

It has suspense, mystery, a lot of guessing, that tinge of romance I always love about MHC’s books, family, and ofcourse HEA. Now, who wouldn’t love such a story eh?

As usual, the plot is different from her other stories, and I like that the “culprits” were already somewhat named early on. It makes guessing what happened and who’s really the mastermind even more exciting. Just like her usual stories, this one has a bunch of characters, but with each of their own roles to play, thus making the guessing game quite challenging (which is exactly what I like).

I think this is my first time understanding the meaning of the title of MHC’s books. I always think that her book titles were quite unusual (maybe it’s just for me hahaha) and without reading other comments or googling it, I wouldn’t understand hahaha.

It’s a very short review, but I guarantee that you will love it as much as I did if you’re a mystery lover too, *wink.

Looking for a great read this week? This one’s highly recommended!

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