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29 April, 2019

#BookReview :: You Belong To Me by Mary Higgins Clark

When Dr. Susan Chandler decides to use her daily radio talk show to explore the phenomenon of women who disappear and are later found to have become victims of killers who prey on the lonely and insecure, she has no idea that she is exposing herself—and those closest to her—to the very terror that she hopes to warn others against.

Susan sets out to determine who is responsible for an attempt on the life of a woman who called in to the show offering information on the mysterious disappearance from a cruise ship, years before, of Regina Clausen, a wealthy investment advisor. Soon Susan finds herself in a race against time, for not only does the killer stalk these lonely women, but he seems intent on eliminating anyone who can possibly further Susan’s investigation.

As her search intensifies, Susan finds herself confronted with the realization that one of the men who have become important figures in her life might actually be the killer. And as she gets closer to uncovering his identity, she realizes almost too late that the hunter has become the hunted. Is she the next one marked for murder?


Dr. Susan Chandler is a District Attorney turned Psychologist who hosts a radio show. When she invites people to engage about women who went missing and later on turned up dead, she has no idea the hornet’s nest she was stirring up. A caller provides information about a lady who went missing from a cruise ship; a chain reaction is set in motion. Soon there are bodies dropping in order to stop Susan from investigating further. But Susan is determined and realizes that she could be on the killers list next.

I found the character of Susan Chandler to be really interesting. To have served as a district attorney says a lot about her determination and talent. The fact that she then turned to Psychology and hosts a radio show, further intrigued me about her. It is an interesting set of skills that she has and as such it moulds her into a character that was just perfect for this case. Armed with knowledge of both the law and the human psyche, she embarks on a journey that not only tests her skills but also her grit.

Mary Higgins Clark has a style of storytelling that one can always depend upon; every time a book disappoints me, I go back to read one her books to get me out of the funk. This book was no exception. She has cleverly woven a story with drama, mystery and action that keeps the readers turn the pages right till the end. You Belong To Me offers up quite a few red herrings to the readers in order to keep them guessing. While I found every element of the book interesting, I have to say I was slightly disappointed by the antagonist’s motives. While the book rounds up well enough, the actual motive bothered me for a while. And that is the only reason that I am not rating this book a complete five stars.

If you like mysteries and haven’t read Mary Higgins Clark, you definitely should.



This post is a part of A to Z Challenge and BlogchatterA2Z


2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good book! Thanks for the recommendation :-)

    Ronel visiting with the A-Z Challenge music and writing: So Much Fun to Listen to

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  2. I've not read MHC yet. So will give it a try. Is this good as a first book for the author? or do you recommend some other?

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