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Elizabeth Lange e a sua exótica irmã Leila partem para Nova Iorque para fugir à brutalidade dos homens e às bebedeiras da mãe. É na grande cidade que aprendem as duras lições da vida ma, quando Leila se torna uma grande vedeta, os horrores do passado parecem ter ficado para trás - até que Leila é assassinada.O suspeito do crime é Ted Winters, o noivo rico de Leila e uma ceElizabeth Lange e a sua exótica irmã Leila partem para Nova Iorque para fugir à brutalidade dos homens e às bebedeiras da mãe. É na grande cidade que aprendem as duras lições da vida ma, quando Leila se torna uma grande vedeta, os horrores do passado parecem ter ficado para trás - até que Leila é assassinada.O suspeito do crime é Ted Winters, o noivo rico de Leila e uma celebridade internacional. A principal testemunha no processo Elizabeth Lange que, uma semana antes do julgamento, aceita a sugestão da sua amiga Min e retira-se para uma estância termal com o propósito de descansar. Qual não é porém o seu espanto quando descobre que nas termas, se encontram reunidas todas as pessoas que amavam ou odiavam Leila: Ted Winters e o seu homem de mão; Cheryl Manning e a sua agenteSyd; Helmut von Schreiber, o marido de Min. Entre estes, um está decidido a não deixar que Elizabeth viva para contar a verdade......

Title : Não há morte nem mudança
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Number of Pages : 295 Pages
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Não há morte nem mudança Reviews

  • Celina
    2019-05-12 12:31

    This novel was my first foray into Mary Higgins Clark, and my expectations were pretty high considering she is well known for being the queen of suspense. I didn't find this book to be all that suspenseful or mysterious though, so I was disappointed. I'm not all that clever, and even I had the killer pegged from the beginning! I feel like this book was formulaic and very much like all the other books being produced by the likes of John Saul, Dean Koontz, Stuart Woods, and Heather Graham. That said: it was a quick, enjoyable enough read even if it wasn't particularly memorable. If you're looking for a novel to kill time without having to expend a tremendous amount of energy or thought on, this is the book for you.One last thing: I feel really nit-picky commenting on this, but one thing that really drove me nuts about this book was how every single sentence of flashback dialogue attributed to the deceased sister showed her using cheesy nicknames for those closet to her. Nobody talks like that, and it was distracting and irritating. I'm curious if anyone else was bothered by that.

  • Ashleigh Lopes
    2019-05-06 15:36

    Oh. My. Gosh. Insanely good. Clark is great at keeping you guessing about who-done-it until the very end. In fact, if I hadn't cheated and read a few paragraphs near the back I never could have put it together. All along I did have one feeling, though, that Ted couldn't have done it. It was for any particular reason in the book, I just thought it would make for a rather boring plot line if he had actually done it. Along the way I suspected everyone, which, I'm guessing was the authors goal. I've read a few of her books before, long ago, and I can't remember knowing who did it. My own investigative mother proved this by saying even SHE could never figure it out. I admire her writing style and have to admit she's going to be a BIG influence on any writing I do in the near or far future.

  • BeaCharmed
    2019-04-26 16:30

    A very 80s book but it held up fairly well. The romance, which was slight, was not believable but the mystery was nicely done except for the motive. That was hinted at but should have been fleshed out a bit more.

  • Kavita
    2019-05-15 12:43

    A woman is dead and before her trial starts, a bunch of her former friends gather together at a spa, including her sister, the star witness and the fiance Ted, the man on trial for her murder. The killer is apprehended at the end. The premise is interesting enough and the suspense is sustained throughout the book, especially since everyone has something to hide and people keep lying in order to protect themselves or someone else. The author also introduced Alvirah Meehan in this book, who goes on to become a popular sleuth and unlike some of her later books, Meehan's inclusion does not seem forced and she seamlessly fits into the story. The weak point of the book is Elizabeth, the dead woman's sister, who is also the main character of the book. She starts off with believing firmly in Ted's guilt, then somewhere down the line, she bursts out about suicide and finally, it ends with some silly nonsensical idea about how much she had always been in love with Ted, blah blah. What. The. Hell? Oh, and for some reason she deludes herself that the dead sister would have wanted them to get together. I don't understand from where authors come up with these unrealistic ideas! The main character was pretty weak and so was this 'romance' angle, which could have been entirely dispensed with and a more taut story line provided. But of course, we need the hero rescuing the heroine at the last moment - how's that possible if she doesn't fall in loooovveee at random?!Another disappointing thing was the murderer and motive for the murder. It was again not believable enough. After reading some of Clark's psychological thrillers, this was an extremely lame effort by any standard. The overall reading experience was good and the other characters were interesting. This was rather a saving grace as even though I guessed the killer in the last quarter of the book, I was still interested to know how they were all going to end up. An average book - enjoyable but with a lot of plot and character weaknesses.

  • Amanda McGill
    2019-05-06 12:34

    Not the best novel by Mary Higgins Clark. I was surprised by the number of similarities between Weep No More, My Lady and one of Higgins Clark's newest novels All Dressed in White even though there is almost 30 years between them. A superstar celebrity, Leila LaSalla, was killed after being throw off a balcony. Her fiancé is the prime suspect, while her sister, Elizabeth, is one of the witnesses. Before trial begin, like the rick and famous do, all her Leila's friends gather together at a spa. Over the span of a week, the reader learns that everyone has their secrets and had a motive to kill Leila. More deaths occur and Elizabeth is in a rush for time to try to find Leila's killer. I didn't enjoy the lives of the rich and famous. The characters were boring and there wasn't anyone to like. I uncovered the killer early on (woo hoo!), so it was a long drawn out rest of the novel. I'm surprised that this novel is part of a series and that one of the minor characters is the lead character of the remaining novels in the series. I will be checking out the next novel of the series, but it isn't too high on my list of to-reads.

  • Kellie
    2019-05-12 18:52

    Very good. I love Mary Higgins Clark and she never disappoints and didn't with this one.

  • Hannah
    2019-05-13 10:49

    Elizabeth Lange goes to Cypress Spa to prepare for the trial of her sister Leila's murderer. A trial where she is the star witness. She can testify that she heard Leila's fiance Ted in the apartment right before Leila's murder.Coincidentally Ted has also been invited to the spa. Also coincidentally, all of Leila's close friends and people who saw her on her last night have all decided that a week at the spa would be a nice relaxer before the trial. And Elizabeth starts to learn about secrets. She learns about secrets that Leila kept from her and starts to piece things together. She starts to believe that she is at the spa with her sister's murderer...but it might not be Ted.This is a typical whodunnit and a comfort book. We follow a character, there is the obvious suspect for the murder, and then there are the other suspects and one of them is the real killer. It's a nice cozy read. I like Mary Higgins Clark because she has good storylines and fun scenarios. They're not great reads but it's a good comfort book for a winter's day.

  • Eldarwen
    2019-05-04 18:40

    This was not at all what I expected but I found it a very interesting way of writing a suspense/crime novel.Elizabeth, the token main character, is the sister of the murdered Leila LaSalle and only barely more than a week before the trial, all the characters who could possibly have had motive or time to murder Leila come together in the same spot and chaos ensues. I liked the way the author created confusion and made you reconsider over and over again whether you really had the correct suspect in mind.Definitely an enjoyable read though some things could have been a little more fleshed out.3.5 stars

  • Marj
    2019-05-20 16:31

    i loved Stillwatch and the Cradle will Fall so was really excited with this book. Unfortunately, this was a disappointment because of several things. *spoiler ahead*I was interested with the plot even though I know from the very start that Ted is innocent - what i wanted to know was who is the real killer and how did he do it. the group of friends were interesting because they were all different and have known each other for years - the fact that one of them killed Leila (their good friend) was sickening. my first thought was why kill Leila? she wasn't a bad person like most other stories where the victim "deserved" it. instead, Leila was a good person but was very troubled - thus I thought the motive was more personal. and i think this is what pulled the whole story down. i was guessing between 2 characters - the climax of revealing the killer and the fight that went down was exciting - but the explanation on why he did it was...corny. was the killer really in a desperate situation to do it? maybe but i think it would have been more reasonable if it were an accidental killing than an intentional one.another issue i have with the book was how the story dragged on chapter after chapter which was due to the fact that they spent the whole time in the spa. first of all, i thought it was so wrong for ted and elizabeth to be in the spa together when her testimony is key to ted's conviction. not really good with the law but isnt there like a witness protection or law that they cant see each other due to possible tampering of witness or something? i mean this is a huge murder trial and elizabeth didn't have a single bodyguard with her. also, i didn't care what they did every single day in the spa so i skipped those parts, though i guess clark needed it so she can show us how each one thinks and see their interaction with each other. fourth issue is how ted and elizabeth were bad characters. they had lots of monologues or chapters about them but we never really got to know them or what they were thinking. the whole time elizabeth was just walking around, avoiding ted, swimming at night, i felt like min and sammy were her only real friends there and she was awkward with everyone else. she mostly kept to herself. she wasn't even sure what to do with leila's death -- i thought she was kind of slow - she thought she heard ted kill leila but in the middle of the story she had an outburst that leila might committed suicide but then she saw the poison pen letters and didn't even think that maybe the writer killed leila. she also didn't figure out who wrote those letters until the end. and she never felt like she was in real danger (but this is because the killer was also stupid - too careful or hesitant to approach her when the killer had so many instances at night to kill her). as for the "love story" between ted and elizabeth, i thought it was more implied that shown.. it was during the second half of the story when henry started accusing elizabeth of being in love with ted but i never felt it.. maybe because we didn't get to see flashbacks or their interactions before the murder - and they barely spent minutes talking to each other in the spa. also, people were saying leila was getting psycho because she thought ted was cheating on her - yet how come she never suspected elizabeth and ted when she can clearly or keep track that ted and elizabeth's schedules always coincide with each other. also, it felt like leila loved ted so much again, how come in the epilogue elizabeth was sort of hearing leila tell her finally elizabeth had ted, as if she wanted it to happen. i think if leila were alive and found out about ted and elizabeth, she would have thrown a fit! also ted was so mysterious and tight lipped the whole time, we dont even know what he was thinking until that last scene with scott - and while he was always "concerned" with elizabeth, it never felt like love.the mystery / suspense was always classic clark - kept me reading the book while queueing at the check-in counter, while sleepy on the plane at 2am and even while waiting for my turn in the immigration.overall, i would rate is 3.75 stars for the suspense, the climax, the ending. i rated this below 4 because of the issues i had above with prevented me from really loving this book.

  • Jessica
    2019-05-02 14:39

    There are so many reasons why I love this book, and why I've read it more than half a dozen times. I was a big MHC fan for a while, and this was my hands-down favorite.Conflicted and grieving Elizabeth runs to her friends and the relative safety of Monterey, California before having to face in court the man she thought was going to be her brother-in-law, for the charge of murdering Elizabeth's only sister. It did seem that all the characters in the story were a little more dense than I'd hope most people would be, but maybe that added to the suspense. I remember figuring out the ending, knowing that Ted was not guilty before it all clicked for everyone else, but that didn't detract from the story for some reason.Maybe it's because I'm so in love with the city of Monterey, and transported myself there each time I read it. Maybe it's because I was so fond of Elizabeth's strength and identified, on some level, with her struggle. Whatever the reason, I adored this novel, and would always go back to it when I needed something I was familiar with to read.

  • Faouzia
    2019-05-13 18:36

    I read many books by Mary Higgins Clarck, some i liked, others not really! This one is really great!!I enjoyed the story a lot, and it's one of her best thrillers.Leila LaSalla, a famous actress, is murdrered and her fiancé, a rich businessman, is accused of her murder. Her sister, Elizabeth Lange, is the main witness to this accusation. She is invited to Cypress Point Spa, where she find herself surrounded by many friends that all seem to have some hidden secrets regarding her sister!As the story goes, Elizabeth finds herself no longer sure of the accusation. I liked how everyone seemed to have some grudge against Leila, and somehow everyone has the opportunity and the motive to the killing!! All along, i kept thinking who the killer is, is he really her fiancé, or one of her so-called friends!It's a nice story, with many twists which i enjoyed a lot :)

  • Rachel
    2019-05-05 18:50

    This was an interesting read. I had a lot of buildup to it because I'd heard about Mary Higgins Clark my whole life thanks to Gram :). I had anticipated it being a little creepier but maybe there are others that have a bit more of the scare factor to it. I guessed correctly early on, switched my answer halfway through and then about 3/4 of the way in I called it for sure. She did do a good job of making it seem like everyone was capable of it and yet not capable of it at the same time. Although I really wasn't personally connected or cared for the main character, it was a page-turner and I wanted to see whodunnit. I think it's hard to end a good mystery (one of the reasons why I love And Then There Were None so much) and this ending was particularly disappointing for me. Let's just say my eyes were rolling hardcore.

  • Lauren S.
    2019-05-23 13:36

    This is one of my favortie mystery books. I never saw the end coming. And thats what makes it great. Its full of twists and turn ands secrets that keep you guessing. It is extremely well done to make the ending exciting. This also makes the rest of the book suspenseful with clues about different characters dropped here and there. It also draws you in because of the beginning. The young life/conditions lived in it displays for these girls is deplorable really at best. But then they get out and work to become famous. Which basically anyone would want, its a very common dream, and in the book it draws you in because the dream is a reality for the characters. The lavishness of it all is very well described to draw most of us who havent seen things like it into picturing it in reality. It also contains those everyday moments and small things though to keep it just real enough.

  • Connie
    2019-05-10 13:42

    I finished this book today and liked it very much. I did guess who had murdered Leila, but still enjoyed how everything was tied together. This one had Alvirha Meehan in it and I am pretty sure this is the first book that she was introduced in. She is quite the character. The only complaint I have and it is a minor one, is that some of the sentences appear to be choppy. But I did like the book and plan to read more by this author.

  • Gab
    2019-05-20 13:31

    This was one of those really bad books that I shouldn't have bothered to finish reading. I'm not sure why this author is known as the 'Queen of Suspense' but she apparently is. Lucky I only paid a dollar or two for it

  • Ashley (BooksandButtons)
    2019-04-29 15:57

    Somewhere around 3.5 stars... About half way through I thought I had it figured out and was disappointed that it was so easy, but alas in the last 40 pages or so the plot thickened and the ending did take me by surprise.

  • Jessica Gettel
    2019-05-16 12:29

    A little pulpy, but enjoyable. I've read a lot of mary Higgins Clark, but in my experience this is one of her lesser books. Seems like the motive wasn't built up enough so It wasn't a very satisfactory end.

  • David
    2019-04-30 16:57

    It took a little while for the story to grip me, but once it did, it held tight. I enjoyed the previous book of hers that I read more, but this was still a thrilling read!

  • Chris
    2019-04-26 12:33

    This would be a 2 for me, but since it is an 80's book, bumped it up. THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY(view spoiler)[Clark is great at keeping you guessing about who-done-it until the very end. In fact, if I hadn't cheated and read a few paragraphs near the back I never could have put it together. All along I did have one feeling, though, that Ted couldn't have done it. It was for any particular reason in the book, I just thought it would make for a rather boring plot line if he had actually done it. Along the way I suspected everyone, which, I'm guessing was the authors goal. I've read a few of her books before, long ago, and I can't remember knowing who did it.**Conflicted and grieving Elizabeth runs to her friends and the relative safety of Monterey, California before having to face in court the man she thought was going to be her brother-in-law, for the charge of murdering Elizabeth's only sister. It did seem that all the characters in the story were a little more dense than I'd hope most people would be, but maybe that added to the suspense. I remember figuring out the ending, knowing that Ted was not guilty before it all clicked for everyone else, but that didn't detract from the story for some reason.**was interested with the plot even though I know from the very start that Ted is innocent - what i wanted to know was who is the real killer and how did he do it. the group of friends were interesting because they were all different and have known each other for years - the fact that one of them killed Leila (their good friend) was sickening. my first thought was why kill Leila? she wasn't a bad person like most other stories where the victim "deserved" it. instead, Leila was a good person but was very troubled - thus I thought the motive was more personal. and i think this is what pulled the whole story down. i was guessing between 2 characters - the climax of revealing the killer and the fight that went down was exciting - but the explanation on why he did it was...corny. was the killer really in a desperate situation to do it? maybe but i think it would have been more reasonable if it were an accidental killing than an intentional one.another issue i have with the book was how the story dragged on chapter after chapter which was due to the fact that they spent the whole time in the spa. first of all, i thought it was so wrong for ted and elizabeth to be in the spa together when her testimony is key to ted's conviction. not really good with the law but isnt there like a witness protection or law that they cant see each other due to possible tampering of witness or something? i mean this is a huge murder trial and elizabeth didn't have a single bodyguard with her. also, i didn't care what they did every single day in the spa so i skipped those parts, though i guess clark needed it so she can show us how each one thinks and see their interaction with each other. fourth issue is how ted and elizabeth were bad characters. they had lots of monologues or chapters about them but we never really got to know them or what they were thinking. the whole time elizabeth was just walking around, avoiding ted, swimming at night, i felt like min and sammy were her only real friends there and she was awkward with everyone else. she mostly kept to herself. she wasn't even sure what to do with leila's death -- i thought she was kind of slow - she thought she heard ted kill leila but in the middle of the story she had an outburst that leila might committed suicide but then she saw the poison pen letters and didn't even think that maybe the writer killed leila. she also didn't figure out who wrote those letters until the end. and she never felt like she was in real danger (but this is because the killer was also stupid - too careful or hesitant to approach her when the killer had so many instances at night to kill her). as for the "love story" between ted and elizabeth, i thought it was more implied that shown.. it was during the second half of the story when henry started accusing elizabeth of being in love with ted but i never felt it.. maybe because we didn't get to see flashbacks or their interactions before the murder - and they barely spent minutes talking to each other in the spa. also, people were saying leila was getting psycho because she thought ted was cheating on her - yet how come she never suspected elizabeth and ted when she can clearly or keep track that ted and elizabeth's schedules always coincide with each other. also, it felt like leila loved ted so much again, how come in the epilogue elizabeth was sort of hearing leila tell her finally elizabeth had ted, as if she wanted it to happen. i think if leila were alive and found out about ted and elizabeth, she would have thrown a fit! also ted was so mysterious and tight lipped the whole time, we dont even know what he was thinking until that last scene with scott - and while he was always "concerned" with elizabeth, it never felt like love. 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  • Marla Argüelles
    2019-05-18 18:29

    ESPAÑOL:Este sentimiento en mi pecho es lo que ocurre cuando tu autor favorito te ayuda a tener expectativas altas. Mary Higgins Clark ha sido mi autora favorita desde hace 10 años, le debo a ella el principio de esta pasión por la escritura que llena mis días. Antes de este libro pensé que nunca podría decepcionarme, pero vaya que me ha costado poner en palabras esta reseña.No llores más nos cuenta la historia de Elizabeth, una actriz joven que tiene que sobrellevar la muerte prematura de su hermana mayor. Nuestro personaje principal se ve envuelto en un dilema, el de tener que testificar contra Ted, uno de sus mejores amigos y prometido de su hermana ante un jurado, pues está segura de que él cometió el crimen.Aquí está es asunto, no leo revistas de espectáculos por un motivo simple: la mayor parte de ellas se encargan de idealizar a la gente famosa, situándolos siempre en un escalón más alto que cualquier otra persona sólo por tener dinero aun cuando todos estamos hechos de lo mismo y ese tipo de categorización social es lo único que pude encontrar en la historia. Incluso cuando Elizabeth se refería a otro personaje como una persona agradable o divertida, hacía comentarios despectivos sobre ellos, lo cual encuentro como un punto en contra.La historia permaneció bastante plana de principio a casi el final. Nada pasó en realidad hasta las últimas páginas en las cuales la autora trató de conectar puntos que nunca estuvieron allí, haciendo lucir toda la trama como un drama forzado y sin sentido.Cualquier cosa que pasara, no llegó a importarme lo suficiente como para querer seguir leyendo. Sin necesidad de pistas enormes, es posible saber la resolución del problema desde los primeros capítulos. Muchas escenas, e incluso capítulos enteros pudieron no haber estado allí sin que afectara en algo a la línea de la historia principal porque tuvo tantos detalles cuyo propósito evidente fue aumentar el número de palabras del producto final.No puedo evitar comparar esta obra con Burned y Gypped de Carol Higgins Clark. Sé que no debería, pero hay tantas cosas que se pueden mencionar: diálogos dolorosamente forzados, personajes inmaduros y egocéntricos; por último, trama sin sentido.Me tomó un gran tiempo recolectar mis pensamientos sobre este libro, porque duele decir este tipo de cosas sobre mi predilecta, pero como debes saber, siempre hay una primera vez para recibir una bofetada en la cara, siendo ésta la primera vez que no me gusta un libro de Mary Higgins Clark. Por supuesto que ella seguirá siendo mi favorita, siempre lo será. No permitiré que esta caída arruine el camino que hemos andado por tantos años.¡Feliz lectura a todos!ENGLISH:This feeling in my chest is what happens when your favorite author helps you set high expectations. Mary Higgins Clark has been my favorite author for 10 years, I owe her the beginning of this passion for writing that fulfills my days. Before this book I thought that she could never let me down, but boy! Was it hard for me to put into words this review.Weep No More, My Lady tells the story of Elizabeth, a young actress who must cope with the premature death of her older sister. Our main character is involved in a dilemma: having to testify against Ted, one of her best friends and her sister's fiancé in front of a jury, because she’s sure he committed the crime.Here's the thing, I don’t read entertainment magazines for one simple reason: most of them are responsible for idealizing famous people, always placing them a step above anyone else just because they have money, even when we’re all human. That kind of social categorization is the only thing I could find in this story. Even when Elizabeth referred to other characters as pleasant and funny, she made horrible remarks about them, which was a point against this book.The story remained very flat from beginning to end. Nothing actually happened until the very last pages in which the author tried to connect dots that were never there, making the whole plot look like a forced and senseless drama.Whatever happened to the characters didn't keep me interested enough to continue reading. Without needing clues, you have a pretty much understanding of what's going to happen at the end. Many scenes and even whole chapters could've been skipped without affecting the main storyline at all because it had so many details whose obvious purpose was to increase the number of words in the final product.I can’t help but compare this piece with Burned and Gypped by Carol Higgins Clark. I know I shouldn’t, but there are so many things that can be mentioned: painfully forced dialogues, immature and egocentric characters; finally, a plot without that powerful ending that Mary always gives.It took me a long time to collect my thoughts on this book, because it hurts to say this kind of things about my favorite, but as you should know, there is always a first time to get slapped in the face, this being the first time I didn’t like it a book by Mary Higgins Clark. Of course, she is still be my favorite, she’ll always be. I will not allow this fall to ruin the way we’ve come together for so many years.Happy reading, everyone!

  • Donna
    2019-04-27 18:34

    I enjoyed this story even though I knew who the murderer was from page 48. MHC attempted to make all the main people seem guilty at different times but I always went back to the same person. The whole time I hoped I´d be wrong but no. It was still an interesting story and I´m glad I finally read it. Leila, a famous actress is found dead after she had begun to unravel and had been drinking heavily. Everyone knew something was wrong and her last performance in a play was very bad. Many people believed she could have committed suicide by intentionally falling off the balcony of her apartment until a witness claimed to have seen her fiance push her. Her sister, Elizabeth was shocked and didn´t want to believe it but she heard him yelling at her sister over the phone just before she died. The witness said she saw him push her over 1 minute after her sister hung up the call. One week before the trial was to begin Elizabeth got an invitation to the spa owned by their friend. She didn´t want to go but decided to go so she could talk to her sister´s secretary who had something important to tell her. After her sister died her secretary went to work at the spa and she thought she knew why Leila was so upset just before she died. Shortly after she arrived at the spa Elizabeth realized it was a mistake to go and she better watch her back.

  • Chelley R Mieyal
    2019-05-06 10:44

    A truly wonderful book with lots of amazing plot twistI've always enjoyed your books. I started really getting into reading after I read The Sweet Valley High books as an elementary child. I was raised with 5 brothers, and 2 sisters yet I was the only one who reactor pleasure. It was my haven from all the chaos. I will forever be grateful for Authors such a yourself. We weren't a rich family but being able to read stories written by amazing people like yourself, well it made my entire childhood an amazing time. I was able to go to far away lands and feel as though I was on an adventure everyday to new and wonder place, with people whom made my life better. I've been on disability for the last 9 years due to a heart condition, but I've never felt alone. I've had the most amazing adventures because of amazing story tellers such as yourself. Thank you for being my way of continuing my adventures. I look forward to reading all the adventures you create.Thank you again for sharing hour amazing talent. I'm beyond grateful! A truly life long fan! I pray you and yours have a truly wonderful holiday season. I will continue to feel blessed to read all the adventures you can possibly write!Your truly,Chelley Mieyal

  • Lindsay Merrill
    2019-05-08 11:36

    I really liked this book. I've been re-reading Clark's books in the order she wrote them. This was only her 7th book (I believe), and unlike all her previous ones, this one had a bit of an Agatha Christie feel to it; the cast of characters was relatively small, the people were basically confined to a particular setting (a Pebble Beach resort) all together for the duration of the book, there were many viable possibilities of the guilty party(ies) among the people at the resort, the time span of the book was only a few days, etc.There were moments where I could tell that Clark was trying out a new writing strategy and so things (transitions, deductions, relationship development, character development) didn't feel quite so refined or natural as in some of her later books, but I still really enjoyed the book. The story was fun, and I particularly liked reading a story set in Monterey and Pebble Beach because I live about 90 minutes away from those places and enjoy going to some of the same places written about in the book (though, I've only been able to afford to drive past the kinds of resorts and spas in which this book takes place. :D)

  • Roxanna
    2019-04-29 11:33

    Eigenlijk 2,5*, want zo'n hoogstaand stukje literatuur is dit zeker niet. Ik moet zeggen dat 'de dader' me uiteindelijk verraste hoewel ik had verwacht die allang op het oog te hebben, dus of ik ben gewoon niet zo goed in het raden van daders (eh, ja, dat klopt eigenlijk wel) of dat plot zat toch nog redelijk goed in elkaar. Maar goed, wel een fijn boek voor 'even tussendoor', lekker luchtig en vooral niet te zwaarmoedig of serieus.

  • Margie
    2019-05-15 18:44

    Ok for light entertainment This was *ok* - light entertainment. Told from the perspective of Elizabeth, who’s sister Leila had been murdered. The everyday things were a distraction, Elizabeth had somehow gone from being a former employee to an honored guest at the spa. But overall it earned the 3 stars.

  • Boremomsn.Com
    2019-05-20 11:56

    A fast, hard to put down, enjoyable read. The author still has the tendency to write as if she is telling a romance story, and the most annoying thing of all throughout the book is the author's discovery of the word incongruous. Talk about overuse of a single word! Good grief, how did it get past the editor.

  • Ana Elena Romero
    2019-05-10 15:42

    Deliciosa novela policiaca, primera de la saga de Alvirah y Willi, en la que un multimillonario es acusado del asesinato de su prometida, una famosa actriz.Ambientada al refinado estilo de Agatha Christie, la trama y los personajes hacen de esta novela una muy agradable lectura.

  • June Marino
    2019-04-26 18:35

    Another mystery from Mary Higgins Clark. The story involves Elizabeth Lange- and is set in a Spa in California where Elizabeth is relaxing before the trial of her sister's murderer. A rather quick read that keeps you guessing until the end.

  • Alasblancas
    2019-05-06 17:42

    Elizabeth se enfrenta al dolor y a la incertidumbre de la muerte de su hermana Leila, una afamada actriz que cayó por el balcón de su habitación. El motivo es todavía un misterio que Elizabeth deberá resolver. Una vez más, esta autora escribe una novela adictiva y con un final nada predecible.

  • Suzanne
    2019-05-03 12:44

    Very enjoyable, easy fun read, typical great Mary Higgins Clark. Though I've read several of her books, I think this is the first time I've read one of the Alvirah and Willy series. Definitely looking toward reading the rest.