Book Review : No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark
Book: No Place Like Home
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Plot: ” Little Lizzie Borden” that was the name given to her by the media and the public when she was tried for murdering her mother and step-father and the house she lived in was a place for ghost stories but years later when she has put her past behind and even the name, her husband buys the very same house for her as a birthday gift. Now she is standing in the very room where she shot her mother and step-father not knowing how to escape from there without having to reveal her past . If this dilemma could not have torn her apart, the murders piling up definitely does
There is no one like Mary Higgins Clark
There is a reason why Mary Higgins Clark have millions of devout readers . i was late to join the bandwagon, but now that i have finally joined i have started to see the magic she weaves on her audience.
So far i have read two books from her works and what i have noticed is that, she brings forward all these characters that you know for sure are the culprits from the get go, but as soon as you reach the end,you realize that the author had been playing with you the whole time and the real action was happening behind your back. The author just uses the pawns to distract you through the entire book only to reveal her cards at the very end making for a fabulous narration technique and in turn an engaging read
The only problem i had with the book is the numerous characters that keep popping which for my tiny brain had become a hassle to keep track but otherwise the narration is solid and iron clad and keeps you on your toes throughout.
I guess she is the only thriller writer i have come across who will bring forward the culprit in the very beginning of the chapter making you relish in the fact that you don’t have to wait till the end, only to find out that the book has just flipped on you to reveal a much complicated side of action which actually upholds the lure of a good thriller.
Over the years the name Mary Higgins Clark has become a synonym for a good thriller book so why say anything else than that this book is written by Mary. A good complex story. so yes this is not going to be an easy and demands time and definitely a bumpy ride as well. Lots of twists and turns that would spin you good but at the end you get the satisfaction of having read a good thriller.