Daddy's Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark


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Clark strains credulity and fails to achieve much suspense as she tries to pull all these elements together before the hoary resolution.
-Publishers Weekly


In her latest novel, Daddy’s Gone A Hunting, Mary Higgins Clark, the beloved “Queen of Suspense,” exposes a dark secret from a family’s past that threatens the lives of sisters Kate and Hannah Connelly when the family-owned furniture firm explodes into flames in the middle of the night, leveling the buildings to the ground, including a museum where priceless antiques have been on permanent display for years.

The ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery and provoke a host of suspicions and questions. Was the explosion deliberately set? What was Kate—a CPA for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country—doing in the museum when it burst into flames? Why was Gus, a retired and disgruntled craftsman, with her at that time of night? What if someone isn’t who he claims to be?

Now Gus is dead, and Kate lies in the hospital in a coma, so neither can tell what drew them there or what the tragedy may have to do with the hunt for a young woman missing for many years. Nor can they warn that somebody may be covering his tracks, willing to kill to save himself.

In a novel of dazzling suspense and excitement, Mary Higgins Clark once again demonstrates the mastery of her craft that has made her books international bestsellers for years. She presents the reader with a perplexing mystery, a puzzling question of identity, and a fascinating cast of characters—one of whom may just be a ruthless killer...

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Mary Higgins Clark nació en Nueva York y cursó estudios en la Universidad de Fordham. Está considerada una de las más destacadas autoras del género de intriga, y sus obras alcanzan invariablemente los primeros puestos en las listas de bestsellers internacionales. Entre su ingente producción destacan, entre otras, El último adiós, No puedo olvidar tu rostro, Un extraño acecha, Por siempre mía , Pálida como la luna, Noche de paz, Testigo en la sombra, La estrella robada, La fuerza del engaño , En defensa propia, Dos niñas vestidas de azul y La misma canción.
Published January 2, 2014 by Simon & Schuster Ltd. 464 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Apr 28 2013
Weeks as Bestseller
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Below average
on Mar 14 2013

Too many characters and too much extraneous information pad this lackluster tale that will resonate with Clark die-hards but won’t bring new converts to the fold.

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Publishers Weekly

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on Mar 18 2013

Clark strains credulity and fails to achieve much suspense as she tries to pull all these elements together before the hoary resolution.

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Reviewed by John Valeri on Apr 29 2013

...Mary Higgins Clark has crafted a timeless saga of suspense that is both sinister and surprising without relying on the gratuitous elements of crime fiction.

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Reviewed by Barbara Lipkien Gershenbaum on Apr 12 2013

DADDY’S GONE A HUNTING will chill readers as secrets are revealed, and people’s masks are torn off. This one is not to be missed.

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Olmedo on May 18 2013

...some of the conversations felt awkward and unnatural, as though spoken solely for the reader’s benefit.

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