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  • 336 pages
  • The Shadow of Your Smile
  • Mary Higgins Clark
  • English
  • 14 September 2015
  • 9781439199879

10 thoughts on “The Shadow of Your Smile

  1. says:

    Formulaic In the case of the vast majority of frothy mystery writers think Janet Evanovich or Sandra Brown “formulaic” not only describes the plot but also comments on the nutritional value Mary Higgins Clark very much like Agatha Christie before her takes formulaic and makes it comforting no gratuitous violence – are you following James Patterson? empowering strong female characters – are you listening Stuart Woods? and fun yes Robert Crais it doesn’t have to be intense from cover to cover we can have some fun along the wayUnlike Christie and her Miss Marple Higgins Clark does not repeat characters but her strong leading women are almost interchangeable brilliant lawyer dedicated doctor passionate marketer etc And her plots are very linear meet an amazing but troubled lady see impending doom run into a series of men of shady backgrounds and intents someone is murdered woman is in peril pick which of the men will harm and which will help love triumphsSpending time with Mary Higgins Clark is like having high tea with a gentle yet spunky maiden aunt You don’t want to make a habit of it but every time you go and she pours into her tea that little “strengthener” from the flask she keeps in her brocade handbag you wonder why it is so long between visits

  2. says:

    Definitely not the best by this author; in fact I'd say it's the worst Mary Higgins Clark book I've read Fans of suspense can do much better

  3. says:

    This has to be one of the worse books I have ever read Looking at the book critcially I have found no redeaming ualities in either the writting style or plot I am convinced that no one edited this book before it was submitted Not only were there grammer errors which if I can spot is means it's pretty bad but the sentence structure was muddled and confusing Also there was too much inner dialog and pointless details I as a reader am not reallyconcerned about what the numerous charecters had for breakfast or if they showered or not The plot was just as muddled as the sentenced structure The plethra of charecters who contributed little or nothing to story made the already confusing storyline worse The plot also had terrible pacing The plot moved at a snails' pace until the last fifty pages where there was a rush ending which left me with a bitter taste in my mouth The title of the book to my dismay was never explained To me though I imagine it's the smile I would get throwing this book out of the garbage

  4. says:

    Mary Higgins Clark is not one of the authors I consciously think “I CAN’T WAIT FOR HER NEXT BOOK” However saying this I must admit I have read all her books and have become familiar with her work Her books are filled with light suspense no bad language violence and graphic sex scenes and her female characters are always gentle lady like independent women Naturally there has to be some murders and a bit of romance too but nothing heavy I enjoy her style of writing short chapters that end with a bit of suspense keeping the tension of the story moving With each chapter she switches between the different characters viewpoints which I find interesting Her stories are filled with lots of layers and characters twists and turns and you find yourself totally unable to stop turning the page until everything is revealed in the last part of the book It has an intriguing storyline THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE is filled with all those characters that at first seem to have nothing in common with each other but as you continue you realize that they all play a part in the story The story centers on Monica Ferrell a pediatrician who continues searching for her biological ancestors that began with her late father’s wish for finding the true story of his adoption But there are some unscrupulous people who will go to great lengths including murder to stop her from discovering that she is the unknown heir to a family fortune Greed a nun how far people will go to make and keep their money a stalker a hit man a retired detective faith family secrets a handsome surgeon kind old ladiesthe story has this and A uick easy read that nonetheless keeps you turning the pages surprised by the ending Again I was not disappointed with this bookI knew exactly what to expect from this author

  5. says:

    I feel this is not up to usual standard Writing uite shallow and non engaging Maybe it was the subject matter that put me off 🤔

  6. says:

    There’s always an acceptable amount of coincidental use in any book But in this case it just entwines between ALL the characters that it just doesn’t make sense The ending was far too predictable The evidence giveaways are too dumb to be made by people in the story in this case are surprise surprise doctors and lawyers I think I’ll stay off mary higgins clark stuff for a while

  7. says:

    The Shadow of Your Smile is not the best book of Mary Higgins Clark I have read a lot better ones But still it kept me fascinated and I did not want to stop reading As with all novels by Mary Higgins Clark this one as well is written in many small chapters switching perspective between the characters every few seconds I love this style of writing because it keeps the tension up It is similar to a daily soap You get a relatively small bit of information and then the episode ends with something compelling that makes you want to know Her chapters are exactly the same But then you have to wait a few chapters because in the next ones different characters play the main role and new insights into the story are given In the end of the novel all pieces of the puzzel fall into places and you can figure it out by yourself Once again she was able to surprise me with an outcome of the story that I was not expecting
As usual Mary Higgins Clark develops a big group of different characters who seem to have nothing to do with each other in the beginning But after a while you figure out while they are all eually important to the story Every one of them is a piece of the puzzle I think the word puzzle describes the stories of Mary Higgins Clark the best because that is what it is for the reader and that is what kept me reading I wanted to solve the puzzle and see the whole pictureThe story is not the best of all times and not extremely new Also I would have loved to get to know the characters a bit better and in detail to actually feel with them That is something I was definitely missing in this story Only if you feel to be a part of the story it is a brilliant story and the author was able to grab your attention completely That did not happen with this bookNevertheless when I was reading it I was really busy at work and with traveling Therefore I would not have been able to read a complicated story anyway So if you are searching for a book that does not bore you but at the same time does not demand your full concentration then this is definitely the book you are searching for It is an easy and compelling read and thus the perfect companion on travels or during busy times The short chapters make it easy to stop often without loosing track of what is happeningOverall the book did not disappoint me but it also did not knock me overRead of my reviews here

  8. says:

    This is my first time with Mary Higgins Clark I know she has been a very popular author for many years now but I have to say I probably will not read her again of my own free will Her writing drove me nuts with way too many characters thrown at me in the first chapter Slow down lady And while we all talkthink to ourselves everyday I think it's safe to say we do not over describe details and other people the way it's done in this book My own example She thought to herself 'I think I'll go talk to my neighbor down the street the one who was a private detective for 50 years and lives in the yellow house with the barking dog and who I hope will ask me out on a date so I'd better wear the red dress and matching shoes that my grandmother the one who lives in Maine sent me for Christmas when I was married to Tom the husband who cheated on me with my best friend the one who I went to elementary school with' Wow Maybe I have a career as an author after all Not Ha ha

  9. says:

    When I was in middle and high school I read and owned every single Mary Higgins Clark novel I couldn't wait for the next one to be released After reading this one I'm sad to say I was a little disappointed The story was still good a young doctor trying to learn about her heritage while caught up in the midst of a murder investigation with someone coming after her I don't know why but something was just a little lacking for me While I still liked the book I didn't have that feeling when I got done reading that it was so phenomenal like several of her others gave me when they shocked me and I had no idea that the killer was the killer I'm wondering if part of it is because I've read so many of her books that I can predict who the killer may be? I'm not sure It was still a good book after all because she is a great author I just didn't enjoy it as much as her last Hopefully the next will bring back the feeling I used to get

  10. says:

    Another great Mary Higgins Clark book Loved every minute of this book

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The Shadow of Your Smile In The Shadow of Your Smile worldwide bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark weaves a spellbinding thriller revolving around a long held family secret that threatens to emerge and take the life of an unsuspecting heiress At age eighty two and in failing health Olivia Morrow knows she has little time left The last of her line she faces a momentous choice expose a long held 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 final step before sainthood In her lifetime Sister Catherine had founded seven hospitals for disabled children Now the cure of a four year old boy dying of brain cancer is being attributed to her After his case was pronounced medically hopeless the boy’s desperate mother had organized a prayer crusade to Sister Catherine leading to his miraculous recovery The letters Olivia holds are the evidence that Catherine gave birth at age seventeen to a child a son and gave him up for adoption Olivia knows the identity of the young man who fathered Catherine’s child Alex Gannon who went on to become a world famous doctor scientist and inventor holding medical patents Now two generations later thirty one year old pediatrician Dr Monica Farrell Catherine’s granddaughter stands as the rightful heir to what remains of the family fortune But in telling Monica who she really is Olivia would have to betray Catherine’s wishes and reveal the story behind Monica’s ancestry The Gannon fortune is being suandered by Alex’s nephews Greg and Peter Gannon and other board members of the Gannon Foundation who camouflage their profligate lifestyles with philanthropy Now their carefully constructed image is cracking Greg a prominent financier is under criminal investigation and Peter a Broadway producer is asuspect in the murder of a young woman who has been extorting money from him The only people aware of Olivia’s impending choice are those exploiting the Gannon inheritance To silence Olivia and prevent Monica from learning the secret some of them will stop at nothing—even murder Clark’s riveting new novel explores the juxtaposition of medical science and religious faith and the search for identity by the daughter of a man adopted at birth

About the Author: Mary Higgins Clark

Alafair Burke she wrote the Under Suspicion series With her daughter