Clark, Mary Higgins. Daddy's Gone A Hunting. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013.
In her latest novel Mary Higgins Clark, the beloved, bestselling “Queen
of Suspense,” exposes a dark secret from a family’s past that threatens
the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly, when the
family-owned furniture firm in Long Island City, founded by their
grandfather and famous for its fine reproductions of antiques, explodes
into flames in the middle of the night, leveling the buildings to the
ground, including the 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—tall, gorgeous, blond, a
CPA for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country, and sister
of a rising fashion designer—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?
Gus is dead, and Kate lies in the hospital badly injured and 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 . . .
Step by step, 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 . . .