I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark
(Simon & Schuster, 2014, 303 pages)
When Laurie Moran’s husband was brutally murdered, only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father’s killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy’s dreams. Laurie is haunted by more—the killer’s threat to her son as he fled the scene: “Tell your mother she’s next, then it’s your turn . . .”
Now Laurie is dealing with murder again, this time as the producer of a true-crime, cold-case television show. The series will launch with the twenty-year-old unsolved murder of Betsy Powell. Betsy, a socialite, was found suffocated in her bed after a gala celebrating the graduation of her daughter and three friends. The sensational murder was news nationwide. Reopening the case in its lavish setting and with the cooperation of the surviving guests that night, Laurie is sure to have a hit on her hands. But when the estranged friends begin filming, it becomes clear each is hiding secrets . . . small and large.
And a pair of blue eyes is watching events unfold, too . . .
I always enjoy reading books by Mary Higgins Clark. I have been a big fan of hers for years. I think one of the reasons I like to read her mysteries so much is because she’s not like some authors that come out with a new book every three months. So when she does release a new one I know it’s going to be good because she really put a lot of time and thought into it.
I was waiting for this one to be released, and I was not disappointed in the outcome. This one had a lot of suspense, twists and turns, and it made me want to just keep reading it because that’s just how bad I wanted to know the outcome. I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! It had a truly surprise ending that I was not expecting at all.
The characters are both fascinating and likeable. I’ve Got You Under My Skin keeps you guessing until the end “who done it,” along with the start of a friendship that could become more. Another great mystery and it’s full of characters who all have a motive to be the killer. If you enjoy a good clean mystery novel and have never read one of her books, pick one up and read, you won’t be disappointed.