Let Me Call You Sweetheart Paperback – 1938
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I have read many Mary Higgins Clark books in the past. She is a great author, this book is no exception. It leads you through a maze of twists and turns and the conclusion amazes you.
I really liked this book. There are surprises everywhere. For example here is a quote from the book. "With a roar, the car came rushing across the road, seemingly aimed right toward her. Just as she thought it was going to come up the curb and hit her, it swerved into a U-turn and then raced down the block. page 117" It's great how Clark lets you think you have figured out who the killer is and then you get new information. I think that I am like the Kerry McGrath the lawyer. If I came upon some information that was important. I wouldn't listen to all the people who want me to leave it alone. I really like Clark's style, a few other of her books I would recomend and, Loves Music Loves to Dance, All Around The Town, and On the Street Where You Live. They are all murder mysterys. If you get scared easily or have nightmares about things you read, I would not recommend this book. It is pretty scary. One of the most scary things about it is that her stories seem like something that could happen to you, her characters are like people you know. If you like to be frightened I would definitly reccomend this book and many of her other ones.
Kerry's boss, Frank Green, made his reputation by successfully prosecuting the Reardon case. Now Green is preparing to run for governor, and Kerry herself is about to be nominated for a judgeship thanks to the recommendation of long-time state senator Jonathan Hoover, Kerry's friend and mentor. Hoover warns Kerry that looking into the Reardon case now could be a political embarrassment for all of them.
And then there's Bob Kinellen, Kerry's ex-husband, who's defending mobster Jimmy Weeks at his trial for tax evasion. Weeks was rumored to be having an affair with Suzanne Reardon around the time she was killed. When Kerry begins receiving threats of harm to Robin, she knows somebody has a good reason to keep her from resurrecting the Sweetheart Murder Case.
Another fantastic book from Mary Higgins Clark! Extremely suspenseful and satisfying!
Clark's sole narrative strength is her control of pace--because her story moves so swiftly and her chapters are so short, it's easy to scarf down the cliche-ridden, plain-vanilla prose even while realizing that you're not enjoying a particularly imaginative or substantial meal. Here we have the same kind, intelligent, beautiful heroine who finds herself lost in a tangled web of murder and lies, yada yada yada...the only thing that distinguishes this bland protagonist from the other prototypes from Clark's feminist factory is her name, Kerry McGrath (God, even that sounds artificial). It really doesn't matter who killed Suzanne Reardon, because Clark doesn't seem to care one way or the other. As I neared the end, I started thinking, "Oh, God, no, she's gonna make the killer that person...no, not even SHE would stoop that low." But she did stoop that low. To me, identity of the killer wasn't just a lame disappointment--it felt like an outright cheat. Especially since I'd invested much more time and energy than these characters really deserved. Someone please explain to Ms. Clark that while it's OK to make the murderer the least likely person--Agatha Christie did it all the time--you might want to include a chain of logic (and maybe even a few clues would have been nice) so that it comes close to making sense, plotwise.
Speaking of the divine Dame Agatha, I think I'll go reread another one of her mysteries right now--that's probably the only way I'll be able to get that awful genre hackwork taste out of my mouth.
This book was very good. I really enjoyed reading it. Although it starts off slow and out of nowhere, the plot thickens and it is a big surprise at the end. Suzanne Reardon, a wealthy woman, is murdered. Over her body are sweetheart roses, hence the name. Her husband was convicted of the murder. He is in jail for at least 30 years without parole. Ten years later, Kerry Magrath and her daughter are in Dr. Smith's office, for a plastic surgery counseling. Kerry sees a Suzanne Reardon look-alike. She looks into Dr. Smith and finds out he is Suzanne's father. This leads up to a number of other suspects including Jonathan Hoover, Jimmy Weeks and others that may have had interest in Suzanne. It leads up to the end where Dr. Smith is murdered as well. Kerry then finds out who the killer is, but not soon enough. She goes to the killer's house and she and Robin are to be killed until someone who couldn't before helps them. I recommend this book to anyone who is willing to stick with it and loves a good mystery story.
Most recent customer reviews
Mary Higgins Clark keeps you turning the pages and guessing who the killer is. I reccomend this book...it was great!Published on June 5 2004 by booklover
This had an great suspenseful ending. This was a page turner and a great readPublished on Aug. 25 2003 by R. H Porter
This was a really good book for MHC, she tends to leave a few unanswered question's in her endings, which I don't care for. Yet this was a good thriller and a surprise ending. Read morePublished on June 26 2003
Mary Higgins Clark is one of my favorite authors and I think Let Me Call You Sweetheart is one of her best books, if you like this author you will like this book and probably find... Read morePublished on April 5 2003
i think the best thing about this book is that how you keep changing your mind. first, you're positive it's dr. smith. then, it's definetely jimmy weeks. Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2002 by Nazomi
Once again Mary Higgins Clark has penned a suspense that rivits you to the edge of your seat and has you bitting your nails. As with all Ms. Read morePublished on May 6 2002 by Beverly J. Scott