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Moonlight Becomes You [Paperback]

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I HATE COCKTAIL PARTIES, MAGGIE THOUCHT WRYLY, WON-dering why she always felt like an alien when she attended one. Read the first page
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 31 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Page turner - good summer, fast read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Moonlight Becomes You May 21 2004
By A Customer
This book tells the tale of a young woman named Nell who finally finds her long lost stepmother Nuala. Nell goes to stay with Nuala for a quiet two-week vacation so that they can catch up on each others lives, but when she arrives at the lovely old Victorian style house she is stunned to find that Nuala has been murdered, apparently the victim of a burglary. But Nell has the feeling that Nuala's death is part of a more complex scheme that involves all the deaths of those rich old women living at a fancy nursing home, Lathom Manor. Nell thinks that all the deaths have something to do with a man called Earl. A scary man obsessed with death and burial. Then there's Liam Moore Payne, Earl's charming cousin that Nell seems to have fallen head over heels for, but does he have something other than Nell in that handsome head of his? Can Nuala's good friend Mrs. Shipley help Nell discover the secret of Lathom Manor or will Nell be next on this evil murder's list? I enjoyed this book very much because of the suspense and the surprises that lurk in every corner. The ending is so great and so unexpected that I wish there were more. The person behind the murders is the one that you would least expect but he is right under your nose the whole time. I definitely recommend this book, Its great!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Moonlight Becomes You Aug. 5 2003
My wife convinced me to give her favorite writer a chance since I like a good suspenseful story. I found her pick rather dissappointing. The premise of elderly folks being killed for monetary gain is nothing new in fiction. The fact that it went on so long with no one uncovering the heinous acts ruined the book's believeability. There were no real twists in the story that a reader could not figure out. Also, the heroine is no great catch. She spends a huge part of her time missing obvious clues and growing upset that a certain man she has a romantic interest in (and who is too good for her) can't read her mind. There is a creepy and suspenseful opening to the book that lets you know immediately that the main character is in dire peril, but I'm sad to say that as the story unfolds, and you get to know her better, you find yourself rooting for the heroine's rescuer to show up several minutes too late. I'm sure Mary Higgins Clark is a fine writer, but this book can't be an example of her best work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Rocks! April 5 2003
By A Customer
I like Mary Higgins Clark and Moonlight Becomes You is one of her best books and is a page turner that you just can't put down until the very last page and a book you want to keep and read again, I liked everything about the book, including Maggie who is a wonderful heroine who is strong and no mamby pamby weakling! I recommend this awesome book, it totally rocks!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful Feb. 8 2003
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book was a HUGE disappointment. I have been a long time fan of Mary Higgins Clark, but I found that I had to make myself read this book in order to finish it. I also found the end to be predictable and it was easy to figure out who the killers were. This book is a waste of time and money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting but creepy !!! Nov. 9 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
What a fabulous, exciting and just-creepy-enough read this is.Maggie Holloway is a successful New York photographer who unexpectedly meets her former stepmother, Nuala after a gap of many years. Maggie agrees to visit Nuala in her Newport home for a short stay but upon her arrival, finds Nuala dead after a vicious beating.Maggie learns that Nuala changed her will in her favour only the day before and also changed her mind about selling her house and going to live in a luxurious retirement establishment.Nuala had left a request that Maggie visit her friend Greta who already lives in this retirement home and, when Greta dies unexpectedly that same evening, begins to feel that something is terribly wrong. Mary Higgins Clark incorporates some strange and slightly macabre touches with sinister props, a local weirdo and the feeling that Maggie should be looking over her shoulder--a lot !!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! Oct. 3 2002
By Elisa
I loved this book. The main character is really likable and as the story develops, it gets more intense and full of suspense, so much that I really had trouble putting this book down! The only thing I didn't like is that there were a lot of characters and it was hard to remember who was who and keep track of them all - that's why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. But it's undoubtedly a very good book, I would recommend it to anyone who likes mistery and suspense.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed at times, but still a good read Aug. 1 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I am usually a very avid fan of Mary Higgins Clark, and Moonlight Becomes You, although a good read, was not one of her works that rank up there. First of all, there were too many characters, some almost laughable at times. Some of the characters were well-written though, but most were just too drawn-out and bland. The plot was good, not excellent, but like myself, many readers would suspect who the killer was. It was really obvious. I'm not going to give away the name, that is for you to decide if you want to read it or not. After half-way reading through it, I was about to just skip to the end to see who it was, but I didn't want to spoil the surprise. The ending left me waiting. When I finished it, I asked myself, "Isn't there more, maybe a few pages are missing," but it was all there. The ending just dropped off, and a bit confusing. The whole victorian bells thing I could noy understand. Still it isn't the worst of her works, and I recommend reading it. Like Nuala, this book died in the beginning.
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