Book Review: I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark

 “Almost two years after someone snatched Alexandra “Zan” Moreland’s then three-year-old son, Matthew, from his stroller while his sitter dozed, Zan, a New York City interior designer who remains devastated, has been unable to trace her son. To make matters worse, somebody is using her credit cards to purchase expensive items just as she’s on the verge of landing a prestigious account for her fledgling business. Worst of all, evidence emerges that suggests Zan kidnapped her own son. Meanwhile, a priest is troubled by a woman whose confession reveals that a murder is being planned. Contrivances that prevent key information from reaching the heroine as well as characters without personality in the service of a plot with at least one major hole won’t please those who prefer their suspense firmly grounded in reality and logic.”*

 

It almost happened again. I almost let it happen again. It t’was the night before Christmas…just kidding. It was about 2am this morning and I started to read an e-book that was recommended to me earlier in the day and then I thought, Crap! I need to read those damn library books! So I went to the large stack sitting on my dinning room table and picked up I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark. I got into the book and it took me until, around, 4am to finish it.

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I thought the book was pretty great, although there were some parts that really annoyed me. It’s already established from the first moment that someone is impersonating her and that most won’t believe it but she spends the majority of the book acting like a crazy person. She often asks herself if she really did have something to do with her son’s disappearance. Of course, I expected her to be upset, frustrated, exhausted and even a little unhinged but the dramatics was an unnecessary addition to the plot twist.  I feel as if we didn’t answer most of the questions (lotta worry, lotta call backs with no pay off; thinking of the Stephen King suspense method).

I am always a fan of hers but I definitely pay attention to each book as it’s own separate work. I must say, I did enjoy the plot twist in this one. It wasn’t as explosive as some of her other stories but I enjoyed it. I’d recommend this book if you just need something to curl up with or a quick read with a little suspense.

If you’ve read this book, if you liked it, disliked it, hated it or haven’t read it but have plan to…let me know! I’d love to hear your thoughts. And if you have any book suggestions for me to read or any reviews you’d like to see here, let me know!

Happy Reading.

Jade

 

*Link to Book and synopsis: http://bit.ly/2CTpnPG

Reviews by Other Readers/Writers

Hi all!

So I’ve been thinking and I finally decided to do it! I’m going to have a category on my blog where you can read book reviews by other readers and writers. I think that this will definitely help you guys broaden your horizons with different books that I haven’t read yet or that I missed. I plan to do some featured reviews (people that I asked specifically to write a review for me) and also follower reviews (these are reviews that are sent to me to be featured!

If you have any reviews that you would like to be featured on my blog please send me a message, write a comment or send me your contact information and I will reach out to you. This could very well be a  fun thing for everyone!!

I will also add the link to featured blogs or social media so that you can check out any other reviews by that reader! I look forward to meeting more reviewers!

Jade

Current Read: Carrying His Secret

Hey!

I thought I’d do a round of small romance novels! You know, the ones that are very short and are usually headed by Harlequin? I just recently came across a few that were really good and were in the same theme but had some really good storylines to them. Since they are so short I’ll do a quick little review for them and move on!

The third book that I’m doing is called Carrying His Secret by Marie Ferrarella (That is like the funniest but most awesome last name ever!). I had never heard of this author before I picked this book up so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Inference:

Elizabeth Shelton found her boss murdered, his son the father of her unborn baby, and herself on the run from a killer. She’s really having one bad day, or few months, depending on how your looking at it. With him she, and their child, will be safe but what she wants, in addition to his protection, is his love.

Good Readance,

Jade

Carrying His Secret