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The Lost Years

Clark, Mary Higgins

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Lost Years
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Now in mass market, the latest suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author and Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark, where a biblical scholar is found murdered shortly after discovering the most revered and holy document in human history, which has now gone missing... Dr. Jonathan Lyons, a seventy-year-old biblical scholar, believes he has found the rarest of parchments-a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican library in the fifteenth century, it was assumed to be lost forever. Under the promise of secrecy, Jonathan attempts to confirm his findings with several other biblical experts. But on the eve before his own murder, he confides to Father Aiden O'Brien, a family friend, that one of those whom he trusted most is determined to keep it from being returned to the Vatican. The next evening Jonathan Lyons is found shot to death in his New Jersey home. His daughter, twenty-seven year old Mariah, finds her father's body sprawled over his desk in his study, a fatal bullet wound in the back of his neck, and her mother, Kathleen, an Alzheimer's victim, hiding in the study closet, incoherent and clutching the murder weapon. The police suspect that Kathleen, who in her lucid moments knows that Jonathan was involved with a much younger woman Lily Stewart, has committed the murder. But Mariah believes that the key to her father's death is tied to another question: Where is the missing parchment? Whom, among his close circle of friends, might he have consulted? And did one of them kill to keep possession of the letter? What Mariah doesn't know is that there was an eyewitness to the murder, someone whose unwise attempt to blackmail the killer begins a new circle of death, with Mariah as the ultimate target of one person's obsession with a priceless historical treasure. With all the elements that have made her a worldwide bestseller, Mary Higgins Clark's The Lost Years is at once a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious and archeological treasure of all time.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2012.
ISBN: 9781451668926
9781451668865
Characteristics: viii, 292 p. ;,24 cm.

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Jan 29, 2014
  • sma11onthewall rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I've read all Mary Higgins Clark books and they never disappoint!!

May 17, 2013
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book.
I haven't read a Mary Higgins Clark book in a long, long while....this was a treat!

Apr 21, 2013
  • ggbookreader rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Review title: Found, Lost, then Found.
*Great fictional storyline. *Well-developed key characters. As you read and pay attention to the details you are sure to uncover the murderer. The sub-plot is as intriguing as the main plot, and should hold each reader's fascination. **Another suspense-thriller delivered by Mary Higgins Clark, enjoyed it on my weekend escape. :) :)

Jun 30, 2012
  • zipread rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark. Somehow I got it in my mind that this was going to be one of those Dan Brownesque novels full of ancient Roman catacombs, flagellating monks from some remote sect in Jerusalem, and a quest for the true cross or the holy grail. But no, it wasn’t that kind of book at all. And I must say I was ltte disappointed that that’s not what it was. Instead it was a kind of detective novel, a sort of who done it. But after reading a few pages of the novel I was hooked. I am sure that it comes as no surprises. Immensely prolific and widely popular, Clark author of 42 books obviously knows what she is doing (and writing). I enjoy novels I “figure out”. Well in that respect, Lost Years was frustrating. Just when I think I’ve figured out who committed the crime, my conclusion is hopelessly dashed and I know for sure that I was very, very wrong. In Lost Years, the plot is all, the characters less so. No soul searching or introspection or what my eleventh grade English teacher used to call character development. Its not a long book. Best to reserve a block of time so you can read it from beginning to end in one session, otherwise it may become a little difficult to keep the characters straight (at least it was for me.)

Jun 23, 2012
  • KatSu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Enjoyable and interesting read.

I haven't read any Clark for many years now so this seemed a bit tame to me. But still one of those where you think you have it all figured out only to find you haven't.

Jun 21, 2012
  • carol3275 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Couldn't put this book down! Who killed her father? and then killed others as a result of the first? That is the classic question. I'm sure you'll eventually figure it out. But anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

May 18, 2012
  • Mommies2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book with great characterization of the main characters. Good action.

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Jun 10, 2013
  • kmyers0001 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a true page tuner, it will keep you off guard and guessing til the end.

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