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Book Review – Daddy’s Little Girl by Mary Higgins Clark

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Pages: 384
First Published: 2001 by Pocket Books
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Ellie Cavanaugh was seven years old when her older sister was murdered near their home in New York’s Westchester County. It was young Ellie’s tearful testimony that put Rob Westerfield, the nineteen-year-old scion of a prominent family, in jail despite the existence of two other viable suspects.

Twenty-two years later, Westerfield, who maintains his innocence, is paroled. Determined to thwart his attempts to pin the crime on another, Ellie, an investiga-tive reporter for an Atlanta newspaper, returns home and starts writing a book that will conclusively prove Westerfield’s guilt. As she delves deeper into her research, however, she uncovers horrifying facts that shed new light on her sister’s murder. With each discovery she comes closer to a confrontation with a desperate killer.

This book portrayed an emotional story to me. It easily caught my attention for it talks about father-daughter relationship. I can totally relate not because I had the same experience but because this is the kind of topic that I don’t know much for I was raised not knowing who my father was. Well, lets cut the drama and I’ll tell you more about the book 😀

The story circled around a happy family that was ruined by a terrible murder of one of its member. Ellie Cavanaugh, a 7 year old found her older sister Andrea, fifteen-year old, dead in the Westerfield’s garage which she and her friends would call the “hide-out”. The primary suspect was the young Westerfield, a 22 year old son of Westetfield Sr. which is according to Ellie, Andrea was afraid of him. Two days after the funeral, Rob was arrested and was charged with first degree murder.

Twenty three years later, Ellie, now 30 years old who lives in Atlanta and works as an investigative journalist in Atlanta News decided to file a leave for the impending parole of Rob after almost 23 years in prison and she would do anything to stop it.

The story is very engrossing. I finished reading it only for a day. I remembered that I can’t make other task for I always think what would happen to the story. By just reading on its first few chapters, it is really obvious that Rob was the killer but once you read more and more of the book, you’ll be surprised how it’ll change your guess. I was actually still groping if whether Rob was the bad guy or not.

Her style of making you guess is always my favorite. And I liked who Ellie ended up with. And with that, I am happy to tell that I guessed that correctly, for I’m always a sucker for Mary Higgins Clark’s happy ending haha.

And with that, I would say that this book is an excellent one to read any time of the day.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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