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Book Review – My Gal Sunday by Mary Higgins Clark

Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Pages: 206
Published: February 1, 2003 by Pocket Books
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Sypnosis:
Topping her bestselling success with Alvirah and Willy, in “The Lottery Winner, America’s Queen of Suspense introduces a new sleuthing couple, Henry and Sunday, an ex-president and his young congresswoman bride. Henry Parker Britland IV is wealthy and worldly — a beloved former president who, still youthful, is enjoying early retirement. His new wife, Sunday, is beautiful, smart and seventeen years younger than he, and has just been elected to Congress in a stunning upset victory that has made her the darling of the media.
Henry and Sunday make a formidable team of sleuths — and never more so than when they set out to solve crimes occurring among their friends in political high society.
When Henry’s former secretary of state is indicted for the murder of his mistress, Henry and Sunday suspect he is taking the fall for a crime of passion he did not commit. But why?
With cases ranging from a crime on the presidential yacht to a kidnapping that brings Henry back to the White House as he races against time to unravel the plot, there is never a dull moment for the ex-president and his bride — or the reader.
With her wit and gift for characterization, the creator of the popular Alvirah and Willy stories brings us another marvelously endearing sleuthing duo, destined to return again and again.

Review:

It’s been a while since I’ve read a Mary Higgins Clark book eh? Well, blame it to my never ending reading list, which usually doubled whenever I finish a book. This time, since I manage to be productive and read all five books in my reading list early than what I expected, and since the opportunity were so good to me, I was able acquire a book of MHC! And who am I to decline the offer eh? It is MHC we are talking here, which I boldly admitted that I’m a big fan! Hehe

This is actually just a short read, just about 206 pages overall. But just like her other book that I’ve read, The Anastasia Syndrome and other stories, this book also comprises of not just one story, but four short stories! But unlike the Anastasia Syndrome, this book totally deserved my 4-star rating. But what’s also great about this book is that it features MHC’s new husband and wife team of sleuths. But unlike Alvirah and Willy Meehan, these two new couples we’re uhm, I would say the younger version of the latter, quite interesting eh? But unlike her previous books, this one has quite a handful of words that I need to consult my friend Meriam D for its meaning.

And having mention about the four short stories in just this one book, I’m making a break-down of this book starting from the first short story to the next.

A CRIME OF PASSION

In this story, we’ve got to learn more about the newest sleuthing duo of MHC. And oh lala! One of the America’s sexiest man eh? That’s quite a catch, haha. This first story also serves as the introduction of this sleuthing duo.

Honestly, I find it a bit dull. Maybe because I’ve just read a teeny weeny romance story and switching to suspense is quite a rush, haha. As what the title says, it definitely is a crime of passion. Henry’s (main male character, which is also the previous president of America) close friend and political ally was the prime suspect of killing his young lover, which was shot 3 times in his library. Which he even managed to have a good night sleep in his bedroom after leaving Arabella (the victim) bled to life in his library.

At first, I already have guessed that it’s not Tommy (Henry’s close friend and political ally) who killed the poor Arabella. But I was curious on who the heck was the culprit. And dang! The story came too fast that I was left surprised by the sudden exposure of the real culprit. But I just realize that it’s just a short read with four short stories in it. So the idea of delaying the exposure of the culprit is already out of the picture.

So far, this story isn’t one of my favorites of all four short stories, but it still managed to spook me.

THEY RAN AFTER THE PRESIDENT’S WIFE

This story is longer than the first short story. And what I notice was the unnecessary blabber. Haha, I’m already very eager to read the suspense part so that is why I’m so looking forward to read the action part than to read a dull blabber. (me being so impatient haha)

As obvious as the title says. This story started when Sunday (main female character and Henry’s wife) was kidnapped by an unknown culprit. This story is quite challenging for they all have no clue on how to find her. And I was so touched on Henry’s undying love for Sunday. My oh my! Who knows that America’s sexiest man could be that charming?

So far, the only concern that I find in this story is the blabber part.

HAIL COLUMBIA!

This book is all about the disappearance of an honorable politician Garcia Del Rio which took place when Henry was just twelve years old in a yacht named Columbia. This story is going to be interesting on how MHC will going to write this story for obviously, the crime was taken place a long time ago.

But dang! I never thought it could be this interesting. My oh my! MHC manage to amazed me in just this short read huh. So far, this book is my favorite of all the four short stories.

MERRY CHRISTMAS / Joyeux Noël

As the title goes, this one’s talk about Christmas. At first, I was a bit doubtful if I’m going to enjoy this short read, for it’s no secret that I was never a fan of MHC’s holiday books. But in all fairness, this book is quite a, uhm, how do say this?Well, this story is heartwarming. Imagine if you’re a mother and found out that your beloved son was kidnapped? (beware: this one’s going to be a bummer ehe) But fortunately, the kidnapped act gone wrong.

And this little boy, Jacques, found its way to the sleuthing duo that made the way for this little boy to be reunited to his parents. I think it’s a great choice to end this book eh?

So that’s it guys. That’s the reason behind my 4-star rating. If you happen to read this story, then please feel free to share how you find it on the comment area below 🙂

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

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