By Mary Higgins Clark
From #1 manhattan Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense” comes an exhilarating novel approximately lacking billions, a disgraced financier, and people decided to benefit the reality at any cost…
As the only assistant to a well-known upscale inside fashion designer, Lane Harmon, mom to five-year-old Katie, is acquainted with vacationing opulent houses round the tri-state zone. A born optimist, Lane reveals the glimpse into those gilded worlds attention-grabbing, and loves the gift of exceeding the expectancies in their often-demanding vendors. while she is termed to help in adorning a modest townhouse in Bergen County, she is aware the activity is rare. Then she learns the house belongs to the spouse of a infamous and disgraced financier named Parker Bennett.
Parker Bennett has been lacking for 2 years. He dropped out of sight in advance of it was once stumbled on that the $5 billion money within the fund he have been handling had vanished. Bennett had long past out on his sailboat within the Caribbean. was once it suicide or had he staged his disappearance? The scandal round his identify has no longer died down. His consumers and the government all are looking to hint the cash and locate Bennett if he's nonetheless alive.
Lane is stunned to discover herself moved via Mrs. Bennett’s calm dignity and it appears honest trust in her husband’s innocence. progressively, Lane unearths herself attracted to Eric, the Bennetts’ son, who's equally decided to end up that his father isn't responsible. Lane doesn’t comprehend that the nearer she will get to the Bennetts, the extra she places her life―and her daughter’s life―in jeopardy.
With the hair-raising storytelling ability that has made her America’s “Queen of Suspense,” Mary Higgins Clark combines a headline-making monetary scandal and a wide ranging story of deception and betrayal into certainly one of her best novels.
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He didn't inform his mom that he had Googled Lane Harmon to boot. “And what did you discover out approximately her, mom? ” he requested. “She has a fascinating background,” Anne stated with a fearful gesture as she tucked a strand of hair at the back of her ear. staring at her, Eric considered how his mother’s hair used to seem. She had worn it in a sublime silver-tinted upsweep completely coiffed through Ralph, her longtime hairdresser. His blood boiled while he considered how, after ten years as a valued patron and a beneficiant tipper, she were barred from returning to his salon. “Your presence will dissatisfied too a lot of our consumers who misplaced cash making an investment together with your husband,” he had defined. His mom had lower back domestic choking again tears. “Eric, he wasn’t even apologetic,” she had informed him. Now a stylist from a cheap salon in Portchester got here to the home as soon as every week. He opened the bottle of pinot noir that was once in a Waterford crystal decanter subsequent to his chair. Marge O’Brian, their full-time housekeeper of fifteen years, was once his father’s staunchest defender and nonetheless got here in to serve his mom lunch and dinner and to tidy up. one of many nice difficulties of relocating to New Jersey used to be giving up Marge, who may by no means depart her relations in Connecticut. this night he knew she had ready a Waldorf salad, salmon, and wild rice, his mother’s favourite dinner. He purely was hoping that once it got here she may do greater than decide at it. Now he requested, “And what did you discover out approximately Lane Harmon? ” “She was once widowed in a motor vehicle twist of fate sooner than her child was once born. She’s the daughter of Gregory Harmon, the congressman who they acknowledged had the aptitude to be the following Jack Kennedy. He used to be killed in a crash while he went on a golfing trip in a personal aircraft with 3 of his acquaintances. Lane used to be in basic terms seven years outdated. Isn’t it poor that she suffered that sort of loss two times? ” “Yes, it really is. ” Eric reached for his mother’s glass and crammed it. “You might be happy to understand that I invited her to have dinner on Saturday evening and she or he accredited. ” Anne Bennett smiled, a real smile. “Oh, Eric, that’s great. She’s so beautiful and that i can see how clever she is. She made me consider so cozy. That Glady Harper should be doing us a desire, yet she intimidates me. ” “I suspect she intimidates all people, mom, even me,” Eric joked. Anne Bennett appeared affectionately around the desk at her son. Then her eyes jam-packed with tears. “Oh, Eric, you’re clone of your father. I so frequently take into consideration how we met in basic terms through happenstance. We have been either happening the subway stairs. It used to be raining and the steps have been slippery. I slipped and virtually fell. He was once at the step in again of me. He grabbed me through my waist and held me opposed to him and that was once the start. “He stated to me, ‘You are so lovely. Why do you glance standard? ’ “I advised him I had simply got to work as a secretary on the related enterprise the place he labored. We went down the stairs and he walked me to my educate. a number of days later he known as and requested me out. That was once it. while he proposed, he stated that the instant he placed his hands round me that day, he knew he may by no means allow pass of me back.
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