The Shadow of Your Smile

The Shadow of Your Smile In The Shadow of Your Smile worldwide bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark weaves a spellbinding thriller revolving around a long held family secret that threatens to emerge and take the life of an

  • Title: The Shadow of Your Smile
  • Author: Mary Higgins Clark
  • ISBN: 9781439199879
  • Page: 131
  • Format: ebook
  • In The Shadow of Your Smile, worldwide bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark weaves a spellbinding thriller revolving around a long held family secret that threatens to emerge and take the life of an unsuspecting heiress At age eighty two and in failing health, Olivia Morrow knows she has little time left The last of her line, she faces a momentous choice expose a long In The Shadow of Your Smile, worldwide bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark weaves a spellbinding thriller revolving around a long held family secret that threatens to emerge and take the life of an unsuspecting heiress At age eighty two and in failing health, Olivia Morrow knows she has little time left The last of her line, she faces a momentous choice expose a long held family secret, or take it with her to her grave Olivia has in her possession letters from her deceased cousin Catherine, a nun, now being considered for beatification by the Catholic Church the final step before sainthood In her lifetime, Sister Catherine had founded seven hospitals for disabled children Now the cure of a four year old boy dying of brain cancer is being attributed to her After his case was pronounced medically hopeless, the boy s desperate mother had organized a prayer crusade to Sister Catherine, leading to his miraculous recovery The letters Olivia holds are the evidence that Catherine gave birth at age seventeen to a child, a son, and gave him up for adoption Olivia knows the identity of the young man who fathered Catherine s child Alex Gannon, who went on to become a world famous doctor, scientist, and inventor holding medical patents Now, two generations later, thirty one year old pediatrician Dr Monica Farrell, Catherine s granddaughter, stands as the rightful heir to what remains of the family fortune But in telling Monica who she really is, Olivia would have to betray Catherine s wishes and reveal the story behind Monica s ancestry The Gannon fortune is being squandered by Alex s nephews Greg and Peter Gannon, and other board members of the Gannon Foundation, who camouflage their profligate lifestyles with philanthropy Now their carefully constructed image is cracking Greg, a prominent financier, is under criminal investigation, and Peter, a Broadway producer, is asuspect in the murder of a young woman who has been extorting money from him The only people aware of Olivia s impending choice are those exploiting the Gannon inheritance To silence Olivia and prevent Monica from learning the secret, some of them will stop at nothing even murder Clark s riveting new novel explores the juxtaposition of medical science and religious faith, and the search for identity by the daughter of a man adopted at birth.

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    1. Mary Higgins Clark, 1 international and New York Times bestselling author, is the author of 46 books and counting she s written thirty three suspense novels three collections of short stories a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story two children s books, including The Magical Christmas Horse and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges She has also written five holiday suspense novels with Carol Higgins Clark and The Cinderella Murder, a new thriller in collaboration with bestselling novelist Alafair Burke.Clark s books have sold than 100 million copies in the United States alone Her books are beloved around the world and have made her an international bestseller many times over.

    2. Formulaic. In the case of the vast majority of frothy mystery writers (think Janet Evanovich or Sandra Brown), “formulaic” not only describes the plot but also comments on the nutritional value. Mary Higgins Clark, very much like Agatha Christie before her, takes formulaic and makes it comforting (no gratuitous violence – are you following, James Patterson?), empowering (strong female characters – are you listening, Stuart Woods?) and fun (yes, Robert Crais, it doesn’t have to be inten [...]

    3. Mary Higgins Clark is not one of the authors I consciously think “I CAN’T WAIT FOR HER NEXT BOOK”. However saying this I must admit I have read all her books and have become familiar with her work. Her books are filled with light suspense, no bad language, violence and graphic sex scenes and her female characters are always gentle lady-like independent women. Naturally there has to be some murders and a bit of romance too but nothing heavy I enjoy her style of writing short chapters that e [...]

    4. This has to be one of the worse books I have ever read. Looking at the book critcially I have found no redeaming qualities in either the writting style or plot. I am convinced that no one edited this book before it was submitted. Not only were there grammer errors, which if I can spot is means it's pretty bad, but the sentence structure was muddled and confusing. Also there was too much inner dialog and pointless details. I as a reader am not reallyconcerned about what the numerous charecters ha [...]

    5. The Shadow of Your Smile is not the best book of Mary Higgins Clark. I have read a lot better ones. But still it kept me fascinated and I did not want to stop reading. As with all novels by Mary Higgins Clark, this one as well is written in many small chapters switching perspective between the characters every few seconds. I love this style of writing because it keeps the tension up. It is similar to a daily soap. You get a relatively small bit of information and then the episode ends with somet [...]

    6. When I was in middle and high school, I read and owned every single Mary Higgins Clark novel. I couldn't wait for the next one to be released! After reading this one, I'm sad to say I was a little disappointed. The story was still good - a young doctor trying to learn about her heritage while caught up in the midst of a murder investigation with someone coming after her. I don't know why, but something was just a little lacking for me. While I still liked the book, I didn't have that feeling whe [...]

    7. Mais um livro maravilhoso de Mary Higgins Clark!Já disse que Adoro Mary Higgins Clark? (lol) :) momentosdemagia.wordpress

    8. I'm not sure why I love the writing of Mary Higgins Clark so much, but I do. Part of it is that I started reading her right at the beginning of high school. And after all these years, her writing feels so familiar and takes me back. The other reason I have stayed a devoted fan is that her stories are always so positive. Yes, I know, they are mysteries – which means someone always ends up dying, but still. The characters are really nice, interesting people that I always think would make really [...]

    9. It has been at least a year since I've reviewed a book here, and only my complete and utter disgust has motivated me now. It can all be summed up with this "the old lady is losing her touch." I've enjoyed M.H.C. since I was a teenager, but with this addition she has lost my respect. The main character is supposed to be a pediatrician but it appears the author thought her advancing years were sufficient research because she certainly never actually talked to a pediatrician.Rather than being horri [...]

    10. Um livro fantástico, com plots que se entrecruzam de forma hábil e com todas as peças a fazer sentido, nada forçadas e com uma leitura simples mas que nos faz querer sempre virar a próxima página.Todas as personagens estão construídas de forma brilhante e o livro só peca pelo final que não traz consigo nenhum twist significativo. Mais uma vez, Mary Higgins Clark é uma autora a seguir.

    11. This is my first time with Mary Higgins Clark. I know she has been a very popular author for many years now, but I have to say I probably will not read her again of my own free will. Her writing drove me nuts with way too many characters thrown at me in the first chapter! Slow down, lady! And while we all talk/think to ourselves everyday, I think it's safe to say we do not over describe details and other people the way it's done in this book. My own example: "She thought to herself, 'I think I'l [...]

    12. I feel as though the Mary Higgins Clark books are good for quick reads.For me all her books seem to be three point five star books. They’re good if you want something quick to read and yet I never seem to enjoy them as much as I love other authors. They’re sort of just there for when I want something quick to read.I think my main problem is that they all seem to be a lot of the same, in my opinion. Whether it is simply due to the selection of her books I have read or whether such is the case [...]

    13. I thought the subject matter was confusing, characters dull, and the plot line incredibly implausible and crammed (Suddenly the friend/cleaning lady feels the need to wash the pillowcases and notices the bloodstain, takes it to Dr. Monica, a new acquaintance? Please.). I didn't care about Monica finding out that she was the love child of the rich Alex Gannon and a nun. The nun is currently up for beautification for her ability to heal children. Although it was alluded to that her granddaughter h [...]

    14. This was a well-written suspense novel. I must admit, it wasnt as good as the previous Mary Higgins Clark novels I've read, but still able to hold my interest and clean suspense. When anyone of the characters passes in the story, I actually felt emotional for their loss! Mary descibes the person mentally and physically so you come to know the character intimately. I think the title of the book is off. I would have called it 'The Doctors', 'The Doctor's Heiress' or something. 'Shadow of Your Smil [...]

    15. I've read a lot of MHC books, and while they're not the greatest, they're always fun. I really struggled through this one, though. I had a hard time believing any of the characters actually did their jobs - a lot of talk about long days, yet everyone is out galavanting about New York. The stalker had to develop his photo? REALLY? I just couldn't buy into this plot and I didn't care about any of the characters. Plus, the whole religion thing grated on me, plus everyone's deep desire to have child [...]

    16. Disappointing -- BORING BORING. I used to love MHC books. But this book, about a woman doctor with no parents, siblings, or, seemingly, friends, even though she is drop dead gorgeous and incredibly intelligent, perceptive and a fabulous pediatrician, is so darned boring. Long story about her parentage and how she is the rightful heir to a fortune. How will she get her rightful fortune? Will she fall in love? I couldn't wait to finish it so I could return it to the library. This book will disappo [...]

    17. I found this book to be very confusing and long!! Too many characters to keep track of, and flip flopped from one storyline to another. It was well written but not one of my favorites by her!!

    18. Un nuevo libro de la reina del misterio, publicado originalmente en 2010 con el título The Shadow of your Smile y en España en 2012 con el nombre Mentiras de Sangre. La anciana Olivia Morrow acaba de recibir la noticia de que le quedan apenas unos cuantos días de vida. Justo en ese momento la Iglesia está valorando si beatificar a su prima Catherine, una religiosa que dedicó toda su vida a ayudar a niños enfermos y que incluso después de fallecer se dice que obró algunos milagros, curand [...]

    19. The Shadow Of Your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark was one i was looking forward to reading and after completing im once again highly impressed. The story goes of Olivia Morrow who is getting on in years and has only limited time left. She is haunted by what to do with letters by her deceased cousin Catherine wich reveals a family secret. One that has huge consequenses if revealed.Catherine's granddaughter Monica is a highly respected doctor has no idea she stands as the heir to Alex Gannon a promin [...]

    20. Riveting new thriller, spellbinding!Olivia Morrow, 82 and dying, has a terrible problem. Her deceased cousin Catherine, a Catholic nun, who is being considered for beatification, the first step toward sainthood in the Catholic Church, due to the miraculous recovery of a child dying of brain tumor that is attributed to her, had a secret few knew about. At seventeen Catherine had a love child by Alex Gannon, who went on to become a famous doctor and inventor, and Olivia has the letters to prove it [...]

    21. Mary Higgins Clark does her magic once again in "The Shadow of Your Smile". From the moment I picked up this book, I literally did not put it down.Olivia Morrow is an eighty-two year old women who is very ill with little time left holds documentation from her deceased cousin, Catherine, who became a nun. Prior to this she became pregnant at a young age and gave her son up for adoption while the Father of the son (Alex Gannon)went on the become a world renowned doctor and scientist. After Alex's [...]

    22. So I got to the end of this bookd they were talking about some dude who I can't for the life of me remember. This has started happening often and I worry for the state of my brain. Clearly it has lost the ability to retain information. Otherwise, just another typical Mary Higgins Clark novel. Crime fiction is my go-to indulgence genre even though it never actually makes me go "wow fantastic!" I just like the mystery I guess. Anywayworth a read if you're already a fan but there are far better one [...]

    23. I truly enjoyed reading this book. I love reading all of her books. They're easy, not graphic, and I finish them in two days tops.This one was about a doctor who is trying to find out about her paternal grandparents. But everytime she gets a little closer, something stops her in her path. The person who has the most information ends up getting murdered. So not only is she trying to find out about her paternal grandparents, but she is trying to find out who has murdered the person with the info t [...]

    24. I was very disappointed in this book. Its been years since I have read MHC, mainly because I felt her work was getting repetitive. So, I thought I would give her another chance. I'm not sure if it is because I read her oldest books when I was still in high school or because they were truly that different, but I felt the level of writing in this book was not up to her standards. I need to reread her first titles to see if they were ever really that good. The plot of this book hinges on a poorly b [...]

    25. I think I've read every Mary Higgins Clark book, but for me, this one was different. It felt more like her Christmas books, where the reader knows who did it, but the characters don't. I kept thinking that the mystery of the story was trying to figure out what the mystery was, but then there was a twist at the end that made me realize otherwise. The basic gist of the story: Dr. Monica Farrell's father was adopted and became obsessed, just prior to dying, with finding his birth family. Monica rec [...]

    26. I adored MHC in high school, reading every book I could get my hands on, some of them multiple times. I'm not sure if I have outgrown her writing or if this book is just awful. The editor is definitely lazy, as I spotted multiple errors without even trying. (A pediatrician prescribing aspirin to a toddler? I don't think that's been recommended for 20 years!) There are plenty of problems with this book beyond typos and grammatical errors, too. I think I'll have to reread Weep No More My Lady to c [...]

    27. Enjoyed this one more than the last MHC book I read. There are still too many coincidences for me. Too many people who know or happen to run into the same people in a huge city like New York. And of course it conveniently helps the plot along. It was also very predictable. I have found that MHC stories seem to have become more and more predictable over the years. Some of the names she uses bother me too. They are just a bit too outdated. I mean does anyone really name their baby Sally anymore? I [...]

    28. Monica is a beautiful, compassionate, hard working pediatrician. She becomes embroiled in 3 murders, corruption and a quest to find her birth parents. She is also called to testify in the Catholic church's Beautification process, which helps candidates become saints. The reader ponders questions of the power of miracles. An awesome event! Mary H. Clark has made a pleasing and well crafted story. She is the Master of Mystery.

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