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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark- Feature and Review


                                                               ABOUT THE BOOK:


 An electrifying new thriller from “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark!


When investigative journalist Gina Kane receives an email from a “CRyan” describing her “terrible experience” while working at REL, a high-profile television news network, including the comment “and I’m not the only one,” Gina knows she has to pursue the story. But when Ryan goes silent, Gina is shocked to discover the young woman has died tragically in a Jet Ski accident while on holiday.

Meanwhile, REL counsel Michael Carter finds himself in a tricky spot. Several female employees have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. Carter approaches the CEO, offering to persuade the victims to accept settlements in exchange for their silence. It’s a risky endeavor, but it could well make him rich.

As more allegations emerge and the company’s IPO draws near, Carter’s attempts to keep the story from making headlines are matched only by Gina Kane’s determination to uncover the truth. Was Ryan’s death truly an accident? And when another accuser turns up dead, Gina realizes someone—or some people—will go to depraved lengths to keep the story from seeing the light.


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MY REVIEW:




Kiss the Girls and Make Them CryKiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kiss the Girls and Make them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark is a 2019 Simon & Schuster publication.

Gina Kane, an investigative reporter, is onto to a good story- she feels it in her bones. After being contacted by a woman who claims she had a terrible experience while working for REL, a TV news network and suggests she wasn’t the only one, Gina begins to follow up on the story. But she learns the woman who sent her the email has died in a terrible jet ski accident while on vacation.

REL counsel, Mike Carter, finds himself in an awkward position. When he confronts the CEO about sexual allegations made against him by several female employees, he is told to buy them off. If he does what he is told, it will make him a rich man.

As Michael struggles to put out more fires than he bargained for, Gina is hot on his trail as evidence mounts of a cover up and maybe even murder....

This is a descent enough novel of suspense, with a relevant theme, centered around the #MeToo movement. The story moves a little slowly, and is not terribly exciting, to be honest, but there were some surprise twists along the way, especially in the last quarter of the book, when things really started to come together. 

This is probably a good solid 3 to 3.5 effort, but because Clark was 92 when this book was published, and passed away a few months later.  Since this could be her last solo release, I fudged the rating up just a little. 

I have not read every one of Clark’s novels, but I’ve read enough to know she was fine writer of over fifty books, all of them bestsellers- and she kept me entertained for many hours. I for one am thankful for her many contributions to the mystery/thriller genre! 

RIP Mary Higgins Clark and thanks for all the great stories!!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:





he #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark has written thirty-eight suspense novels, four collections of short stories, a his­torical novel, a memoir, and two children’s books. With bestselling author Alafair Burke she wrote the Under Suspicion series. With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, she has coauthored five more suspense novels.

Clark’s books have sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone. Her books are beloved around the world and made her an international bestseller many times over.

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