Two Little Girls In Blue
By Mary Higgins Clark
Simon and Schuster, Hardcover, 2006
The house on Old Woods Road is a fixer upper, but it’s all Margaret and Steve Frawley could afford. With Steve’s great new job and his career on the upswing, the couple hope to slowly turn the run down old place into a nice home for themselves and their three-year-old twins. What they never imagined was returning home from a dinner party one night to find their babysitter sent to the hospital and police surrounding their home. A parent’s biggest nightmare come true. Twins, Kelly and Kathy have been kidnapped and the kidnappers are demanding eight million in ransom.
When Steve’s company agrees to pay the ransom, only Kelly comes home. Her twin, Kathy, reportedly died and her body dumped at sea. Kelly refutes this, but no one takes her seriously, except Margaret. Believing her daughters to be communicating telepathically, she’ll risk anything to prove Kathy is still alive. When Kelly implies Kathy is seriously ill, Margaret becomes more determined than ever to find her.
TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE is an edge of your seat page-turner. The well thought out plot moves the story along at break neck speed. The suspense is terrifyingly genuine and being a mother, I felt every ounce of Margaret’s pain at discovering her daughters gone. I suffered with her when she was told of Kathy’s death and cheered her on when she went about trying to prove her daughter was still alive. The characters are alive, the writing superb, and I found the villains indisputably realistic to a chilling degree.
I found the hardcover of this book in a library sale along with a few other hard covers in the same genre and, loving suspense, paid my small fee and brought them home. Having a little free time, I decided to delve into my very first Mary Higgins Clark novel. And although my first, it certainly won’t be my last. Even with limited time, I finished the book in one day only putting it down for necessary chores. If you like suspense and haven’t had a chance to read this one by Mary Higgins Clark, I highly recommend you pick up a copy.