by Mary Higgins Clark
Sometimes it is simply a blast to read a book of suspense. I don't do it very often; sometimes not even once in a year's reading. No Place Like Home was fast-paced, naturally, since right under the author's name on the cover, it says, "The Queen of Suspense." The book is about a woman whose husband surprises her with a gorgeous new house on her birthday. Now really, who would do that? What if the wife didn't like it? This is one of a couple's huge decisions that should be made together. But, he had good reasons, and he is such a sweet man that I could sort of buy the notion. Well, the surprise turns into shock and horror when the wife realizes this is her childhood home, in which her mother was murdered, and her step-father injured. That's all I'll tell you because it's just too good a story to spoil. I really enjoyed it, and found it well-written, with good characters and interesting plot. I've never read anything by Mary Higgins Clark before, and I might just read some more another year when I'm in the mood for a little suspense.