"Just Take My Heart"

"Just Take My Heart"

Just Take My Heart- Mary Higgins Clark
June 2022
            I enjoyed this story by Mary Higgins Clark, of Prosecutor Emily Wallace, who tried to send Gregg Aldrich to prison for murdering his celebrity wife Natalie. All the while another sinister plot line unfolded with a creepy neighbor who exposes Emily’s vulnerability. The pace of the plot line was just right, no dull moments for sure. Of course Mary Higgins Clark ties up all the loose ends in a gratifying way. I prefer rich picturesque settings, small town cast with bit of mystery . . . Which was absent here, but who can dispute MHC as the Queen of Suspense?
-Kim Luke

Book Blurb:

After famous actress Natalie Raines is found in her home, dying from a gunshot wound, police immediately suspect her theatrical agent and jealous soon-to-be-ex-husband, Gregg Aldrich. But no charges are brought against him until two years later, when a career criminal suddenly claims Aldrich had tried to hire him to kill her.

The case is a plum assignment for attractive thirty-two-year-old assistant prosecutor Emily Wallace. She spends long hours preparing for the trial, and unaware of a seemingly well-meaning neighbor’s violent past, gives him a key to her home to care for her dog.

The high-profile trial makes headlines, threatening to reveal personal matters about Emily, such as the fact that she had a heart transplant— especially when she experiences eerie sentiments that defy all reason and continue even after the jury decides Gregg Aldrich’s fate.

But little does she know, now her own life is at risk. . . .

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