Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Dashing through the Snow by Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark (4)

From beloved mother-daughter duo Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark comes a holiday treat you won't want to miss.

In the picturesque village of Branscombe, New Hampshire, the townsfolk are all pitching in to prepare for the first (and many hope annual) Festival of Joy. The night before the festival begins, a group of employees at the local market learn that they have won $160 million in the lottery. One of their co-workers, Duncan, decided at the last minute, on the advice of a pair of crooks masquerading as financial advisers, not to play. Then he goes missing. A second winning lottery ticket was purchased in the next town, but the winner hasn't come forward. Could Duncan have secretly bought it?

The Clarks' endearing heroes -- Alvirah Meehan, the amateur sleuth, and private investigator Regan Reilly -- have arrived in Branscombe for the festival. They are just the people to find out what is amiss. As they dig beneath the surface, they find that life in Branscombe is not as tranquil as it appears. So much for an old-fashioned weekend in the country.

Well what a great wee read ... To be honest I picked this book up mainly because of the cover and it was a nice hard backed book ... I had read some of Mary Higgins Clark books before a long time ago and I am so glad that I decided that I have rediscovered her again ...

The story is set in a small town where the communty all know each other and there still is the feeling of everyone helping each other out ... And now is a prefect time of year to read this book as it is set around Christmas ...

The book is really easy to read and just flows nicely ... There are really loveable characters along with other characters that you love to hate ... There is mystery, plotting and money involved which is a prefect recipe for a good story ...

This is a cute wee book that shows that people do have heart !!!

A rate this book 4 stars ****

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