The Lost Years

by Mary Higgins Clark | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1451668929 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingDove-i-Libriwing of Cape Coral, Florida USA on 6/12/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingDove-i-Libriwing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, June 12, 2021
A book that has been in the house a long time. Now registered to read as part of the 2021 Reduce Mount TBR challenge!

From the publisher's website: " ...From #1 New York Times bestselling author and Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark, a biblical scholar is found murdered shortly after discovering the most revered and holy document in human history, which has now gone missing ...

Dr. Jonathan Lyons, a seventy-year-old biblical scholar, believes he has found the rarest of parchments: a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican library in the fifteenth century, it was assumed to be lost forever.

Under the promise of secrecy, Jonathan attempts to confirm his findings with several other biblical experts. But on the eve before his own murder, he confides to Father Aiden O’Brien, a family friend, that one of those whom he trusted most is determined to keep it from being returned to the Vatican.

The next evening Jonathan Lyons is found shot to death in his New Jersey home. His daughter, twenty-seven year old Mariah, finds her father’s body sprawled over his desk in his study, a fatal bullet wound in the back of his neck, and her mother, Kathleen, an Alzheimer’s victim, hiding in the study closet, incoherent and clutching the murder weapon. The police suspect that Kathleen, who in her lucid moments knows that Jonathan was involved with a much younger woman Lily Stewart, has committed the murder.

But Mariah believes that the key to her father’s death is tied to another question: Where is the missing parchment? Whom, among his close circle of friends, might he have consulted? And did one of them kill to keep possession of the letter?

What Mariah doesn’t know is that there was an eyewitness to the murder, someone whose unwise attempt to blackmail the killer begins a new circle of death, with Mariah as the ultimate target of one person’s obsession with a priceless historical treasure.

With all the elements that have made her a worldwide bestseller, Mary Higgins Clark’s The Lost Years is at once a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious and archeological treasure of all time.
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Sounds like a fun read!

When I'm done, this is being offered at Dove-i-Libri's 2021 RABKC thread (Link)

JULY 25, 2021: Well, about halfway through, I guessed the criminal, but enjoyed reading how the characters in the book figured it out! No one requested the book from the RABCK thread, and so I'm sending it along as a RABCK for a mystery lover. She can read or share it. Or BOTH!

Journal Entry 2 by wingDove-i-Libriwing at ~ RABCK ~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Sunday, July 25, 2021

Released 2 mos ago (7/26/2021 UTC) at ~ RABCK ~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Off to Indiana! ☺ Happy Traveling, Book! ☺

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Journal Entry 3 by wingbook_drunkardwing at Osgood, Indiana USA on Friday, July 30, 2021
Thanks for sending this my way.
It sounds right up my alley!

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