Book Review: While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark


Title: While My Pretty One Sleeps

Author: Mary Higgins Clark

Genre: Mystery

Story: Neeve Kearny owns a boutique in NYC. One of her best customers (but most annoying) disappears and is later found murdered. The similarities to her own mothers’ murder are striking, and she finds herself closer to the killer than she ever anticipated.

What Worked: The story was seamless. You learn just enough about the characters to care and move the story forward. There is enough plot there to keep you guessing and just enough twist to keep you entertained. The writing is very straightforward. Not a lot of prose or fancy work here – plot driven.

What Needed Work: Seriously, I am in no position to be giving Mary Freakin’ Higgins Clark any advice….no.

Overall: This isn’t Mrs. Higgins’ first rodeo – the book comes together as cute and perfect as a Scooby Doo episode. This book came recommended to me by my best friend. I am a first time Higgins reader and I can see why she is a best seller. It was a little too formulaic for me to LOVE it, but it was a good beach read.

Rating: 3/5

If you wanna read: Amazon

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We read to learn, to feel, to laugh, to understand others. We write to teach, express, communicate, to inspire others. I created Invisible Ink as an outlet of sorts, an area where I can organize the chaos; a place where hopefully I can be true to myself, and my readers. Writing is personal, it takes a brave and dedicated soul to formulate a piece and then share it with the world. That being said, I get just as much out of reading other's work as I do sharing mine ( I am always open to manuscript review swaps, just send me a message). Words read off a page evoke emotions. When taken out of context, or through an out of focus lens - anyone can mold the words, shifting their meaning to fit their agenda or distorted outlook. Staying true to form and myself, I won't censor my content, but I will censor my audience. Whatever lens you happen to be reading this through - I hope you enjoy!

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