The Lost Years

The Lost Years

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The brand new spine-tingling thriller from the world's favourite thriller writer.

Dr. Jonathan Lyons, a well-respected academic, has a stroke of luck when a previously missing ancient artefact - a highly valuable parchment - falls into his hands. Stolen from the Vatican in the fifteenth century, it was assumed to be lost forever - until now. Unsure of his next move, Dr. Lyons shares his discovery with a select few but, with so much money at stake, can he trust the people he's told?

Things take a turn for the worse when Jonathan is found brutally murdered in his own home. Then, as secrets in his personal life come to light, his wife, who suffers from Alzheimer's, is soon implicated.

It now falls to the couple's 27-year-old daughter, Mariah, to uncover the true motive behind her father's death. But the tangled web of secrets has spread much further than she knows. With someone still hell-bent on getting hold of the priceless document, will Mariah succeed in finding justice for both her father and her mother without putting her own life in terrible danger?

'Clark plays out her story like the pro that she is . . . flawless' Daily Mirror

'Should come with a warning: start in the evening and you'll be reading late into the night' USA Today
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781471112171
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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HopeTessa
Mar 29, 2017

I enjoyed this book, but at the same time there was little details which would make me cringe. Otherwise, it is a great book, and I would recommend it to a friend. It is a mystery novel that keeps you guessing until the end, but I was a little dissatisfied with the ending, it felt a little too open for me.

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heinrij
Jan 12, 2016

I always enjoy her books. A good story and PG

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sma11onthewall
Jan 29, 2014

I've read all Mary Higgins Clark books and they never disappoint!!

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HopeButterfly
May 17, 2013

I really enjoyed this book.
I haven't read a Mary Higgins Clark book in a long, long while....this was a treat!

ggbookreader Apr 21, 2013

Review title: Found, Lost, then Found.
*Great fictional storyline. *Well-developed key characters. As you read and pay attention to the details you are sure to uncover the murderer. The sub-plot is as intriguing as the main plot, and should hold each reader's fascination. **Another suspense-thriller delivered by Mary Higgins Clark, enjoyed it on my weekend escape. :) :)

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zipread
Jun 30, 2012

The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark. Somehow I got it in my mind that this was going to be one of those Dan Brownesque novels full of ancient Roman catacombs, flagellating monks from some remote sect in Jerusalem, and a quest for the true cross or the holy grail. But no, it wasn’t that kind of book at all. And I must say I was ltte disappointed that that’s not what it was. Instead it was a kind of detective novel, a sort of who done it. But after reading a few pages of the novel I was hooked. I am sure that it comes as no surprises. Immensely prolific and widely popular, Clark author of 42 books obviously knows what she is doing (and writing). I enjoy novels I “figure out”. Well in that respect, Lost Years was frustrating. Just when I think I’ve figured out who committed the crime, my conclusion is hopelessly dashed and I know for sure that I was very, very wrong. In Lost Years, the plot is all, the characters less so. No soul searching or introspection or what my eleventh grade English teacher used to call character development. Its not a long book. Best to reserve a block of time so you can read it from beginning to end in one session, otherwise it may become a little difficult to keep the characters straight (at least it was for me.)

KatSu Jun 23, 2012

Enjoyable and interesting read.

I haven't read any Clark for many years now so this seemed a bit tame to me. But still one of those where you think you have it all figured out only to find you haven't.

carol3275 Jun 21, 2012

Couldn't put this book down! Who killed her father? and then killed others as a result of the first? That is the classic question. I'm sure you'll eventually figure it out. But anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Mommies2
May 14, 2012

Great book with great characterization of the main characters. Good action.

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kmyers0001 Jun 10, 2013

a true page tuner, it will keep you off guard and guessing til the end.

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