The Lost Years
In The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark, America’s Queen of Suspense, has written her most astonishing novel to date. At its center is a discovery that, if authenticated, may be the most revered document in human history—“the holiest of the holy”—and certainly the most coveted and valuable object... show more
In The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark, America’s Queen of Suspense, has written her most astonishing novel to date. At its center is a discovery that, if authenticated, may be the most revered document in human history—“the holiest of the holy”—and certainly the most coveted and valuable object in the world. Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons 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 1500s, the letter was assumed to be lost forever. Now, under the promise of secrecy, Jonathan is able to confirm his findings with several other experts. But he also confides in a family friend his suspicion that someone he once trusted wants to sell the parchment and cash in. Within days Jonathan is found shot to death in his study. At the same time, his wife, Kathleen, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, is found hiding in the study closet, incoherent and clutching the murder weapon. Even in her dementia, Kathleen has known that her husband was carrying on a long-term affair. Did Kathleen kill her husband in a jealous rage, as the police contend? Or is his death tied to the larger question: Who has possession of the priceless parchment that has now gone missing? It is up to their daughter, twenty-eight-year-old Mariah, to clear her mother of murder charges and unravel the real mystery behind her father’s death. 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 archaeological treasure of all time.
Publish date: April 3rd 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 292
Edition language: English
When I was younger, I loved everything by Mary Higgins Clark. I have also met her and thought she was charming. However, the last few books I haven't enjoyed as much. Either I have outgrown her or her writing is slipping. I thought the premise of this book ridiculous. Supposedly, Christ wrote ...
Thought this book was going to be about one thing and it turned out it wasn't. Don't be fooled by the jacket review. It's just a way to sell this story. It is NOT about a letter written by Christ to Joseph of Arimathea. It's about the murder of a man who may or may not have possessed the letter and ...
What a terrible book. The Lost Years is a short read but not worth the time. A professor finds a letter that might of been written by Jesus and he ends up dead. Half of his friends and family become detectives who think they are better detectives than the professionals and then the other half of his...
Let me make this clear: I love Mary Higgins Clark. I've read plenty of her books and never given any of it below 3-star rating but giving 2 stars to this one feels too generous.First, this book started off with a Da Vinci Code type of plot which was not needed at all. Instead of that letter writ...