The #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark crafts a thrilling mystery in which a news reporter develops an interest in her birth parents just as she is assigned to cover the high-profile trial of a woman accused of murdering her wealthy husband.
Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom when she begins covering a sensational murder trial. She should be thrilled with the story of her career, but her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. When Delaney’s friends Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal.
On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has suffered from Alzheimer’s for eight years. When her once-upon-a-time celebrity lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: she will go to trial to prove her innocence.
Betsy’s stepson, Alan Grant, bides his time nervously as the trial begins. His substantial inheritance hangs in the balance—his only means of making good on payments he owes his ex-wife, his children, and increasingly angry creditors.
As the trial unfolds and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence. A true classic from Mary Higgins Clark, As Time Goes By is a thrilling read by “the mistress of high tension” (The New Yorker).
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Bestselling thriller queen Mary Higgins Clark creates a gripping portrait of family agony. We meet Delaney Wright, a young TV reporter in New York City who yearns to find her birth mother. Those thoughts consume Delaney as she starts covering a high-profile and seemingly open-and-shut murder case and begins questioning the evidence against Betsy Grant, a widow worn out by her Alzheimer-afflicted husband and in love with another man. We raced through Clark’s rollercoaster whodunit, which kept drawing us back to a missing pestle, a strange dinner, and one very dead doctor.
As time goes by
As a fan of Mary Higgins Clark I have read many books over many years. This one is a mishmash of plots from other novels. The court trial didn’t give opportunity to keep me on edge as the author has always done. Hope she wasn’t sick but understand if she was overtired.
As Time Goes by.
Absolutely loved this book. Once I started it I couldn't put it down !
Unrealistic and predictable
I've loved reading Mary Higgins Clark since I was a young girl. I had high expectations for this book given the four star review. This was the most disappointing read of my summer. The plot line was incredibly unrealistic and it was predictable from beginning to end. Don't expect for a surprising twist like many of her other books.