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Publisher Description

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.

Fiction & Literature
April 3
Simon & Schuster

Customer Reviews

Mkorinnec ,

Great read

Mary Higgins Clark is a master story teller

Mon206 ,

Least favorite MHC

MHC is one of my favorite authors. I always love her books and can hardly put them down. However, this book was my least favorite of her's and it took me months to read. It was really boring and not as suspenseful as usual. I wish I would have checked it out from the library and not paid to buy it from here. Disappointed!!

-Daniel(: ,

Wasn't too pleased...

Always loved Mary Higgins Clark books, however, this one wasn't to amusing to me.

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