I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

Title: I've Got You Under My Skin, Author: Mary Higgins ClarkI’ve Got You Under My Skin. Finished audio 10-2-18, 2.75/5 stars, mystery, pub. 2014

Unabridged audio read by Jan Maxwell. 7 discs.

A Manhattan ER doctor is brazenly murdered in front of his young son in a city playground. Five years later, his killer is still at large.

Meanwhile his widow, Laurie Moran, is now an award-winning TV producer. Still haunted by her husband’s murder, she has been raising their son alone. Laurie and her TV crew have just received the green light to produce a new “cold case” series. Revisiting unsolved crimes one at a time, she and her TV crew will gather a victim’s friends and family, who have lived under suspicion of guilt for many years. By getting paid to reenact the crime on TV, each will have the chance to clear their name—unless, of course, someone is guilty… The first case centers on the murder of a wealthy Westchester matron, who was killed overnight while her college-aged daughter and her three best friends were having a sleepover following their celebratory graduation party… Now grown, the four women reunite to re-create the scene of the crime…    from Goodreads

I read a lot of Mary Higgins Clark back in high school and occasionally I’ll pick up one her recents to listen to in the car, like I did this one, but she’s one of those authors who I feel like I outgrew a long time ago.  Maybe it’s because I found this one so disappointing.  The first chapter really grabbed me as it was told from the perspective of the man who shot a doctor in public right in front of his son and got away with it.  I liked the ex-cop grandpa and his few scenes, but other than that it was just blah for me.  There were way too many other characters to try and connect with and none of them had to do with the first chapter so it was just a let down.

Maybe this was just one that was not her best, but it’ll be a while before I pick up another.

4 thoughts on “I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

  1. hmsgofita says:

    I tried one of hers a few years ago when I went through a crime fiction phase and I never could finish one of her books. That’s so disappointing this one didn’t work for you. I haven’t picked up any of hers either since then.

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