BOOK REVIEW: NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Some of you might remember the killer "Lizzie Borden." This book is a take off on that killer with the lead character in the book named Liza Barton. Liza was involved in an altercation when she was a very young 10-years of age, during which she shot and killed her stepfather as he tried to attack Liza's mother. Liza's mother married again and changed Liza's name to Celia Foster Nolan, and moved far away.
Liza married early in life and had a son, Jack to that first husband, a marriage that did not last long. Celia then met another man she loved, married, but never told him of her past life of accidentally killing her own step-father. The new husband, Alex Nolen, fit right in with Celia and Jack. Alex surprised Celia with a brand new house without Celia ever seeing the house. The big day came for Celia, Alex, and Jack to see the new house. To Celia's utter dismay, the house was the very one in which she lived and had killed. Since she never told Alex about the events in her early life, she could not say anything when she saw the house.
Some in the city had vandalized the house every time someone would buy it and move in, torturing until they could take no more and had to sell and leave the area. The shady dealing real estate company resold the house, but this time not telling Alex the former circumstances regarding the house, which by law, they were required to so do. When the vandalizing continued, Celia was so terrified and was afraid that someone in the town might remember her even though twenty-four years had gone by.
The many characters in this excellent book keep the action going and going. Mary Higgens Clark knows how to catch a reader and keep them reading. Suspenseful, intriguing, mysterious, sad at times, and a little fun here and there. Never take the next chapter for granted because you will probably be wrong. A great read you will enjoy unless you are dead in your chair! The book might revive you!
REVIEWED BY CY HILTERMAN
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