Daddy's Gone A Hunting

Daddy's Gone A Hunting

by Mary Higgins Clark

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ISBN-13: 9781451668940
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 04/09/2013
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark has written thirty-two suspense novels; three collections of short stories; an historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges and two children’s books, The Magical Christmas Horse and Ghost Ship. She is the coauthor with Carol Higgins Clark of five suspense novels: Dashing Through the Snow, Deck the Halls, He Sees You When You’re Sleeping, The Christmas Thief, and Santa Cruise. More than 100 million copies of her books are in print in the United States alone, and her books are worldwide bestsellers.

Hometown:

Saddle River, New Jersey and New York, New York

Date of Birth:

December 24, 1929

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

New York University; B.A., Fordham University, 1979

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Daddy’s Gone A Hunting

1



Thursday, November 14


At four o’clock in the morning, Gus Schmidt dressed silently in the bedroom of his modest home on Long Island, hoping not to disturb his wife of fifty-five years. He was not successful.

Lottie Schmidt’s hand shot out to fumble for the lamp on the night table. Blinking to clear eyes that were heavy with sleep, she noticed that Gus was wearing a heavy jacket, and demanded to know where he was going.

“Lottie, I’m just going over to the plant. Something came up.”

“Is that why Kate called you yesterday?”

Kate was the daughter of Douglas Connelly, the owner of Connelly Fine Antique Reproductions, the furniture complex in nearby Long Island City where Gus had worked until his retirement five years earlier.

Lottie, a slight seventy-five-year-old with thinning white hair, slipped on her glasses and glanced at the clock. “Gus, are you crazy? Do you know what time it is?”

“It’s four o’clock and Kate asked me to meet her there at four thirty. She must have had her reasons and that’s why I’m going.”

Lottie could see that he was clearly upset.

Lottie knew better than to ask the question that was on both their minds. “Gus, I’ve had a bad feeling lately. I know you don’t want to hear me talk like this, but I sense something dark is going to happen. I don’t want you to go.”

In the shadowy 60-watt light of the night table lamp they glared at each other. Even as Gus spoke, he knew deep down he was frightened. Lottie’s claim to be psychic both irritated and scared him. “Lottie, go back to sleep,” he said angrily. “No matter what the problem is, I’ll be back for breakfast.”

Gus was not a demonstrative man but some instinct made him walk over to the bed, lean down, kiss his wife’s forehead, and run his hand over her hair. “Don’t worry,” he said firmly.

They were the last words she would ever hear him say.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Mystery and Ending. Really enjoyed MHC's latest book. It held me right to the end. Had a good beginning, grabbing your interest and held your attention right to the end. Sometimes her books are formula driven, but this one had more interest and suspence.
BookLoverInNeLA More than 1 year ago
Mary Higgins Clark has written another fine suspense novel. The story focuses mostly on Hannah, who works tirelessly to discover the mystery behind the explosion that leaves a man dead and her sister's life hanging in the balance. I was stumped to figure out who was causing all the problem for Hannah and was totally blindsided when the bad person was finally revealed. If you like Mary's stories, you'll love this one even more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel was amazing from beginning to end. The characters feel like real people. The story keeps you wanting more and more. The ending makes you cry out in excitment and leaves you feeling shocked. You will never guess the ending its just too good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was once again another great one by her. I loved every minute of this book.... Can't wait for her next one.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book with several plots going on to keep you interested. I think it's one of Mary Higgins Clark's best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book that's hard to put down once you begin to to read it. Don't peek - the ending will knock your socks off. Numero Uno !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down
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I felt as if the book was predictable - I'd figured out some of the plot early.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is three unrealated deaths that are really related. The author writes from the viewpoint of all characters even the killer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic reading
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rumisshuggs More than 1 year ago
Mary doesn't leave her readers disappointed. This book grabs you from the first page. Opens up with the daughter of a antique furniture owner going to the warehouse with a retired employee because she wants to show him something while walking up the stairs she smells gas and tries to get out to no avail the employee dies in the explosion and she is in a coma. While insurance investigators are doing their job a body turns up under the foundation which happens to be the body of a girl who has been missing for 28 years. Throw in a few cute guys a homeless guy and a story is wove with twists and turns that you wouldn't believe.
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This book was amazng!!!!!
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Interesting and surprising and poignant. Once again Mary Higgins Clark does not disappoint
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An excellent book! I don't think I have ever been disappointed with a book by Mary Higgins Clark. Definitely one of her best.
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Apprentices train here!
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Was not up to her best work the ending was rushed