I thoroughly enjoyed this book Interesting twists and turns that make it so intriguing to listen to Newscaster Delaney Wright is reporting on the trial of Betsy Grant a wealthy woman accused of mur
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Interesting twists and turns that make it so intriguing to listen to. Newscaster Delaney Wright is reporting on the trial of Betsy Grant, a wealthy woman accused of murdering her Alzheimer’s-afflicted husband, Ted. Although there are several others who seem more likely to have done the deed, the courtroom testimony does not seem to bear out Betsy’s claim of innocence and a conviction seems likely. As the trial plays out in the courtroom and on the nightly news, Delaney finds herself convinced that Betsy is innocent, but each day the testimony in the courtroom seems to add more credence to the prosecutor’s claim that Betsy is guilty of her husband’s murder. As Time Goes By both in a book and in a comedic TV program have won my heart several times over.Tapped to assume the anchor spot on the network news, Delaney is quickly rising in her chosen profession and should be happy. But, haunted by a need to know the circumstances of her birth and adoption, Delaney feels an urgency to find her birth mother and is determined to know the truth, no matter what the cost. Highly recommend.Good As Time Goes By Author Mary Higgins Clark are Books 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn this exciting thriller from Mary Higgins Clark, the 1 New York Times bestselling Queen of Suspense, a news reporter tries to find her birth mother 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 after she begins cover 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn this exciting thriller from Mary Higgins Clark, the 1 New York Times bestselling Queen of Suspense, a news reporter tries to find her birth mother 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 after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the six p.m news She should be thrilled, yet 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 been an Alzheimer s victim 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 a master of the genre.. Mary Higgins Clark, 1 international and New York Times bestselling author, is the author of 46 books and counting she s written thirty three suspense novels three collections of short stories a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story two children s books, including The Magical Christmas Horse and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges She has also written five holiday suspense novels with Carol Higgins Clark and The Cinderella Murder, a new thriller in collaboration with bestselling novelist Alafair Burke.Clark s books have sold than 100 million copies in the United States alone Her books are beloved around the world and have made her an international bestseller many times over.. Bestseller Books As Time Goes By Where is the woman who wrote classics such as Where are the Children? and You Belong to Me? This book lacks any suspense at all and is about as dull as watching paint dry. I wonder if the creation of the absolutely useless Alvirah and Willy have sapped all of MHC's creative juices, leaving her with nothing interesting to write about. Betsy Grant, widow of Doctor Ted Grant, is on trial for her husband's murder. At stake are fifteen million dollars, which would be shared equally between Betsy and Alan Grant, Ted's son. If Betsy is found guilty, then Alan would get the entire inheritance. Delaney Wright, a news reporter struggling with her non-issues, covered the Grant trial, but she is somehow convinced that Betsy is innocent. There is no reason whatsoever for Delaney to so firmly believe in Betsy but she does, because convenient schmaltzy plot! Delaney also keeps weeping about her unknown mother, even though she had been adopted into a loving and supportive family. Enter Alvirah, who I believe the author thinks is the best thing since sliced bread. In my opinion, she is just mouldy and stale bread. Alvirah, with her stupid sunburst pin, and her apparently endless money, goes and distributes bounty like she was some queen of yore, in order to find Delaney's birth mother. It is quite obvious who this birth mother is, and then schmaltzy ending! And let me just mention here that Alvirah is the most annoying character ever created in detective fiction. Did Betsy do it? Well, obviously not since Delaney believes in her *eyeroll*, but what other suspects are there? There is the son, and there are a couple of doctors with whom Ted Grant used to practice. The solution, when it comes out, is not just obvious, but also pretty convoluted and unbelievable. I can see no reason for Mr/Ms Murderer1 to team up with Mr/Ms Murderer2. As if things weren't bad enough, there were two other plots that were completely unnecessary to the main story. One was a petty thief who went around stealing things and saw the murderer pulling out in a car. But since his story never stood up in court, it was useless and could have just been skipped. Another was a drug story angle, which was simply pointless. The story is told through courtroom scenes and interrogations, and I was heartily bored with them. There simply wasn't enough character building, action or suspense to hold my interest.