There was a time that I loved Mary Higgins Clark. All Around the Town and Loves Music, Loves to Dance were some of my first MHC books and I loved them. Over the years I’ve been slightly less impressed with her books, but I have hand it to the lady- she knows how to use red herrings.
Where Are You Now? is a typical MHC book, which is not a bad thing. The MC is Carolyn, a young lawyer who’s brother, Mack, disappeared 10 years ago but calls every Mother’s Day. The book begins with Carolyn getting on the line with her brother and mother and vowing to find her brother herself. Shortly after she receives a message from her brother warning her to stay away. She, of course, doesn’t listen.
This is not a perfect book, I figured out some things pretty quickly, and I knew who the culprit was, and the “shocking” twist well before I should have. There were still some surprises and lots of twists. It’s a good, fast read that doesn’t require tons of brain power, which is sometime nice. One thing that I did not like about the book was the constant shift in POV between all the many characters. Normally I like this style, but sometimes it took me several paragraphs before I realized whose POV it was.
Where Are You Now? gets a Midnight Book Rating of 9pm- it’s a interesting enough read to keep you going, but it probably won’t have you up all night with bad dreams.