The Melody Lingers On
By Mary Higgins Clark
“The mistress of high tension” — The New Yorker
“A flawless storyteller.” — The Washington Post Book World
“The grande dame of American thriller writing.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review
This June, Simon and Schuster is thrilled to be publishing THE MELODY LINGERS ON (Simon & Schuster; June 23, 2015; $26.99), a thrilling novel about missing billions, a disgraced financier, and those determined to learn the truth at any cost from the #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark.
As the sole assistant to a famous upscale interior designer, Lane Harmon, mother to five-year-old Katie, is accustomed to visiting opulent homes around the tri-state area. A born optimist, Lane finds the glimpse into these gilded worlds fascinating, and loves the reward of exceeding the expectations of their often-demanding owners. When she is called to assist in redecorating a modest townhouse in Bergen County, she knows the job is unusual. Then she learns the home belongs to the wife of a notorious and disgraced financier named Parker Bennett. Parker Bennett has been missing for two years. He dropped out of sight just before it was discovered that the $5 billion dollars in the fund he had been managing had vanished. Bennett had gone out on his sailboat in the Caribbean. Was it suicide or had he staged his disappearance? The scandal around his name has not died down. His clients and the federal government all want to trace the money and find Bennett if he is still alive. Lane is surprised to find herself moved by Mrs. Bennett’s calm dignity and apparently sincere belief in her husband’s innocence. Gradually, Lane finds herself drawn to Eric, the Bennetts’ son, who is similarly determined to prove that his father is not guilty. Lane doesn’t know that the closer she gets to the Bennetts, the more she puts her life―and her daughter’s life―in jeopardy.
2015 also marks the 40th anniversary of the publication Where Are The Children?, and it’s the year that S&S publishes a record-breaking three books with Mary: her recently published New York Times bestselling short story collection, Death Wears A Beauty Mask and Other Stories (4/28/15), THE MELODY LINGERS ON (6/23/15), and this fall’s All Dressed in White (11/17/15), the second book in her bestselling collaborative series with Alafair Burke. In celebration of “The Year of Mary,” we will be doing promotions throughout 2015, making it the perfect time to reflect on her amazing life and career.
About the Author
MARY HIGGINS CLARK, #1 international and New York Times bestselling author, has written thirty-four 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. With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, she has coauthored five more suspense novels, and also wrote The Cinderella Murder with bestselling author Alafair Burke. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone.
About the Book
THE MELODY LINGERS ON
By Mary Higgins Clark
Published by Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: June 23, 2015
E-book ISBN: 9781476749136
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