Mary Higgins Clark’s Daddy’s Little Girl

Overview: Twenty-three years ago, Andrea Cavanaugh was found murdered in the Westerfield garage. The Westerfields’ son was convicted. But, now that he is up for parole, his family is announcing his innocence to everyone in town. With a new witness coming forward, did the wrong man go down for the murder? Ellie, Andrea’s little sister, doesn’t believe so.

Story Telling: If you are looking for a mystery, you won’t find it here. Mrs. Clark is known as the “Queen of Suspense.” The “Queen of the mystery” is Miss Christie. While all mysteries will contain an element of suspense, not all suspense novels are mysteries.

Dislikes: Rob Westerfield was a spoiled, violent, arrogant brat. He thought that he didn’t need to suffer the consequences of his actions.

And Ellie seemed to be projecting her own self-blame onto others. Her dad was in a bad situation simply because very few marriages survive the death of a child. What was he supposed to do? Become an emotionless robot?

Likes: Teddy Cavanaugh was stubborn in a good way.

Many people were trying to get the truth out. Mrs. Hilmer was kind enough to offer a home to a friend in need.

Favorite Character: It would be Teddy and Ted Cavanaugh.

Favorite Quote: This one is perfect for the whole story. “There’s something else Dad told me that you should know. He said, ‘I’ve lost one little girl. I can’t lose another.’”

Favorite Scene: Can’t tell you. It would ruin the whole story for you.

Conclusion: This is a fun read, as long as you remember that it isn’t a mystery. You won’t be looking for red herrings, plot twists, or whodunnit. Just enjoy the roller-coaster ride.

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