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Page Turning Thriller!
8 May, 2013
‘Remember Me’ by Mary Higgins Clark centers around Adam Nichols, leading criminal lawyer and wife Menley Nicholas who have rented a house in the beautiful sea shore, Cape Code. Having lost their 2 year son, two years ago in a train accident and gone through a painful period of separation, the Nichols are here on vacation to get over their troubled past and begin life afresh with their new baby daughter, 3 month old Hannah. Menley, a well-known children’s book author is recovering from delayed post-traumatic stress disorder, featuring bouts of flashbacks and spasms after her son’s death.
“Remember House” is the early 18 century house that is rented to Adam and Menley by Elaine Atkins, real estate agent who is also a childhood friend of Adam. Also called by its old Indian name, “Nickqueum” Remember House has a tragic past. In 1703, Captain Andrew Freeman had built it for his new bride, Mehitable. Later suspecting her of having an affair, he abandons her at the House and takes to the seas with their baby daughter. Distraught at being separated from her daughter, Mehitable dies proclaiming her innocence.
Coming to the present, as Adam and Menley settle into their vacation, they come to know of Scott Covey and the recent tragic death of his wife, Vivian Carpenter. A fun afternoon of scuba diving had turned a nightmare for Scott when an unexpected storm had drowned Vivian. Following her death it is made public by her lawyers that her trust fund of 5 million dollars has been completely left to her husband of just 3 months, Scott. Convinced that he had married Vivian only for her money and suspecting foul play, Vivian’s parents Graham and Anne Carpenter request to open an inquiry on the accident. Meanwhile Detective Nathaniel ‘Nat’ Coogan is hot on Scott’s trail, investigating his link with ex-girlfriend, Tina.
Despite being on vacation, Adam is convinced of Scott’s innocence and decides to defend him. As he begins to help Scott, Menley begins to experience terrifying happenings at Remember House. One night she hears the screeching sound of an oncoming train, and another night she distinctly hears Bobby’s voice calling out to her. She sees an antique cradle being rocked by itself and Hannah being turned on her stomach in her crib with her blankets thrown around her.
Adam and Menley’s dream vacation is slowly turning into a nightmare. Is Menley is only hallucinating or does eerie happenings have a more sinister meaning? What is Adam’s relationship with Elaine Atkins and is he seeing her seeing her behind Menley’s back? And is Scott Covey really innocent as he claims to be?
Mary Higgins Clark answers all these questions and brings the novel to a breath taking end with a harrowing climax. The suspense is sure to keep you at the edge of your seat. Just one tip, don’t read it at midnight. You will surely get spooked!
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