It’s a minor accident that brings prosecutor Kerry McGrath to the plastic surgeon’s office with her beloved daughter, Robin. But even as the doctor assures Kerry that her daughter’s scars will heal, she spies a familiar-looking beautiful woman in the waiting room and is seized by an overpowering sense of deja vu. When, on a return visit, she sees the same haunting face — on another woman — she has an intense flash of recognition: it’s the face of Suzanne Reardon, the “Sweetheart Murder” victim, killed more than ten years ago! The case resulted in a guilty verdict and life sentence for Suzanne’s husband, Skip. But for what possible reason would Dr. Smith be giving his patients the face of a dead woman?
As Kerry immerses herself in a fresh investigation, she is catapulted into the strange and ominous territory of those so obsessed with beauty they’ll kill for it. Each new piece of evidence she unearths reveals a disturbing cache of questions. Not only does everyone involved want to keep the case closed, it’s clear somebody will stop at nothing to keep it sealed forever. As she delves deeper she finds she’s wrestling with a force so sinister that her own life — and her daughter’s — is threatened with increasing peril….
After seeing how popular Mary Higgins Clark is, I knew I would need to get one of her books as soon as I could.
Let Me Call You Sweetheart is an enticing, thrilling mystery novel that had me looking forward to getting back to reading it every time I had to set it down.
Kerry, the main character, was easy to like and so was many other characters throughout the novel. Geoff, a defense attorney was by far my favorite character.
The first quarter of the story focuses on Kerry’s quest to find out why Doctor Smith, a plastic surgeon, has been giving the face of a murder victim, dead about ten years ago. The rest of the novel explores what really happened on that fatal night when Suzanne Reardon was murdered in her home.
The story is full of suspense and red herrings, causing you to second guess yourself when you finally think you know who was the one responsible for what happened.
I highly recommend this book!
I am definitely going to have to make more trips to the store to get more of Mary’s novels!