Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Caroline Crane - Wife Found Slain

49. Wife Found Slain by Caroline Crane (1981)
Length: 202 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 10 June 2012
Finished: 12 June 2012
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 20 November 2009
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and I had read and enjoyed Woman Vanishes by the same author two years ago. 

A woman wakes in hospital after a near-fatal accident. With her jaw wired shut, she can't scream when a masked intruder creeps into her room. She doesn't know who he is; she doesn't even know who she is. The masked man flees, but he will be back - this much her shattered mind knows. She's a marked woman.

Gradually her memory returns: she remembers a teenage Lyn Garrity applying for a job and falling for her married boss. Owen's marriage was on the rocks and he returned her love. She remembers the glamorous dates, the night drives under city lights, the secret trysts in an elegant apartment overlooking Central Park. Racked with guilt over their illicit romance, Lyn ended the affair, but she could not forget Owen. Then tragedy rocks Owen's family, bringing horror in its wake, and finally happiness.

Lyn remembers everything now - or does she? Leaving the hospital, she returns to her husband and children. But something is wrong. Things are not what they seem, or what they should be. And the man who tried to kill Lyn is still watching and waiting. He will return; it's just a matter of time.

This was the first time that I read Wife Found Slain, although I had read and enjoyed Woman Vanishes by Caroline Crane about two years ago. I give this book an A+! and certainly do recommend it to others. It was gripping and incredibly fast-paced for me.

A+! - (96-100%)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

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