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The Lost Years (2012)

by Mary Higgins Clark (Author)

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What a terrible book. The Lost Years is a short read but not worth the time. A professor finds a letter that might of been written by Jesus and he ends up dead. Half of his friends and family become detectives who think they are better detectives than the professionals and then the other half of his friends and family are suspects of killing him. Eventually no one really gives a fuck how the dad/professor died and only care about finding the letter. The murderer/stealer becomes really obvious half way through the book without any kind of twist or sense. ( )
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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
Thought this book was going to be about one thing and it turned out it wasn't. Don't be fooled by the jacket review. It's just a way to sell this story. It is NOT about a letter written by Christ to Joseph of Arimathea. It's about the murder of a man who may or may not have possessed the letter and it merely mentions the letter that may or may not exist. I don't even want to waste another second on this one. If you want a good murder mystery, move on. This is NOT it. ( )
  MaryEvelynLS | Jun 1, 2014 |
My only complaint about the book is that the four men who, at one point or another are "persons of interest" in the murder of their friend, are at times difficult to tell apart. Two of the men appear to be smitten with the victim's daughter, and she holds both of them at a distance, making the ending a tad bit unbelievable. ( )
  daatwood | Nov 21, 2013 |
Typical MHC fare. Quick and easy read. Nothing groundbreaking but enjoyable all the same. ( )
  CarmenTS | Sep 3, 2013 |
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In memory of my dear brother-in-law and friend, Kenneth John Clark. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and "The Unc" to his devoted nieces and nephews. We love you deeply. Rest in peace.
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In the hushed quiet as late shadows fell over the walls of the eternal city of Rome, an elderly monk, his shoulders bent, made his silent and unobtrusive way into the Biblioteca Secreta, one of the four rooms that comprised the Vatican Library.
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In The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark, America’s Queen of Suspense, has written her most astonishing novel to date. At its center is a discovery that, if authenticated, may be the most revered document in human history—“the holiest of the holy”—and certainly the most coveted and valuable object in the world.
Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has found the rarest of parchments—a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican Library in the 1500s, the letter was assumed to be lost forever.

Now, under the promise of secrecy, Jonathan is able to confirm his findings with several other experts. But he also confides in a family friend his suspicion that someone he once trusted wants to sell the parchment and cash in.

Within days Jonathan is found shot to death in his study. At the same time, his wife, Kathleen, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, is found hiding in the study closet, incoherent and clutching the murder weapon. Even in her dementia, Kathleen has known that her husband was carrying on a long-term affair. Did Kathleen kill her husband in a jealous rage, as the police contend? Or is his death tied to the larger question: Who has possession of the priceless parchment that has now gone missing?

It is up to their daughter, twenty-eight-year-old Mariah, to clear her mother of murder charges and unravel the real mystery behind her father’s death. Mary Higgins Clark’s The Lost Years is at once a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious and archaeological treasure of all time.
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Mariah Lyons risks her life to solve the brutal murder of her father, Dr. Jonathan Lyons, a well-respected academic, who in a stroke of luck comes into the possession of an ancient and highly valuable parchment stolen from the Vatican in the 15th century.… (more)

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