The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark

The Melody Lingers On

By Mary Higgins Clark

  • Release Date: 2015-06-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 270 Ratings
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From #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense” comes a thrilling novel about missing billions, a disgraced financier, and those determined to learn the truth at any cost…

As the sole assistant to a famous upscale interior designer, Lane Harmon, mother to five-year-old Katie, is accustomed to visiting opulent homes around the tri-state area. A born optimist, Lane finds the glimpse into these gilded worlds fascinating, and loves the reward of exceeding the expectations of their often-demanding owners. When she is called to assist in redecorating a modest townhouse in Bergen County, she knows the job is unusual. Then she learns the home belongs to the wife of a notorious and disgraced financier named Parker Bennett.

Parker Bennett has been missing for two years. He dropped out of sight just before it was discovered that the $5 billion dollars in the fund he had been managing had vanished. Bennett had gone out on his sailboat in the Caribbean. Was it suicide or had he staged his disappearance? The scandal around his name has not died down. His clients and the federal government all want to trace the money and find Bennett if he is still alive.

Lane is surprised to find herself moved by Mrs. Bennett’s calm dignity and apparently sincere belief in her husband’s innocence. Gradually, Lane finds herself drawn to Mark, the Bennetts’ son, who is similarly determined to prove that his father is not guilty. Lane doesn’t know that the closer she gets to the Bennetts, the more she puts her life―and her daughter’s life―in jeopardy.

With the hair-raising storytelling skill that has made her America’s “Queen of Suspense,” Mary Higgins Clark combines a headline-making financial scandal and a breathtaking tale of deception and betrayal into one of her finest novels.


  • The melody lingers on

    By MBZ4me
    Mary Higgins Clark at her best Page turner, could not put the book down
  • Easy to follow, great read ripped from the current headlines

    By 4evershop
    Loved this book. Made me remember how much I love to read Mark Higgins Clark. She really flows through the book and tells the story beautifully. No need to go back and re-read older chapters. Enjoyed this story line too!!
  • Another spellbinding book to add to your collection

    By MaureenRDiemer
    Mary Higgins Clark never disappoints. Another great book!
  • Mrs.

    By Dkelse
    I usually love reading her books. The story telling was very sophomoric. Not a book I would recommend.
  • The Melody Lingers On

    By Searching52
    Excellent As always
  • The Melody Lingers On

    By Peg1gy
    This story kept my interest as an easy read. The ending was a little forced but it was an entertaining read.
  • Test

    By RandomAaron
  • Really entertaining

    By uprise24
    Obviously, "ripped from the headlines", it was nonetheless a very engaging book that held my attention the whole time. It helped that one minor theme was about interior design, which is my education and passion. This is more like her previous books, just her writing.