[Epub] ↠ Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry Author Mary Higgins Clark – Avshao.info

Great book but the ending felt rushed I would have enjoyed a littledetail about what happened. I am becoming very fond of Mary Higgins Clark This book is her foray into the MeToo generation And a well crafted book it is too I was following the plot from twist to twist and wondering where certain threads would lead I did pretty much figure out whodunnit, but it was an enjoyable journey. I made it 85 pages kids.85 dull as dirt, utterly boring, plodding, pointless pages in which nothing happened Reading those 85 pages felt like when I was seventeen and trying to slog my way through Heart of Darkness incidentally the one and only time I resorted to Cliff s Notes for a school assignment Some woman who was about to expose some guy for sexually harassing her is maybe murdered she was murdered before she can expose him Some really, really terrible freelance journalist thinks it I made it 85 pages kids.85 dull as dirt, utterly boring, plodding, pointless pages in which nothing happened Reading those 85 pages felt like when I was seventeen and trying to slog my way through Heart of Darkness incidentally the one and only time I resorted to Cliff s Notes for a school assignment Some woman who was about to expose some guy for sexually harassing her is maybe murdered she was murdered before she can expose him Some really, really terrible freelance journalist thinks its fishy and goes to Aruba to engage in the most dry, banal, and as it turns out pointless she learns nothing investigation I gave up as she sat down with her editor to discuss how much she didn t find out I don t think I can read these any Which is kind of depressing but these have just become so painful There s none of the campy drama or elaborate set decoration or gorgeous heroines in peril or crazy murderers Its just dry, coma inducing words, words, words.I can t handle how out of touch her writing has become Its like she kept seeing the phrase Me Too in the news and just ran with it without actually finding out what it was I can kind of picture her sitting with an editor and going well its something about harassment right There s a totally insane conversation that takes up like five pages between journalist and her editor and her editor s replacement where they discuss a new story and MHC actually has the EDITOR make this very weird, long ass speech about how in my experience paid informants aren t a good source because they tend to embellish the story for publicity Again as though MHC has just found out that this is a thing that happens and no one else is aware of this being a mainstay of modern media Its just so bizarre and pointless.There s also this absurd thing with technology that happens over and over again Like MHC is still just so excited by things like smartphones that she can t stop herself from explaining them over and over Journalist keeps swiping her finger across the screen to wake it up like no one has ever seen an iPhone before The journalist spends an insane amount of time checking her email like its some new fangled form of the telegraph MHC is just delighted by I m bummed to have to give these up and sorry as hell that this is how MHC s really rather brilliant career is going to go out I love her early books and I STILL read them If you haven t already please go and read The Anastasia Syndrome which is a cracking good collection of short stories and books like Where Are the Children , All Around the Town, and A Stranger Is Watching are seriously fun reads But something happened a few books back The fire s gone out and I don t think its gonna get relit And that s a genuine pity Where was the suspense Why was there so much product placement Why were all the secondary storylines just opportunities for Clark to express her opinions on modern society And don t get me started on the resolution An Electrifying New Thriller From Queen Of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark When Investigative Journalist Gina Kane Receives An Email From A CRyan Describing Her Terrible Experience While Working At REL, A High Profile Television News Network, Including The Comment And I M Not The Only One, Gina Knows She Has To Pursue The Story But When Ryan Goes Silent, Gina Is Shocked To Discover The Young Woman Has Died Tragically In A Jet Ski Accident While On Holiday Meanwhile, REL Counsel Michael Carter Finds Himself In A Tricky Spot Several Female Employees Have Come Forward With Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Carter Approaches The CEO, Offering To Persuade The Victims To Accept Settlements In Exchange For Their Silence It S A Risky Endeavor, But It Could Well Make Him Rich As Allegations Emerge And The Company S IPO Draws Near, Carter S Attempts To Keep The Story From Making Headlines Are Matched Only By Gina Kane S Determination To Uncover The Truth Was Ryan S Death Truly An Accident And When Another Accuser Turns Up Dead, Gina Realizes Someone Or Some People Will Go To Depraved Lengths To Keep The Story From Seeing The Light This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I never have high expectations from MHC because her books are cream cheese frosting laden cupcakes to me Delicious, but not nearly substantive enough Clearly, she s lost her touch in writing a decent suspense novel As a fan of hers for the past 30 years and someone who has literally read everything she s ever written, this book was a huge letdown All of her novels are pretty classic suspense storylines, but she tried far too hard to bring relevance by setting this one up as a MeToo narrativ I never have high expectations from MHC because her books are cream cheese frosting laden cupcakes to me Delicious, but not nearly substantive enough Clearly, she s lost her touch in writing a decent suspense novel As a fan of hers for the past 30 years and someone who has literally read everything she s ever written, this book was a huge letdown All of her novels are pretty classic suspense storylines, but she tried far too hard to bring relevance by setting this one up as a MeToo narrative Not only does this not have staying power like her other books, but she introduced far too many characters, many of whom she never bothered to tie up the loose ends with the South American makeup artist, the hesitant victim who ultimately turns, the victim who originally started all the payouts, the CEO who was cluelessly taking the blame for mishandling the whole thing, the perpetratorI could go on I have to wonder if she s getting a stipend for product placement because there were so many brand mentions throughout the book, it felt like flipping through an airplane magazine It iPhone was Mercedes truly Verizon painful There were plenty of places where useless details were mentioned why does it matter that the HR lawyer had always liked dinosaurs, when it wasn t relevant at all to the story line , or seemingly important details were brought in and left completely unresolved she never tells you who the South African victim is, but mentions her three times she mentions that CRyan s brother continues to press Gina for resolution on what actually happened to his sister and he never gets it , and there are so many ancillary story lines that remain unconnected to anything, or loosely connected to something tangential to the main story the new love interest of her widowed father.As usual, the climax of the drama happens within the last 20 pages, where the heroine s life is at risk and something happens to save her, just in the nick of time After she narrowly avoids death, the resolution is tied up in four neat little pages, where everyone lives happily ever after Called it Yawn.Probably the MOST disappointing of all is that just like in real life, the true victims in her book never got the justice they so rightly deserved If you re going to write a book that honors the pain that victims of sexual harassment and abuse endure, give them an ending that shows you give a damn, and not one that sweeps their experience under the rug, to be forgotten until the next story breaks, like it happens in real life Would have loved to see Brad Matthews hauled off in handcuffs and his victims buy controlling interest of REL with the settlement money each of them got Now THAT would have been a happy ending 2.5This was a very hard book to get into, with bland writing and such a simplistic writing style I almost dnf it The concepts this book talked about were very hard to read about and I think that it s important that the metoo movement and sexual assault need to be talked about, I wish that it was written in a better way The final 80 pages of the book picked up and moved the book from two to three stars I don t think I ll be reading anything else by this author and I m disappointed this was 2.5This was a very hard book to get into, with bland writing and such a simplistic writing style I almost dnf it The concepts this book talked about were very hard to read about and I think that it s important that the metoo movement and sexual assault need to be talked about, I wish that it was written in a better way The final 80 pages of the book picked up and moved the book from two to three stars I don t think I ll be reading anything else by this author and I m disappointed this was my first book of the year but oh well Onto better things Okay, the truth is I haven t read it yet I m trying so hard to save it for my Christmas vacation but it s been sitting there since Tuesday I preordered it LAST November bc well it s MHC and it s just taunting me Like, you know you want to read meWho needs a clean house Why would you wait another month when I m here now Look, I m already unwrapped Ughhh MHC you re messing with my mind Lol I know it ll be five stars It s always 5 stars I ve been reading her since 1989 I ve read the Okay, the truth is I haven t read it yet I m trying so hard to save it for my Christmas vacation but it s been sitting there since Tuesday I preordered it LAST November bc well it s MHC and it s just taunting me Like, you know you want to read meWho needs a clean house Why would you wait another month when I m here now Look, I m already unwrapped Ughhh MHC you re messing with my mind Lol I know it ll be five stars It s always 5 stars I ve been reading her since 1989 I ve read the new ones each year and I ve gone back and read the ones published before I started reading her I reread the Christmas ones every year I also reread some of the others bc I m getting older and it s pretty much like reading them for the first time now Score one for memory loss I hope she s also working on a new Under Suspicion book I would really like it to continue or at least to wrap up nicely Did y all know she s in her 90s I feel like her books now as good as ever are a precious gift to us She could stop writing and enjoy the time she has left doing other things but she s still writing FOR US And that just about makes me cry I guess that s why I m trying to wait on this book I want to savor it in a magical setting It might be the last one and I want to cherish it MHC, I m not trying to send you off to an early demise You keep writing as long as you want to At least let Laurie and Alex get married And maybe check in with Willie and Alvirah Thankfully, you were talked out of HER early demise I have loved all of Mary Higgins Clark s other books but this one just wasn t the same I still like that she doesn t use bad words or include any sex scenes, that is something I have appreciated in all her other books This one just seemed to lack excitement and the slower parts seemed bogged down with the details that weren t that interesting or that important I was very excited to read this book but it was just okay which is disappointing because her other books are great Overall, I woul I have loved all of Mary Higgins Clark s other books but this one just wasn t the same I still like that she doesn t use bad words or include any sex scenes, that is something I have appreciated in all her other books This one just seemed to lack excitement and the slower parts seemed bogged down with the details that weren t that interesting or that important I was very excited to read this book but it was just okay which is disappointing because her other books are great Overall, I wouldn t recommend this book there are others out there that are much better RATING 3 STARSKiss the Girls and Make Them Cry is an okay mystery novel I still read Mary Higgins Clark out of loyalty and nostalgia I have read her since my early teens They are light mystery reads, and this one is pretty much the same. Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry


About the Author: Mary Higgins Clark

The 1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark has written thirty eight suspense novels, four collections of short stories, a his torical novel, a memoir, and two children s books With bestselling author Alafair Burke she wrote the Under Suspicion series With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, she has coauthored fivesuspense novels Clark s books have soldthan 100 million copies in the United States alone Her books are beloved around the world and made her an international bestseller many times over.


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