#BookBeginnings Daddy’s Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark

Today we’re looking forward to starting the next book in The Bestseller Code 100 challengeDaddy’s Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark for Book Beginnings on Fridays.

Book Beginnings is a fun meme hosted by Rose City Reader blog. To participate, share the first sentence or so of a novel you are reading and your thoughts about it. When you are finished, add your URL to the Book Beginnings page linked above. Hope to see you there!



Daddy’s Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark

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Summary:   Why does Kate Connelly ask a retired employee Gus to meet her at the family’s antique furniture museum at four thirty in the morning? What are they doing when the building explodes, leaving Gus dead and Kate in a coma? Are they victims or perpetrators?

First Sentence of Prologue:

Sometimes Kate dreamed about that night, even though it wasn’t a dream.


First Sentence of Chapter One

At four o’clock in the morning, Gus Schmidt dressed silently in the bedroom of his modest home on Long Island, hoping not to disturb his wife of fifty-five years. He was not successful.


It’s interesting that the book opens with the two characters who according to the book blurb are soon going to be in a coma and dead, respectively.

Mary Higgins Clark is now 89 years old and has written some 51 books. That is a remarkable career!

What do you think? Would you keep reading? Are you a fan of Mary Higgins Clark?


  1. Bev

    Haven’t read Mary Higgins Clark. But I do mean to. This does look good – thanks for sharing.

    Today I’m featuring The Music Shop, by Rachel Joyce.

  2. Nicki J. Markus

    Certainly an intriguing premise.

  3. Anne@Headfullofbooks

    How can you dream about a night when it isn’t a dream? Was it a nightmare? My Book Beginning is at the bottom of the book review page

    • Roberta

      Yes, that first quote was a bit confusing, although it make a bit more sense later.

      I’d like to read one of her earlier works for comparison.

  4. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I had to look this one up on Goodreads. I knew I had read it, but the details escaped me…probably because I read it four years ago! But I enjoyed it.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    • Roberta

      She has a lot of books. Have you read any of her others?

  5. Literary Feline

    I used to live on Mary Higgins Clark books. It’s been ages since I read one of hers. I had the chance to meet her and her daughter Carol once at a book festival and they were the nicest people. Mary Higgins Clark is like the grandmother I always wanted. The sweetest woman writes murder mysteries. Isn’t that the way it always is? Haha

    This sounds like a good one!

    • Roberta

      Thank you, that’s so nice to know.

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