The Lost Years

Kobo ebook | April 3, 2012

byMary Higgins Clark

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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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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 th...

Mary Higgins Clark was born and raised in New York. Her father died when she was ten. After graduating from high school, her first jobs were as a secretary and an airline stewardess. She flew to Europe, Asia, and Africa for a year, then married Warren Clark, a neighbor of her family nine years older than herself. Warren died in 1964, leaving her with five children. So Clark began to write in earnest. Clark had begun ...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 3, 2012Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1451668937

ISBN - 13:9781451668933

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Lost Years This was an interesting read. First it combined religion with dementia which at their extremes can be difficult to understand. I enjoyed that research into how dementia presents was a part of the story. Mary Higgins Clark always does her research to make the story appear real Again a great read
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Lost years by Mary Higgins Clark This was a wonderful read. It was somewhat mysterious and also heartwrenching for the characters but I worried, and wondered aloud about the events occurring throughout the story right along side the characters. Without giving anything away, I truly recommend reading one of Mary Higgins Clark's Best stories!
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from M Great suspense as usual.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The lost years mary Higgins clark This was a very good book great suspense,the author has continued to show her writing skills, margatetm mu
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The lost years mary Higgins clark This was a very good book great suspense,the author has continued to show her writing skills, margatetm mu
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Lost Years I've loved Mar Higgins Clark's books since I read the first one. This one definitely keeps you guessing but I did figure it out before I got to the end. A really good read.
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The lost years Not her best, it was OK predictable,
Date published: 2014-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Lost Years Very good book, as always Mary Higgins Clark keeps you wanting to read with out putting the book down !
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The lost years Very good book enjoyed very much
Date published: 2013-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The lost years Good read, interesting could not put it down until I finished it.
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from REAL PAGE TURNER!! EXCELLENT BOOK!HIGHLY RECOMMEND ANYTHING BY MARY HIGGINS CLARK..THIS BOOK IS NO EXCEPTION,GREAT READ ,COULDNT PUT IT DOWN ..FINISHED IT IN 2 DAYS ,I TOTALLY DIDNT GUESS THE RIGHT GUILTY GUY!!
Date published: 2013-07-21