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The Second Time Around: A Novel (urspr publ 2003; utgåvan 2004)

av Mary Higgins Clark (Författare)

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In a novel that reaffirms her reputation as "America's Queen of Suspense," Mary Higgins Clark delivers a gripping tale of deception and tantalizing suspense. Nicholas Spencer, charismatic head of the medical research company Gen-stone, involved in the development of an anticancer vaccine, suddenly disappears. His private plane crashes en route to Puerto Rico, but his body is not found. Early results of the vaccine seemed highly promising. Yet, coinciding with Nicholas Spencer's disappearance comes news that the FDA is denying approval. Then follows the shocking revelation that Spencer had looted Gen-stone of huge sums of money -- including the lifetime savings of people who had risked every penny they had. Marcia "Carley" DeCarlo, the thirty-two-year-old columnist for the Wall Street Weekly, is assigned to cover the story. Carley is the stepsister of Spencer's wife, Lynn, an aggressive PR woman and socialite, whom she dislikes and distrusts. The day after news of her husband's disappearance rocks the financial and medical world, Lynn attends a meeting of the stockholders of Gen-stone, flaunting expensive clothing and jewelry. Accused of having participated in the scam, she appears indifferent to the anger and despair of the people attending, among them a man whose child has cancer and who is now about to lose his home. That night, she narrowly escapes death when her mansion in Bedford, New York, is set on fire. She turns to Carley, begging her to use her investigative skills to prove that she was not her husband's accomplice. As Carley proceeds with her investigation, she is confronted by seemingly impenetrable questions: Is Nicholas Spencer dead or in hiding? Was he guilty or set up? Why the sudden reversal in medical opinion of the vaccine from recognition to condemnation? And as the facts begin to unfold, she becomes the target of a dangerous group involved in a sinister and fraudulent scheme. The Second Time Around is Mary Higgins Clark at her best, telling a story that intertwines fiction with the stuff of real-life headlines in a novel of breathtaking suspense and surprises.… (mer)
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Titel:The Second Time Around: A Novel
Författare:Mary Higgins Clark (Författare)
Info:Pocket Books (2004), Edition: Reprint, 400 pages
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Review: The Second Time Around by Mary Higgins Clark.

It’s been quite awhile that I have read something from Mary Higgins Clark that I enjoyed her writing and the book kept me interested throughout the entire book. The plot was well organized and the suspense involved about a medical research company that was close to creating an anticancer vaccine. Nicholas Spencer talked many people to place high amounts of money in the company. He was a person who had a way with words that he led many people to sponsor in his company. Early results of the vaccine were showing high response towards a cure for one type of cancer.

After the FDA approval was turned down an unthinkable tragedy happened. Nicholas took his small plane to go to Puerto Rico on business and he crashed the plane and no remains were found. Certain circumstances happened that led people to believe that Nicholas stole all their money and set up the plane crash and just disappeared. After his disappearance his wife Lynn attends a meeting of the stockholders of the company and was accused of participating in the scam.

An investigation was started by angry people, especially a couple whose son was dying from cancer and gave everything they had to invest in this cure. Lynn became a target escaping serious danger when someone torched her mansion to the ground. The investigation goes on but she is still under scrutiny with many questions that needed to be answered. “Is Nicholas dead or hiding waiting for Lynn somewhere, were they set up or guilty, however Lynn knew nothing of her husbands company. It was a great mystery and unpredictable. ( )
  Juan-banjo | Apr 28, 2021 |
In spite of some short comings...the book makes for an entertaining read. One thing that I especially liked about it was how plot focused it was. The protagonist is likable, and has a mind of her own.

As we all know, for every plus there is a negative. The biggest negative that I saw was that the author for some reason thought that it was necessary produce a recap of the story in nearly every chapter. I also got rather tired of the main character's "gut instinct" always being right no matter what. These however are small, easily overlooked things that the reader can live with. ( )
  Carol420 | Nov 26, 2017 |
good Vintage Suspense Novel

Nicholas Spencer, charismatic head of the medical research company Gen-stone, involved in the development of an anticancer vaccine, suddenly disappears. His private plane crashes en route to Puerto Rico, but his body is not found.

Early results of the vaccine seemed highly promising. Yet, coinciding with Nicholas Spencer's disappearance comes news that the FDA is denying approval. Then follows the shocking revelation that Spencer had looted Gen-stone of huge sums of money -- including the lifetime savings of people who had risked every penny they had.
Denna recension har flaggats av flera användare som missbruk av våra allmänna villkor och visas därför inte längre (visa).
  christinejoseph | Jul 24, 2016 |
excellent as usual ( )
  carolynsuarez | Mar 13, 2016 |
Nick Spencer's search for a cancer vaccine has cost tons of people thousands of dollars. When Nick's plane crashes, and the vaccine shows signs of not working, his stockholders begin to question if it was really an accident or if Nick is in another country living it up. Media reporter, Carley DeCarlo, takes on the job of finding out what really happened for a cover story at her new job. The things Carley learns in her investigation into who Nick really is are a shock to her and others.

I guess that the book was okay for a one time read. I thought that it was slightly predictable and I probably wouldn't read it again. But I have definitely read worse.
  LibraryOMidas | Oct 10, 2008 |
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In a novel that reaffirms her reputation as "America's Queen of Suspense," Mary Higgins Clark delivers a gripping tale of deception and tantalizing suspense. Nicholas Spencer, charismatic head of the medical research company Gen-stone, involved in the development of an anticancer vaccine, suddenly disappears. His private plane crashes en route to Puerto Rico, but his body is not found. Early results of the vaccine seemed highly promising. Yet, coinciding with Nicholas Spencer's disappearance comes news that the FDA is denying approval. Then follows the shocking revelation that Spencer had looted Gen-stone of huge sums of money -- including the lifetime savings of people who had risked every penny they had. Marcia "Carley" DeCarlo, the thirty-two-year-old columnist for the Wall Street Weekly, is assigned to cover the story. Carley is the stepsister of Spencer's wife, Lynn, an aggressive PR woman and socialite, whom she dislikes and distrusts. The day after news of her husband's disappearance rocks the financial and medical world, Lynn attends a meeting of the stockholders of Gen-stone, flaunting expensive clothing and jewelry. Accused of having participated in the scam, she appears indifferent to the anger and despair of the people attending, among them a man whose child has cancer and who is now about to lose his home. That night, she narrowly escapes death when her mansion in Bedford, New York, is set on fire. She turns to Carley, begging her to use her investigative skills to prove that she was not her husband's accomplice. As Carley proceeds with her investigation, she is confronted by seemingly impenetrable questions: Is Nicholas Spencer dead or in hiding? Was he guilty or set up? Why the sudden reversal in medical opinion of the vaccine from recognition to condemnation? And as the facts begin to unfold, she becomes the target of a dangerous group involved in a sinister and fraudulent scheme. The Second Time Around is Mary Higgins Clark at her best, telling a story that intertwines fiction with the stuff of real-life headlines in a novel of breathtaking suspense and surprises.

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