By Mary Higgins Clark
Now in mass marketplace, the most recent suspense from number one New York instances bestselling writer and Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark, the place a biblical student is located murdered presently after studying the main respected and holy record in human historical past, which has now long past missing...
Dr. Jonathan Lyons, a seventy-year-old biblical pupil, believes he has discovered the rarest of parchments—a letter which could were written via Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican library within the 15th century, it was once assumed to be misplaced forever.
Under the promise of secrecy, Jonathan makes an attempt to substantiate his findings with a number of different biblical specialists. yet at the eve ahead of his personal homicide, he confides to Father Aiden O’Brien, a kinfolk pal, that a type of whom he relied on so much is set to maintain it from being again to the Vatican.
The subsequent night Jonathan Lyons is located shot to dying in his New Jersey domestic. His daughter, twenty-seven 12 months previous Mariah, unearths her father’s physique sprawled over his table in his learn, a deadly bullet wound at the back of his neck, and her mom, Kathleen, an Alzheimer’s sufferer, hiding within the examine closet, incoherent and clutching the homicide weapon. The police suspect that Kathleen, who in her lucid moments is familiar with that Jonathan used to be concerned with a far more youthful lady Lily Stewart, has devoted the homicide.
But Mariah believes that the foremost to her father’s dying is tied to a different query: the place is the lacking parchment? Whom, between his shut circle of associates, may possibly he have consulted? And did one in all them kill to maintain ownership of the letter?
What Mariah doesn’t understand is that there has been an eyewitness to the homicide, somebody whose unwise try to blackmail the killer starts off a brand new circle of loss of life, with Mariah because the final aim of 1 person’s obsession with a useful ancient treasure.
With all of the parts that experience made her a global bestseller, Mary Higgins Clark’s The misplaced Years is instantaneously a breathless homicide secret and a hunt for what could be the most valuable non secular and archeological treasure of all time.