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Newport, Rhode Island: a world of old money, old names, and sinister secrets. Maggie Holloway, a fashion photographer, goes to visit a woman who had once been her stepmother, but when she arrives, the woman is dead, the victim of a violent robbery. Maggie is stunned when she learns that she's the beneficiary of the will - and even more stunned when she recognizes a pattern ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Pocket, (first published 1996)
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Crystal Starr Light
After the terrible, terrible experience I had with Eleventh Hour (overall assessment: don't read that book even if you are forced to), I had to come back with a decent mystery. I had read Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark a while back and greatly enjoyed it so figured this one would redeem the genre.

Plot:
Maggie Holloway is a successful photographer in New York. She reunites with her beloved step-mother, Nuala Moore, at a family reunion and is invited to spend two weeks with her step-
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Sheila
Another excellent story by MHC and the completion of her entire bibliography for me. I am going to go back and start reading them all again.
Tiana
Moonlight Becomes You, by Mary Higgins Clark is about a photographer named Maggie Holloway. After she is invited to a party and reunites with her widow stepmother. She offers Maggie to come to her house in Rhode Island. When Maggie gets there she is frightend by the sight of her stepmother, Nula, murdered by someone. When Maggie inherited Nulas house, she starts t suspect that her death was in spite of something. Maggie spend her whole time finding out who killed her stepmother and why.

During th
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Raymond
Morning Becomes You is a perfect bus ride, waiting room, kind of book. It doesn’t ask too much of you, intellectually, the chapters are short and the plot moves quickly. Overall, a pleasant read, and it would make a reasonably interesting television movie.

A young woman arrives for a pre-arranged re-union with a favored stepmother and finds her dead. She becomes suspicious of a few other deaths at the local nursing home.

The most interesting character in the book is Earl Bateman and this because o
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Hannah Rush
Maggie Holloway, the main character, finds her long lost stepmother at a party and agrees to come and visit her at her home in Newport, Rhode Island. But when she arrives she finds Nuala (her stepmother) dead in her home. And so sets the scene for this interesting mystery. This will keep you guessing till the end, or nearly the end. I didn't guess who it was till I had about three chapters left. That isn't bad, I have read quite a few where you guessed who the villain was after reading just a fe ...more
Lauren Stoolfire
Not bad, but overall kind of on the forgettable side.
The first three pages in the beginning were great, but it was pretty slow up until the last third of the story. Maggie wasn't all that interesting to read either - not a lot of depth there. And it was pretty easy to work out who the villain was pretty much right out of the gate - not a whole lot of mystery.
I think I would classify this as a light waiting room, bus, or airplane read. I could see this being turned into a low-budget tv movie wi
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Nikolas
In "Moonlight becomes you" by Mary Higgins Clark, a fashion photographer named Maggie Holloway is reunited with her widowed stepmother Nuala Moore. But when Nuala invites Maggie to her home, Maggie discovers that her stepmother had been killed. Maggie is surprised to learn that she was inherited Nuala's house and she begins to believe that her stepmother’s death was part of some master plan. After the death of one of Nuala's friends, Maggie is certain that both deaths are linked together in some ...more
Theresa Leone Davidson
I will not make fun of Clark's novels as I usually do - stupid to do if I am reading them - because as much as they are cotton candy for the brain, without anything meaningful, memorable, or approaching profound, they are always mildly interesting and in a stressful week (state testing for my students) they are a somewhat fun diversion. This novel was about as good as the rest but about one thing I will comment: the last one of her novels I read, On the Street Where You Live, is almost identical ...more
LJ
MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU - VG
Clark, Mary Higgins - standalone

Maggie Holloway is unsatisfied with the explanation for her former stepmother's death, and when the residents of a nursing home begin dying suddenly and inexplicably she becomes suspicious. It is only later that she realizes she herself is a target for a twisted killer.

This was one of her best books in awhile. Good suspense.
Elizabeth
All M.H.C. books have the same theme, attractive smart woman as main character unknowingly in a lot of danger while you meet a few attractive male characters. One of the male characters is the killer, the other the love interest and you don't get to know which is which until the end. (If you don't figure it out in the first 3 chapters.)
Arwen
I was disappointed. It's very easy to work out who the villain is, the characters are shallow and really I don't think it's well-written at all. This book is like a holiday romance with a few murders thrown in.
I have read other books by Mary Higgins Clark and don't remember them being as ordinary as this one.
Shawnee Bowlin
"Moonlight Becomes You" provided light entertainment. As a whole, the book was a good read. I enjoyed the many personalities Mary Higgins Clark invented through her connections with them and Maggie.
Maggie was endearing, brave, and level-headed. I would have enjoyed more of the development of her relationship after reuniting with Nuala.
Now for what I found a stretch: the relationship with Neal. Could've been better thought out! There wasn't enough romance prior to Maggie's scary ordeal (not want
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Pamela(AllHoney)
Maggie Holloway reconnects with her ex-step-mother, Nuala Moore, and Maggie goes to Newport, RI to spent a few weeks with her. But when she arrives Nuala has been murdered and for some reason she changed her will and left Maggie her home with the agreement she will visit her friend, Greta Shipley.

Don't want to say anything else for fear of spoilers. I liked it. I read several of MHC's books a while back and keep meaning to tackle more but just haven't. Until now. I read romance mostly but this i
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Brittany
I just finished this book last night and I couldn't put it down. I love all of her books because they are all a mystery, but not too scary. The end was very exciting and my heart was pounding as it all unraveled. Great read!
Aparna
This is what I call a chilling mystery by Mary Higgins Clark, every bit hers. Yes, as usual there are many characters even here, however, I think she has connected them very well within her brilliant plot.

Maggie Holloway, a successful fashion photographer, gets reunited with her step mother, Nuala Moore, at a party in Manhattan. Nuala, a widow now, reciprocates the feelings and invites Maggie to spend a few weeks at her home in Newport, Rhode Island. However, when Maggie reaches Newport, she fin
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Leira Murillo
Another must read novel by Ms. Clark. It has been a pleasure to be an avid fan of her works. Thrilling, it kept me guessing from one chapter to another. As expected, the mixture of Ms. Clark's imagination towards the characters was superb but still mysterious. Beginning with Odile Lane, the woman who looked like an empty-brain person and turned out to be easily manipulated, a robot. Earthly desires reigning her heart and mind. Dr. William Lane, the man is full of charm and wisdom behind his impe ...more
Cathy DuPont
Okay, I liked it and yes, I would read another. But when I can figure out the whodunit, it doesn't say much about the storyline.
Heather
When Maggie runs into her former step-mother Nuala, the two of them restrie their friendship and plan to visit at Nuala's house in Rhode Island. But before they can meet, Nuala is murdered. Maggie vows to find out why Nuala was killed. One thing she knows: the reason Nuala was killed is connected to Latham Manor and the aging residents there.

A very interesting book, with a large cast of characters and a likable main character. I figured out "whodunnit," but it was still entertaining to find out
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Raye
I haven’t read a lot by Mary Higgins Clark but I have been reading her books since I was a kid. I have always really enjoyed the stories and I very rarely figure out the endings. So I had high expectations for this one and was somewhat disappointed.

It usually only takes me a few hours to get through her books, but this one took me days. It just didn’t seem like much was happening and it wasn’t that suspenseful. I still enjoyed it, but it’s probably my least favorite of the ones I’ve read by her.
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Melissa
So this is the first Mary Higgins Clark book that I have read. My first question is, where did the title come from? I totally thought this was going to be a romance (actually not even sure where the book came from, just found it on my shelf). But anyways, it's not a romance, it's a mystery. And I found it average, it took me quite awhile to get into it.

Maggie has just been reunited with her beloved step-mother who went out of her life at an early age when her father and Nuala divorced. Tragicall
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kylie
This book was very well detaild it had me up all night! It had me on my toes waitng to read more more more.This was about a girl fresh out collage. she went to stay with her aunt. she hadent seen her aunt in three years. after her mom died she didnt want anything to do with the family. they never found her moms killer and why anyone would want to kill her it was unsolved........ so this time when she went home she wanted to discover the mystry behind the fadle death of her mother.when she got th ...more
Alissa Cook
This book was good, but not GREAT like I'm used to getting from Ms. Clark.. I enjoyed it somewhat, but also in a way was disappointed. If you're a fan of MHC, you should still probably pick this one up, but if you've got others that you're thinking of reading first, then do it. You won't be disappointed thinking "Man that was so good I should have read it sooner!" nah, this one ain't like that at all. My biggest problem with the book was that the plot line progressed so terribly slow that I caug ...more
Srinivasa Ramanujam
No one can predict what will happen the next moment. Nature's way is to surprise us by not revealing us about the future. Our efforts in understanding nature and its ways had made us look into the past and recognize patterns that we believe contains the clue to what lies in ahead of us.

Often times, we chance upon those clues and call them as coincidences. But is it possible to counter a serious of coincidences in any one's life? A look into human history tells us that whenever such a serious of
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Kaycee Sapinoso
Hard to put down. It got me hooked from first page up to the end. Absolutely heart-stopping, breathtaking, and mind boggling read.

Mary Higgins Clark has really done it again. After I’ve finished reading the On The Street Where You Live I decided to read another masterpiece from Mary Higgins Clark and I’d say that the author didn't disappoint me.

I liked Maggie’s character. She’s one of the fashion world most successful Photographer. She went back to Newport, Rhode Island to visit her step-mothe
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Julia


Angaben zum Buch
“Mondlicht steht dir gut“ wurde von Mary Higgins Clark geschrieben und ist 1998 im Heyne Verlag erschienem. Das Buch hat 350 Seiten. Das Buch ist ein Kimi in dem es um Liebe und Gewalt geht. '“ Mondlicht steht dir gut“ ist als Einzelbuch erschienen.

Inhaltsangabe
Maggie Holloway ist Fotografin und trifft auf einer Pary von ihrem Bekannten Liam ihre Stiefmutter Nuala Moore wieder. Beide sind so erfreut darüber das sie beschließen Maggies Urlaub in Newprt zu verbringen in Nualas Haus
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Hannah Rush
Maggie Holloway, the main character, finds her long lost stepmother at a party and agrees to come and visit her at her home in Newport, Rhode Island. But when she arrives she finds Nuala (her stepmother) dead in her home. And so sets the scene for this interesting mystery. This will keep you guessing till the end, or nearly the end. I didn't guess who it was till I had about three chapters left. That isn't bad, I have read quite a few where you guessed who the villain was after reading just a fe ...more
Bonnie Gleckler Clark
Pretty photographer Maggie Holloway begins Clark's latest character lying in a coffin buried in a grave, pulling desperately at a string that leads to a bell with no clapper. How she got there is the essence of a convoluted tale of a ritzy Newport, R.I., retirement home whose well-heeled residents seem to die with alarming frequency, leading to high-profit turnover of their apartments there. Latest to shed her mortal coil was Maggie's much-loved stepmother, a fact that led intrepid Maggie to tak ...more
Nancy
I like Mary Higgins Clark. I mostly read her on vacation because she doesn't require much from me, but keeps me well engaged. She has a formula that all her books follow - at least the 15 books of her's that I have read - but that is okay. They are clean and non-graphic, even when dealing with murder, and still manage to build suspense and interest and concern for the characters. I wish more authors would realize that this is not only possible, but also profitable.

I really thought I had this one
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Marian
I do like Mary Higgins Clark style of writing. She provided just enough suspense to keep me wanting to read more. In this book something was off with the way she portrayed the characters personalities. It was difficult for me to warm up to some of the main characters. For example: Neil came off as an obsessed boyfriend almost like a stalker but I don't think that was the intent. I believe he was supposed to be caring and concerned about Maggie but that is not how I read it. Something just didn't ...more
Kristen
If you missed the TV movie from a decade ago, you can relive the intense mystery in the print version. In Mary Higgins Clark's Moonlight Becomes You, we were introduced to Maggie Holloway, a fashion photographer. She reunited with her former stepmother, Nuala Moore, in Manhattan, when they reminisced about fond memories from the past. When Nuala invited her to visit her, Maggie accepts as Nuala planned a dinner party in Newport, Rhode Island to introduce her circle of friends to Maggie. When she ...more
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Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and New York Times bestselling author, is the author of 46 books and counting: she’s written thirty-three suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story; two children’s books, including The Magical Christmas Horse; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges. She has also written five holiday suspense novels with Carol Hig ...more
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