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Moonlight Becomes You

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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 an old friend -- but when she arrives, the friend 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 of murder in Newport s...more
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published April 18th 1996 by Simon & Schuster
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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-...more
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...more
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...more
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...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.
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...more
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
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.
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...more
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...more
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...more
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 Maggie´s Urlaub in Newprt zu verbringen in Nuala´s Ha...more
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...more
Sue
Mary Higgins Clark has allways written interesting stories but the more I read the more I realize that she has become predictable. Alert! Possible spoilers ahead!! In the two recent books I read, each has a strong, beautiful, well educated female main character. Each had 3 lead male characters, one being very rich and well known, one being well educated but obviously a scoundrel & a cheat, a third being in between but more gentle. All 3 male characters are under suspicions of being the murde...more
Sarah
I loved this book. It was creepy but not so creepy as to give me nightmares. I liked Maggie because she wasn't a love-crazed female protagonist. Instead, she was successful, independent, and talented. I liked that the book changed between each character's perspective and how the chapters were short. It made for a fast read. I thought I had the answer figured out at the beginning but, as usual, did not. I did think that the amount of characters made it hard to remember who everyone was. I will de...more
Lígia Bibliomigalhas
A história demora um bocado a chegar à parte interessante e empolgante e o início é quase banal e aborrecido, prolongando-se por umas quantas páginas a mais do que seria, aparentemente, necessário. Mas, depois, faz algum sentido o que me pareceu "tempo perdido" no início, pois aí foram logo definidos traços das personagens que me conduziram ao longo da história num determinado sentido... e são esses traços das personagens que a autora define no início que alicerçam o mistério e as eventuais surp...more
Janet
I really enjoyed this book. Like all MHC mysteries, it's not too deep or thought provoking but it is very entertaining. She has lots of characters and with that, lots of motives for murder. She keeps you guessing and interested until the final about the final 5 chapters but I did have it figured mostly out much sooner.

It is a fun light read and after slogging through Dickens "Great Expectations", it was a wonderful change of pace.
Molly
I personally loved the story, throughout you get a feel for each of the characters involved, and you understand who they are and what they do. But not only this, the twists throughout leave you interested right until the last page, I found myself unknowingly addicted to this book, as I struggled to put it down.
Madalynn
I read this book because I really like the Mary Higgins Clark books and I was not let down once again. I really liked the plot adn how everything played out.
The beginning was a little slow, but things got interesting quick. I like how you always start suspecting someone and your sure that its that person that killed her step mother all the way untill the end and its the last person that you would have expected. I like when she does this because it keeps everything interesting because if you know...more
Vanessa Kay Concon
This is one of the most unforgettable books of Mary Higgins Clark that I ever read so far. Its unforgettable to me for its plot is isaneously written. I said insane but not in a negative way but on the other way around. Can you imagine being buried alive? That’s really incredulous isn’t it? That itself makes me want the story very much.

It has been 2 years since I first read the story. I found this book one day and decided to read it for the second time. I remember this book to be full of suspens...more
Nova Nelson
This is the first one of Mary Higgins Clark's books that I read several years ago. Since then I have read it a 2d time, and have read all of the books she has written. I love her writing style, she is one of my favorite authors.
Katie Watkins
I thought this was one of Ms. Clark's better mysteries. I love books that keep me guessing right up until the end.

Maggie is a photographer who runs into her former step mother at a date's family gathering. They are so excited to reunite and make plans to spend a few weeks together. When Maggie arrives in Rhode Island, she finds Nuala recently murdered and the mystery begins. Several women have recently died from Latham Manor--a ritzy nursing home/retirement center. And they are all without fami...more
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