A Regan Reilly Mystery

Book - 2011
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Now in mass market, New York Times bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark delivers the fourteenth installment in her crowd-pleasing Regan Reilly mystery series, this one set on the Jersey Shore, in a fun story the Today show called "dizzying."

Private investigator Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, plan to spend the weekend at the Jersey shore with her parents. But the weekend gets off to an early start when Regan receives a phone call from her mother Nora asking if she'd hop on a train right away.

Hayley Patton is a successful New York City event planner who suspected that her beau, Scott, was cheating and hired her former high school classmate Regan to follow him. When Hayley got the lowdown on Scott's treachery, she vowed revenge with such vehemence that Regan is worried that Hayley might go too far. Meanwhile, Nora had also just spoken to an agitated high school classmate. Karen Frawley Fulton, who lives in San Diego, called Nora after learning that her mother just sold their home at the Jersey shore and is having a garage sale to end all garage sales. Karen asks Nora to please go to the house and, she hopes, curtail any other outrageous antics her mother probably has in mind. Nora agrees and asks Regan to join her.

At the Frawley home Regan is astonished to see Scott's brand-new fiancée, who quickly makes herself scarce. Once inside the house, Regan becomes increasingly suspicious about why the house was vacated unexpectedly. Turns out, there is a good reason...
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scribner, c2011
ISBN: 9781439170298
Branch Call Number: CLAR
Characteristics: 255 p. ; 25 cm


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Jul 10, 2014

Didn't care for it at all. This was the First CHC, though I love MHC. I was disappointed. I felt that the story line was lame, I like much more drama. No real element of surprise.

Aug 15, 2012

I was glad to read that others thought there were too many characters. I haven't read another book using a garage sale as the back drop- it was a nice change!

Jul 27, 2012

There are lots of characters in this book and I had a bit of difficult time keeping them all straight. Good story line. This is a quick summer read.

Jan 27, 2012

Way too many characters. It gets confusing jumping from one to the other.

jinx402 Sep 26, 2011

She's not as good an author as her mom but her series is still enjoyable. It's not often that I feel an author gets better as time goes on. Sometimes I feel like they run out of ideas and the books get boring. Not so with CHC. Her books get better.

May 14, 2011

This book could have used a list of characters. There are over two dozen (but I lost count), some of whom appear only in a single paragraph. I finally quit trying to sort out the confusion and just concentrated on the basic mystery. Otherwise, the book is full of action, as usual.

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