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As Time Goes By

By: Mary Higgins Clark
Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
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Summary

In this exciting thriller from Mary Higgins Clark, the number-one New York Times best-selling "Queen of Suspense", a news reporter tries to find her birth mother just as she is assigned to cover the high-profile trial of a woman accused of murdering her wealthy husband.

Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the six p.m. news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. When Delaney's friends - Alvirah Meehan and her husband, Willy - offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal.

On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer's victim for eight years. When her once-upon-a-time celebrity lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: She will go to trial to prove her innocence.

Betsy's stepson, Alan Grant, bides his time nervously as the trial begins. His substantial inheritance hangs in the balance - his only means of making good on payments he owes his ex-wife, his children, and increasingly angry creditors.

As the trial unfolds and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence.

A true classic from Mary Higgins Clark, As Time Goes By is a thrilling story by a master of the genre.

©2016 Mary Higgins Clark (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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  • Brenda c
  • 26-07-16

pretty good book k8nda dragged it out

good story but dragged a bit so the story got kind of boring

tried to have 3 back stories, should have stuck to two

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  • localgirl
  • 30-05-16

LOVED IT!

I loved it and just couldn't stop listening to it. I know I'll have bags under me eyes from staying up so late. But I don't think I've read(when I used to read books) any Mary Higgins Clark's books I didn't like.

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  • Natalie R.
  • 14-05-16

Well done!

This was great! A straight story with no fluff or filler. I think this might me my new favorite author!

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  • Kristin
  • 07-04-16

A lot of recycled plot points...

This was the least original of any of MHC's works--in fact, it was weirdly similar to one she wrote a few years ago--spouse with early onset dementia murdered, caregiver spouse blamed (it was the reverse in her prior book) and a thief in the house that night that has new information. So it was predictable, been written before (but clearly by someone else as this had a distinctly different/more modern voice). Jan Maxwell was fine as the narrator and it was entertaining enough, but overall, It felt like something I'd heard before.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-07-16

Good, not great

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, it is entertaining listening

Who was your favorite character and why?
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What does Jan Maxwell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Reads book while I do other things.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
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Not as good as some of her others with respect to mystery, still enjoyable story.

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  • Empress Karen
  • 28-04-22

Good Listen and Entertaining

$4 sale book from series sale. Jan Maxwell is a good narrator and I first heard her in Sandra Browns’ the Switch, NOT to be missed. Great mystery and story telling.
I am a hit and miss listener of Ms Clark. Of course I love the books Ms LaVoy reads, my TOP fave CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OF YOU.
It will entertain you but also steal your heart as our young hero just plain steals it.
This series has mixed reviews by unknown reviewers so I took a chance, and I found this story to be entertaining as a good mystery should be. I purchased 3 more in the Alvera and Willy series as the $4 price was too good to pass up. I was truely surprised that these two characters are not featured, but actually line up as secondary characters. They bring the story along and the author cleverly uses them as a book binder in the series, at least in this story.
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  • Elizabeth O.
  • 19-06-20

One of her Best

Thoroughly enjoyable mystery. Well crafted. Likable characters. Entertaining plot. Flawless narrative. Well worth a credit.

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  • Gloria A. Edmark
  • 01-07-16

Excellent story

As all of Mary Higgins Clark books, As Time Goes By has an Excellent story. With the audible version allows me to listen to the story without having the book in my hands. Thank you Ms. Clark.

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  • Cindy Wormsley
  • 20-06-16

Beautiful story

The two stories were brought together extremely well. I enjoyed it so much.

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  • Alicia Ricker
  • 06-11-21

Kept me on the edge of my seat

This book kept me engaged. I honestly didn't know who was the murderer until close to the end of the book. I would definitely recommend this book.

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