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The latest from #1 bestselling Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark.
In The Shadow of Your Smile, worldwide bestselling author
Mary Higgins Clark weaves a spellbinding thriller revolving around a
long-held family secret that threatens to emerge and take the life of
an unsuspecting heiress.
At age eighty-two and in
failing health, Olivia Morrow knows she has little time left. The last
of her line, she faces a momentous choice: expose a long-held family
secret, or take it with her to her grave.
Olivia has in her
possession letters from her deceased cousin Catherine, a nun, now being
considered for beatification by the Catholic Church—the final step
before sainthood. In her lifetime, Sister Catherine had founded seven
hospitals for disabled children. Now the cure of a four-year-old boy
dying of brain cancer is being attributed to her. After his case was
pronounced medically hopeless, the boy’s desperate mother had organized
a prayer crusade to Sister Catherine, leading to his miraculous
The letters Olivia holds are the evidence that
Catherine gave birth at age seventeen to a child, a son, and gave him
up for adoption. Olivia knows the identity of the young man who
fathered Catherine’s child: Alex Gannon, who went on to become a
world-famous doctor, scientist, and inventor holding medical patents.
two generations later, thirty-one-year-old pediatrician Dr. Monica
Farrell, Catherine’s granddaughter, stands as the rightful heir to what
remains of the family fortune. But in telling Monica who she really is,
Olivia would have to betray Catherine’s wishes and reveal the story
behind Monica’s ancestry.
The Gannon fortune is being
squandered by Alex’s nephews Greg and Peter Gannon, and other board
members of the Gannon Foundation, who camouflage their profligate
lifestyles with philanthropy.
Now their carefully constructed
image is cracking. Greg, a prominent financier, is under criminal
investigation, and Peter, a Broadway producer, is a suspect in the murder of a young woman who has been extorting money from him.
only people aware of Olivia’s impending choice are those exploiting the
Gannon inheritance. To silence Olivia and prevent Monica from learning
the secret, some of them will stop at nothing—even murder.
riveting new novel explores the juxtaposition of medical science and
religious faith, and the search for identity by the daughter of a man
adopted at birth.