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Mary Higgins Clark- We'll Meet Again

Date Submitted: 09/10/2006 00:37:19
Category: / Literature
Length: 3 pages (770 words)
We'll Meet Again begins with a brief prologue, a flashback to a sensational trial that occurred nearly six years before the novel begins. The flashback serves as a convenient plot device for conveying a great deal of necessary information in a compressed manner. The defendant, Molly Carpenter Lasch, is accused of murdering her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch, a prominent Greenwich, Connecticut, physician and founder of the Remington Health Management HMO, by crushing his skull with …
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…murderer's identity is not only surprising but also disappointing. The least likely of suspects, the murderer seems to be the culprit simply to fulfill plot needs. Someone other than Molly, after all, must have committed the crime, and the person least likely is as good as, if not better than, anyone else is. Certainly it guarantees a surprise, but it also leaves the reader feeling cheated of the opportunity to match wits with the investigator.
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