Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark
"When Margaret and Steve Frawley come home to Connecticut from a black-tie dinner in New York, their three-year-old twins, Kathy and Kelly, are gone. The police found the babysitter unconscious, and a ransom note from the 'Pied Piper' demands eight million dollars. Steve's global investment firm puts up the money, but when they go to retrieve the twins, only Kelly is in the car. The dead driver's suicide note says he inadvertently killed Kathy. At the memorial, Kelly tugs Margaret's arm and says, "Mommy, Kathy is very scared of that lady. She wants to come home right now." At first, Margaret believes that the twins are communicating and that Kathy is still alive. But as Kelly's warnings become increasingly specific and alarming, FBI agents set out on a desperate search."
Riveting, suspenseful. I liked the telepathy angle. Another great book by one of my favorite authors.
Rating (1, lowest; 5, highest): 5
A Crazy Little Thing Called Death by Nancy Martin
"Nora Blackbird has made the society pages yet again. The impoverished Philadelphia heiress has agreed to wed Mick Abruzzo, son of New Jersey's most notorious mobster. The city's blue bloods are in shock. Libby Blackbird is hell-bent on planning the wedding of Nora's dreams... but mostly giving her nightmares. Emma Blackbird's constant late-night phone calls from mumbling men have her sisters convinced she's walking the streets to avoid toiling from nine to five. Meanwhile Nora has her hands full keeping her fiance alive. Are Mick's recent close brushes with death connected to his family's business, or are they the result of the Blackbird curse -- any time a Blackbird sister marries, the groom is bounded to die? Then Nora's troubles are eclipsed by some ominous news... Penny Devine, ex-Hollywood starlet and daughter of the Philadelphia Devines, has mysteriously disappeared. Even stranger, her family wants her declared dead pronto. Could someone have plotted her final act? The tantalizing Brazilian polo player, for example, or the birdbrained bird-watcher? The cranky ol' coot with a penchant for pretty ladies, or the fashionista with a deep, dark secret? Nora's not sure. Now the only way for Nora to keep her name clear and save her sanity is to snoop among the snooty... until she sniffs out the truth."
I am so happy to find a new series to delve into. The characters are quirky and fun. I'm hooked on the Blackbird Sisters series. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Rating (1, lowest; 5, highest): 4