Mobbed by Carol Higgins Clark
Pocket Books, 2011
First Line: “Get that phone call over with.”
From the back cover: Exactly what is going on in Edna Frawley’s beach house? When a total stranger offers Edna a hefty sum to sell the place, the incorrigible octogenarian jumps at the chance. Edna’s daughter, who lives in San Diego- hearing her mother is holding a garage sale featuring personal items left behind when the actress Cleo Paradise rented the house- asks her old friend Nora Reilly to check up on Edna. A short train ride later, Nora and Regan are trying to work out a pile of unanswered questions. Why did Cleo depart suddenly, leaving a large number of belongings behind? How does Regan’s friend Hayley’s two-timing boyfriend, Scott, fit into the picture? Scott’s new fiance, Jillian, is conducting the sale for Edna, but she disappears after catching sight of Regan. As the questions stack up and still nobody has heard from Cleo, her panicked parents beg Regan to find her. But is there time, or will Cleo’s next hours be her last?
My Thoughts: This is not my typical read, however, my grandmother lent it to me. We trade books from time to time when we read a good book. I guess I get my love of reading from her. This was my first time reading a Carol Higgins Clark book, and it was a pretty decent read. It is a mystery novel that definitely kept me guessing. I never could figure out who the bad guy/girl was. The chapters were laid out similar to James Patterson’s novels.
The only negative I have about Mobbed is that is introduced so many characters but never went into much detail about them. It lightly touched on each of them but I still had questions unanswered. For this reason, I gave the book 3 1/2 stars.