Montgomery City-County Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 4/10/2013
Time: 2:00 PM -
Title: Book Bunch April Meeting
Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adult

The members will discuss the novel The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark.

Book jacket summary: America's Queen of Suspense, Mary Higgins Clark, has written her most astonishing novel to date. At its center is the most revered document in human history--"the holiest of the holy"-- and certainly the most coveted and valuable document in the world.

Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has found the rarest of parchments--a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican Library in the 1500s, the letter was assumed to have been lost forever.

Now, under the promise of secrecy, Jonathan is able to confirm his feelings with several other experts. But he also confides in a family friend his suspicion that someone he once trusted wants to sell the parchment and cash in. Now, the priceless parchment has gone missing.

Within days, Jonathan is found shot to death in his study, and his wife Kathleen, who is suffering from Alzheimer's, is found hiding in the study closet, incoherent and clutching the murder weapon. Even in her dementia, Kathleen has known of her husband's long-term affair. Did Kathleen kill her husband in a jealous rage, or is his death tied to whoever has possession of the parchment?  It is up to their daughter, twenty-eight-year-old Mariah, to clear her mother of murder charges and unravel the real mystery behind her father's death.