June 15-19, 2021
If you’re looking for a cozy mystery that isn’t too gut wrenching or terrifying that you’ll lose sleep, but still keeps you on the edge of your seat – Mary Higgins Clark never disappoints.
We love a cozy mystery – especially when I discover I’m stuck in the DC airport for 6 hours because weather delays caused me to miss my connecting flight. That’s how I ended up snagging this recently re-released MHC mystery last week. My mom and grandmother always loved Mary Higgins Clark and this spur-of-the-moment, airport newsstand find was every bit the gripping whodunnit that I needed in my time of sheer frustration.
Complete with red herrings, plot twists, and well… somewhat one-dimensional, not-based-in-any-particular-time-period characters that typify the genre, Two Little Girls in Blue was a perfect way to escape the reality of a travel nightmare. I finished this book in about 3 days and found myself both surprised by the ending and also a little disappointed I hadn’t figured it out myself (which is PRECISELY what I expect from a good cozy mystery!)
And despite it being about 2 little girls who are kidnapped from their bedroom, it wasn’t too depraved that I lost all faith in humanity, which is well accomplished by 6 hours stuck in the airport followed by a rental car fiasco at 10pm. In this page-turner, every question gets wrapped up in a bow by the end, leaving no loose ends – even if at times the outcomes are tragic. I do enjoy a good “we’ll never really know” ending but sometimes you just need to have all the answers, especially when travel creates chaos in your real life. Highly recommend!
Escape reality and become absolutely gripped by low-stakes fiction.