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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (520 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Jane Clark Narrator: Isabel Keating Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The KEY News Series Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9780061902505
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When death shatters the serenity of the exclusive moneyed enclave of Tuxedo Park, New York, Eliza Blake, cohost of the country’s premier morning television show, KEY to America, is on the scene. While attending a lavish gala at her friends’ newly renovated estate, Pentimento, Eliza’s host is found dead—a grotesque suicide that is just the first act in a macabre and intricately conceived plan to expose the sins of the past involving some of the town’s most revered citizens.

Determined to find out the truth, Eliza and her KEY News colleagues—producer Annabelle Murphy, cameraman B. J. D’Elia, and psychiatrist Margo Gonzalez—discover that Pentimento holds the key. Nestled in the park’s sprawling architectural masterpieces, picturesque gardeners’ cottages, and lush, rolling landscape, the glorious mansion is actually a giant puzzle house filled with ingenious clues hidden in its fireplaces, fountains, and frescoes. The clues lead them from one suspicious locale to another—and, one by one, to the victims of a fiendish killer.

As Pentimento gives up its secrets, it becomes clear that no amount of wealth or privilege will keep the residents of Tuxedo Park safe. But just when Eliza unearths one final surprise, she comes face-to-face with a murderer who believes that some puzzles should never be solved.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of Clark’s—and the genre’s—best.” 

    Associated Press

  • “Isabel Keating’s rich, cultured voice and deliberate pacing bring to life this clever and intrigue-filled story of wealth, greed, and high-society secrets, in the finest Mary Jane Clark tradition. Keating’s portrayals of the various characters—from pompous matron to innocent child—are polished and interesting. Fans will not be disappointed in the story or its narration.” 

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 1/30/2014

    " Newswoman Eliza Blake follows up on a puzzle left by a rich and influential man who committed suicide in a strange manner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 1/28/2014

    " Great suspense book. Not really a literary masterpiece but a real page turner. Keeps you guessing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 1/26/2014

    " This book reminded me of National Treasure a little bit. One clue leads to another clue etc. I really enjoyed the setting, plot, and characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 1/18/2014

    " This was a decent book but I felt the end was rushed and not well thought out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristina | 1/17/2014

    " Didn't really enjoy it that much tbh, it was too predictable and cheesy for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/15/2014

    " It was pretty satisfying. Combination mystery/ thriller in Mary Higgins Clark style. One of the problems with having a recurring character is that putting her in danger isn't all that suspenseful since we know she has to be around in the next book. That said, the people around her are not so safe. I liked the premise--that a man has found religion and has decided to commit suicide (alright, that IS a contradiction in terms) and does it in such a bizarre way that it points to clues he has left to solve a closed case crime as well as a present day criminal. I'm not sure the end totally tied all the loose ends, but the book was certainly fun to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marguerite | 1/7/2014

    " Eh... It passed the time "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheryl | 1/2/2014

    " I did not like this mainly because of the reading of it. It also was boring but may pick up later on. I only made it through one cd and decided not to waste my time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerry | 12/26/2013

    " great plot line and a wonderful read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne Bringley | 12/19/2013

    " More like a 3.5 stars. It really defied belief most of the time and then once she revealed who was the murderer that was the end of the books, no tying up loose ends, just done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kare | 12/6/2013

    " I've read a lot fo suspense novels in my time, and many from this author. I found the plot very refreshing (although slightly like Dan Brown's Angels and Demons) for a murder mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 11/18/2013

    " The KEY crew investigate a bizarre suicide and a series of murders in Tuxedo Park, NY, a very upscale private community. The plot is well developed and the characters, particularly the returning characters, interesting enough to keep you reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jerzey | 11/17/2013

    " I just bought it on a book sale. I don't even realize the real suspect until the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elsie | 11/16/2013

    " A real stay up later. Her books are always a great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 11/7/2013

    " This was just okay...I kind of felt like the author threw in some unnecessary extra plot points, but maybe that's just me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Roseman | 10/25/2013

    " This is another author named Clark that I continue to enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 10/15/2013

    " Beginning with a stigmata suicide and continuing with a series of murders, the puzzles of the book unfold. Each character adds to the plot until the reader has no idea who could be committing these awful murders; everyone is suspect. Clark weaves a good story, fun to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachael | 5/29/2013

    " ainh!?!?! thats kinda what I thought??? Not much to say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Jowsey | 5/21/2013

    " meh. probably her weakest one in the series ... only giving it three stars because i enjoy her writing - it's an easy read for sure, but the content, the mystery ... it was just alright. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 2/26/2013

    " This author's name and style are similar to Mary Higgins Clark. The story was a little weak, but quick moving. The ending provided a few twists that I hadn't anticipated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet Annie | 1/12/2013

    " good suspense mary jane clark is a good interesting read i look forward to reading her books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 8/15/2012

    " Loved it! Liked the plot and puzzle! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/24/2012

    " Not as good as most of them. Odd tie to religion and if you had not read earlier books would not know characters. Ended quickly with little resolution to characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly Morgan | 12/29/2011

    " Very good read. I was mesmorized to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ira | 11/15/2011

    " It was ok.... ngga sebagus bukunya dia yang lainnya. Model puzzle kaya da vinci code gitu tapi remeh temeh banget "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/5/2011

    " Really enjoyed this novel. My first by Mary Jane Clark. Thanks for the referral, Linda! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 10/15/2011

    " Good book for a quick read and I enjoy when they reuse characters as this author did. Then you already have a feel for what their about and can jump right back in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernadette | 5/12/2011

    " It was a very good suspense novel. You did not want to put the book down especialy a the midway of the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wayne | 3/22/2011

    " reminded me a little of Dan Brown's Da Vinci's Code, But not as good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/22/2011

    " Really enjoyed this novel. My first by Mary Jane Clark. Thanks for the referral, Linda! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/24/2011

    " first time reading this author...very good. I'll be sure to get more by her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/13/2011

    " First book I've read by this author....very suspenseful, a real page turner. Now I have to go back and read all her earlier books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nora | 12/23/2010

    " Too many characters to keep track of, which was confusing. Ok religious mystery with lots of little clues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 12/1/2010

    " Newswoman Eliza Blake follows up on a puzzle left by a rich and influential man who committed suicide in a strange manner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelli | 11/28/2010

    " This book has twists and turns. I read it in one sitting. I would recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 11/14/2010

    " Very good read. I was mesmorized to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 10/7/2010

    " Great suspense book. Not really a literary masterpiece but a real page turner. Keeps you guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kare | 9/8/2010

    " I've read a lot fo suspense novels in my time, and many from this author. I found the plot very refreshing (although slightly like Dan Brown's Angels and Demons) for a murder mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 8/20/2010

    " Book 3 in the Eliza Blake series - I really enjoyed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 7/22/2010

    " Good book for a quick read and I enjoy when they reuse characters as this author did. Then you already have a feel for what their about and can jump right back in. "

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