So, I haven't read a Mary Higgins Clark book since I was probably in eighth grade. I got this one for Christmas two years ago and only just picked it up, but I figured 'Tis the season. Read it VERY quickly - it's a little over 200 very small pages with fairly large type - and it was a fun read.
I either didn't realize or forgot how stilted the dialogue is in these books. That said, I liked the lottery winner characters and might have to revisit them. Just wish the authors wrote with a bit more subtlety.