Santa Cruise, written by the amazing Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark duo, is a mystery filled with twists and turns that will leave you anxious to see what happens next right up until the very end!
While I probably should have waited to read this one during the winter holiday season, I just couldn’t wait to dive in! And I’m so glad that I didn’t.
Let’s dive into my review!
My Thoughts on Santa Cruise by Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark
In the first chapter we meet Randolph Weed as he stands on the deck of his yacht, the Royal Mermaid, a ship that he had purchased and refurbished in order to hosts cruises.
For the ship’s maiden voyage, Randolph and his PR man, Dudley, have planned a free cruise for people who have done wonderful things to help make the world a better place. The goal is to have the first voyage go as smoothly as possible in order to get publicity to help book future tickets.
On the first day of the cruise, it’s clear that the ship is going to get plenty of publicity. However, it isn’t shaping up to be the type of publicity that they were hoping for as they are off to a very rough start.
I just adore Mary Higgins Clark and her wonderful mysteries! I hadn’t yet read anything by Carol Higgins Clark, let alone a book by the two of them.
After reading this book, I will definitely be checking out their other holiday themed tales, as well as original works by Carol!
I could not put this book down! This is one that you really need to read for yourself and to prevent giving too much away, I will keep this light.
From a cozy mystery standpoint, I thought that the plot was organized wonderfully! Sure, the story line was a bit predictable, and some of the things that happened were a bit of a stretch, it didn’t stop me from feeling wicked anxious! I just couldn’t wait to see how things would play out.
I thought that each of the characters were so interesting! While many of their roles were on the smaller side of things compared to the handful of characters that the story centered upon the most, I still loved learning more about each of them as the story played out.
And per usual with mysteries like this, I loved seeing how many things were going on for each of the characters! I always really enjoy watching this knot of craziness unravel a bit as the story moves forward before everything finally becomes clear at the very end.
My Final Thoughts on Santa Cruise
I absolutely loved this mystery! The plot was paced wonderfully, there were many twists and turns that kept me anxious, and the characters were all so lovely.
Whether you choose to pick this one up around the holidays, or read it during any other time of the year, I cannot recommend it highly enough! Especially if you enjoy cozy mysteries and don’t mind a bit of predictability.
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Thanks for reading!
Have you read any of the mystery novels by Mary or Carol? I’d love to hear about your favorites below!