The Anastasia Syndrome by Mary Higgins Clark {Book Review}

I’ve found it harder to read books published before the 90’s than those published after because there’s difficulty to relate to the themes and concepts. It’s even hard to relate to the writing.

I’ve read a couple of older books this year, and I was excited about this one because this book has my name it (although written differently) and the blurb looked promising.

Sadly, it didn’t live up to the expectations. Neither did the shorter stories included in the book.
Despite my love for suspense, thrillers, and mystery stories – The Anastasia Syndrome didn’t live up to expectations.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Prominent historical writer Judith Chase is living in London and making preparations for her marriage to Sir Stephen Hallett, who is expected to become the next Prime Minister of England.

World Wall 2 left Judith as an orphan and she wants to find about her origins. She sets off to meet a renowned psychiatrist, but instead falls victim to his experiments.

When a devastating event is trigged in London, Judith and Sir Stephen face a mysterious force that threatens their existence.


I’ll say it again, the book wasn’t all that great and was very slow moving despite the number of pages. It’s good enough for a light read when you’re not looking to make an emotional investment in the characters or the plot.

It could be an interest for those who enjoy reading about reincarnation and spiritual possession.

It’s a romance/thriller but I felt it didn’t live up to either genre enough, and there was a lack of connection to the characters who could’ve been better written.


The ending was surprising and that helped bump my rating up a little.

The vocabulary is a little outdated and might take a little longer to read as you dissect some meanings of words.

Also, the title of the book is misleading.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.62 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3.

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