The Cinderella Murder

The Cinderella Murder

Book - 2014 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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In a first-time collaboration, "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark partners with bestselling author Alafair Burke to deliver a brand new suspense series about a television program featuring cold case murders.

Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama, Under Suspicion , is a success. Even more, the program-a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected-is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode.

Now Laurie has the ideal case to feature in the next episode of Under Suspicion : the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder raised numerous questions. Why was her car parked miles from her body? Had she ever shown up for the acting audition she was due to attend at the home of an up-and-coming director? Why does Susan's boyfriend want to avoid questions about their relationship? Was her disappearance connected to a controversial church that was active on campus? Was she close to her computer science professor because of her technological brilliance, or something more? And why was Susan missing one of her shoes when her body was discovered?

With the help of lawyer and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will attract great ratings, especially when the former suspects include Hollywood's elite and tech billionaires. The suspense and drama are perfect for the silver screen-but is Cinderella's murderer ready for a close-up?

Together Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke deliver an exciting publishing event: the start of a thrilling new series guaranteed to keep you guessing until the last suspenseful page.
Publisher: New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476763125
Characteristics: 303 pages ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Burke, Alafair


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Oct 03, 2018

So Dull. Stopped reading pg 75. Flat characters, dull, dull.

Aug 24, 2017

My very first Mary Higgins Clark and I really enjoyed it. Suspenseful, action-packed, I'll definitely check out her other books now.

Feb 23, 2017

Not as good as her past books.

Dec 21, 2016

Good read and suspenseful. I would truly recommend everyone to read it.

Oct 17, 2016

I have not read anything by Alafair Burke before, so I can't comment on how she influenced the book. I thought it was another great Mary Higgins Clark mystery- intriguing, interesting, not gory or overly violent, with strong female lead characters. I almost always enjoy Mary Higgins Clark mysteries, and I think this book is one of her more outstanding mysteries.

May 09, 2016

I enjoyed this light mystery. Having read both authors it seemed to me most of the story was written by Alafair Burke. I enjoy the Under Suspension series and can envision the books made into Hallmark mystery movies!

Feb 27, 2016

This was a pretty good easy read. It wasn't too deep or violent and it kept me interested right to the end. I didn't figure out who the murderer was so I was kept guessing right til the end.

Jan 25, 2016

Good read. I love the series.

Aug 14, 2015

Kept me racing home from work to read what the latest twist was and if I had seen it coming. Really liked this book.

May 31, 2015

As usual, Mary Higgins Clark has come up with a great book. I think the new author adds to the mix/ Alice

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