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?
I had just finished reading two romance novels, and decided I needed to read a good mystery. I went to my TBR shelf and found this one. And I must say it fit the bill...
I have to admit I don't remember reading a Mary Higgins Clark mystery book before, however I have to say I really enjoyed it. The suspense build up the more I read. The pace of the book was amazing as I followed along with TV Producer Laurie Moran as she interviewed witnesses to the unsolved murder that happened 20 years before.
This book is a part of my personal library and I found this book a treat to read. I enjoyed it enough to award it 4 "Cinderella" stars.