Tuesday, January 12, 2016
"All Dressed in White"
The second thrilling novel in the New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series following The Cinderella Murder, featuring intrepid television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride.
Five years ago Amanda Pierce was excitedly preparing to marry her college sweetheart in a lavish ceremony at The Grand Victoria Hotel in Palm Beach. Then, with their guests and families on site, Amanda disappeared.
In present-day New York City, Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her investigative television series, Under Suspicion. She and her team set out to recreate the night of the disappearance at the Florida resort with Amanda’s friends and family in attendance, hoping to shed new light on the mystery as the series has done in past episodes. With a jealous sister, playboy groomsmen, Amanda’s former fiancé now married to a bridesmaid, and rumors about the “beloved” bride herself, Laurie and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley quickly realize everyone has a theory about why Amanda vanished into thin air.
One thing is certain: whoever was behind Amanda’s disappearance plans to keep the truth hidden “until death do they part…”
This was a fast paced mystery, the action moves along at a crisp pace, reminisce of an Agatha Christie mystery.
The author places her characters like playing cards, shuffles them with sleight-of-hand, and time after time I kept pointing to the wrong card. I changed my mind a few times and didn't figure out whodunit until close the end of the story.
It was a comfortable read for mystery readers who want to spend an enjoyable time with interesting characters. There was "No blood, guts and beer" in this story, just a nice kind of mystery... And Mary Higgins Clark is a talented writer who knows how to keep the attention of her readers.
I enjoyed it enough to award it 5 'white' stars. This book is a part of my Nook library.