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The Cinderella Murder Audiobook

The Cinderella Murder

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Publisher's Summary

In a first-time collaboration, "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark partners with best-selling 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? Why was Susan so concerned about her roommate’s infatuation with a new-age religious sect? 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.

©2014 Mary Higgins Clark. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    will woodstock, GA, United States 11-19-14
    will woodstock, GA, United States 11-19-14 Member Since 2011

    I love a good story and being able to broaden my literary horizons especially while I do my day to day mundane functions.

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    "Definitly on par with her previous works"

    Mary Higgins Clark delivers a great book. I am thrilled she is picking up where her last novel left off (I've Got You Under My Skin). Although this can be read as a stand alone I'd recommend reading the previous novel first. This novel is filled with the same great style of suspense and a great cast of characters. Its a who dun it that will keep you guessing until the end. Jan Maxwell does a fair performance Its not superb but its not bad either and I definitely prefer her to Barbara Rosenblat who also narrates several of the Mary Higgins Clark novels.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Gulf Coast 12-22-14
    Gulf Coast 12-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Found it Boring"
    What disappointed you about The Cinderella Murder?

    I used to read Mary Higgins Clark back in the day and really enjoyed her stuff so thought I would give this one a try hoping to get started with a new mystery series to enjoy....so sad that I found this on very boring. The narration didn't help the book out either. Sorry, this one did not work for me & I won't be trying another.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 11-27-14
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 11-27-14 Member Since 2016

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Engrossing"

    This book is written by two authors I have read over the years and enjoyed. Mary Higgins Clark has been writing stand alone novels for over forty years many which have become best sellers. Alafair Burke is the daughter of author Jamie Lee Burke. Alafair is a law professor and an author in her own right.

    “The Cinderella Murder” is to be the first book in a new series. The story will continue Mary Higgins Clark’s story of television producer Laurie Moran’s investigation of cold case murders. In this book the show investigates the decades old murder of a beautiful UCLA student whose body was found in the Hollywood Hills missing a shoe. The murder was dubbed the “Cinderella Case” by the press.

    I have found that both authors imbue their novels with unbelievable suspense and that follows through in this story. When I started reading the book I found I could not stop, good thing the audio book was only about 8 hours long. The book is fast moving and riveting. If you enjoy mystery stories you will love this one. Jan Maxwell narrated the book.

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    USA Buyer COLDWATER, MI, United States 11-24-14
    USA Buyer COLDWATER, MI, United States 11-24-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Another Hit"
    What did you love best about The Cinderella Murder?

    It was a well written story with great characters and a well written plot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The weaving of the story line and the unfolding mystery. Well written and a great story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Near the end when the parts coming together to solve the mystery.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No However, Jan Maxwell has a great voice and adds so much to the Audiobook.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Eva Gannon Chicago, Illinois, US 01-04-15
    Eva Gannon Chicago, Illinois, US 01-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Gripping!"

    This book has it all, a gripping story that grabs your attention from the first few words and keeps it throughout, well developed characters, and excellent narration.

    The story has lots of twists and turns, and keeps you wondering until the very end. This is my idea of an excellent murder mystery. I especially liked the premise of a TV show re investigating cold cases.

    Now that I've read this book, I'm going to read more by Alafair Burke, the co-author.

    Jan Maxwell's narration is spot-on, one of the best I've heard. She can do both male and female voices, and has a good sense of pacing and emphasis. She's to be commended.

    This was my first read of 2015 and it was a good way to start my reading year. I highly recommend this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jane M. Jones Houston, Texas 01-15-15
    Jane M. Jones Houston, Texas 01-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Cliche and Stale"

    The characters and scenarios were all flat, cliche and uninspired. I found it cheesy as hell

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lucille 02-02-15
    Lucille 02-02-15
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    "Dynamic Duo
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    I have long been a fan of Mary Higgins Clark. She did not let me down. Kept me guessing until the end. Looking forward to more books from this pair.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Grandpa's Girl 01-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Liked it a lot."

    Clean, fast paced and fun. Kept me guessing almost to the end. I can't wait for the next one in the series.

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    Bernadette 12-07-16
    Bernadette 12-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Mary Higgins Clark and Alafaire"

    I have been reading Mary Higgins
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    The explanations for the story lines
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    If you follow the story and the
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    Very neatly and with some surprises!

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    tkgarmyn 12-01-16
    tkgarmyn 12-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book took forever to get anywhere"

    Really loved the end of the book. Not sure if it's the co author or what bought the book because of Mary Higgins Clark but was just so slow getting into it ! Loved the story and the narrator did great job!

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