Television producer Laurie Moran is elated 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 instalment of Under Suspicion: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder left 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 make a great program, 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?
“Fans of MWA Grand Master Clark will find plenty of intrigue and excitement in this contemporary thriller…Clark keeps readers guessing and in suspense.” Publishers Weekly
“The snappy pace, layered characters, and many plot surprises will keep readers guessing in this fascinating mystery by two talented writers.” Booklist
“This serendipitous series launch, or continuation, will satisfy Clark’s legion of fans and may well win her some new ones.” Kirkus Reviews