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The Cinderella Murder

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Alafair Burke, Mary Higgins Clark

Narrated By: Jan Maxwell

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: November 2014

Duration: 8 hours 42 minutes


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. Laurie sees the series has real commercial value, but on a more personal note, she also knows first-hand the benefits closure can have on friends and families of murder victims.

Now Laurie has the ideal case to feature in the next installment 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?


  • Denise McClory

    Mary Higgins Clark's books are wonderful mysteries, she keeps you in suspense all the way to the end. The Narrator did a great job.

  • Admon Alexander

    TI enjoyed the first book in this series, Higgins & Burke make a strong combination. The detailed development of each character allows for an in depth appreciation of the characters perspectives & flaws. This supports the storyline and suspense of the book. I enjoyed the concept of Under Suspicion. Burke is one of my favorite suspense writers.

  • Elaina Hancock

    I love this series! Clark doesn't disappoint. Although it felt a little like it was going too many different directions at times it wasn't enough to discourage me or keep me from enjoying it. I just had to focus in a little harder to keep track. A good listen!

  • Patti Allen

    I really enjoyed this book! Great, interesting mystery.