My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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…”
The book feels a bit like reading Murder she Wrote episode if you know what I mean. A crime has been committed and someone in the group around the person has committed the crime. Now the person investigating the crime, in this case, Laurie Moran who has a cold case TV series. I liked Laurie Moran, she is a good character and I liked how bringing all the people to a reenactment of the wedding finally gave some answers to the missing bride question.
This is not the most complex kind of story, but it's very pleasant. The narrator was good and I quite enjoyed this not too long story about a missing bride. Frankly, this book was so pleasant that when I found a Mary Higgins Clark book in the library at work, where we can leave and take books, did I bring it home with me. I liked the structure of the book and I definitely will read more Mary Higgins Clark books when I feel like I want something between heavier and more draining books.