The second in the thrilling New York Times bestselling series from Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke, follows television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the cold case of a bride who went missing days before her wedding.
Five years ago, Amanda Pierce was excitedly preparing to marry her college sweetheart. She and Jeffrey had already battled through sickness and health, although their livelihoods looked set as Amanda was due to inherit her father’s successful garment company.
Then Amanda disappeared the night of her bachelorette party.
In present-day New York, Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her Under Suspicion television series to investigate. By recreating the night of the disappearance at the wedding’s Florida resort with Amanda’s friends and family, Laurie hopes to solve the case. Laurie and her Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley soon find themselves overwhelmed with theories and rumors about the “beloved” bride from those who were involved with the wedding, including Amanda’s former fiancé, a jealous sister, and plenty of playboy groomsmen.
One thing is certain, whoever was behind Amanda’s vanishing plans to keep the truth hidden “until death do they part.”
The prologue of Clark and Burke's scintillating sequel to 2014's The Cinderella Murder introduces bride-to-be Amanda Pierce, who vanishes the day before her wedding in Palm Beach, Fla. More than five years later, the fate of the so-called "Runaway Bride" is still unknown. It's another intriguing cold case for producer Laurie Moran to recreate for her investigative TV series, Under Suspicion. In classic detective fiction style, Laurie and her crew, including Alex Buckley, a defense lawyer who's also Laurie's boyfriend, reassemble the whole wedding party for a re-enactment at the original venue, Palm Beach's posh Grand Victoria Hotel. Secrets, some worth killing for, emerge quickly and entertainingly as the suspicion spotlight falls on, among others, the groom, the maid of honor, and Amanda's sister. Clark and Burke's collaboration is as smooth as rum and coke, with just enough kick to make the reader thirsty for another.