The extraordinary new novel from Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Falsely accused victim? Or cold-blooded killer?
Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiancé fifteen years ago. But Casey claims – has always claimed – she’s innocent. And although she was charged and served out her sentence in prison, she is still living ‘under suspicion’. She hears whispers at the grocery store. She can’t get a job. Even her own mother treats her like she’s guilty.
Her story attracts the attention of Laurie Moran and the Under Suspicion news team – it’s Casey’s last chance to finally clear her name, and Laurie pledges to exonerate her.
Now Laurie must face an egomaniacal new co-host, a relentless gossip columnist who seems to have all the dirt and Casey’s longstanding bad reputation to once and for all prove Casey’s innocence –that is, if she’s innocent…
The Sleeping Beauty Killer is another riveting page-turner from the Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark and her dazzling partner-in-crime, Alafair Burke.
*** Praise for Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke ***
'I adore Mary Higgins Clark' Karin Slaughter
'Teeming with tantalizing twists, Clark's crackling tale of identity theft, revenge, and murder is a tempting and thought-provoking thriller' Booklist
'Trust Mary Higgins Clark to know what frightens us to death' New York Times
'Clark plays out her story like the pro that she is . . . flawless' Daily Mirror
'Should come with a warning: start in the evening and you'll be reading late into the night' USA Today
A clever plot and a cast of intriguing characters, whose actions and agendas are easily misconstrued, boost bestseller Clark and Burke's third novel featuring Laurie Morgan, the producer of the New York based TV show Under Suspicion (after 2015's All Dressed in White). Casey Carter (aka Crazy Casey or the Sleeping Beauty Killer), who served a 15-year sentence for manslaughter in the death of her fianc , Hunter Raleigh III, seeks Laurie out and begs Laurie to help prove her innocence. Casey names five possible suspects who had opportunity and motive for killing Hunter, though she has few allies to support her cause. Meanwhile, Laurie's lover, attorney Alex Buckley, is no longer host of the show, having been replaced without Laurie's input by Ryan Nichols, a hotshot lawyer. Plagued by a rocky relationship with Ryan and a worrisome disconnect with Alex, Laurie interviews everyone she can and finds much that seems to confirm Casey's guilt and nothing that suggests her innocence. The authors keep Laurie and the reader grasping for answers till the end.