Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted 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 episode of Under Suspicion: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder raised 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? Was her disappearance connected to a controversial church? 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 Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will attract great ratings, 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?
I’m a huge fan of this series, I’ve read a couple of them and they’ve all been great. I love both authors individually and they write so well together. I enjoyed the story of this book and I liked the characters. At different points I thought different characters had done it but by the time all the interviews had been completed I did cop who it was. My only problem was, I thought the story took too long to get going. I was 200 pages in and they’d only started filming the show which was when most of the story happened. Other than that, I really enjoyed this one and would definitely recommend it. I’m looking forward to reading more from this series.