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It is that time again, folks!  Our First Book of the Year, 2015, will go live tomorrow, so I’m posting this, and getting ready, set, go!

Drum roll, please!

My first book….is from the Queen of Suspense, Mary Higgins Clark, & Alafair Burke:

The Cinderella Murder.






I have been priming the pump for this one by reading a couple of MHC’s other books in the past few weeks, including the prequel to this one:

I’ve Got You Under My Skin, the first book in the Under Suspicion series. (Click for my review).


Blurb for The Cinderella Murder:

In a first-time collaboration, “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark partners with bestselling author Alafair Burke to deliver a brand new suspense series about a television program featuring cold case murders.

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 that was active on campus? 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 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?

Together Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke deliver an exciting publishing event: the start of a thrilling new series guaranteed to keep you guessing until the last suspenseful page.


I am very excited to start reading this book.  And I am very eager to see what the rest of you have chosen to launch your New Year.

Come on by and share your thoughts and your offerings!  And Happy New Year!






48 thoughts on “MY FIRST BOOK OF THE YEAR: 2015

  1. Ooh this looks good. Last year I read one book of hers after not reading her for years. It was a treat to read such a good storyline. Mahalo plenty for popping by and mahalo for bringing this series to my attention. I will check it out on Goodreads.



  3. k2reader

    I listened to this on audio and loved it!!! I had actually listened to the prequel back in the spring not even knowing it would be the springboard for this series. Loved both of them and can’t wait for the next book!!! Saw that you already finished it, so now I’m off to check out your review 🙂

    Happy New Year Laurel!!!



  5. I just recently bought this book for reading in 2015. I’m so glad to read that you enjoyed it. Now I am really looking forward to reading it. Also I wanted to thank you for visiting my little corner of the reading world recently.


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