Audiobook Review: The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke

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Audiobook Review: The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair BurkeSource: Audiobook Review, Provided by Simon & Schuster

The Cinderella Murder by Alafair Burke, Mary Higgins Clark
Narrator: Jan Maxwell
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins


Date Read: December 2014

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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?

More Information:
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon and Schuster
Series: Under Suspicion #1


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Listened for Review (Simon & Schuster)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 3.50

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke had a strong second half that I really enjoyed. For fans of true case murder TV Shows (like me), you will enjoy how that part of the story is told. I felt like I got an inside view of what it takes for that type of show to come together. I felt some of the beginning was a little melodramatic but otherwise this was an enjoyable listen.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Jan Maxwell / Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins


Jan Maxwell is one of those narrators that I can count on to deliver a solid performance and keep me entertained for a whole story. She does a good job at making each character unique.

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