cover image All Dressed in White: An Under Suspicion Novel

All Dressed in White: An Under Suspicion Novel

Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (288p) ISBN 978-1

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. Agent: Robert B. Barnett, Williams and Connolly. (Nov.)