The Cinderella Murder

I found this book browsing around on the Barnes and Noble website; you know, the “based on your search history” type of thing. I put it down on my book list and it finally got put on my shelf but sat there a while before my desire to read it grew. I needed something that made me think and one that would be unpredictable. I definitely got what I wanted in this murder mystery!

Laurie Morgan is a television producer, mom and widow. Her husband was killed at a play ground, in front of their young son. It took years for her to get closure on who killed her husband and threatened them same fate for her and Timmy. She didn’t want victims families to share in the despair she did so she created the television series Under Suspicion.  It took a look at unsolved murder cases, hoping to find clues that were missed years before. The first episode was so successful, the case was solved. Now for episode two, Laurie and her team have taken on a twenty year old cold case of a college students death and the people who were suspected. Some of them aren’t too keen on the settled dust being stirred again and the production team is plagued with threats and warning about leaving the past alone. Someone thought Cinderella was gone for good but the dead have a way of telling their story.

This book was a really great read… When I wanted to read it. I will be honest, during my time with this story, I stopped for weeks at a time because I just didn’t feel like reading it. The beginning is pure set up for the rest of the story and I guess I just wanted to get to the good stuff. It doesn’t take but a little more than a quarter of the first half to start showing the reader some evidence. I got a bulk of this book done while I was waiting out a 5 hour airport layover from New Zealand (which is amazing by the way). Layovers aren’t that bad with a book in your hand