- The Sleeping Beauty Killer (An Under Suspicion Novel)
The third thrilling installment in the bestselling Under Suspicion series from #1 New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke—television producer Laurie Moran places everything on the line to help a girl she believes was wrongfully convicted of homicide.
Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiancé—famed philanthropist Hunter Raleigh III—fifteen years ago. And Casey claims — has consistently claimed—she’s innocent. Although she was charged and served out her sentence in prison, she is still living “ under suspicion.” She hears whispers at the supermarket. She can’t get work. Her own mom treats her like she’s guilty. Her narrative attracts the interest of Laurie Moran and the Under Suspicion news team—it’s Casey’s last chance to finally clear her name, and Laurie vows to exonerate her.
With Alex Buckley taking a break from the show—cooling his potential love affair with Laurie—Under Suspicion introduces a new on-air host named Ryan Nichols, a youthful legal whiz with a Harvard Law degree, Supreme Court clerkship, encounter as a federal prosecutor, and routine stints on the cable news circuit. He’s got the attitude and a huge standing to match it. Ryan has no problems with steering—and stealing—the show, and attempts to stop Laurie from taking on Casey’s case because he sure she’s not innocent.
An egomaniacal new co-host, a relentless gossip columnist who appears to have all the dirt (and a surprising informant), and Casey’s longstanding bad reputation: Laurie must confront this and more to do what she believes is right, to once and for all demonstrate Casey’s innocence—that is, if she’s innocent… The Sleeping Beauty Killer will keep you guessing until the very ending.