Und Niemand Soll Dich Finden by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
I loved reading the first book of this new series, where Mary Higgins Clark writes together with a co-author. So, when this book was available, I literally jumped to get it and was totally thrilled when I got the approval for the book.

Und Niemand Soll Dich Finden by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Under Suspicion Series #2
Original Title All Dressed In White*
Published by Heyne on April 25, 2017
ISBN 978-3-453-27107-4
Pages 366
Format Hardcover
Source Publisher

Five years ago, Amanda Pierce was excitedly preparing to marry her college sweetheart in a lavish ceremony at The Grand Victoria Hotel in Palm Beach. Then, with their guests and families on site, Amanda disappeared. In present-day New York City, Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her investigative television series, Under Suspicion. She and her team set out to recreate the night of the disappearance at the Florida resort with Amanda´s friends and family in attendance, hoping to shed new light on the mystery as the series has done in past episodes. With a jealous sister, playboy groomsmen, Amanda´s former fiancé now married to a bridesmaid, and rumors about the “beloved” bride herself, Laurie and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley quickly realize everyone has a theory about why Amanda vanished into thin air. One thing is certain: whoever was behind Amanda´s disappearance plans to keep the truth hidden “until death do they part…” 

My Review

It is always a great feeling when I get a book sent by the publisher. And when it is a Mary Higgins Clark book, it is an even greater feeling. 
She is the Queen of Suspence, but with Alafair Burke she seems to be even better. 

Laurie Moran is planning which story she wants to present in her next Under Suspicion show when she has to deal with the surprise visit of Sandra Pierce. The mother of Amanda Pierce, who disappeared out of the blue on her wedding day.  But for some reasons, Sandra touches a nerve in Laurie and within no time she knows: this is her next case.

From the start, I was captured. Not only was the reading fast, but the characters also showed some sides I hadn´t seen in the other book. As usual, the language is soft and sensitive, but to the point. 
The authors show you all the figures that are important and you can see from the very first page, that not everything is gold and great. And through the change of scene, you never know what´ll come next. That way the tension rises and the psychological finesse gets an incredible way to unfold right before the reader´s eye.

At some point, I wished the authors would have gone into more detail when it comes to the relationship Amanda has had with her elder sister Charlotte. There was a lot of tension to feel and that a huge sibling rivalry must have been between them. Well, you can´t have everything, can you?!

It was quite interesting to see how all the different figures in this thriller saw the missing Amanda. Some of them called her an angel, others a calculating bitch. 

Again, a solid and wonderful to read Mary Higgins Clark thriller. Good, I wasn´t that excited as I was after reading the first book of her Under Suspicion series. But as long as I am well entertained I don´t mind. 

*I received this book by Heyne in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. The original book All Dressed in White was published by Simon & Schuster on November 17, 2015 

Mary Higgins Clark ©Gunther Glücklich

Mary Higgins Clark, born 1928 in New York, lives and works in Saddle River, New Jersey. She sold her first story 1956 for $100 to a magazine. After the sudden death of her husband in 1964 she wrote her first book, a biographical novel about George Washington. Her first suspense novel Where are the Children from 1975 meant a turning point in her life and career: He became a bestseller. She is #1 international and New York Times bestselling author, has written thirty-four suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel; two children´s books; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges. With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, she has coauthored five more suspense novels. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone. She is the most successful thriller author worldwide.

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