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The third thrilling novel in the New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series following The Cinderella Murder, featuring intrepid television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride. 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 The third thrilling novel in the New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series following The Cinderella Murder, featuring intrepid television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride. 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…” The bestselling Under Suspicion series from Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke offers “plenty of intrigue and excitement” (Publishers Weekly, on The Cinderella Murder). Featuring the chilling suspense and elegant settings readers have come to love, All Dressed in White is not to be missed.


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The third thrilling novel in the New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series following The Cinderella Murder, featuring intrepid television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride. 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 The third thrilling novel in the New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series following The Cinderella Murder, featuring intrepid television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride. 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…” The bestselling Under Suspicion series from Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke offers “plenty of intrigue and excitement” (Publishers Weekly, on The Cinderella Murder). Featuring the chilling suspense and elegant settings readers have come to love, All Dressed in White is not to be missed.

30 review for All Dressed in White

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alex is The Romance Fox

    All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark and the 3rd book in the Under Suspicion Series, written in collaboration with Alafair Burke, featuring Laurie Moran, a television star, who has her own show that investigates cold cases. Laurie is asked by a distraught mother, to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, Amanda Pierce, on the night before her wedding five years ago. Labeled all those years ago as the Runaway Bride crime, it had never been resolved. Laurie’s producer agrees to her doi All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark and the 3rd book in the Under Suspicion Series, written in collaboration with Alafair Burke, featuring Laurie Moran, a television star, who has her own show that investigates cold cases. Laurie is asked by a distraught mother, to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, Amanda Pierce, on the night before her wedding five years ago. Labeled all those years ago as the Runaway Bride crime, it had never been resolved. Laurie’s producer agrees to her doing the show, she immediately gets the wedding party from that event together at the place where the wedding was supposed to have taken place. It felt a bit like an Agatha Christie novel…..get all the possible suspects together in one place and gather more information about the night of the bride’s disappearance. Having accepted to appear in her show are the missing bride, Amanda Pierce’s parents, her groom who has since married Meghan White, her friend and bridesmaid, Charlotte Pierce, her sister, Kate Fulton, friend and bridesmaid, Henry Pierce, her brother and the groomsmen, Nick Young and Austin Pratt. All seem to be keeping secrets and grudges. Revelations include family drama, deception, rivalry, money that ends in the most unexpected and shocking climax. The writing style is smooth, clever misdirections about who could be the killer, great plot, likeable characters, fabulous location, romance, suspense, mystery…all adds up to another great read by these authors.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    Under Suspicion had become very successful in the short time Laurie Moran had been running the show. When searching for their next cold case in the series to investigate, Laurie had been approached by Sandra Pierce, the mother of a young woman who had been touted in the media as “The Runaway Bride" – five years previously Amanda had been with her family and bridal party at The Grand Victoria Hotel in Palm Beach in the days before her big day. Then with only one full day left until the ceremony, Under Suspicion had become very successful in the short time Laurie Moran had been running the show. When searching for their next cold case in the series to investigate, Laurie had been approached by Sandra Pierce, the mother of a young woman who had been touted in the media as “The Runaway Bride" – five years previously Amanda had been with her family and bridal party at The Grand Victoria Hotel in Palm Beach in the days before her big day. Then with only one full day left until the ceremony, Amanda had vanished. As the Under Suspicion team researched and investigated, their preparations took them to the Florida hotel, where they were to recreate the night of Amanda’s disappearance. Even though the members of the original wedding party had moved on with their lives, they had all agreed to come together to try to discover what had happened. Along with Amanda’s fiancé now being married to her best friend, also a member of the wedding party, Laurie could tell the vibes from other people within the group were varied. The jealousy and blame, theories and speculations were intense – Laurie and her team, including host Alex Buckley knew this mystery would deepen; the lies would intensify, before the truth would hopefully be exposed… When I read the first in this series, The Cinderella Murder by author Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke I thoroughly enjoyed it. Book #2, All Dressed in White is another gripping instalment; I’ll be continuing with this series! Filled with twists and turns that lead the reader first one way, then the next; I found I couldn’t put it down. All Dressed in White is a fabulous crime/mystery novel which I have no hesitation in recommending highly. With thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for my copy to read and review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Monnie

    Every now and then, I just want to sit back and be entertained. Mind you, I still want a good whodunit - I'm just not in the mood for blood and guts, big guns blasting in the desert or super-heroes (or heroines) who can take down a dozen martial arts professionals with one hand tied behind their back and the other in a cast. Enter Mary Higgins Clark, who's pretty much guaranteed to come through on that score, and this one - the second in the Under Suspicion series co-written with Alafair Burke - Every now and then, I just want to sit back and be entertained. Mind you, I still want a good whodunit - I'm just not in the mood for blood and guts, big guns blasting in the desert or super-heroes (or heroines) who can take down a dozen martial arts professionals with one hand tied behind their back and the other in a cast. Enter Mary Higgins Clark, who's pretty much guaranteed to come through on that score, and this one - the second in the Under Suspicion series co-written with Alafair Burke - fills the bill nicely. It's well written in what I'd call "civilized" language, has a well-thought-out plot and believable characters and held my attention throughout. Like its predecessor, The Cinderella Murder (which earned 4 stars from me, BTW), this one features New York reality TV show producer Laurie Moran, who's trying to settle on the cold case to showcase in her next investigative series titled Under Suspicion. Just as she's about to make her pick, she's visited by the still-distraught mother of an almost-bride named Amanda who disappeared on the eve of her wedding in Palm Beach five years ago. The mother pleads with Laurie to do a show about her daughter, and after some checking around, Laurie agrees it's a great idea. So, she and her team head to Florida to recreate the pre-wedding activities at a posh hotel, reeling in members of the wedding party to be interviewed by show host (and Laurie's love interest) attorney Alex Buckley. The actions and emotions of all the wedding participants are put under the microscope as Laurie, helped by her retired-cop father, start digging deeper into what really happened. As might be expected, just about every character comes under suspicion at one point or another right up to the end, when the murderer is revealed. I didn't guess the identity of the culprit beforehand, but neither was I surprised since they all had reason to at the very least dislike Amanda and most also had means, motive and opportunity. If you like murder on the lighter side - even once in a while, like me - give this one a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Bren

    “If it's meant to be, it will happen naturally.” ― Mary Higgins Clark, All Dressed in White I am a big Higgins Clark fan. One can always count on her to deliver a great mystery! Yet this book, All Dressed in White did not grab me at all and I am not sure why. I liked the set up. A Bride mysteriously vanishes and years later, still unsolved, this mystery is being worked as a cold case. In some ways, the book had a bit of intrigue as it was a genuine who done it. The issue for me was it seemed to mov “If it's meant to be, it will happen naturally.” ― Mary Higgins Clark, All Dressed in White I am a big Higgins Clark fan. One can always count on her to deliver a great mystery! Yet this book, All Dressed in White did not grab me at all and I am not sure why. I liked the set up. A Bride mysteriously vanishes and years later, still unsolved, this mystery is being worked as a cold case. In some ways, the book had a bit of intrigue as it was a genuine who done it. The issue for me was it seemed to move rather slowly and I just lost interest over time. Rather then becoming increasingly involved, I be came less so and wound up skimming. It also was not scary or creepy in the slightest. It sort of felt like a cozy mystery.not my favorite genre. All in all, It was not bad but not really for me. I prefer other Higgins Clark books. My all time favorite by her is "Loves music, loves to dance". That one moves so quickly and sucks you in. For those who like "slow burn" mysteries, something I often like as well, this maybe a good pick.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Readaholic Jenn

    I love this series. I love the plot, the characters and the premise behind the series.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    I've been going through my eARCs and the best part is when I discover that my audiobook service has books I have had for a long time to read. Like this one. Confession, I have never read a Mary Higgins Clark book before, despite that she has written A LOT of books. So, this one was my first and I quite liked the book. The book feels a bit like reading Murder she Wrote episode if you know what I mean. A crime has been committed and someone in the group around the person has committed the crime. No I've been going through my eARCs and the best part is when I discover that my audiobook service has books I have had for a long time to read. Like this one. Confession, I have never read a Mary Higgins Clark book before, despite that she has written A LOT of books. So, this one was my first and I quite liked the book. The book feels a bit like reading Murder she Wrote episode if you know what I mean. A crime has been committed and someone in the group around the person has committed the crime. Now the person investigating the crime, in this case, Laurie Moran who has a cold case TV series. I liked Laurie Moran, she is a good character and I liked how bringing all the people to a reenactment of the wedding finally gave some answers to the missing bride question. This is not the most complex kind of story, but it's very pleasant. The narrator was good and I quite enjoyed this not too long story about a missing bride. Frankly, this book was so pleasant that when I found a Mary Higgins Clark book in the library at work, where we can leave and take books, did I bring it home with me. I liked the structure of the book and I definitely will read more Mary Higgins Clark books when I feel like I want something between heavier and more draining books.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Daniella

    I've been reading Mary Higgins Clark's mystery thrillers for a decade now, and I've read so many of them that I've already lost count. She is my go-to writer whenever I want a heart-pounding mystery. And this book did not disappoint in that aspect. All Dressed in White is the second novel in her Under Suspicion series, which features our heroine, Laurie, as she tries to uncover the truth about Amanda Pierce's disappearance. Amanda went missing 5 years ago, just a day before her dream wedding. Eve I've been reading Mary Higgins Clark's mystery thrillers for a decade now, and I've read so many of them that I've already lost count. She is my go-to writer whenever I want a heart-pounding mystery. And this book did not disappoint in that aspect. All Dressed in White is the second novel in her Under Suspicion series, which features our heroine, Laurie, as she tries to uncover the truth about Amanda Pierce's disappearance. Amanda went missing 5 years ago, just a day before her dream wedding. Everyone assumed that she had "cold feet," or she planned out the disappearance to get away from her family's overbearing presence in her life. But of course, things are not as they appear. Everyone is a suspect, each having their own motive to silence Amanda. Lies are spoken, secrets revealed. And the most terrifying thing about this story? Mary Higgins Clark narrates it in a way that draws you in the maelstrom of deceit, hatred and envy. You have no way of escaping. So if it's such an emotionally compelling book, why the three stars? Well, the ending was underwhelming, and Laurie was not what I expected from Mary Higgins Clark's heroines. Some of the characters I absolutely hated (yeah, I'm a big stickler for morality and I just couldn't tolerate what they did). Plus, the romance between Laurie and Alex was handled rather poorly. Would I read more of this series? I'm not really sure. I honestly prefer her stand-alone books.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    3.5* Please don’t think I am heartless but Laurie still holding on after five years is getting a bit annoying. At this point she is being beyond selfish to Alex. The suspense and mystery plots were entertaining and kept me enrapt. I really love his series so far and can’t wait to go ahead and move on to the next installment. My quick and simple overall: quick and entertaining.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    Very, very tricky Ms. Clark...just when I start to complain (loudly) that you're losing you're wonderfully campy, melodramatic edge you up and start writing with the super fresh and super talented Alafair Burke!!!! Well played madame, well played... If you've read any of my previous Mary Higgins Clark reviews (which I encourage as they are funny) you will know that I hold this lovely, perfectly coiffed (to the point where I am certain she shellacs her head every morning) maven of the soap opera m Very, very tricky Ms. Clark...just when I start to complain (loudly) that you're losing you're wonderfully campy, melodramatic edge you up and start writing with the super fresh and super talented Alafair Burke!!!! Well played madame, well played... If you've read any of my previous Mary Higgins Clark reviews (which I encourage as they are funny) you will know that I hold this lovely, perfectly coiffed (to the point where I am certain she shellacs her head every morning) maven of the soap opera mystery scene warmly in my little, mass market mystery loving heart. No where else will you find better looking heroines! No other author quite manages to describe in astoundingly minute detail every single piece of furniture in a room down to its builder and price, the exact paint shade of any wall, or each article of clothing each of the characters in a scene are wearing like Ms. Clark. There is simply no other author who quite lands the incredibly tricky "total psychopath murderer who murders people just cause!" trope like her! But, but, but it must be said that her last several novels have missed the mark. Oh the heroines are as successful and well dressed as ever and the murderers are still murdering for no good reason but the spark has kind of gone out. Until now!!!! I am pleased as punch to tell you all that the delightful Ms. Burke who's own The Ex so delighted me a few weeks ago, has breathed some much needed life back into the old girl! We still get all the Clark trademarts (overly described clothes and hairstyles and more characters than you'd find at a Duggar family reunion) but the plot is moving again! There's even some dramatic tension and I found myself full of a shocking amount of interest in whodunnit!?!? All Dressed In White is actually the third in what they're calling the "Under Suspicion" series which began with a book I lambasted called I've Got You Under My Skin where a television "news" program called "Under Suspicion" under the direction of the (beautiful and well dressed and well off) Laurie investigates cold cases (and thus far conveniently solves all of them) by forcing everyone involved to relive the entire horrible sequence of events usually in the place their loved one either died or disappeared. But she's really nice to everyone while she forces them to relive their trauma so its okay. In this case the TV crew is trying to solve the disappearance of Amanda who vanished five years previously on the eve of a destination wedding in Florida that she may not have wanted to go through with. Her family is torn between believing her dead and wondering if she started a new life somewhere else and there's a list of suspects a mile long. But, Laurie and her team are on the case and before we can say "Random Psycho" five times fast she's accused practically every character and stumbled onto some pretty obvious evidence actual police somehow missed and all comes to a happy end!!!! Well except for the dead people. And the psycho. This was super fun, and trashy but (and I strongly suspect Ms. Burke's hand here) there was a surprising and totally uncharacteristic amount of depth and feeling to some of these characters and some hidden agenda's that went more than a little above and beyond the usual Clark "I'm just doing this cause I'm crrraaaazzzyyyyyy even though I've seemed totally normal up till now" plot. I sped right through this and was heartily entertained the whole way through! Huzzah for trashy mysteries!!!!!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Joanne Robertson

    Getting your hands on the latest Mary Higgins Clark book is just like popping on an old pair of comfy pjs and knowing exactly what to expect, a cosy, easy to read, mystery. This author has written many books and her formula seems to work very well, a murder (or disappearance in this case) a cast of suspects who all seem to have something to hide, told in short chapters (just one more before I go to sleep!) with a neatly tied up ending. This is the second novel about the Under Suspicion tv series Getting your hands on the latest Mary Higgins Clark book is just like popping on an old pair of comfy pjs and knowing exactly what to expect, a cosy, easy to read, mystery. This author has written many books and her formula seems to work very well, a murder (or disappearance in this case) a cast of suspects who all seem to have something to hide, told in short chapters (just one more before I go to sleep!) with a neatly tied up ending. This is the second novel about the Under Suspicion tv series that Mary has well-written with Alafair Burke (another favourite writer of crime mysteries). It is a stand alone that takes place after "The Cinderella Murder" and again features Laurie Moran who's husband Greg was murdered in "I've got you under my skin". Laurie is visited by Sandra Pierce, the mother of Amanda, who disappeared the day before her wedding 5 years ago. Known as The Runaway Bride, it is assumed she got cold feet but Laurie suspects foul play and gathers all those in the wedding party back to the luxury resort where the wedding was due to take place 5 years beforehand. With host Alex and the team they plan to film Under Suspicion and hopefully solve the mystery of what happened to Amanda. Don't be put of by the addition of Alafair Burke here as this is a classic Mary Higgins Clark mystery, its formulaic approach to solving the crime is as its always been with the short, easy to read chapters. Laurie is a likeable heroine with her cute little boy Timmy and she again has the help of her dad Leo with both childcare and investigating. Her side story of a budding romance with Alex also continues, albeit as a very slow burner! Recommended for fans of the old Mary Higgins Clark novels and for newcomers to this series. I received a copy of the book via netgalley in return for an unbiased review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rukky

    Check out this review and other on my blog: Eternity Books! ________________________________________ Challenge Criteria (Popsugar): Two Female Authors Book: All Dressed in White Author: Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ Summary: 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 reali Check out this review and other on my blog: Eternity Books! ________________________________________ Challenge Criteria (Popsugar): Two Female Authors Book: All Dressed in White Author: Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ Summary: 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…” ________________________________________ What I Liked: *Nothing? Honestly, I didn't care for the characters, the mystery was blah, and the writing style was not good in my opinion. *Ok, the very end. The very end had me full of a little tension during the big showdown. I was a little surprised at who the bad guy was, but besides that, I didn't like it. ________________________________________ What I Didn't Like: *Plot & Characters. The characters were nothing memorable. I've already forgotten most of their names. I didn't really feel for Sandra (the mother of the disappeared bride) that much. Her daughter, one moment while I go find her name, Amanda went missing a day before her wedding, and five years later, the case is cold but Sandra still wants to find her. So she goes to a reality TV show called Under Suspicion to help her find out what happened to Amanda. Her ex, Walter, her other daughter Charlotte, the rest of the bridal and groom parties all agree and at 45% into the book, they are JUST about to fly down to the resort in Florida where the wedding was to take place. 45% into the book???? I'm not entirely sure why I didn't DNF at that point. *Writing Style. She thought about the photographs Jeremy had given her. Did she finally know who killed Amanda? Maybe. That is literally the end of a chapter. It seriously grated on my nerves. Imagine your grandmother reading to you: Grandma:She thought about the photographs Jeremy had given her. Did she finally know who killed Amanda? What do you think sweetheart? (You tell her what you think) She says: Maybe. Let's read on to find out. That's how I felt. I didn't like it. It didn't work for me. And why would you end a chapter with "maybe"?!! I don't feel suspense. I don't feel thrilled. I feel frustrated! *Queen of Suspense. Mary Higgins Clark is known as the Queen of Suspense. That means that she writes amazing books that have you turning pages into the wee hours of the morning. This book though, did not match my expectations. I wasn't thrilled, there wasn't any 'suspense', and it kind of felt like a Nancy Drew Files/Nancy Drew Girl Detective book without threats, high speed chases, and constant worry and fear. They flew down to the scene of the crime 45% into the book! They should have been there from like the second or third chapter, investigating, interrogating, and trying to pick out what happened. There are 74 chapters in this book with a pro and epilogue and they finally went to Florida in Chapter 32! I didn't feel any suspense, and since she is the Queen of Suspense, I expected a lot more than what I got. ________________________________________ That's the end of my little rant. I'm quite sorry to say that this was a one star. I did not like it. I will not recommend it. And I'm staying far away from any MHC books for a while. Have you read All Dressed in White? What did you think? And have you read any other book by Ms. Clark? Did you enjoy it? Do you think I should try some of her other books? Let's chat in the comments!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Vi ~ Inkvotary

    Inkvotary A very good thriller. Nice, solid entertainment and a huge surprise at the end. Never expected this figure to be the bad person who took all these lives. But I would have liked it very much to get to know a bit more about the relationship between Amanda and her elder sister Charlotte. But okay, you can't have everything. I liked the way this thriller was written, very much. Fast, diversified, a great plot and characters who aren't what they seem to be at first sight. If you like Mary Hi Inkvotary A very good thriller. Nice, solid entertainment and a huge surprise at the end. Never expected this figure to be the bad person who took all these lives. But I would have liked it very much to get to know a bit more about the relationship between Amanda and her elder sister Charlotte. But okay, you can't have everything. I liked the way this thriller was written, very much. Fast, diversified, a great plot and characters who aren't what they seem to be at first sight. If you like Mary Higgins Clark in combination with Alafair Burke, you should read this book.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    “All Dressed in White” by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke “All Dressed in White” is the second book in the Under Suspicion series co-authored by the much esteemed Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Laurie Moran’s wildly popular crime show, Under Suspicion, features profiles of cold cases in hopes of finding a resolution. Missing persons is not their usual forte, but when the mother of Amanda Pierce asks Laurie to help her uncover the truth about her daughter’s mysterious disappearance, Lau “All Dressed in White” by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke “All Dressed in White” is the second book in the Under Suspicion series co-authored by the much esteemed Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Laurie Moran’s wildly popular crime show, Under Suspicion, features profiles of cold cases in hopes of finding a resolution. Missing persons is not their usual forte, but when the mother of Amanda Pierce asks Laurie to help her uncover the truth about her daughter’s mysterious disappearance, Laurie agrees to look into the case. Amanda and Jeff were the golden couple, all set to begin their life together. But, on the eve of their wedding, Amanda vanishes without a trace. Had she simply walked away or did someone murder her? Who stood to gain from her death? Who were her enemies? What secrets will float to the surface once Laurie and her team start digging around in the past? Will they find Amanda dead…or alive? I love cold case mysteries more than any other type, so after reading “The Cinderella Murder,” I knew this series was for me. While the first book was very good, this second installment is even better. It’s bad enough when someone is murdered and years pass without justice being served, but when someone disappears for five long years, it’s unlikely they simply ran away. Still, by now the details are murky, there is no body, no proof of a crime, and people have moved forward with their lives. But, bringing all the players back together to tape the show reveals a few cracks in the armor within Amanda’s own family, her friends, and with the all too perfect fiancé.  This story is absorbing and kept me guessing all the way to the bitter end. I loved it! The pacing is perfect, the story is compelling, the mystery is a real puzzler, and is written by two of my favorite female mystery writers. This is a clean mystery, without graphic details and the language is very mild, making this a story everyone can enjoy.  4.5 stars. Reviewed by Julie Whiteley for Suspense Magazine

  14. 4 out of 5

    Holly

    *3.5 stars This has been my first MHC book I've read in years! Back in the day, I only read mysteries and she was always one of my top authors to read. I don't know why I stopped reading her books. Her books are easy fast reads but manage to capture your attention to keep you reading late into the night. What I like about MHC books is that its just simply a mystery. Not a lot of suspense and gore; just trying to solve the case. There's no intricate details either. It was a classic MHC story. I ha *3.5 stars This has been my first MHC book I've read in years! Back in the day, I only read mysteries and she was always one of my top authors to read. I don't know why I stopped reading her books. Her books are easy fast reads but manage to capture your attention to keep you reading late into the night. What I like about MHC books is that its just simply a mystery. Not a lot of suspense and gore; just trying to solve the case. There's no intricate details either. It was a classic MHC story. I haven't read the first book in the series, The Cinderella Murder, but I'll be looking forward to getting to it soon. **Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    As a longtime fan of Mary Higgins Clark I am always excited about reading her newest books. Honestly though her books lately have gotten predictable and not as exciting but her newest series Under Suspicion with Alafair Burke has helped returned her to her spot as the queen of suspense. All Dressed in White like my other favorite Mary Higgins Clark books was hard to put down. I sped through it enjoying all the twist and turns that kept me caught up in the story and having to know what happened ne As a longtime fan of Mary Higgins Clark I am always excited about reading her newest books. Honestly though her books lately have gotten predictable and not as exciting but her newest series Under Suspicion with Alafair Burke has helped returned her to her spot as the queen of suspense. All Dressed in White like my other favorite Mary Higgins Clark books was hard to put down. I sped through it enjoying all the twist and turns that kept me caught up in the story and having to know what happened next. The moment you think you solved what happened to Amanda Pierce something new is added to send you back to square one. This is actually the first book in a long time that I did not figure out right away and left me surprised.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Leona

    It's been a very long time since I read a book by Mary Higgins Clarke. I received this one from netgalley and the publisher in return for an honest review. Many thanks to them. This is the second book in the 'Under suspicion' series. It is again written as a suspense novel but this time Ms Clarke is co-writing with Alafair Burke. Like all the others I've read this one did not disappoint. I loved the short snappy chapters. The storyline was very good. I suspected many people of committing the crime It's been a very long time since I read a book by Mary Higgins Clarke. I received this one from netgalley and the publisher in return for an honest review. Many thanks to them. This is the second book in the 'Under suspicion' series. It is again written as a suspense novel but this time Ms Clarke is co-writing with Alafair Burke. Like all the others I've read this one did not disappoint. I loved the short snappy chapters. The storyline was very good. I suspected many people of committing the crime and I didn't figure it out until just before it was revealed in the book.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Vannetta Chapman

    What a delightful read! I believe I'm correct in thinking this is my first MHC mystery. What was I waiting on? Strong characters, an intriguing plot, and an end I didn't see coming. Well done! I'll be checking out more books by this author, and I know there are a lot of them out there. Note: Completely clean, no language, no violence (though it is a murder mystery). What a delightful read! I believe I'm correct in thinking this is my first MHC mystery. What was I waiting on? Strong characters, an intriguing plot, and an end I didn't see coming. Well done! I'll be checking out more books by this author, and I know there are a lot of them out there. Note: Completely clean, no language, no violence (though it is a murder mystery).

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jan

    Amanda Pierce disappeared just before her wedding was to take place in Palm Beach at the Grand Victoria Hotel. Five years later, her mother begs Laurie, developer of the Under Suspicion team to investigate Amanda's disappearance. Clark, in her usual form, fully developed her characters and added vivid detail to each and every scene. All in the bridal party were suspect, especially the groom and as the interviews with each of them are concluded, one isn't positive who was guilty despite everyone Amanda Pierce disappeared just before her wedding was to take place in Palm Beach at the Grand Victoria Hotel. Five years later, her mother begs Laurie, developer of the Under Suspicion team to investigate Amanda's disappearance. Clark, in her usual form, fully developed her characters and added vivid detail to each and every scene. All in the bridal party were suspect, especially the groom and as the interviews with each of them are concluded, one isn't positive who was guilty despite everyone having their own theory. A delight to read.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    4.5 stars. All Dressed in White is the latest addition to Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke's Under Suspicion mystery series. In this outing, the cast and crew of the cold case TV show are profiling the unsolved disappearance of a bride who vanished five years earlier. Television producer Laurie Moran is about to pitch her latest ideas for the next episode in her popular television show when Sandra Pierce drops by her office in hopes of convincing Laurie to feature her missing daughter's case. Du 4.5 stars. All Dressed in White is the latest addition to Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke's Under Suspicion mystery series. In this outing, the cast and crew of the cold case TV show are profiling the unsolved disappearance of a bride who vanished five years earlier. Television producer Laurie Moran is about to pitch her latest ideas for the next episode in her popular television show when Sandra Pierce drops by her office in hopes of convincing Laurie to feature her missing daughter's case. Dubbed the Runaway Bride, Amanda Pierce vanished without a trace the day before her destination wedding and no one has seen or heard from her again. Despite a thorough investigation, the police could not say with any certainty that foul play was involved in her disappearance, but Sandra remains convinced Amanda's fiancé Jeff Hunter murdered her for financial gain. Once all of the members of the wedding party and Amanda's family agree to participate in the show, Laurie, along with her cast and crew, head to Palm Beach to reenact the events leading up to Amanda's disappearance in hopes of solving the case. Laurie is no stranger to losing a loved one to murder and she understands better than anyone Sandra's need for answers about her daughter's disappearance. Laurie's preliminary research supports the theory that Amanda did not leave under her own volition but with a plethora of suspects, which includes not only Jeff, but his current wife (and Amanda's best friend) Meghan White, and Amanda's sister Charlotte, Laurie still has a lot of work ahead of her. New clues emerge after reviewing the security footage from the hotel, but there is still very little evidence as to the perpetrator's identity. During the course of the investigation, it also becomes apparent there are several members of the wedding party who are harboring secrets they are reluctant to have revealed. The pool of suspects is vast and the information that Laurie uncovers does not help narrow down her list or their possible reason for murdering Amanda. Jeff is a natural suspect since he stood to gain a vast fortune in the event of Amanda's death. His rather quick marriage to Meghan also paints him in an unflattering light but does that also make him a killer? Meghan also falls under suspicion considering her marriage to Jeff but Laurie also discovers the two women were quarreling in the days leading up to Amanda's disappearance. Close friend Kate Fulton is afraid a secret she is keeping will be exposed but does this have any bearing on what happened to Amanda? Jeff's groomsmen are obnoxious and seemingly harmless but their actions are also closely scrutinized throughout the investigation. A surprise suspect emerges after the wedding photographer remembers his assistant was not initially questioned after Amanda's disappearance. News about the murder of a student from the same campus where several of the key players attended college piques Laurie's interest but is there any connection between that long ago homicide and Amanda's case? Intricately plotted with a fantastic cast of characters, All Dressed in White is a cleverly written whodunit. This engaging and fast-paced mystery will stymie readers as Laurie and her team investigate their latest cold case in hopes of discovering the truth about what happened to missing bride Amanda Pierce. Another excellent collaboration from Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke that old and new fans of the Under Suspicion series are sure to love.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Vivian

    Laurie Moran and her team have been researching and preparing pitch ideas for the next Under Suspicion television show. They've narrowed their choices down to three unsolved cases when the mother of the so-called "runaway bride" comes in and asks that they find out the truth about her daughter's disappearance. Laurie is sure that this case is the case for Under Suspicion to investigate in All Dressed In White by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Normally Laurie and her team has weeks, if not Laurie Moran and her team have been researching and preparing pitch ideas for the next Under Suspicion television show. They've narrowed their choices down to three unsolved cases when the mother of the so-called "runaway bride" comes in and asks that they find out the truth about her daughter's disappearance. Laurie is sure that this case is the case for Under Suspicion to investigate in All Dressed In White by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. Normally Laurie and her team has weeks, if not months, to prepare and investigate a case for their television show. All that changes with the impromptu visit of Sandra Pierce, on behalf of her missing daughter and bride-to-be Amanda Pierce. Now the team has less than a week to do the background on each member of the wedding party, obtain everyone's permission to appear on the show, and book the Florida resort the wedding would have taken place at five years earlier. It doesn't take long before Laurie realizes that not everyone saw Amanda in the same loving light as her mother. Amanda's sister had and continues to have jealousy issues? Amanda's best friend and maid of honor is now married to Amanda's former fiance. And Amanda's fiance stands to gain a couple of million dollars in her will despite an ironclad prenuptial agreement. Did Amanda get cold feet and simply walk away from her fiance, job, and family or was her disappearance due to more deadly motives? I found All Dressed in White to be a fast-paced and enjoyable read, as well as a great addition to the Under Suspicion series. This story provides just a little more background and insight into Laurie and Alex's growing relationship, adding a little bit of a romance element to this mystery. I found the characters to be well-developed, realistic and likable. The authors provide just enough information to the reader that almost every member of the bridal party becomes suspicious until the bitter end (no, I won't reveal whodunnit...read the book!). The story takes a few twists and turns along the way, but that only added to my overall enjoyment. If you enjoy reading mysteries or simply are looking for something a little different to read this fall, then I suggest you grab a copy of All Dressed in White.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    While this was my first book by Mary Higgins Clark, it was not my first book by Alafair Burke. For me, it was okay. I'm used to a lot more suspense where this one had a casual suspense hanging over it, a bride had been missing for five years. It wasn't page turning or gripping for me until the ending. It was a decent read and I had absolutely no idea who had done it and I believed the author's when they pointed the fingers at every suspect for me. And no, I did not guess the real suspect at all. While this was my first book by Mary Higgins Clark, it was not my first book by Alafair Burke. For me, it was okay. I'm used to a lot more suspense where this one had a casual suspense hanging over it, a bride had been missing for five years. It wasn't page turning or gripping for me until the ending. It was a decent read and I had absolutely no idea who had done it and I believed the author's when they pointed the fingers at every suspect for me. And no, I did not guess the real suspect at all. And it definitely did keep me entertained. I"m just used to more suspense with a book written by Alafair. I would still recommend the book as it was engaging and still kept you wondering. There were many suspects and like I said, I believed hook, line and sinker. Well, until the next suspect. Definitely worth the look and the time. Thanks Simon & Schuster and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Angie

    4 stars! I really enjoyed this newest offering by Mary Higgins Clark/Alafair Burke. It was more interesting & enjoyable than many of her later offerings. It's written in her classic style, and is filled with characters you'll enjoy reading about. The only thing I missed in this one was the sparks between Laurie and Alex. There aren't very many interactions between them here, but hopefully will be more in the books to come in the series. Laurie and her team are investigating for the show a missing 4 stars! I really enjoyed this newest offering by Mary Higgins Clark/Alafair Burke. It was more interesting & enjoyable than many of her later offerings. It's written in her classic style, and is filled with characters you'll enjoy reading about. The only thing I missed in this one was the sparks between Laurie and Alex. There aren't very many interactions between them here, but hopefully will be more in the books to come in the series. Laurie and her team are investigating for the show a missing possible "runaway bride" from 5 years ago that hasn't been seen or found. As usual, there are several possible suspects including those closest to her. Clean mystery and well written.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ann

    Just the type of thriller I like and expect from Mary Higgins Clark. Laurie produces a television series that investigates crimes that haven't been solved. She is looking into the disappearance of a runaway bride whose mother is convinced died 5 years ago on the eve of her wedding. As Laurie and her team investigate, they help the police find her body and point the investigation into someone very close by. This is book two of a series and somehow I missed book one. I don't think it hindered my r Just the type of thriller I like and expect from Mary Higgins Clark. Laurie produces a television series that investigates crimes that haven't been solved. She is looking into the disappearance of a runaway bride whose mother is convinced died 5 years ago on the eve of her wedding. As Laurie and her team investigate, they help the police find her body and point the investigation into someone very close by. This is book two of a series and somehow I missed book one. I don't think it hindered my reading of this story and I'll be looking for the Cinderella Murder soon.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Melanie Johnson

    I enjoy this new series by Mary Higgins Clark. Laurie is a widow that finds cold cases to solve on her tv show, Under Suspicion. She is doing a story on a "runaway bride" that disappears the night before her wedding. Is it the husband to be? One of the bridesmaids? Just a good, quick mystery. Thanks NetGalley for the ARC! I enjoy this new series by Mary Higgins Clark. Laurie is a widow that finds cold cases to solve on her tv show, Under Suspicion. She is doing a story on a "runaway bride" that disappears the night before her wedding. Is it the husband to be? One of the bridesmaids? Just a good, quick mystery. Thanks NetGalley for the ARC!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tim

    I did not find this worthwhile, or interesting enough to finish. 1 of 10 stars

  26. 5 out of 5

    Carla Johnson-Hicks

    I am enjoying the Under Suspicion series by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. These books are not standalone thrillers like Mary Higgins Clark books, but mysteries, cold cases that are solved by the Under Suspicion crew. This outing has the crew highlighting "The Case of the Runaway Bride." Five years earlier, Amanda Pearce disappeared the night before her wedding. The camp is divided between those who think she got cold feet and disappeared, and those who think she was killed. When her moth I am enjoying the Under Suspicion series by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. These books are not standalone thrillers like Mary Higgins Clark books, but mysteries, cold cases that are solved by the Under Suspicion crew. This outing has the crew highlighting "The Case of the Runaway Bride." Five years earlier, Amanda Pearce disappeared the night before her wedding. The camp is divided between those who think she got cold feet and disappeared, and those who think she was killed. When her mother approaches Laurie Moran to highlight Amanda's story on her television show, Laurie thinks it will make a great show and convinces her boss and producer to let her give it a go. Will they solve this cold case? Is Amanda living somewhere on the other side of the world or is she dead? With the players in the wedding party and family members lined up, the Under Suspicion team get to work. This was a well written and plotted mystery. All the members of the family and wedding party were on board for the show as as expected, different people had different thoughts about what happened and remembered different facts. Piecing all the bits together had Laurie and Alex stumped for most of the story. I was like Laurie's father Leo and thought I had it figured out, but alas I was wrong. Once I decided that Amanda had been murdered, there were several suspects. Along the way I enjoyed spending time with Laurie's family. Her father Leo, a retired police officer is a gruff guy who is a pussycat where his grandson is concerned. Alex and Laurie make a cute couple and I hope to see their relationship continue to grow in upcoming books. As the climax approached, I was pretty sure I had the culprit figured out and happily I was correct. I loved the "showdown" and was cheering for the capture and comeuppance of the murderer. A very enjoyable story and relaxing way to spend several hours during a rainy day.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Nadine

    2.5 ⭐ I read this in one sitting, however, it didn't leave a particular impression on me. I only kept reading oout of sheer curiosity of what happened to Amanda and it was an easy enough read. I enjoyed the set up of having a TV show uncovering cold cases. I didn't feel connected to any of the main characters, although that could be because I didn't know this was part of a series of novels and perhaps they were more developed in the first few novels. This was a very slow-burn mystery - the plot o 2.5 ⭐ I read this in one sitting, however, it didn't leave a particular impression on me. I only kept reading oout of sheer curiosity of what happened to Amanda and it was an easy enough read. I enjoyed the set up of having a TV show uncovering cold cases. I didn't feel connected to any of the main characters, although that could be because I didn't know this was part of a series of novels and perhaps they were more developed in the first few novels. This was a very slow-burn mystery - the plot only started to gain any momentum halfway through the novel. I'd recommend this if you're looking for something to just keep your mind preoccupied. I don't think I'll be pursuing any other novels in the series, but I do have another MHC book on my shelf that I am interested in reading as many reviewers commented that MHC's standalone novels are much stronger than this series.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    So-so 3rd entry in Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke's stories involving the intrepid television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride with her now hit TV show...Meh! So-so 3rd entry in Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke's stories involving the intrepid television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride with her now hit TV show...Meh!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lesa

    I kept expecting the grand reveal in All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. They had certainly gathered the suspects together as in any Agatha Christie mystery. It just shows how clever the book is that they even managed to switch up the traditional ending. Laurie Moran, producer of Under Suspicion, a true crime-based news special focusing on cold cases, is about to make her latest pitch to her boss when Sandra Pierce insists on seeing her. Five years earlier, when Laurie w I kept expecting the grand reveal in All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. They had certainly gathered the suspects together as in any Agatha Christie mystery. It just shows how clever the book is that they even managed to switch up the traditional ending. Laurie Moran, producer of Under Suspicion, a true crime-based news special focusing on cold cases, is about to make her latest pitch to her boss when Sandra Pierce insists on seeing her. Five years earlier, when Laurie was dealing with the greatest tragedy of her own life, Sandra's daughter disappeared. Because of Moran's own problems, she never knew the story of "the Runaway Bride". On the eve of her wedding at the Grand Victoria Hotel in Palm Beach, Amanda Pierce vanished. While Sandra's ex-husband, Walter, clung to the belief their daughter was out there somewhere, Sandra was convinced someone took her. Now, she wants Laurie's team to investigate the unsolved case for Under Suspicion. It may not be easy to gather the entire wedding party together, but Laurie's secret weapon is the host of the show, trial commentator and lawyer Alex Buckley. Together with her team, they're able to bring everyone back to the Grand Victoria to re-enact the set-up. With a little pressure, someone "Under Suspicion" might reveal the truth. The second mystery in the Under Suspicion series continues to examine cold cases. It's a clever premise. The authors use multiple viewpoints to tell the story, which works perfectly for the scenario of a television show re-enacting unsolved crimes. And, despite the large casts, the characters are still unique enough to stand apart so the reader can keep the suspects in mind. Laurie Moran's supporting team from her professional and personal lives are deftly woven into the storyline. And, these storylines do read as if they were scenarios for a reality show. If you're a fan of cold cases, as I am, All Dressed in White, and the earlier book, The Cinderella Murder, are fast-paced, compelling stories.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Dolly Anderson

    Laurie is the behind the scenes investigative reporter / producer of Under Suspicion a TV program that investigates unsolved crimes. She's the power house that brings all the players together and with the aide of putting all their stories together, perhaps over looked pieces will re-submerge leading to a possible discovery of the truth of what really happened. The focus is on Amanda, a bride gone missing on the verge of her wedding nuptials. It has been now 5 years and no resolve, suspicions abo Laurie is the behind the scenes investigative reporter / producer of Under Suspicion a TV program that investigates unsolved crimes. She's the power house that brings all the players together and with the aide of putting all their stories together, perhaps over looked pieces will re-submerge leading to a possible discovery of the truth of what really happened. The focus is on Amanda, a bride gone missing on the verge of her wedding nuptials. It has been now 5 years and no resolve, suspicions abound. The Players are Jeffrey the groom now married to Megan the Maid of Honor; Megan (married to Jeffrey) is the former best friend who's business idea was stolen by Amanda; Amanda's sister whom was at times up-staged by Amanda in taking credit for achievements in the family undergarment business; A sketchy assistant photographer who had prior incidences of being arrested for stalking. Also at stake a $2 million dollar bequeath of Amanda's listing Jeffrey as beneficiary upon her demise. But is she dead or just missing????? It felt like you were part of the behind the scene's team of a "48hr mystery" or a "20-20 " program that are part of present day TV investigative reporting programs. It was intricately laid out, had plenty of last minute twists and discoveries, that had you really guessing the true motives of individuals. There is the minor story line of will Laurie be able to keep Alex Buckly as the host of the show and remain her unacknowledged love interest. Which seems to be the underlying current of the series. This of course goes unresolved till the next installment. Much better then a cozy mystery, as it had a faster pace, and 'the need' to uncover facts which were hidden. You could sense that drive in character Laurie. Feeling her passion for getting to the bottom of things.

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