The Sleeping Beauty Killer
Simon & Schuster Limited
, Nov 15, 2016
- 320 pages
Laurie Moran and the Under Suspicion team are back, and this time they're working to exonerate Casey Carter, who Laurie believes was wrongly convicted of murdering her fiancÚ--famed philanthropist Hunter Raleigh III--fifteen years ago. Casey's story takes the show into new territory: though Hunter's murder was "solved" when Casey was charged, and though Casey was convicted and has served her sentence, Casey finds that she is still living "under suspicion." She hears whispers at the grocery store. She can't get a job. Even her own mother treats her like she's guilty. And Casey claims she's innocent.
Going on Under Suspicion is her last chance to finally clear her name.
With Alex Buckley taking a break from the show--cooling his potential romance with Laurie--Under Suspicion introduces a new on-air host in Ryan Nichols, a hot shot legal whiz with a Harvard Law degree, Supreme Court clerkship, experience as a federal prosecutor, and regular stints on the cable news circuit, all by age thirty-four. He's got a big reputation and the attitude to match it, but Laurie suspects he's all bark and no bite. Ryan has no problems with steering--and stealing--the show, and even tries to stop Laurie from taking on Casey's case because he's so certain she's guilty.
An egomaniacal new boss, a relentless gossip columnist who seems to have all the dirt (and a surprising informant), and Casey's longstanding bad reputation: Laurie must face this and more to do what she believes is right, to once and for all prove Casey's innocence--that is, if she's innocent...