When Laurie Moran’s husband was brutally murdered, only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father’s killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy’s dreams. Laurie is haunted by more—the killer’s threat to her son as he fled the scene: “Tell your mother she’s next, then it’s your turn . . .”

Now Laurie is dealing with murder again, this time as the producer of a true-crime, cold-case television show. The series will launch with the twenty-year-old unsolved murder of Betsy Powell. Betsy, a socialite, was found suffocated in her bed after a gala celebrating the graduation of her daughter and three friends. The sensational murder was news nationwide. Reopening the case in its lavish setting and with the cooperation of the surviving guests that night, Laurie is sure to have a hit on her hands. But when the estranged friends begin filming, it becomes clear each is hiding secrets . . . small and large.

And a pair of blue eyes is watching events unfold, too . . .

My Comments: This book was a little too involved for me to listen to once and get it all, so I’m on my second time through. Also it was hard listening to in bits and pieces. The narrator is Jan Maxwell and she does a great job, reading, changing voices, tempos, etc. It has all the modern interests such as reality television, murder, mystery and intrigue, as well as interesting characters. The version I had was unabridged, so somewhat long (7 CDs).  The running time is 7.5 hours.  This would be a great story to listen to with a long commute or on a road trip, thereby keeping the continuity of the story. Mary Higgins Clark is one of my favorite authors and I was very excited to read this book via CD.
I received a free copy of this audiobook from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.


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