When Amanda went missing right before her wedding, there were a number of theories about her disappearance. Some felt she had gotten cold feet and ran away to start a new life, others believe she is dead and her body has just not yet been found. Her distraught mother has never been able to move on, and wears a find Amanda pin wherever she goes. She contacts Laurie Moran and asks her to feature Amanda’s story on her show Under Suspicion. What follows is secrets being unveiled, and grudges against Amanda which nobody expected. Her maid of honour, Meghan is now married to Amanda’s would have been husband. There was some sibling rivalry going on, and the groom himself had his own secrets. Will the truth about what happened to Amanda ever he discovered?
This book had an Agatha Christie feeling to it. The suspects all gathered in one place to discover the truth. From the beginning, all of the characters had a set idea of what had happened to Amanda, and they all had their own idea about the sort of person Amanda had been. I really enjoyed seeing her through everyone else’s eyes. I did have a couple of issues with the book. Firstly, I felt it was a bit rushed. It was only 270 (approx) pages, and honestly I think it could have been stretched about more. I think more evidence, more about the individual suspects and more about the time leading to the disappearance could have been included. I was also hoping for flashbacks so we could see what had occurred from Amanda’s own perspective, and also to get to know her better. This would have made the book perfect for me. I still really enjoyed it, and I thought the ending was ok. I would have preferred a different ending but that’s just because I had a theory in my own head. Of course I think my ending was better 😂😂😂 I love Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke and I will definitely be picking up more of the books in this series once I have read all my other library books 😆