Blurb; A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the author of The Hunting Party.
The bride ‧ The plus one ‧ The best man ‧ The wedding planner ‧ The bridesmaid ‧ The body
On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed.
But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride’s oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast.
And then someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well? And perhaps more important, why?
My Review; After reading and loving The Hunting Party last year this was a must read for me and it did not disappoint me at all. It’s brilliant. Tense. Thrilling. Suspense filled especially towards the end. A real page turner to sink your teeth into. A book to keep your eye on this year.
Brilliantly written. Gripping. The story is told through multiple point of views and it works really well. We get to know each individual character and their background and story. Everyone has a story and must relate to one specific place. The past is still on many of the guests minds in this story and some want answers and revenge for what happened.
The ending oh wow wow wow a million times. Cannot beat a good ending. I think the ending made this book even better for me personally. Amazing! Lucy sure knows how to draw the reader in and capture their attention to the last page. I want to say it ended perfectly but some may not agree. Hmmm.
Absolutely loved reading this. Loved the island even if it was a little creepy and the cover is beautiful. A well deserved four stars from me, highly recommend. This is not your average wedding… I wouldn’t have liked to attend this wedding. The whole story is cleverly written. Everything connects. EVERYTHING. but how?