Till death do us part… never felt so close
Lucy has dreamt of her wedding day for as long as she can remember. And now the day is almost here. Her nearest and dearest are gathered on an idyllic Greek island and she just knows it’s going to be perfect. It has to be.
But even the best-laid plans can go horribly wrong. What is the secret her parents are keeping from her? Who is the silent stranger her sister brought as a plus-1?
In The Wedding Party we are transported to Kefalonia where the upcoming wedding of Lucy and and Jason is due to take place. The guests begin arriving several days before the wedding, but nobody is prepared for the drastic turn of events that is going to take place.
At the beginning of the story we are aware that there has been a murder, but who committed the crime and what their motives were are still unknown. Told from the varying perspectives of several guests who were invited to share in what should have been the happiest day of Lucy and Jason’s lives, we learn more about the days leading up to the wedding and the events that took place that resulted in murder.
With several witness statements being revealed throughout the book, the list of suspects begin to narrow down, making you all the more immersed in the story and wanting to uncover the murderer amongst this group of people who should be able to trust one another entirely.
From the moment I read the description for this book it had me intrigued as I do love a good mystery/thriller, and this book certainly delivered on every level. The characters are well fleshed out and have unique voices and flawed personalities, something that makes them all the more relatable to the reader as, let’s face it, nobody is perfect. The storyline itself is perfectly paced, with the level of suspense gradually increasing with every passing chapter. Amongst a series of twists and turns that really keeps you on your toes and has you guessing to the very end, this was certainly one of the most enjoyable books I have read this year.
About the Author
TAMMY COHEN(who previously wrote under her formal name, Tamar Cohen) has a growing backlist of acclaimed novels of domestic noir, including The Mistress’s Revenge, The War of the Wives and Someone Else’s Wedding. Her break-out psychological suspense thriller was The Broken, followed by Dying for Christmas, First One Missing, When She Was Bad, They All Fall Down and Stop at Nothing. She is also the author of Clean Break, a Quick Reads novel. She is a member of the Killer Women crime writing collective and lives in north London with her partner and three (nearly) grown children, plus one badly behaved dog. Chat with her on Twitter @MsTamarCohen, Instagram @tammycohenwriter or at www.tammycohen.co.uk.
*Thank you to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours, Black Swan Books and Tammy Cohen for providing me with a gifted copy of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*