Good Reads Description:
“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?”
Helen says: 🤓🤓🤓 ½
A perfect mindless “distraction’ read. You have to pay attention though, because there are a lot of characters. This book was very current and “on trend” with the latest social media sites, dating apps and other modern day cultural nuances. I read it really quickly and I am not sure I will remember it a week from now. I liked it. It would make a great lifetime movie!
Holly says: 🤓🤓🤓 ½
A very entertaining whodunit. Light read with lots of characters, who are mainly not very likeable, with the exception of Hannah, who is very likeable, and a little Bridget Jones-ish. Reminds me of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, or of the fairly recent Daniel Craig movie, “Knives Out”. Things will all of a sudden “dawn” on you just before they happen in the book. Some surprises and one really good surprise. An enjoyable read.