Off the coast of Ireland, on an island rumored to be cursed, is the newest luxury wedding location. It’s the perfect place for the perfect bride and groom to say their vows. The bride, Jules, is gorgeous, ambitious, and tough as nails. Her website has taken off over the past few years and she knows her readers will devour every detail of her storybook wedding. She’s trying to let the wedding planner, Aoife, handle everything, but Jules is a control freak and it’s causing some tension with Aoife and the rest of the wedding party. At the rehearsal dinner, Will, the groom, doesn’t even try to reign in his groomsmen’s rowdiness. They’re quickly playing drinking games from their public school days and harassing the others to join them. Tensions only increase the next day, as everyone prepares for the wedding. Secrets and lies are revealed, ghosts of the past won’t stay hidden. There’s a swimming accident that may not be an accident, an uncomfortable toast, and then a dead body.
I could not put this book down. I’m a sucker for murder mysteries set in mansions on secluded islands. Honestly, it’s surprising how many of those there are. No one should ever stay in a mansion on an island because there’s a 100% chance someone will be murdered. Anyway, the story switches point of view between several different characters. Some characters are more developed than others, and their voices aren’t particularly distinct, but you do get a feel for their struggles and personalities. The author does a great job building tension, and keeping it going until the very end. If you like a good who-done-it, check it out.