The ultimate destination wedding. The most gorgeous and trendy couple. And, oh right, murder.
The couple is Jules Keegen, sleek and gorgeous publisher of the online magazine, The Download, and Will Slater, star of the hit live-action show, Survive the Night. On the bride’s side, there is her half-sister, Olivia, frail mentally and physically, and estranged from her sister. On the groom’s side, there is a squad of his posh school classmates, rowdy and feral, very much a set of Lord of Flies chaps. And there’s a few guests from the bride’s distant past, seemingly innocuous.
And let us not forget the wedding planners. Aoife is the wedding planner. This small craggy island, off the northern coast of Ireland, is actually her family’s land and her inheritance. It was a marvelous place to spend summer holidays, if you mind the steep fall-offs into the ocean, and the bogs that can swallow the unwary. And the Folly? Well, no location could be more dramatic and luxurious. This is the first of the weddings that she is planning here, so everything must be utterly perfect. Fortunately her stodgy British husband is there as chief chef, in case needed.
But there’s a fierce storm coming in off the ocean, and not all the attendees will make it off the island alive. Everyone has secrets. Everyone has a motive. Everyone has an opportunity. Only one will kill.
In the very best Agatha Christie tradition, this is a wonderful and atmospheric treat.