‘A sparkling, thrilling whodunit with a cast of extraordinarily well-realised characters and a setting that will take your breath away. I read it in twenty-four hours and was bereft when it ended’ LISA JEWELL
Till death do us part . . .
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. Why are her parents behaving so strangely? Why won’t the rather odd lady from the airport stop hanging around? Who is the silent stranger her sister brought as a plus-1?
And then they find the body.
It’s going to be a day to remember.
‘A bride, a groom, a body: fantastically well-realised characters, tense, fast paced and surprising. I loved it’ GILLIAN MCCALLISTER
‘Claustrophobic, creepy and page-turning, a surprising and original domestic noir thriller’ ROSAMUND LUPTON
‘Brilliantly thrilling’ JENNY COLGAN
‘Vibrant characters, pitch-perfect dialogue and trademark piercing observation all set against a stunning Grecian backdrop. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough’ AMANDA JENNINGS
About the book: 478 pages: Publisher: Transworld Digital: Publication Date 24 June 2021
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.
I am a HUGE fan of Tammy Cohen’s standalone psychological thrillers and it’s been far too long since she last published one so I was very excited to be invited on the blogtour to read The Wedding Party which is out now.
The Wedding Party is set in a beautiful hotel in Greece and centres around The Collins family who have all flown out to celebrate the forthcoming wedding of the eldest daugther Lucy to Jason. It’s a small but luxurious wedding with only family and their closest friends attending and Lucy has dreamt of this moment all her life. She has been meticulously planning her “dream wedding” for as long as she can remember and with the help of a wedding planner her dreams are about to be realised.
However, this is a psychological thriller not a happy-ever-after romance and it’s written by Tammy Cohen so you know that things will start to go wrong, secrets will be revealed, people’s true colours will begin to show and more importantly there’s a dead body and it’s one of the wedding party.
The story is cleverly narrated by several key characters and an unknown voice who is talking to their shrink. There are some very strange and slightly (!!!) dysfunctional people in this family and whilst the reader knows there has been an unfortunate death from the opening chapter, we never know until towards the end exactly who has died and why. Throughout the story as more secrets unfold I began to think I knew who and why, but at several times during the book I realised I was completely off course.
With such a variety of colourful and flawed characters The Wedding Party kept me glued to my kindle and eager to work out who died and why. The glorious setting of Greece and the atmospheric descriptions of the hotel and wonderous landscape magically transported me away to a sunnier climate and helped me escape the cloudy “Summer” of London.
Once again Tammy Cohen has given the reader a thoroughly gripping and enjoyable thriller with a stunning setting, some fascinating characters, a tightly woven plot full of tension and intrigue. Loved it and would 100% recommend it.