The Wedding Night by Harriet Walker

The Wedding Night 
.ePUB, 295 pages
Expected Publication: June 1st 2021 by Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine

About the Book:
When Lizzie calls off her wedding in the south of France only a week before the big day, not even her closest friends know why. But since the château is already paid for, they figure it’s the perfect place to take Lizzie and get her mind off her suddenly single state. But when the party arrives, the wedding is waiting for them—food, flowers, and all. The next day, Lizzie wakes to find her friends have drunkenly reveled in the wedding-that-wasn’t—but not all their antics were benign. Someone is set on tormenting Lizzie, and she can’t figure out who. The more the friends try to piece together exactly what happened that night, the more secrets start to come out. The biggest secret of all—the one that must not come out—is Lizzie’s. But as intimidating messages appear around the château, it seems that someone intends to pursue her until it does. Will Lizzie ever be able to escape her past, or will it destroy more than one life on this trip?

My Review:
I don't understand the low rating for this book (3.26 at the time of this review). I found it wonderfully clever and the writing lyrically poetic. This is a character driven novel and I would go as far to say literary fiction. Woven with deftly crafted tension and a keen sense for domestic suspense, this author knows how to write a truly riveting tale. The slow pacing was great as it added to the tension and the characters were all deliciously broken and that led to very entertaining reading that includes compelling characters and strong, sharp-witted women.

Cleverly written, fans of domestic suspense will devour this one. I have read The New Girl by this author and both books are a heck of a wicked, devious ride. This book is a sit back and enjoy the ride satisfying tale from beginning to end...I highly recommend it for the wonderful writing alone.

Thank you NetGalley, Harriet Walker and Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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