Author: Ruth Heald

Publication Date: March 3, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Description

Just four words were printed in the card. He doesn’t love you.

I’ve been dreaming about this day – marrying Adam, my childhood sweetheart, who I’ve loved for eighteen years.

I didn’t realise the perfect day would turn into the perfect nightmare.

I was so excited to send out the wedding invitations, carefully writing everyone’s names on thick cream paper in beautiful cursive script.

I had no idea I was inviting someone to destroy our marriage.

I couldn’t wait to say ‘I do’ surrounded by loved ones clinking champagne glasses.

I couldn’t imagine that one of them would try to hurt me.

It was meant to be the first day of the rest of our lives.

I never thought it would be the end of my life as I knew it.

We were meant to share our vows, to toast our future. But when the truth comes out, shocking the onlooking guests and ripping my heart out, is a happy ever after possible?

A completely gripping and totally addictive read that will get your blood pressure rising and send shivers down your spine. Fans of Date NightThe Sister-in-Law and The Girl on the Train will devour this twisty, dark and gasp-worthy page-turner in one swift gulp!

Book Review

The Wedding is a thriller with a few characters that I was constantly questioning who was guilty.

It is finally Lauren and Adam’s wedding day but things do not go as planned. After Lauren receives a card that says “He doesn’t love you,” she is left wondering who it is from. Strange things start to happen which leads Lauren to believe someone is after her. All of this is while Lauren is planning her wedding to the man of her dreams. Is Lauren being paranoid? Who is the card from? Does Adam love Lauren?

The Wedding is a quick and entertaining read. There are only a few characters which mean there are few options of who can be after Lauren. I constantly thought I figured it out and then was thrown another curveball. There was suspense throughout the book that lead me to constantly question who was in charge of all these weird events. The Wedding includes domestic suspense, family drama, jealousy and wedding planning. The book is comprised of short chapters which make it an easy read that keeps the reader wanting more. Lauren blinding loves her fiancé and now has to question whether he is hiding something. She becomes suspicious of everything and only confides to a few people.  All of the characters are interesting with their own secrets which is exactly what I look for in a thriller. The Wedding is an enjoyable thriller with twists and turns to keep the reader invested.

Thank you Bookouture and NetGalley for The Wedding.

About the Author

Ruth Heald is a psychological thriller writer from a suburban Buckinghamshire town. She studied Economics at Oxford and then worked in an eclectic mix of sectors from nuclear decommissioning to management consulting.

Seeking a more creative environment, she found a role at the BBC and worked there for nine years before leaving to write full time. Ruth is fascinated by psychology and finding out what drives people to violence, destruction and revenge. She’s married with one daughter and her novels explore our greatest fears in otherwise ordinary, domestic lives.

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