After ending her engagement, a woman decides to go on a much-needed getaway with her friends to clear her head—but she soon realizes her secret may be the one thing she can’t get away from.
“A twisty, tense and claustrophobic tale of secrets, manipulation and soured relationships. I loved it!”—Claire Douglas, author of Local Girl Missing
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.
When the group arrives, it’s as if the wedding is waiting for them.
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 be revealed—is Lizzie’s. But as intimidating messages appear around the château, it seems that someone intends to pursue her until it is. Will Lizzie ever be able to escape her past, or will it destroy more than one life on this trip?
Great summer read!
How far would you go to protect a friend? And how can you tell who your friends are? Really are…or maybe they aren’t. After Lizzie’s destination wedding to Dan is cancelled, she and the rest of the wedding party travel to France for what they think will be a relaxing getaway. They are wrong. Within hours of their arrival at the luxurious Oratoire de St. Eris, and after a night of wild partying (someone had to drink all that champagne), a threatening note is found and the rings that were to be used by the bride and groom have disappeared. Lizzie’s friend Anna and Effie are convinced that Dan has followed them to France to harass and possibly harm Lizzie. But the truth is far more evil than they could ever imagine. The Wedding night is a light thriller and a quick read. Lizzie, Anna and Effie are well drawn characters and the plot twists are surprising. That said, this would have been a 5 star read with better editing. The story is too long and tends to drag. 4 stars. Thank you to NetGalley, Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine and Harriet Walker for this ARC.