Monday, 23 August 2021

The Wedding Party by Tammy Cohen Blog Tour

 Weddings.

The perfect subject matter for a book.

All the romance, the emotions and ..... the murder.

Tammy Cohen's novel The Wedding Party is being released in paperback and I was so pleased to be asked to take part in the blog tour to celebrate.

This is a thrilling whodunnit that turns a dream wedding into something entirely unexpected.

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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.

I chose to buddy up with a fellow book friend in order to be able to discuss the story as read it. If you haven't done a buddy read before, I highly recommend it. It makes it even more exciting bouncing around ideas about suspects, hidden secrets etc. Sort expands the story further.

The prologue makes this novel explosive from the get go.

A body found, possible murder but we have no idea who the victim. And this is the theme for much of the book.

Tammy did a fantastic job from the get go, creating an immense amount of suspense and suspicion.

The bride. The Groom. The victim.

Both Rachel and I felt that it could be anyone that had lost their life for the beginning chapters, the dialogue giving away nothing, leaving us with all the more questions.

In-between chapters there were cleverly placed police interview transcripts and therapy journal pages.

Hints of what had happened. 

Thoughts on why such a tragedy had occurred.

I guessed little bits (I was rather pleased with myself) but there was a big reveal about half way through that literally left me with my mouth wide open. I had no idea, a real turn of events.

Throughout the tale there is an uneasy undercurrent, that feeling of not being able to completely relax, the worry that something is about to go wrong. If only it was a problem as simple as the groom getting cold feet.

It's going to be a day to remember.

Beneath all the smiles and niceties are plenty of lies and secrets, from each other and from themselves. In the end I don't think any one of the wedding guests were entirely trustworthy.


We all know weddings can be stressful and a perfect day is never quite in reach but this was a wedding that despite the hiccups, no one would forget. 

I felt completely invested and despite Lucy (the bride) being quite the bridezilla at times, I really felt for her. She wanted it all to be about her but in the end it all became about an entire different thing or person should I say.

With plenty of drama, as I was discussing the book I said that it read like an extended episode of Eastenders, always another spectacle waiting to happen. In my opinion it is definitely a novel that would easily translate well into a mini tv series or a movie.

Till death do us part . . .

The Wedding Party was a thrilling read from start to finish.

With strategic pacing and a diverse cast of characters - all of whom are equally important to the outcome of the story - make for a deliciously dysfunctional story!

Join the rest of the blog tour below for more insight into this psychological drama.

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