Alice escapes to Corfu after a disasterous encounter with her ex. Hiding from the police, she seeks friendship and love in the sun. But who can she trust?
The Wedding Day is a psychological thriller set in the UK and Corfu.
Alice has a troubled and emotional past. Raised by her sister Heather after the deaths of their parents, followed by an unhappy relationship with Dan that crumbled after their failure to have a baby. Now she faces prison after an incident she cannot recall due to PTSD blackouts, so she heads to Corfu.
Alice makes a firm friend of Sylvie who offers her a job and there is the potential of a romance with Nik. But his cousin and an antagonistic relationship with colleague Angelica mean that she isn’t confident in her new life. Plus there are posters up around town of missing women, and one looks just like her…
There are multiple layers to this book as we have Alice’s situation with the UK police and increasingly revealing snippets of her marriage. We then have her flourishing relationships with Sylvie and Nik set against her growing worry over jealous Angelica. Finally there are the mysterious disappearances of other women in the local area. Tension builds as Alice becomes fixated on Nik’s cousin being responsible for killing women while police edge closer to finding Alice herself.
There are a number of mysteries to keep readers guessing: how did Dan get injured, who can Alice trust, what has happened to the missing women? I admit that I found the middle of the book a little long winded and without direction. No progress seemed to be made on any of the plot strands and I thought the scenarios repeated unnecessarily. Several times I tried to relate the plot to the prologue to work out what might happen. There were some huge twists in the final part of the book and plenty of drama throughout.
The Wedding Day is a multi layered psychological thriller with plenty of mystery.
The blushing bride. The handsome groom. A secret one of them will kill for…
It’s the day I’ve been dreaming about my whole life. As I glide down the flower-strewn aisle overlooking the Greek orange groves, in my pearl-encrusted ivory gown, I finally see my fiancé Nik. We look like the perfect couple, but not all fairy tales have happy endings…
Today is supposed to be the day of my dreams.
But I don’t see a single friend or family member. I’m surrounded by strangers.
I have been so excited to finally meet my fiancé’s family.
Then why do they turn their heads away as I walk down the aisle?
Now, as I say my vows, I gaze longingly into Nik’s eyes.
But instead of love, he looks through me, as if he can’t wait for this day to end…
And I suddenly have an awful feeling that I don’t know my fiancé at all.
But then again, he doesn’t truly know me either.
And by the time he finds out who I really am, it will be far too late. There’s only room for one happily-ever-after on this wedding day, and I’m determined to make it mine…
Sue Watson was a journalist on national magazines and newspapers before becoming a TV producer with the BBC.
Now a USA Today bestselling author, Sue explores the darker side of life, writing psychological thrillers with big twists.
Originally from Manchester, she now lives with her family in leafy Worcestershire where much of her day is spent writing – and procrastinating. Her hobby is eating cake while watching diet and exercise programmes from the sofa, a skill she’s perfected after many years of practice.