Two families ready to be officially joined together as Amy and William marry. But Amy’s daughter runs away before they can say ‘I do’…
The Wedding Night is a family drama full of secrets, set in the UK.
Amy and her daughter Tess are excited to move on with their lives as they move to Summerfield House to be with Amy’s new boyfriend William and his son Hal. On the first night, William proposes and Amy sis thrilled to start planning the wedding. But little niggles start to worry her as she fears he is keeping secrets, but is she hiding something too?
The book begins with Amy running away from her wedding when she realises her daughter Tess has gone. It is then written to show the recent past and Amy and William moving in together as well as another timeline in the 1990s.
I enjoyed the mystery surrounding the truth behind the characters. The pace of the plot develops quite quickly with little clues which unsettle the characters. Tess goes through a whole heap of teenage angst from fashion to crushes as well as negotiating a new family set up. I felt that the relationships between parents and children and the couple were realistic.
The Wedding Night is an enjoyable book, full of secrets, drama and authentic family relationships.
The Wedding Night: An absolutely unputdownable family drama packed with secrets and suspense
Whatever doubts I’ve had about my fiancé, I’m determined this will be the happiest day of my life. I smooth the expensive white silk of my perfect dress and retouch my make-up, trying to cover the dark circles under my eyes. But when I go to find my daughter, her room is empty. My beautiful girl has vanished.
My fiancé William is devastated as I force our guests to leave. My hands are shaking but as I stand amidst the wilting flowers and the discarded champagne glasses, I swear I’ll stop at nothing to find my daughter.
Crying in William’s arms, I try to remember that he just wants what is best for me. Even if Tess has been a difficult teenager, he’s loved her like his own, welcomed us into this beautiful home, the ivy-covered stone house nestled at the end of the tree-lined driveway.
Then my best friend tells me she saw Tess sobbing before the wedding. I thought I’d built a perfect new family for my little girl, but what if I’ve brought her into terrible danger? I remember the guest I only recognised from old photos. William swore it was all in the past. But was he lying?
I think about the unimaginable secret William told me and I swore to keep forever. Could Tess have found out? Will the truth help me find my daughter? Or will it break us all?
A totally unputdownable family drama about the secrets that lurk under the glossy surface of a perfect new life. Perfect for fans of Sally Hepworth, Liane Moriarty and Kerry Fisher.
Clare writes all her books in a little green shed at the bottom of the garden. Before becoming a writer, she enjoyed a career in television, as a researcher in documentaries and then as a script editor in drama at the BBC and Channel Four, where her love of storytelling took hold