On Sale Date: February 15, 2022 9781335425751, 1335425756 Hardcover
$27.99 USD, $34.99 CAD
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
About the Book:
A high-society wedding party stirs up new evidence in an unsolved murder in this thrilling stand-alone from the New York Times bestselling coauthor of James Patterson’s Now You See Her and The Quickie.
Hamptons sand… Hamptons money… Hamptons murder…
When Terry Rourke is invited to the spare-no-expense beach wedding of his hedge fund manager brother, he thinks that his biggest worry will be flubbing the champagne toast. But this isn’t the first time Terry has been to the Hamptons.
As the designer tuxedos are laid out and the flowers arranged along the glittering surf, Terry can’t help but take another look at a decades-old murder trial that rocked the very foundations of the town—and his family. He soon learns that digging up billion-dollar sand can be a very dangerous activity. The kind of danger that can very quickly turn even the most beautiful beach wedding into a wake.
Once again…I did not read the blurb…I know! I know! I need to do better! But, honestly, I very, very seldom read the blurb. So, needless to say, this book took me by surprise. It is not a beach romance or anything like that. It is a mystery about a cold case!
Terry’s brother, Tom, has gone all out on his extravagant wedding. He has rented the most expensive place in the Hamptons. But, he has something to prove to all these people they grew up with. That he has made it! And both he and Terry have overcome the biggest failure of their father’s law career. Terry is a cop now. So when he discovers some new evidence at the wedding venue, he does not stop till he finds the killer.
This is a tale full of corruption, great characters and a wonderful setting…I mean…who doesn’t love the Hamptons. The whole time I was guessing who did what and when. The story does tend to lose steam in the middle. Almost like the author was trying to make the story longer with just stuff, mostly characters there for the wedding which had nothing to do with the story. But, there is a twist at the end!
Need a good murder mystery…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.
About the Author:
MICHAEL LEDWIDGE is the writer of seventeen novels, the last dozen being New York
Times bestsellers cowritten with one of the world’s bestselling authors, James Patterson. With twenty million copies in print, their Michael Bennett series is the highest-selling New York City detective series of all time. One of their novels, Zoo, became a three-season CBS television series. He lives in Connecticut.
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