Book Review: The Wedding Party by Tammy Cohen

Maybe I shouldn’t have read this so soon before my own wedding but no wedding party can turn out as bad as this one, right?


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. 

It’s going to be a day to remember.

The Wedding Party by Tammy Cohen book cover


The Wedding Party was strangely addictive to me. I just had to find out what the outcome would be. Although bad things happen throughout the course of this book, the reader knows there will be a big reveal at the end: who was murdered and why. However, with so much going on, I feel this book was also a bit of a slow burn. The murder was alluded to so much in the police interview chapters it was hard to simply enjoy the plot and not become fixated on the outcome. Also, and it pains me to say it, the big reveal was not made as interesting as the rest of book. You almost fall into the reveal without realising it.

However, what The Wedding Party lacked in speed I felt was very much made up for on character development. Each member of the wedding party plays a major part, even if they don’t get their own dedicated chapter. Having so many characters central to the plot can be really hard to juggle. Not only did the author keep all her balls on the air, she also did a great job of giving the reader a bunch of intriguing, 3D characters. Considering this is not a very long book at all, I really admire the story the author gave us for Lucy, Jess, and many of the others.

Although I do feel it had its faults, I liked The Wedding Party overall. You can pick up your copy of book here.

I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley.

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