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An uninvited guest. A missing identity. A trail of deadly secrets.
When a horrified bridesmaid finds the body of a young woman at a wedding reception, it makes the bride and groom’s choice of a Saints and Sinners theme all the more macabre.
There are no means of identification and nobody knows the victim.
The bride is convinced someone is trying to sabotage her big day. The groom is sure it’s a dreadful mistake.
It’s up to brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware and LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis to uncover the truth. They have a hundred guests to question, and a strong suspicion that the motive for murder is personal…
The party’s over – and the hunt for the killer is on.
The Wedding Guest is part of the Alex Delaware series, of which there have been many, many books. But don’t let that put you off if you haven’t read any of them before. I’d only read one book by Jonathan Kellerman previously which was one co-written with Jesse Kellerman and wasn’t in the Alex Delaware series. Despite this, I was able to slot right in to the series and I didn’t feel as though there was anything I couldn’t follow as a result of not picking up on a reference to a previous book. I do think that it would be beneficial to the understanding of Delaware and his relationships to read one or two of the previous books, but it’s definitely not a necessity before reading this one.
Alex is a great central character and I really enjoyed his witty comments and psychological insights, as well as his relationship with Milo.
The writing style was very different to that of other books I’ve read recently, but once I got into it, I enjoyed the unique way the book was written and found that it made the story much more memorable.
As the book progressed I found myself drawn into it more and more and I really enjoyed how everything unfolded. I didn’t guess the end and it left me wanting to read the next Alex Delaware book already!
Overall, I’m giving The Wedding Guest 4 out of 5! It’s well-paced, twisty and intriguing. I’m really looking forward to reading more by Jonathan Kellerman!
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About the Author
Jonathan Kellerman is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of more than forty crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher's Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, True Detectives, and The Murderer's Daughter.
With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored Crime Scene, The Golem of Hollywood, and The Golem of Paris.
He is also the author of two children's books and numerous nonfiction works, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children and With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, and has been nominated for a Shamus Award.
Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California, New Mexico, and New York.
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