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Book Review -The Bridesmaid - Jenny Scott

Sunday, December 8, 2013



This is a whodunit written in a truly "English" manner-quite dry actually. It reminds me of the English Soap operas on Channel 13 (or BBC) my Mom used to love watching-and still does if they are being aired. I found it difficult at times to try and keep everything straight-but then-that is what this book ultimately wanted!

I can almost guarantee you will not guess who murdered Kelly Evans, a teenage girl who was truly not very nice as is slowly revealed throughout the novel--and you will not find out until the last few pages of the book! Haddley, a quiet English village is rife with busybodies and generally obnoxious woman--like any very small town where there is very little to do. And like any small town everyone or most everyone has a secret they are trying to keep hidden. I almost felt sorry for the police as they tried to unravel the mystery of who killed Kelly Evans. As an aside they were also trying to figure out an old unsolved murder. It seemed that every time they questioned someone facts were omitted which ultimately were revealed by the person who had hidden them to begin with.


The Bridesmaid
‘full of twists and turns which makes the book a real page turner’


A Love Affair... A Secret... A Murder...

Haddley, a quiet English village in the Midlands. Kelly Evans -- a sixteen year old girl -- is brutally murdered. Her body is discovered by a neighbour, and the police are called in to investigate. Kelly was young and beautiful, and her untimely death comes as a shock to all who knew her … or does it really?

The dark side of Kelly’s personality soon comes to light. She was ruthless and promiscuous, and stopped at nothing to get what she wanted, even if it meant wrecking other people’s lives. She made quite a few enemies, and among close friends and neighbours are some who might have had a very good reason for wanting to get rid of
her.

The investigation takes a new and unexpected turn when a locket goes missing, and a connection is made with the twenty-year-old murder of a wartime movie star. As the police search the past for answers and gradually piece the mystery together, the respectable veneer starts cracking exposing a web of jealousy, sexual intrigue and deceit.

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"The real gem of this particular novel is the excellent characters that have been created and each one of them you will know in your own life. The insight of how these people think and react to each other is first class. A true reflection of life in suburbia." - Beck Valley Books 

"If you are looking for a book full of twists and turns, then you need to check out The Bridesmaid: A Mystery. It will keep you guessing until the end. It is full of surprises. You think you know who is guilty one moment, and the next you think it is someone else. In fact, you will probably find yourself thinking that each character is guilty at some point in the book." - Kelli R. Guilbeau 

"I just couldn't put this book down. I felt hooked into the story from the first page. I really liked that most of the characters in the book had a reason for why they could have been the killer but that there wasn't one that was an outright frontrunner. I was left guessing to the end." - taken from Amazon.com


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16 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

There is definitely a difference between British humor and Anerican. I love their humor and definitley want to read this.

Cyndie said...

I love reading a good murder mystery and this one sounds great!

mail4rosey said...

Lots of twists, and if the case is 20 years old there's bound to be something interesting going on for it to resurface!

Melanie said...

WOW.. I'm totally hooked and have to find the book to read it.. 20 year old case.. I'm antsy to find out whats going on and happened.. thanks for sharing, off to Amazon I go.. this is gonna be good

Sharon Martin said...

I enjoy plenty of twists especially with a shocking surprise at the end !!

Pat Hatt said...

A soap opera like book that has twists by the ton, sure sounds like an interesting one

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I like when I read a book, think I know who dunit and am surprised at the end. I also have trouble reading books written in and English manner.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love that this is like a romance mystery. I'm sure that there are a lot of plot twists and turns to keep the reader captivated.

Pam said...

AS a person who lives in a small town the author sounds like she got the town down pat. I enjoy reading English novels with dry wit.

Fan R. said...

Quite tricky turn around, now I am curious Kelly Evans was killed for her ambitious intents or it was a result of the long time ago, forgotten story and Kelly was simply a victim.

Fan R @TeddyOutReady

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

I'd love to read this. I might not sleep just to finish it.

Amanda Love ~ Growing Up Madison said...

Sounds like a real page turner. I like books that keep you guessing until the very end. Books that aren't predictable. May have to pick this one up.

Melanie B said...

Another page turner of a book! This sounds like a good one to read, I'm going to check it out.

Ronnie E. said...

Oo la la, so many twists and turns. Sounds like an awesome read! Probably wouldn't last more than a few hours in my hands... I can't wait that long to find out who the murderer is.

Ashley Gill said...

I think I have this book on my shelf but I haven't read it! I will have to get it out! Thanks for reminding me! Looks FAB!

Pam said...

My Dad has always loved those British "soap operas" too! This sounds like a very interesting book that will keep my attention.

 
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