Today I am delighted to kick off the blog tour for The Bridal Party by J G Murray. This is one chilling read!
WINNER OF THE DEVIANT MINDS CRIME THRILLER PRIZE 2018
Sometimes friendship can be murder…
It’s the weekend of Clarisse’s bridal party, a trip the girls have all been looking forward to.
Then, on the day of their flight, Tamsyn, the maid of honour, suddenly backs out. Upset and confused, they try to make the most of the stunning, isolated seaside house they find
themselves in. But, there is a surprise in store – Tamsyn has organised a murder mystery, a sinister game in which they must discover a killer in their midst. As tensions quickly boil over, it becomes clear to them all that there are some secrets that won’t stay buried…
From the very first page this novel grabs your attention with bloodstains and the creepy events. Immediately the atmosphere is filled with tension but as you continue you are drip fed information leaving you on edge and unable to stop reading. We going a group of friends embarking on a hen weekend in Jersey. A weekend of fun, drink and surprises all organised by maid of honour, Tamsyn. However things begin to unravel when, at the last minute, Tamsyn in unable to make it. Now it’s down to the rest of the hens to make sure the bride still has a weekend she’ll remember.
Things are looking up when they arrive at a luxurious, yet remote house with the promise of cosy, drink fuelled fun. It’s not long before a series of events occur that leave the friends feeling uneasy and on edge, and what should be a fun filled girlie weekend becomes a fight for survival from an unknown predator. Desperate to keep their fearss from the bride, the hens try to keep the atmosphere light but there’s a growing sense of unease as small things start to chip away. It seems that events from the past are coming back to haunt them and being miles from nowhere, with no phone lines or internet connection, things begin to spiral out of control. This is quite a intense read and the end was brilliantly done, leaving me reeling with the after effects.
Allow yourself some me-time, this is a novel to curl up with and read in one sitting. Absolutely chilling. Sink into the atmosphere and be carried along on the ride.
About the author
J G Murray grew up in Cornwall and, after a spell selling chocolates in Brussels, qualified as an
English teacher. Murray now lives, teaches and writes in London.
Thank you so much to Anne Cater for inviting me to take part in this blog tour and for my review copy.