A light, easy to read mystery surrounding a missing bridesmaid during a celebrity wedding. One of the guests is pretty sure that the bridesmaid has been murdered. Then she sets about trying to work out why and by whom.
It's an uneasy gathering of old friends who haven't seen each other for decades. The story is told from three points of view: the girlfriend of one of the friends, a flashback to the 1990s when the friends developed their career as a band, and sections from an unpublished autobiography charting the rise of the band. There is a secret from the past and warnings not to trust anyone.
This is a tale expressed in a modern way, with a bit of name dropping and references to the pop culture of the nineties. The flashback sections are recalled in mostly broad overarching exposition until the significant event. Not sure why the protagonist jumped to the conclusion that there would be several murders following the disappearing bridesmaid - that's quite a leap - but there would be no tension otherwise.
Plenty of mystery to pull the story along in this straightforward telling. Unconvoluted whodunnit.
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Published by One More Chapter on 11 February 2022.
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