4/5 Iced Wedding Cakes
On The Back:
Already juggling four kids’ hectic schedules, a rambunctious dog, an attention-craving husband, and a full-time reporter job, Lucy Stone can’t possibly squeeze in another responsibility…or can she? When Sue Finch asks for help planning her daughter Sidra’s wedding to Internet millionaire Ron Davitz, loyal pal Lucy willingly dives into the world of white lace, roses, and chair rentals. What could be more perfect than a backyard Summer wedding in the Stones’ newly built gazebo?
Yet when the groom’s body is found floating beside his yacht, Lucy isn’t convinced it was an accidental drowning. From the picturesque waterfront to toney Smith Heights Road, Tinker’s Cove is awash with suspects. Now, fresh from planning Sidra’s wedding, Lucy finds herself contemplating her own funeral as she launches the harrowing pursuit of a killer who will do anything to keep from being unveiled…
The last book I reviewed on this blog was Turkey Day Murder, so what would be more appropriate than reviewing the next in that series as the first after MoreMysteriesPlease’s reboot? (At least those were the thoughts going through my head when I decided to read this book).
Leslie Meier has been a hit-or-miss author for me. Some of her books are absolutely delightful, but the next book will be terrible. I am extremely happy to say that Wedding Day Murder was one of the delightful books.
I love Lucy and the great cast of characters surrounding her! From her kids, to their friends, to Lucy’s coworkers, to Sue, all are delightful. All except one, that is. The one character who I can not bear is Bill. Bill is most certainly one of the worst individuals I’ve ever read about. He constantly demeans Lucy and her thoughts, and constantly guilt trips her. I know Ms. Meier is probably trying to present a realistic marriage, and I do think too many books portray unrealistic marriages, however, Bill is so unlikable I wish he’d get a job away so Lucy could live her life without his comments.
Besides Bill the mystery was wonderful. The plot wrapped up nicely, the setting was idealistic, and we met new characters that I hope appear in the next book. Leslie Meier has a talent for writing a mystery that you can’t put down!