Wedding Day

Romance - Suspense
162 Pages
Reviewed on 05/29/2015
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Author Biography

Sandy Gent is a British-born author who now calls Australia home. She is currently working on her fourth novel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Wedding Day is a romantic suspense novel written by Sandy Gent. The Old Upton Manor Hotel is overflowing with wedding guests. While event manager Lucinda Young has coped in the past with three weddings on the same weekend, this weekend's five weddings prove to be challenging indeed. To make matters worse, the excitement of her planned naughty moment with an older guest is shattered when she finds the man dead in his hotel room. The man's wife, Sylvia, had taken just too much from her overbearing and obnoxious husband and had crushed his head in with a heavy object. Her brother, Thomas, who's there with his wife, knows instinctively that something is wrong and is prepared to do or say anything to protect his sister. Detective Inspector Gareth Wainwright will have his hands full trying to get to the truth.

Sandy Gent's romantic suspense novel, Wedding Day, is a delightful blend of police procedural, suspense, and romantic comedy. The one lone curmudgeon of the tale, the late Norman Moss, is safely dead and out of the way quite early on in the story, clearing the way for a clever and entertaining comedy of manners as the beleaguered Gareth Wainwright copes with way too many interviewees and an attractive and oddly sympathetic widow. There's a lot going on in this story, as one would expect with five weddings and a murder, but any confusion I may have experienced at first dissipated quickly. Gent's story is disarming and fun, and the timing of her plot is inspired. Wedding Day is one of those oddball novels that just happens to include a murder and be a feel-good story all at the same time, which is no mean achievement in my books. It's highly recommended.

Vernita Naylor

At the Old Upton Manor Hotel there are five weddings scheduled on one day in Wedding Day by Sandy Gent, but events manager Lucinda Young can handle it, can't she? Everything seems to be going smoothly, the 360 guests seem to be having fun and enjoying the festivities ... until there is a murder in their midst. The victim is not discovered until the next day when over half of the guests have left. What remains are some of the guests, amongst them some notable celebrity guests. Enter Detective Inspector Gareth Wainwright and his team as they begin to survey the crime scene and question the guests. Will Lucinda be able to handle this? Will Detective Inspector Gareth find out who committed the crime with over half of the guests gone? Are any of the celebrity guests a suspect? Read Wedding Day by Sandy Gent to find out what happened.

Wedding Day by Sandy Gent is a great story of suspense and intrigue. Wedding Day is written as if it’s a movie with a continual flowing backdrop of a wedding day. I like how the many layers begin to peel back and expose yet another layer. As all of the wedding parties start to take place, it is interesting to see how many of the guests connect with each other in some form or fashion. During the day, facades and fantasies begin to either unfold, crumble or give birth. If you are looking for suspense and a story that appears one way but provides several twists and turns, then Wedding Day by Sandy Gent is for you.

Jessyca Garcia

Wedding Day by Sandy Gent is a book about how one event can change everyone’s lives. The book is about a murder that happens at a hotel where multiple weddings are being held on the same day. The guests are forced to stay to be interrogated by the police. This book is not a murder mystery. It is a book about family and the sacrifices that are made to keep them happy.

It is hard to write a feel-good murder book, but Gent has succeeded in doing just that. I love that all the characters in Wedding Day somehow all interact with each other. Some of the characters are related but some are also strangers to each other. You may think that you have everything figured out while reading this book, but Wedding Day has many surprises and twists in it. My favorite part of the book is what Linda does. It really surprised me and left me wondering if I could ever do that as well. I also liked that each character’s backstory and secrets were revealed throughout the plot. I thought I would end up having one character that I despised, but I ended up liking them all.

It is hard to find a book that leaves you with a good feeling and in a good mood when you finish it. Wedding Day did this for me. I was happy with the outcome of all the characters. I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read a story that leaves you feeling happy.