Thursday, February 17, 2022

Review: Beach Wedding by Michael Ledwidge (Blog Tour)


About the Book

Beach Wedding
Michael Ledwidge
On Sale Date: February 15, 2022
9781335425751, 1335425756
$27.99 USD, $34.99 CAD
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
352 pages

Synopsis from the publisher:

A high-society wedding party stirs up new evidence in an unsolved murder in this thrilling stand-alone from the New York Times bestselling coauthor of James Patterson’s Now You See Her and The Quickie.

Hamptons sand… Hamptons money… Hamptons murder…

When Terry Rourke is invited to the spare-no-expense beach wedding of his hedge fund manager brother, he thinks that his biggest worry will be flubbing the champagne toast. But this isn’t the first time Terry has been to the Hamptons.

As the designer tuxedos are laid out and the flowers arranged along the glittering surf, Terry can’t help but take another look at a decades-old murder trial that rocked the very foundations of the town—and his family. He soon learns that digging up billion-dollar sand can be a very dangerous activity. The kind of danger that can very quickly turn even the most beautiful beach wedding into a wake.

My Review

Police Officer, Terry Rourke, and his family are invited to his brother’s huge wedding bash in the Hamptons.  His brother is planning a big, expensive event and Terry’s not sure he wants to go, but it’s his brother and they are a close family.  Terry has been to the Hamptons before, but not under the best of circumstances.  

When he was a teenager, there was a huge scandal and murder of a wealthy member of the Hamptons high society.  His father was involved in the investigation and prosecution of the case, but there were outside forces preventing him to seeing justice served.  Once Terry’s father lost the case, the Rourke family lost everything.  They were ostracized by the town.  Terry’s father died not long after.  Being in the Hamptons again, stirs up the memories for Terry and he’s determined to carry on his father’s mission and finally bring the killer to justice. However, it’s not easy and Terry fears that his family could be in danger once again.

I previously read a couple of books this author wrote with James Patterson and I enjoyed them.  So, I was quite interested in reading this one and I wasn’t disappointed.

Each chapter had an exciting twist thrown in.  It’s not the open and shut case Terry thought it would be and it kept me at the edge-of-my-seat.  I couldn’t put it down.  I was totally captivated by it.  A book that kept me up late into the night, but it was worth it.  I love books that keep you guessing until the end.  This is another author for me to keep on my radar.

For reading challenges:

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2022
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2022 (New York)
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge 2022
NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2022

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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About the Author

MICHAEL LEDWIDGE is the writer of seventeen novels, the last dozen being New York Times bestsellers cowritten with one of the world’s bestselling authors, James Patterson. With twenty million copies in print, their Michael Bennett series is the highest-selling New York City detective series of all time. One of their novels, Zoo, became a three-season CBS television series. He lives in Connecticut.

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  1. Sounds like a great read. Books are magical. You can go all around the world and never leave your chair.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  2. I haven't read this author, but this one sounds good!

  3. This blurb really caught my attention and I'm so glad to see you enjoyed it. Definitely one I need to try!


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