The Wedding Guest by Kathryn Croft

Published: September 14, 2023


Genre: Psychological Fiction

Pages: 349

KKECReads Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Kathryn Croft is the bestselling author of eleven psychological thrillers and to date she has sold over one and a half million copies of her books. Kathryn writes full time and is now hard at work on her next book. After twelve years living in London, she now lives in Guildford, Surrey, the place she grew up, with her husband, two children and two crazy cats.

I’m lying to the man I’m about to marry. I’m not the woman he thinks I am. But my secret’s safe. Isn’t it?

I feel like the perfect bride as I drift across the beach towards my handsome new husband, the sand warm between my toes, my ivory slip wedding dress showing off my suntan. Today is the beginning of my new life. My dark past can no longer touch me.

When I reach my husband, we kiss against the perfect backdrop of the shimmering turquoise sea. The congregation clap and I turn to smile at them.

Then my smile freezes. I see him. Sitting there amongst my loved ones. An uninvited guest who knows the truth about me and the terrible thing that happened ten years ago. The man who won’t ever let me be happy.

And as he steps forward, asking for everyone’s attention, my legs buckle. I know he wants to destroy my perfect new life.

But how can I stop someone who will never let me go? And how far will I go to keep my secrets?

“The past is now behind me.”

WOWZA. This was a ride from the beginning. Told in alternating timelines, the past and the present are woven together to tell a nearly unbelievable story.

The way this story unfolds and the way characters are written is so brilliant. This was the epitome of a razzle-dazzle. Croft has such a talent for creating characters so deeply carved out that readers believe whatever these characters say.

The twist in this book gave me whiplash, and my jaw hit the floor. I did not see things happening the way they did. The masterful manner in which the blindfold gets ripped off our faces, and the brutal spiral from the top is nothing but pure chaos.

This was an excellent read. This book just got better the further I got into it until I couldn’t put it down, and I had to find out the truth!

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