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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,544 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Howard Narrator: Clarinda Ross Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9780307577641
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Jaclyn Wilde is a wedding planner who loves her job, usually. But helping Carrie Edwards with her Big Day has been an unrelenting nightmare. Carrie is a bridezilla of mythic nastiness, a diva whose tantrums are just about as crazy as her demands. But the unpleasant task at hand turns seriously criminal when Carrie is brutally murdered and everyone involved with the ceremony is accusing one another of doing the deed.

The problem is, most everyone, from the cake maker and the florist to the wedding-gown retailer and the bridesmaids’ dressmaker, had his or her own reason for wanting the bride dead, including Jaclyn. And while those who felt Carrie’s wrath are now smiling at her demise, Jaclyn refuses to celebrate tragedy, especially since she finds herself in the shadow of suspicion.

Assigned to the case, Detective Eric Wilder finds that there’s too much evidence pointing toward too many suspects. Compounding his problems is Jaclyn, with whom he shared one deeply passionate night before Carrie’s death. Being a prime suspect means that Jaclyn is hands-off just when Eric would rather be hands-on. As the heat intensifies between Eric and Jaclyn, a cold-blooded murderer moves dangerously close. And this time the target is not a bride but one particularly irresistible wedding planner, unaware of a killer’s vow.

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camandwmm | 2/16/2014

    " Very interesting murder. Anyone could have done it as the murder victim was very much disliked by all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Books n' Cooks | 1/29/2014

    " A nice light read. Enjoyed it. 3.5 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ella | 1/16/2014

    " Book was okay. It was not one of her better books. Read more like a romance novel than a suspense thriller. Mother and daughter were annoying twits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 12/31/2013

    " Enjoyed this book very much...a quick easy read, but gripping and hard to put down at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Suglia | 12/31/2013

    " A good beach read. Different spin on the romance/murder angle and very graphic on the intimacy level. No surprise ending but I didn't have high expectations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wanda | 12/31/2013

    " Great chemistry, so-so plotting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 12/22/2013

    " I only give it three stars because I didn't expect it to be so good, although it wasn't genius. But opening it thinking it was going to be an uninteresting read, I was delightfully surprised. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina Kennedy | 12/21/2013

    " The ending seems to wrap up a little fast and was slightly unsatisfactory but overall the story was pretty good and I like the characters quite a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ingrid | 12/20/2013

    " Wow is all I can ssay! Linda Howard writes another winner! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 12/12/2013

    " This was a pretty typical Linda Howard work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 11/27/2013

    " Linda Howard's novels are fun to read and this was no exception. Just a good recreational book that requires little thought. I enjoyed the humor. The story line was nothing new, but the dialog between characters was pretty lively. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 9/28/2013

    " Predictable romantic thriller. A nice beach read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 7/22/2013

    " The right mix of fun and suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten Micknicz | 5/24/2013

    " I enjoyed this book - it was a good murder mystery/chick lit combo. I also liked how it was set in Atlanta and could relate to the description of the city. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesli | 4/25/2013

    " Linda Howard did NOT disappoint. There seems to be a move to have more "real life" protagonists in romance. Average people with average jobs with average problems...thrown into less than average (sometimes crazy insane) circumstances. Linda Howard pulls off this trend with style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadra Nathai-Gyan | 3/11/2013

    " Nothing overly exciting - and doesn't really stretch your imagination as to whodunnit! But ok for a light read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 3/1/2013

    " This novel was a bit too wordy for me. It contained pages of internal thought, descriptions, rehashes, etc. that frankly bored me. The story itself was good; it simply went on too long. Ms. Howard could have shortened the story by about 50 pages and not impacted the story at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 9/11/2012

    " Good suspense story. Liked the characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tasha | 12/2/2011

    " I love Linda Howard. This was another solid read with great characters, lots of fun with some of the insights into event planning and what those poor people have to deal with. She adds her usual twists and turns which I always appreciate. Enjoy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri Zuccarelli | 11/22/2011

    " I liked this book and the characters but felt it was too detail heavy and could have been shorter. The mystery and the love story were good though. It was just too long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taryn Elliott | 9/9/2011

    " this was a pretty good book. MUCH better than the last few books i've read from her. this is more like the LH's of old. it wasn't quite perfect, but it did put her back in my good graces that's for sure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MRS | 5/6/2011

    " Jaclyn and Eric were ok characters but I didn't love them. I enjoyed the wedding planning aspect because that kind of occupation is rarely found in the books I usually read. Otherwise it was a mediocre mystery and romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ingrid | 3/31/2011

    " Wow is all I can ssay! Linda Howard writes another winner! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlene | 3/27/2011

    " A very quick, pleasant read. The murder victim was totally unlikeable, no trauma there (not a lot of suspense either but that was okay). There were a few very funny scenes in the book which I especially enjoyed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorinda | 3/14/2011

    " Jaclyn Wilde is such a funny person in this book. I like how Linda Howard made the bride, die in the book and she was such a witch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/25/2011

    " Interesting characters, good plot, literally laugh out loud humor mixed in "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcia | 2/17/2011

    " kept my interest. fairly light reading. great for beach or plane reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melodie | 2/16/2011

    " I thought it was okay, though weak. Not as good as some of her other stuff. "

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About the Author
Author Linda Howard

Linda Howard is an award-winning author whose New York Times bestsellers include Open Season, All the Queen’s Men, Mr. Perfect, Kill and Tell, and Son of the Morning. She joined the Romance Writers of America in 1981, shortly after it was formed. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two dogs.

About the Narrator

Clarinda Ross graduated from Appalachian State University with a BA in theater. She has worked at many major regional theaters and spent several years as a leading lady with the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. Her film and television credits include Blue Sky, View from the Top, Judging Amy, ER, United States of Tara, Medium, and many more. She and her family split their time between California and North Carolina.