My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 4.02 with 434 ratings (as of 2/10/2019)
In the middle of a ‘Saints and Sinners’ themed wedding, a bridesmaid finds a young woman’s corpse collapsed in the bathroom. None of the wedding guests claim to know the well-dressed victim but psychologist Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis aren’t so convinced. More….
200 Word Review
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.
If you have never read any of Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware series you need to do so immediately. The Wedding Guest is Kellerman’s 34th Alex Delaware novel. It would definitely help with the backstory but you do not need to start at book 1, “When the Bough Breaks”, to appreciate the story. Each novel is part of the series but can stand alone.
Kellerman’s Alex Delaware is a psychologist who helps Detective Milo Sturgis with difficult cases. As you can guess, having a psychologist as the main character gives the reader a hint that Kellerman’s book are more than the ordinary cop vs bad guy type of book. You are almost guaranteed the story will be a psychological thriller.
The Wedding Guest is no exception. Someone is murdered at a wedding reception. Were they invited? Did they crash? Do the bride and groom know them? Do any of the family members or guests know them? Why kill someone during the reception?
The characters surrounding Alex and MIlo help round out the story and make them seem more human and approachable. They are not perfect. They make mistakes. They are a perfect team for working together to catch the bad guys.