Title: The Wedding Guest
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Release Date: 2/5/19
Rating : 3/5 ⭐⭐⭐
Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group, Ballantine, for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis are at it again, this time solving the murder of a lovely young woman at a wedding reception. The problem? She wasn’t invited, and none of the guests knew who she was.
This book had plenty of friendly banter between our long running characters. Characterization is one of Kellerman’s strongest writing points, but I felt like the villian was totally disconnected. I never felt the psychological pull, the urgency, the fear for the next target. The detectives seemed almost lackadaisical when the action finally happened, and the bad guy flopped out of the blue.
There are plenty of misdirections and wrong turns, although the detectives never had to get too frustrated.
Will you read it if you are a long time Kellerman fan like myself? Absolutely. Objectively, was it one of his best? No, but I would still recommend it to fans of his style. I enjoyed it as a quicker, easy read, but it is not the most gripping of his thrillers.
Thank you again, so much, to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for the chance to review The Wedding Guest!