Title: The Night She Died
Author: Jenny Blackhurst
On her own wedding night, beautiful and complicated Evie White leaps off a cliff to her death.
What drove her to commit this terrible act? It’s left to her best friend and her husband to unravel the sinister mystery.
Following a twisted trail of clues leading to Evie’s darkest secrets, they begin to realize they never knew the real Evie at all.
The Night She Died kept me guessing from the first to last page. Filled with mystery and memories, and opening with a real shocker of a scene (a bride jumps to her death on her wedding day, and her best friend seems to know much more about it than she’s letting on), I found myself completely hooked.
Now, there are some parts in this story where you may have to suspend your disblief for a little, but it’s an entertaining, intriguing read so I think it’s well worth it. The present-day story is mainly told from Rebecca’s perspective, who is dealing with the aftermath of Evie’s death and trying to comfort her husband Richard, but there are also a lot of flashbacks to Evie’s childhood and teenage years which slow unwrap the lead up to the wedding-day drama. I loved the sense of unease within its pages that come from not knowing who’s telling the whole truth, and there’s plenty of betrayal which makes for interesting reading, all the way through to the satisfying ending.
Many thanks to Headline for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.