A bride and her friends decide to treat her cancelled destination wedding as a much-needed holiday--until explosive secrets threaten to tear them all apart.
Lizzie is going to the south of France. She was supposed to be going for her wedding, but with only a week to go before the big day, she made the devastating decision to call it off. But since the chateau is already paid for, she and her closest friends have decided to use the wedding-that-wasn't as a vacation to help take Lizzie's mind off her suddenly single state.
But upon their arrival, it appears the wedding vendors didn't get the memo that the wedding was cancelled; the venue is filled with decorations, flowers, food, and table settings, all picture-perfect--and perfectly torturous. Unable to look at the future she should have had, Lizzie sleeps the next fourteen hours away with the aid of a few sleeping pills, while the rest of the party copes by drinking all of the wedding's alcohol.
The next day, as everyone tries to piece together the drunken night's events, each revelation is stranger than the last. Someone's written a congratulatory note in the wedding book, the wedding rings are missing, and--most shocking of all--the custom-made cake topper of the bride and groom has been quite intentionally beheaded. The more they compare stories, the more secrets threaten to come out.
The biggest secret of all--the one that must not come out--is Lizzie's. But someone seems determined to torment her until it does. As increasingly frightening messages begin to appear around the chateau, Lizzie begins to unravel--will she be able to escape her past, or will her secret destroy more than one life on this trip?
Harriet Walker arbeitet im Moderessort der Zeitung The Independent. Die junge Journalistin, die 2010 für die Auszeichnung Young Journalist of the Year nominiert war, hat auch für Reuters, Glamour und das Magazin Dazed & Confused geschrieben. Auch im World Wide Web veröffentlicht sie regelmäßig Kolumnen, unter anderem für AnOther und SHOWstudio.com. Walker lebt in London.