Book Review & Giveaway: The Bridesmaid by Jenny Scotti

The Bridesmaid

A Love Affair… A Secret… A Murder…
Haddley, a quiet English village in the Midlands. Kelly Evans — a sixteen year old girl — is brutally murdered. Her body is discovered by a neighbour, and the police are called in to investigate. Kelly was young and beautiful, and her untimely death comes as a shock to all who knew her … or does it really?
The dark side of Kelly’s personality soon comes to light. She was ruthless and promiscuous, and stopped at nothing to get what she wanted, even if it meant wrecking other people’s lives. She made quite a few enemies, and among close friends and neighbours are some who might have had a very good reason for wanting to get rid of her.
The investigation takes a new and unexpected turn when a locket goes missing, and a connection is made with the twenty-year-old murder of a wartime movie star. As the police search the past for answers and gradually piece the mystery together, the respectable veneer starts cracking exposing a web of jealousy, sexual intrigue and deceit.


I was given a free copy of this book for an honest review.
The Bridesmaid grabs you right from the beginning with a body being found in the woods. It then goes back in time and the reader gets to know the murder victim.
The first third of this book had me a bit confused because there are so many characters and it was difficult to keep them straight. I’m glad I stuck with it, though, because it’s a great murder mystery and part of what makes it so good is all of the suspects.
What a bunch of messed up people! I either didn’t like or felt sorry for (or both) all of the characters except the detectives. Secret after secret, lie after lie…what an interesting small town. By the middle of The Bridesmaid, it is difficult to put the book down because you want to see what the next twist will be.
This is a good murder mystery with a lot of twists…a great read!

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“The real gem of this particular novel is the excellent characters that have been created and each one of them you will know in your own life. The insight of how these people think and react to each other is first class. A true reflection of life in suburbia.” – Beck Valley Books
“If you are looking for a book full of twists and turns, then you need to check out The Bridesmaid: A Mystery. It will keep you guessing until the end. It is full of surprises. You think you know who is guilty one moment, and the next you think it is someone else. In fact, you will probably find yourself thinking that each character is guilty at some point in the book.” – Kelli R. Guilbeau
“I just couldn’t put this book down. I felt hooked into the story from the first page. I really liked that most of the characters in the book had a reason for why they could have been the killer but that there wasn’t one that was an outright frontrunner. I was left guessing to the end.” – taken from

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

2 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: The Bridesmaid by Jenny Scotti

  1. sharon martin December 9, 2013 / 5:16 am

    It’s amazing what goes on inside a small town isn’t it !!


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