Katie Ray discovers a surprising truth as she accidentally flushes her diamond ring down the toilet. She is about to get married to a man she doesn’t love. But a promise is a promise, and Rays don’t go back on their word.
Katie Ray has been left alone when her family is killed in a car crash. She is still coming to terms with it. Her fiancé Joe is very loving and supportive but it has been a while since they got it on. Katie blames wedding jitters, but is that the only reason? She heads over to her wedding planner’s house for an appointment, and almost witnesses her murder. The killer is still in the house and she gets trapped with a hulking PI in a small windowless room. Katie Ray pukes at the slightest sign of nervousness, and so does Carl Hades, the handsome PI. They swap stories while puking in their cell, trying to determine when they will be rescued.
Les, Katie’s friend, was engaged to her dead brother. She is still grieving too but feels she should move ahead with her life. She comes across a handsome stranger in a pub while waiting for Katie to arrive, and there is a spark. It turns out that the stranger is the man Katie is engaged to. Les’s guilt is overridden by her concern for the missing Katie. Katie and Carl are rescued and the hunt for the killer begins.
Bodies of brides are found leading the police to believe that there is a serial killer on the loose. Katie Ray is convinced to stay with Carl Hades, so that he can protect her. Well, he protects her alright. The two fall in love but Carl starts acting like a jerk. Meanwhile, Les is besotted with Katie’s fiancé who becomes her ex- fiancé pretty soon.
Weddings Can be Murder is a fast read. There is a lot of action of many kinds (wink). Actually, you can say that there is a lot of graphic content in the book. Peripheral characters like Carl’s father and brother are predictable. There aren’t too many surprises here, but the book is still a good and light read.