sr marriage mother in law murder

An ARC honest review for Kensington Books via NetGalley.

This is the 9th book in the Ellie Avery – Mom Zone books,  but my first introduction to the series.

Ellie Avery’s sister-in-law Summer is about to tie the knot on a beautiful barrier island in Georgia.  The only problem is that she needs Ellie’s help to keep her fiancé Brian’s mother and step-mother from each others throats!

When Brian’s crazed ex-girlfriend joins the wedding party on the arm of his cousin and best man Graham, it looks like a storm has arrived in paradise.

After a bunch of nasty pranks are played on the bride-to-be.  Then the photographer dies in a buggy accident…that was no accident!

Ellie has not only to keep an watchful eye on the kids and monster-in-laws, but now has to keep an eye out for a killer!

I really enjoyed this book and will be going back to read others in this series.  I liked the characters.  It was well plotted and written.  And will keep you guessing right through till the last minute.

5 Stars*****


Ellie Avery is a professional organizer, not a diplomat. But by agreeing to help organize a family wedding, she’s basically signed on to prevent two mothers-in-law from killing each other. It comes as a complete surprise, then, when another member of the wedding party is the one who’s actually murdered . . .

Ellie’s sister-in-law, Summer, has planned a four-day destination wedding at a posh private resort on one of Georgia’s beautiful barrier islands, but it won’t be a vacation for Ellie. Summer has asked her to assist with the last-minute details, which includes keeping the peace between the groom’s mother and stepmother.

The ladies are a handful, but the real problems are the ones Ellie and Summer haven’t anticipated–like mysterious pranks directed toward the bride. When the best man shows up with the groom’s gorgeous if unstable ex-girlfriend, she seems like an obvious suspect for the practical jokes.

But when a suspicious death occurs, Ellie realizes there’s more going on than mean-spirited pranks. Is Summer the killer’s real target? And what could possibly be driving someone to murder? Ellie vows to get to the truth so the blushing bride can walk down the aisle without fearing she’ll never reach the altar . . .

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