cover image The Silent Bride

The Silent Bride

Shalini Boland. Thomas & Mercer, $16.99 trade paper (322p) ISBN 978-1-66250-708-3

In this inventive psychological thriller from Boland (The Secret Mother), Alice Porter walks down the aisle to marry the love of her life, only to come face to face with a stranger when she reaches the altar. Even more frightening is that her family and friends all insist that this mystery man is, indeed, her fiancé. Shaken, Alice calls off the wedding and sets out to discover the truth about the man everyone claims is her intended. Her increasingly desperate attempts to uncover the truth expose ugly fault lines in her relationships with everyone until, eventually, Alice begins to doubt her own sanity. Just when she’s on the brink of a breakdown, an unlikely savior appears. As the novel gains steam, the twists come at such a dizzying rate that some readers may struggle to keep up, but Boland never fails to keep things exciting. Fans of Lucy Foley should enjoy this surprise-packed ride. (June)