Thursday, August 12, 2010

Review---The Wedding Gift by Kathleen McKenna

The Wedding Gift

Quick Summary:
 It is a spine-electrifying supernatural tale where a huge Southern States mansion contains one of the most terrifying, violent and indeed psychopathic ghosts to haunt any town. It is also a murder mystery - why did Robina Willets apparently kill all five of her young children, and her husband, before stabbing herself to death? And, if you are in the camp of believing that 'justice .... just is not', then this will have you frothing at the mouth with righteous social fury. Add to that the vision of two exceptionally beautiful girls lying on a landing stage in the middle of a secluded lake, sleeping naked in the sun .... .... and then see if you can find any consecutive ten minutes in this book when you don't at least snicker at the heroine Leeann's sly, caustic, sometimes-knowing sometimes 'too stupid to live' commentary.

What I thought:
Hilarious! That's the first think that comes to mind. Have you on the floor laughing kind of read. This was intended to have a kind of scariness to it, since it deals with a murderous ghost. But I spent so much time laughing at the main character who was telling the story, I never found myself freaked out. LeAnn is something. She narrates the story as though she is writing it into a journal. There are so many times you want to grab this girl and take her under your wing and give her the lessons of life. 

For example: "I can't get pregnant because I am on antibiotics"

I laughed and thought, here we go!

Kathleen McKenna did an awesome job. Its worth the read in every way. You have a good mystery that honestly, I was engrossed with and couldn't figure out. She fooled me! At no time did i see the ending coming. Maybe because I was so busy loving Leann! Pick it up and read it. You will laugh, smile, and at the same time try to solve a mystery. What could be better?

My Rating:

I was contacted by the author to do a review. In no way did i have to give a positive review in appreciation for letting me read it.  This is my honest opinion of the book!


Brenda said...

I have this one on my e-reader sounds like its gonna be a great book!

Namine said...

sounds awesome!

Steven Jensen said...

Fine review. Sounds like a marvellous book. :) I'm honoured to be with the same excellent publishing company as Katherine. :)

Steven Jensen said...

I meant, of course, 'Kathleen'. :D One of my characters is named Katherine, so hopefully I'll be forgiven the mistake. :D

Soooz said...

Love the review on 'The Wedding Gift" Kathleen McKenna is a gifted Author...Take a note of the name, you will be hearing much more from this incredibly talented Author.

A terrific site Bec. Your reviews are always refeshingly honest.