Nothing screams tacky as a bridesmaids dress inspired by the Statute of Liberty. In Something Borrowed, Something Mewed by Bethany Blake, Daphne Templeton's sister Piper is getting married. Their mother insists on hiring Sylvan Creek's top wedding planner Abigail Sinclair.
Before long there are major problems including six weddings booked for the same time and place and the hideous bridesmaid dresses, but more importantly, a dead wedding planner. Daphne finds Abigail in a fountain with a garter tied around her neck on Piper's wedding day. She figures with so many weddings disrupted, there should be plenty of suspects.
When her prospective brother-in-law cannot account for his time the evening of the murder, Daphne struggles to clear him from suspicion. Because all the mayhem, Piper decides to postpone her wedding until Roger can be cleared.
With the mothers-in-law at loose ends, their budding
friendship takes a turn towards unhealthy competition, when Roger's mother becomes the listing agent for Abigail's house. But Daphne has issues of her own to deal with. Her boyfriend Jonathan Black has been working as a consultant on a naval base in San Diego. His Navy SEAL experience has made him valuable and he has been offered a full-time job in San Diego.
Daphne wades through all the possible suspects and thinks she is headed in the right direction until someone else is murdered. Now she must double down on her investigation to clear her family.
Another intriguing mystery with a full range of suspects. As Daphne is a pet sitter by trade, there are also some homemade pet treat recipes.
Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher.