Ways of Drowning
Author: Christiana Spens
Oscar Lane met Elvira James at a dinner party held by his best friend Tom Pine. Now, they’re getting married in the idyllic town of St Andrews on the Scottish east coast.
Everything is ready and carefully arranged for the wedding – the dress, the flowers, the bridesmaids. The weather seems to be the only unpredictable element.
But when Oscar is found dead in the hydrotherapy suite of the hotel’s spa on the morning before the ceremony, everything falls apart for Elvira and their friends.
However, it quickly becomes apparent that Oscar had many secrets, going back to their years at Cambridge. When two local police detectives start investigating, and the wedding party looks for clues (whilst drowning their sorrows in whiskey), suspicion falls directly on the bride.
Will Elvira be able to prevent secrets in both their personal lives from coming out and incriminating them further? As rivalries and resentments implode within the wedding party, it becomes clear that no one is free from suspicion – and that there is more than one way to drown.