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All the Beautiful Brides by Rita Herron

All the Beautiful Brides - Rita Herron

A girl is found dead at the bottom of the falls near the aptly named town of Graveyard Falls. A girl in a hand-made wedding dress, a garter wrapped tightly around her neck, and a rose stem lodged down her throat. It's the rose stem that strikes fear in the hearts of the population of the small town, because it reminds them all of a triple murder committed by one of their own thirty years ago. But the murderer is still in jail...So who killed this young woman? And why?

I couldn't really get into the story, I speed-read parts of it, skimmed the rest, and couldn't wait for it to end. I decided not to DNF it, because, hey, it might redeem itself somewhere along the way...Alas, it didn't happen.

The hero was a blank for me, anyone would've sufficed as far as I'm concerned, since I've already forgotten about him. Same about the heroine, but she did remain in my memory a little longer because of her naivete and stupidity regarding everything in her life (from her husband to her family and in the end Cal), I couldn't care less about the villain and his motives, same about the villain from thirty years back...

Come to think of it, there wasn't a single thing about this book that I appreciated or even remotely liked. Utterly forgettable.