The Unwedding - Ally Condie

The Unwedding

By Ally Condie

  • Release Date: 2024-06-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 3.5
From 158 Ratings



“Our June Reese’s Book Club pick is the perfect summer read!!! The Unwedding by Ally Condie opens with a wedding at a gorgeous resort in Big Sur... but everything begins to fall apart when the main character Ellery discovers a dead body the morning of the ceremony.”

– Reese Witherspoon
The White Lotus meets Agatha Christie in this bold novel from a #1 New York Times bestselling author, “a knife’s-edge whodunit that’s as much a thriller as it is an exquisite meditation on grief and loss.” (Nicola Yoon)

Ellery Wainwright is alone at the edge of the world.
She and her husband, Luke, were supposed to spend their twentieth wedding anniversary together at the luxurious Resort at Broken Point in Big Sur, California. Where better to celebrate a marriage, a family, and a life together than at one of the most stunning places on earth?
But now she’s traveling solo.
To add insult to injury, there’s a wedding at Broken Point scheduled during her stay. Ellery remembers how it felt to be on the cusp of everything new and wonderful, with a loved and certain future glimmering just ahead. Now, she isn’t certain of anything except for her love for her kids and her growing realization that this place, though beautiful, is unsettling.
When Ellery discovers the body of the groom floating in the pool in the rain, she realizes that she is not the only one whose future is no longer guaranteed. Before the police can reach Broken Point, a mudslide takes out the road to the resort, leaving the guests trapped. When another guest dies, it’s clear something horrible is brewing.

Everyone at Broken Point has a secret. And everyone has a shadow. Including Ellery.


  • Disappointed in Reese’s recommendation

    By PSE5578
    I was disappointed in Reese’s recommendation. This book was flat and I did not think it worthy of a literary recommendation. The dialogue between characters had no life—just he said this and she said that. The story line was interesting but I did not enjoy the read.
  • Captivating!!!

    By Miescorbu
    Excellent reading for the summer! Reading some review, hate when people don’t even finish a book and trash it. Very unfair. This is worth the read!
  • The unwedding

    By giftsquad
    Horrible book- such a waste of money
  • mush

    By Awuyrn
    I could only stomach 1/3 of this book before I quit. Strangers somehow take it upon themselves to solve a murder. Poorly written and completely implausible. Amazed that it was chosen by Reese.