You’re Invited by Amanda Jayatissa

Hardcover: 384 pages

Published: August 9, 2022

(Thanks to Netgalley & Berkeley Publishing Group, I received an eARC)



What could be worse than your ex-boyfriend marrying your childhood best friend? Getting accused of her murder…

From the author of My Sweet Girl comes a dangerously addictive new thriller about a lavish Sri Lankan wedding celebration that not everyone will survive.

When Amaya is invited to Kaavi’s over-the-top wedding in Sri Lanka, she is surprised and a little hurt to hear from her former best friend after so many years of radio silence. But when Amaya learns that the groom is her very own ex-boyfriend, she is consumed by a single thought: She must stop the wedding from happening, no matter the cost.

But as the weeklong wedding celebrations begin and rumors about Amaya’s past begin to swirl, she can’t help but feel like she also has a target on her back. When Kaavi goes missing and is presumed dead, all evidence points to Amaya.

However, nothing is as it seems as Jayatissa expertly unravels that each wedding guest has their own dark secret and agenda, and Amaya may not be the only one with a plan to keep the bride from getting her happily ever after…


I felt a strange connection with the main character, most likely because we are both Virgos (haha). I love the author’s writing style it kept me intrigued the whole time. Towards 60% through the book I feel like the whole story made a strange, but awesome turn.

I loved the added information on Sri Lankan culture, I found it very interesting. The end of chapter transcripts were a great touch, they gave a lot of insight into the characters. I am very excited to read more books by this author.

Boston Book Reader