Bridesmaids meets Black Mirror in the most twisted and entertaining thriller of 2022.
‘A firecracker of a book’ Micah Nemerever, author of These Violent Delights
‘Ridiculously addictive to read. Wildly creative and wickedly funny’ Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of The Girls Are All So Nice Here
Robin and Ellie have been best friends since childhood. They’ve been through everything together, from Robin coming out to the death of Ellie’s dad. But when Ellie asks Robin to be her maid of honour, Robin is reluctant.
It’s not that Robin isn’t happy for Ellie, she just hates everything about weddings and marriage – plus the guy Ellie’s engaged to. There’s also the matter of the crazy (not to mention dangerous) wedding rituals that couples are resorting to in the hope of securing a lifetime of happiness.
Despite her misgivings, Robin finally says yes. But as the wedding day approaches, she gets the feeling that everyone in the bridal party is out to get her. And it seems Ellie is willing to do anything for the perfect day. After all, marriage is about sacrifice…
Readers are saying ‘I do’ to So Happy For You!
‘I was utterly ADDICTED to this book! Honestly one of the craziest and most unique books I’ve read in a long time, like straight out of a Black Mirror episode!’
‘A wild ride of party buses, queer identity politics and attempted murder that actually says a lot about the intense, sensual and sometimes BS-crazy world of female friendship’
‘Had me completely gripped from the start . . . I could never predict what was going to happen next’
Well written with a dark and compelling plot and well developed characters all wrapped up in a chilly envelope . . . I couldn’t put it down’
Celia Laskey is the author of Under the Rainbow, a finalist for the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her other work has appeared in Guernica, the Minnesota Review, Day One, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from the University of New Mexico and currently lives in Los Angeles with her wife and their dog Whiskey. Her latest novel, So Happy For You, is out in July.`
”'Brilliantly witty and entertaining” - Sarah Stovell, author of Other Parents
”'Hilarious . . . Laskey is a magician, combining the important social commentary this genre needs with a knock-out page-turning narrative that will leave you guessing to the last page.” - Chelsea Bieker, author of Godshot and Heartbroke
”'So Happy for You skewers the wedding-industrial complex with uproarious bitterness and gleeful fury, and a spiraling absurdism that will leave you wondering whether it's all that absurd after all. If you've ever gritted your teeth through a nightmare wedding, this one's for you. A firecracker of a book” - Micah Nemerever, author of These Violent Delights
”'Magnificent. Celia Laskey has masterfully crafted the tense, messy, big-hearted, and deeply original queer love story we didn’t know we’ve been waiting for, as much full of human characters as incisive social commentary. I can’t wait to see what Laskey gives us next.” - Peter Kispert, author of I Know You Know Who I Am
”'Celia Laskey's sly thriller completely transfixed me from beginning to end. Tart and playful, this tale of a wedding weekend gone fatally wrong is part psychological game, part societal inquest, and part best friend break-up from hell. I loved this trim and thrashing read.” - Amy Jo Burns, author of Shiner
”'The sort of devilishly clever summer read I crave. Like the worst wedding in history, I watched it unfold with my hands over my eyes and a laugh in my throat, eager to see it fly off the rails.” - John Fram, author of The Bright Lands