• Publication date: December 16, 2009

A celebration ends with deaths Wedding guests must survive on an island with a mysterious killer

Harper's Island is a horror thriller/mystery about murders taking place on an island where a wedding is taking place.

Harper's Island is a horror thriller/mystery about murders taking place on an island where a wedding is taking place.

This cleverly plotted 13-episode CBS mystery event invites return visits to the eponymous island where a good portion of an ill-fated wedding party will not survive to celebrate the happy couple's honey moon. Harper's Island begins with a "Whap" and goes out with a "Sigh" (each onomatopeaic episode title replicates the sound of a victim's demise).

Pauper Henry and princess "Trish" have invited family and friends to Harper's Island, located 37 miles off the coast of Seattle, for their nuptials. Although they've come to laugh and to love, what they don't know is they've also come... to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets exposed as a murderer claims victims, one by one, transforming the wedding week of fun and celebration into a terrifying struggle for survival.

One by one, episode by episode, a killer (or killers) methodically picks off the wedding guests in grisly and gory fashion. Some characters are more expendable than others, and those who are dispatched early don't get the chance to make much of an impression (cousin Ben doesn't even make it out of the dock in the opening episode), but as the mystery unfolds and the body count escalates, and the question is asked, �who, if anyone, will survive?�