The House Party – Mary Grand


Someone is about to die… Someone is about to lie…

At the intimate house-warming party for her glorious ‘grand design’, Kathleen confides in her best friend Beth that she is terrified of one of their close friends, but daren’t reveal which one. The guests are a tight-knit group, but Kathleen is convinced one of them is dangerous.

The next day Kathleen’s body is found at the foot of a cliff and Beth must face the sickening truth that she may have been killed by one of their trusted friends. With little help from the police, Beth’s decides to seek answers.

All the friends have secrets they are desperate to hide, but only one of them is ready to kill to keep theirs safe…

This book admittedly didn’t hook me right from the beginning, it all seemed a little predictable and slightly confusing.

However, as it went on I got really drawn in and found myself struggling to put it down, it just kept developing.

There were so many twists and turns and theories, it had my head spinning!

Beth goes on such a journey to figuring out what happened that morning and I really enjoyed how it was written. You are invited into hearing Beth’s thoughts developing and her ideas. It really made me feel connected to her as a character.

The last 20% of the book was incredibly unexpected and the ending was tied up nicely, very satisfying.

About the Author:

Mary Grand is the author of five novels and writes gripping, page-turning suspense, with a dark and often murderous underside. She grew up in Wales, was for many years a teacher of deaf children and now lives on the Isle of Wight where her new novel,The House Party, which will be published by Boldwood in July 2020, is set.

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