About the Book
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…
The House Party is set on the Isle of Wight – insular,claustrophobic, and with nowhere to run. Mary Grand has written a heart-stopping novel of secrets, betrayal and desire, perfect for fans of Louise Candlish and Lucy Foley.Amazon
The House Party was an entertaining, fast paced suspense thriller for me. Had a great time reading it on a lazy Saturday.
So, Katherine is the hostess of this house party at their brand new huge modern bungalow that they’d recently bought. Their guests are a bunch of close friends who are like family, including Beth who can instantly spot the unease in Katherine, where it must have been excitement! When Beth tries to confront her good her, Katherine tells her that one of the guest is not as good as they seem and that she is scared. She also says that she is terrible secret and could destroy lives.
Next morning, Katherine is dead. And Beth is the only person to suspect her friend’s death. So she decides to pursue her own investigation. Carefully layered secrets and lies begin to spill as Beth starts to learn more about her close friends.
This is my first book from Mary Grand and I have no problem recommending it to my thriller loving friends. Carefully structured to reveal secrets at perfect places, Mary makes sure the suspense elements keeps her readers hooked to the book. There is tension right from chapter one and definitely not a party happening!!
Many thanks to Rachel for having me on the blog tour and Boldwood Books for an advanced copy. All opinions are solely mine.
Meet 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.