The Night of the Party by Anna-Lou Weatherley

I’m so pleased to be part of the tour for this chilling book. Thanks so much to Bookouture for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

About the book

Two Couples. Three Secrets. One Murder.

In a beautiful house surrounded by woodland, the Drayton family and their dearest friends are enjoying dinner together. The wine is flowing, the meal has been lovingly prepared, and it’s going to be an evening none of them will ever forget…

A doting mother
with a manipulative daughter.

A loving husband
lying to his family.

A close friend
keeping a shocking secret.

A beautiful girl
who will be dead by the end of the night.

A totally unputdownable and nail-bitingly tense psychological thriller with an explosive double twist that will leave you reeling. Fans of Lisa Jewell, Gillian McAllister and Lucy Foley will be hooked on The Night of the Party.

My Review

Gosh, this book exceeded all my expectations! Things do indeed all kick off on the night of the party, but the party itself is only a minor part of the story. What follows, and what preceded it, are the truly shocking and compelling events that make this twisty story the complete page-turner that it is.

Nothing is as it seems in this book, and it’s impossible to know who to trust, or who is keeping a secret. There appears to be no obvious for Libby’s brutal murder, but as we delve into her backstory, we learn more about her.

I really liked the character of the detective, Dan, and I’d love if we met him again in another book, it would make a great series. With a dual timeline, and multiple characters’ points of views, I really found this book to be completely addictive, and just read and read for hours. A very clever and multi-layered plot, it’s totally gripping.

I have definitely found a new author for my favourites list, and I’d highly recommend this book for anyone who loves a tense and twisty thriller.

My Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

About the author

I was born in Hampshire but grew up in London where I still live today with my two children. I was originally a dancer who re-trained after a ‘disco accident’ in Ibiza to become a journalist – I’ve even won some awards, though I don’t like to talk about them – ha! I’ve been a women’s lifestyle writer for over fifteen years and am the former editor and acting editor of the fabulous J-17 magazine and Smash Hits respectively and have written for all the major glossies including Grazia, Company, Marie Claire and More, where I was their resident tell-it-like-it-is advice columnist – loads of fun! I’ve also written for NME, Loaded and Front magazine (I can be down with the lads too!).

During my journalistic career I’ve seen and done some amazing stuff, highlights include becoming a nun (for a day), rally racing with the late, great Colin McRae, bunjee jumping off a 350 ft bridge in designer heels, whiskey tasting for a week in Kentucky (don’t remember much of that) and hanging out with all manor of A-list celebrities (er, Take That and Jordan, anyone?).

After I had my son I started to write novels (having children does strange things to a person) and had my first young adult novel, Ibiza Summer, published in 2004. My first adult novel (it is a little racy) Chelsea Wives was published in 2012, followed by Wicked Wives in 2013.

When I’m not writing, which isn’t often, I like to hang upside down on a pole – I’m a qualified pole fitness instructor, and drink fancy wine (though not necessarily at the same time, that woud be dangerous). I adore creating exciting, three dimensional, glamorous and flawed characters against a backdrop of exotic locations. Revenge, sex, sin, glamour, excess, crime and intrigue is my speciality. My next novel, title to come, promises all the above and more!

Author social media

Instagram: @annalouwrites

Twitter @annaloulondon



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