Terror In Suburbia
The Party by Lisa Hall is a gripping contemporary psychological thriller that had me hooked from the start.
The action all focuses on the party. The reader hears about the action in conjunction with the party – either so many weeks before or days after. The reader gets completely caught up in events, always questioning, who is the perpetrator? Lisa Hall has set up the storyline excellently, so I suspected just about everyone!
It really is terror in suburbia. An awful crime is committed – and it has to be by someone who knows the victim, making it even more terrifying.
The victim has guts. “I might be scared, but I don’t have to stay scared.” As the police scale down the investigation, the victim is determined to dig deeper. “I can live in fear… or I can properly look into this myself.”
I found The Party a psychological read because it really could happen to anyone, anywhere.
Everyone has their secrets and agendas. It seems that no one wants to be honest and open. People are happy to dish the dirt so long as their lives remain hidden.
A compulsive read that I could not put down. And the ending was superb.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.