Adult Thriller Book Review: The Last Party by Clare Mackintosh

Posted July 17, 2022 by jrsbookr in mystery/crime / 0 Comments

by Clare Mackintosh
Adult Thriller Book Review: The Last Party by Clare MackintoshThe Last Party on July 17, 2022
Source: ARC Trade
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense, Fiction / Women
Pages: 432
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It's the party to end all parties....but not everyone is here to celebrate.

On New Year's Eve, Rhys Lloyd has a house full of guests. His vacation homes on Mirror Lake are a success, and he's generously invited the village to drink champagne with their wealthy new neighbors.

But by midnight, Rhys will be floating dead in the freezing waters of the lake.

On New Year's Day, Ffion Morgan has a village full of suspects. The tiny community is her home, so the suspects are her neighbors, friends and family--and Ffion has her own secrets to protect.

With a lie uncovered at every turn, soon the question isn't who wanted Rhys dead...but who finally killed him.

In a village with this many secrets, murder is just the beginning.

I received this ARC as part of Miss Print’s ARC Exchange Program.



The Last Party is set on the border between Wales and England in a village called Cwm Coed; what unfolds at a New Year’s Eve party with locals and the upper class of the shore results in a dead body floating in the water during the New Years morning swim. A twisty tale told between the past and present and with multiple points of view between chapters. The victim is a famous member of the upper-class shore residents who are only meant to occupy their cabins as holiday homes.
The author does a fantastic job of proving red herrings and twist after twist in this engaging psychological thriller. Although the location is unique, I have not read a story quite like this that endured me to the characters and kept me up way past my bedtime as I was along for the ride to discover who did it and what secrets our local cop is determined to keep buried. The author also hints about more books to come with the characters you meet in The Last Party.


About Clare Mackintosh

Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award-winning author of New York Times bestseller I LET YOU GO, and Sunday Times bestsellers I SEE YOU, LET ME LIE and AFTER THE END. Translated into forty languages, her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, and have spent a combined total of 50 weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller chart.

Her new thriller, HOSTAGE, comes out in June 2021.

Clare is the patron of the Silver Star Society, an Oxford-based charity which supports the work carried out in the John Radcliffe Hospital’s Silver Star unit, providing special care for mothers with medical complications during pregnancy. Clare lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children