The Night of the Party: A totally jaw-dropping psychological thriller

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19 reviews

About this ebook

Wow, Wow, Wow… What a read!... I could not put this book down… I devoured every word, every page and every chapter. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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



Read what everyone is saying about The Night of the Party:


OMGosh what a read!!!!!!!!! One of the BEST books ever! I never wanted this to end, sooooooo many twists and turns. Shockers throughout each chapter… Fantastic rollercoaster of a ride!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘A fantastic, mind-bending thriller… perfect… gripping… so many twists, I was seeing double! My head was spinning… you won’t want to put this one down!… absolutely riveting… brilliant! Rubie_reads, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Unputdownable… had me up all night… jaw-dropping… will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

OMG!... devoured this… gripping… A captivating, rollercoaster of a book. Loved it.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Absolutely loved this book… devoured it in one sitting… Just brilliant and jaw dropping.’ Once Upon a Time Book Reviews, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Took my breath away! I read it in one sitting… I couldn’t put it down! Thrillersandcoffee, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘Read this in almost one sitting, it was that unputdownable. Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


I absolutely loved this book from start to finish, I was drawn in from the first page… very difficult to put it down.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

WOW… totally enthralling… Excellent.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

An absolute corker… reeled me in hook, line and sinker from the very beginning.’ leona.omahony, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Mind blowing… a must read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Fantastic… gripping… Wow!!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


‘I absolutely loved this… thrilling.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ratings and reviews

19 reviews
Marnie Harrison
January 12, 2022
“In the long run, the most unpleasant truth is a far safer companion than a pleasant falsehood” – Theodore Roosevelt. This quote included at the start of this book is so fitting for this story. I’m calling it, The Night of the Party is the first book that will be part on my best books for 2022! I absolutely loved this book and devoured it in one sitting. Part of the Detective Dan Riley series, this can easily be read as a standalone, but I do encourage you to read the other fantastic books in the series so you don’t miss out! Anna-Lou Weatherley smashes this book right out of the park! Addicted right from the outset, the pages just turned themselves. A perfectly executed and clever psychological thriller with an eclectic cast of characters with so many secrets, it has been awhile since one made my blood boil as much as one does in this book! Oh and the twists! Just brilliant and jaw dropping… OK, I have stop this review right now as in my excitement I don’t want to give anything away, but I will end this with, I take my hat off to you Anna-Lou. Well played…Very well played!
darby starratt
January 12, 2022
Once you pick up The Night of the Party, you wont be able to put it down. I finished this book in one day. It is a dark thriller with lots of big reveals and a cast of seriously flawed characters. I won’t reveal much because I don’t want to spoil it, but this is my first book by Weatherley and I will definitely read more of her work. The execution of the plot was impeccable, there were just enough hints and foreshadowing to make each reveal believable, but not so many that the twists were too obvious. My only gripe with the book was the ending dragged out. After having trouble putting down the book all day, I was struggle to stay awake through the last two chapters. I deducted half a star for that reason and because some ideas are never fully developed or resolved (but hey, that happens with so many side stories). Overall, a great read that I will be recommending to my friends. Thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for a free digital copy in exchange for an honest and fair review.
Sarah Bair
January 17, 2022
Thank you NetGalley for the ARC in return for an honest review! Loved this book, what an exciting ride! No one is who they seem, including the victim. As the story unfolds you learn more about the victim, the many suspects and how their lives intersect. Such a page turner!

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