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Robyn Harding’s domestic drama, hailed as 'tense and riveting' (New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda), explores the aftermath of a sweet sixteen birthday party that goes horribly awry, as the members of a wealthy family find their picture-perfect life unravelling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies.

Sweet sixteen. It’s an exciting rite of passage. Jeff and Kim Sanders plan on throwing a party for their daughter, Hannah – a good girl with excellent grades and nice friends. Rather than an extravagant affair, they invite four girls over for pizza, movies and a sleepover. What could possibly go wrong?

But things do go wrong, and Hannah’s party quickly turns into the stuff of nightmares. After a tragic accident occurs, Jeff and Kim’s life begins to unravel. In the ugly aftermath, friends become enemies, dark secrets are exposed, and the truth about Hannah is revealed.

The Party takes us behind the facade of the ideal family, exposing the betrayals and moral lapses that occur behind closed doors – and the secrets that children and parents keep from themselves and one another.

‘A masterful tale of the disintegration of a seemingly perfect family.’ A. J. Banner, #1 bestselling author of The Twilight Wife

‘Moriarty fans will inhale it.’ Peggy Miedlar, NewsLink

‘We couldn’t put it down!’ Woman’s Day

‘A dark and compelling domestic drama.’ Cheryl Akle, Better Reading

‘If you enjoy being judgemental – and who doesn’t? – this book invites you to revel in assigning blame to people you’ll love to hate.’ Weekend Herald, NZ

‘It’s a tale to make you think about that popular line that mums everywhere have been known to utter: “Stop, before someone gets hurt”.’ Herald Sun

About The Author

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Robyn Harding is the author of numerous international bestsellers, including The Party, The Arrangement and The Drowning Woman. She has also written and executive produced an independent film. She lives in Vancouver, BC, with her family and two cute but deadly rescue chihuahuas. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @RHardingWriter or Facebook @AuthorRobynHarding.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (July 1, 2017)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781925596687

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