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.
Praise for The Party
‘A masterful tale of the disintegration of a seemingly perfect family.’ A. J. Banner, #1 bestselling author of The Twilight Wife
‘Tense and riveting . . . what lies inside a family is not always as it seems.’ Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls
‘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 judgmental – and who doesn’t? – this book invites you to revel in assigning blame to people you’ll love to hate.’ – Weekend Herald, NZ
‘(It) shows how frighteningly easy it is for a random accident to leave no lives untouched.’ – Courier Mail
‘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
‘Touches on hot topics, social pressures and consequences for partying teens in the world of smartphones and faceless bullying.’ – Hobart Mercury
Robyn Harding’s novels include The Party, Her Pretty Face, and The Arrangement, and she has written and executive produced an independent film. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and two children.
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