The Last Party by Clare Mackintosh

The Last Party
.ePUB, 365 pages
Expected Publication: 04 Aug 2022
By: Little, Brown Book Group UK, Sphere

About the Book:
On New Year's Eve, Rhys Lloyd has a house full of guests. His lakeside holiday homes are a success, and he's generously invited the village to drink champagne with their wealthy new neighbours. This will be the party to end all parties. But not everyone is there to celebrate. By midnight, Rhys will be floating dead in the freezing waters of the lake. On New Year's Day, DC Ffion Morgan has a village full of suspects. The tiny community is her home, so the suspects are her neighbours, 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, a murder is just the beginning.

My Review:
This is my fifth book by Clare Mackintosh and all were four star reads, with the exception being Hostage, which was five stars. The Last Party is the start of a series...I don't usually go for books in a series but it's Clare Mackintosh so I over looked that part. Let me say this is one not to miss and I cannot wait for the next one to come along.

What I liked most about this story is the fact that there are plenty of people who wanted the victim dead, and for good reason. Rhys Lloyd is not a nice man and almost everyone in the village has a reason to loath Rhys and wish him ill. I did not figure out the culprit until it was revealed and that is the best scenario for this reader. Lots of red herrings for both the reader and the police investigation kept me turning pages and of course I loved being a fly on the wall to all the village gossip and rumours! There was a twist revealed about two thirds of the way in and I had that figured out pretty early on but it in no way ruined this incredible whodunnit. Clare Mackintosh is the master.

With many thanks to NetGalley, Clare Mackintosh and Little, Brown Book Group UK, Sphere for the giving of the ARC.

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