17 December 2021
My thanks to the publisher for the invitation to read this book
Resolutions are made. Marriages are broken…
A gripping domestic thriller set in The Cotswolds and perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Adele Parks!
It started with the party…
Frankie, Verity, and Alice live in the idyllic Cotswolds community of White Fir Lake, but behind closed doors, everyone has a secret they’re desperately trying to keep…
And ended with a bang!
Now, as midnight on New Year’s Eve approaches, the three women will face the consequences of a long-ago holiday, one which changed their lives forever … and threatens to shatter their perfect worlds into perfect pieces.
The people who live in White Fir Lake are not as they seem but because the place is so idyllic we are lulled into a false sense of security as. far beneath the surface. carefully hidden secrets are buried. When an unexpected stranger arrives in their midst there is the possibly that everything they had so carefully hidden away over the years is about to be revealed.
The author has created a great sense of a community at White Fir Lake and I enjoyed getting to know those who call the place home, especially Verity and Frankie, close friends who share their secrets, and worries, over copious bottles of wine. The story moves along at a good pace and it's interesting to see the perspective from the point of view of Verity and Frankie and also getting to know Alice, a relative newcomer to the group and who, it would seem, has an agenda all of her own.
I enjoyed watching how the story unfolded and the complicated twists and turns in the plot helped to focus the energy on what was to be revealed in the final denouement on the night of the traditional New Year's Eve party which is always hosted by Verity and her artist husband Max. There's such a lot of activity going on which I can't reveal but going back into the past with these characters reveals some ghastly secrets and the story definitely kept me turning the pages to find out more.
I found The New Year's Eve Party to be an intriguing domestic thriller and a great way to spend an afternoon at this time in the festive calendar.
About the Author
Hannah Emery studied English at the University of Chester and has written stories for as long as she can remember.Her favourite things are her family, friends, books, baking on a Saturday afternoon, going out for champagne and dinner and having cosy weekends away. Hannah lives in Blackpool with my husband and their little girl.
Twitter @hannahcemery #TheNewYearsEveParty