The Garden Party

Wendy Clarke

My mind is blown and my jaw is on the floor! I never, ever saw that ending coming… This book was completely addictive… I am still shaking my head. I would give this thriller well over five stars if I could.’ @escapetobooks1503, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

As families gather in the shared garden, drinking lavish cocktails that have been arranged on pretty checked tablecloths, Rachel finally feels at home. Her new house is the perfect escape from the terrible mistakes she’s made. Until she finds out that a little girl drowned in the pond at the centre of this circle of picture-perfect houses…

Years ago, a tragedy struck the tree-lined street. The community was devastated: they held each other close, and tried to support the poor mother who lost her young daughter, Maddie. But she soon moved away, and the house has sat untouched ever since.

Who was supposed to be looking after Maddie that day? Did someone take their eyes off this innocent little child? Just as fast as everyone speaks up, they start to become tight-lipped. Is the house the key to uncovering what someone did all those years ago? Is there a reason no one has stayed very long at number two?

But when Rachel sees a picture of Maddie’s sparkling eyes and wide smile in a newspaper clipping, a memory floods back. And she knows she cannot leave. She’s the only person who will do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if it puts her life in terrible danger…

A twisty and utterly unputdownable thriller about the secrets hidden behind closed doors. Fans of Lisa Jewell, Freida McFadden and K.L. Slater will be up all night desperate to keep reading.

What readers are saying about The Garden Party:

Had my jaw hitting the floor… drew me in from the start and kept me captivated until the very endfantastic.’ Stressedrach, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gripping, addictive, and captivating… kept me on my toes, turning the pages and wanting to know what was going to happen next!… hard to put down!… I was instantly drawn in… Well-written, tense, dramatic, and shocking!’ Openbookposts, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wow, what a crazy and wild ride!… a twisty, adrenaline-filled read!… amazingI could NOT put this one down… a must-read for any thriller fan!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

INCREDIBLE!… I could have read about these characters for another 10 chapters… wonderful.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wow 5/5. Absolutely brilliantI could not put this book down… a gripping, suspenseful story… lovedBest thriller I’ve read in a long time!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Exciting!!! Hooked!!! Impressed!!! This was such a fun read… Highly recommended!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Fantastic… gripping… I was gripped to my kindle from start to finish… an excellent read which I could not put downloved.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Packs a punch suspenseful, nail-biting, literally unputdownable… full of twists and turns that had me guessing ‘til the last page.’ @kaydrbck, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

What a book!… a gripping read… I was hookedLoved this book and cannot wait to read more by Wendy in the future!’ @emma_bookaholic, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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