The Beach Party

Amy Sheppard

We were all at the party. Which of us wanted her dead?

As the smoke from the bonfire spirals into the night sky and the cool drinks slip down our throats, none of us can take our eyes off Lacey. She dances in the dunes, her long golden hair damp from her late-night swim, her smile dazzling, her blue eyes closed.

Everyone who is close to Lacey sits by the smoky fire. Her adoring boyfriend, who holds onto her, perhaps a little too tightly. Her little sister, always in Lacey’s shadow, sifting fine soft sand through her fingers, never taking her eyes off Lacey. And me. Sad and full of rage, after an argument forced the man I love to leave the party early.

When the fire burns out, we stumble away from the beach, along the cliff path – faces burned by the wind, hearts full of secrets. But Lacey never makes it home. The next morning, her body is found in the sand dunes, a heart-shaped locket missing from around her neck.

Who would have thought our beach party could end the way it did? Close friends gathered on the last night of a long hot summer – which one of us could have killed the girl everybody loved?

An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with an ending you will NEVER see coming! Strap in for a twisty rollercoaster ride that will keep you turning pages all night long. Perfect for anyone who adored The Holiday, The Guest List or Gone Girl.

What everyone is saying about The Beach Party:

The kind of book that keeps you hooked and guessing till very end… Full of mystery, tension and suspense. Had my heart pounding! The best thriller I’ve read this year. This book will reel you in instantly!Rubie Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

There were so many twists and turns in the story that lead to a really surprising and shocking ending. This is a cracking novel which was well crafted and full of suspense, I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book was excellent! It had me riveted from page one. The pacing was perfect and the narrative intriguing, making it near impossible to put down. I read this one in record time and highly recommend. The twists as they played out were extremely well done too.’ Celebrating Authors, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

WOW! A phenomenal read… The setting is a quaint small town, that feels quite picturesque. Suspenseful, thrilling, twists, turns. I didn’t put it down once I picked it up.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘What a fabulous story’ Bookreadmarathon ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I was hooked from the first page, I really felt like I was in the novel from start to finish, I could almost taste the sea salt on my tongue. The plot was extremely gripping and well thought out.’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘There are many twists and turns in this book that keep you guessing from the very start. The characters were very well developed and the descriptions helped you feel like you were right there. This is a gripping novel with an ending that you will never see coming!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amy Sheppard has written a sensational novel for her first psychological thriller… There are many twists and turns in the story that lead to an unexpected and shocking finale. A novel that is well worth five stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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