The Party by Robyn Harding

Published May 17, 2022

The Party by Robyn Harding

Book info

  • Title The Party
  • Author Robyn Harding
  • Year 2017
  • Genre Thriller

Sweet sixteen. It's a coming of age, a milestone, a rite of passage. Of course Jeff and Kim Sanders will throw a party for their daughter, Hannah. She's a good kid with good grades and nice friends. And it isn't going to be a big, indulgent affair. Just four girls coming over for pizza and cake, movies and a sleepover. What could possibly go wrong? But things do go wrong, horrifically wrong. After a tragic accident, Jeff and Kim's flawless life in a wealthy San Francisco suburb begins to unravel. The injured girl's mother, Lisa, files a lawsuit that turns friends into enemies, reveals dark secrets in the Sanders' marriage, and exposes the truth about their perfect daughter, Hannah. Lisa's determination to make the Sanders pay stems from a fierce love for her only child and Lisa's own dark and damaged past.


Everyone in this was just awful. The book is told from a handful of different points of view, and details the lead up to, the actions at, and the aftermath of a terrible sleepover party. An accident occurs and the fallout of it brings many other secrets to light with the threat of a lawsuit looming over a couple of different families. I just thought everyone was terrible and actively disliked them, but having said that, it was very well written and just slipped by as I was keen to know what was going to happen.

Rating: 3 / 5

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