Published by Bookouture on October 30, 2023
Genres: Psychological Thrillers
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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The perfect birthday or the perfect nightmare?
Katelyn smiles around at her husband and friends, gathered to celebrate her thirty-sixth birthday in their beautiful home decorated with fairy lights. But the next day Katelyn wakes up shaken and terrified in a hospital bed…
She doesn’t remember the sweet taste of birthday cake icing, or how angry her best friend was at midnight, or the terrible things her husband said. She doesn’t remember the party at all.
When she asks her husband what happened the night of the party he says ‘nothing’. But her blood runs cold at the way his voice lilts slightly. The way it always does when he is lying.
Did someone at the party harm her?
What is her husband hiding?
Or did Katelyn herself do something terrible?
Only one thing is certain. Nobody can be trusted. And if Katelyn’s memories of the party do come back, it will tear them all apart…
I recently finished The Day After the Party by Nicole Trope, and I have to say, it left me feeling underwhelmed. While the premise of the book seemed promising, the execution fell flat.
The characters lacked depth and development, making it difficult to truly connect with them. The plot, although initially intriguing, quickly became predictable and lacked any real surprises or twists. The pacing felt off, with certain parts dragging on while others seemed rushed.
Furthermore, the writing style did not captivate me. It lacked the descriptive prose and emotional depth that I look for in a thriller.
Overall, it failed to leave a lasting impression on me. While it may appeal to readers, I personally found it to be mediocre.
Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for allowing me to read and review this book.