The Last Party - DC Morgan (Paperback)
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The Last Party - DC Morgan (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages
Published: 30/03/2023
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Waterstones Says

The bestselling author of Hostage and I See You crafts another nail-biting thriller with the story of a deadly New Year's Eve party in a set of luxury lakeside holiday homes and the brutal murder that brings DC Ffion Morgan to investigate.

Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2023

On New Year's Eve, Rhys Lloyd has a house full of guests.

He's celebrating the success of his lakeside holiday homes, and has generously invited the village to drink champagne with their wealthy new neighbours. By midnight, Rhys will be floating dead in the freezing waters of the lake.

On New Year's Day, DC Ffion Morgan has a village full of suspects. She grew up in the tiny community, so the murder suspects are her neighbours, friends and family - and Ffion has her own secrets to protect.

With a lie uncovered at every turn, soon the question isn't who wanted Rhys dead . . . but who finally killed him.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751577136
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

PRAISE FOR THE LAST PARTY - -

The writing is superb. Wicked fun, devilishly clever, with echoes of Agatha Christie. This is a party you won't want to miss - PATRICIA CORNWELL

Clare Mackintosh is just getting better and better with every book. This is a wonderfully assured and gripping read - PETER JAMES

Detectives Leo and Ffion make a storming debut in this twisty, cleverly-layered tale of worlds colliding - BELINDA BAUER

A wickedly enjoyable reprise of the traditional crime novel . . . A great summer read - THE TIMES

Whipsmart dialogue, droll observation, great characters and some very nasty business make this another standout for Mackintosh - LINWOOD BARCLAY

Brilliant, so atmospheric. I fell in love with courageous, complicated DC Ffion Morgan and I think readers will too - RUTH WARE

I loved everything about The Last Party. Taut, pacey and so atmospheric with brilliantly-executed twists and wonderfully-written characters. DC Ffion Morgan is my new favourite detective and I'm so excited to read more. An absolute triumph - CLAIRE DOUGLAS

I absolutely inhaled this insanely gripping and atmospheric thriller. DC Ffion Morgan and her English counterpart Leo Brady are up there with the greats - ERIN KELLY

The Last Party is a dark delight of a murder mystery! More entertaining than any party I've ever thrown. A chilling buffet of brutal murder, laced with grudges, jealousy and revenge. Whatever you do this summer, get yourself an invite! - JANICE HALLETT

Clare Mackintosh is a genius - FIONA CUMMINS

DC Ffion Morgan may well be the Rebus of rural Wales. As warm as it is atmospheric and ingenious - this is the new crime series you need in your life - WILL DEAN

Superb. A compelling murder mystery told with warmth, humour and enough red herrings to keep even the most seasoned crime reader guessing - C.L. TAYLOR

Expertly plotted and relentlessly gripping, The Last Party is a perfectly executed murder mystery. The whip-sharp and deeply likeable Ffion leads the investigation, introducing us to a cast of brilliantly realised suspects. I loved every page - LUCY CLARKE

I REALLY loved The Last Party . . . brimming with epic scenery - all mists and mountains and freezing lakes . . . DC Ffion Morgan feels real right from the off: funny and complicated and very sweary - LOUISE CANDLISH, DAILY MAIL (SCOTLAND)

I loved The Last Party! This was a real page-turner, with compelling characters that drew me into the story. A fantastic, drily humorous and layered read that was a wonderful introduction to Detectives Leo and Ffion - LJ ROSS

With her claustrophobic portrait of secret-stuffed small town life and her heartfelt evocation of the beauties of her adopted Wales, Mackintosh brings a new depth to her work here, without stinting on her customary twisty plotting - EXPRESS

Terrific. The Last Party has twists that blindside you all the way - MARI HANNAH

Twisty, ingeniously plotted and brilliant. Loved it, and I loved DC Ffion Morgan. I already can't wait for the next one . . . - JILL MANSELL

With twists to make you gasp, this is a top-notch read - FABULOUS

Superb . . . A gripping portrait of two fractured people merges with believable plot twists, and the author perfectly captures the ennui of a small town where gossip can destroy lives. Mackintosh consistently entertains - STARRED REVIEW, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The Last Party has everything - a great story, evocative setting, brilliant characters and shocking twists - CLAIRE MCGOWAN

DC Ffion Morgan is the detective I've been waiting for: clever and complicated, flawed but fearless, and clearly poised to rival her most famous male peers . . . A compulsive murder mystery that brims with authenticity, perfectly rounded off with a classic Mackintosh twist - KIA ABDULLAH

A gripping murder mystery. Every chapter ends on a cliff hanger, making it impossible to put down - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Her best yet. A picturesque setting, wonderful cast and a pair of detectives you'll love. Plus I guarantee you'll never guess whodunnit - MARK EDWARDS

Murder, mystery, a cellar-full of dark secrets, and a memorable cast of characters combine in a wonderfully gripping police procedural - VASEEM KHAN

A superbly entertaining murder mystery full of emotion and humour. I loved it! - ALLIE REYNOLDS

I loved the team of DC Ffion Morgan and DC Leo Brady . . . Great storytelling with a motley crew of characters - PRIMA

A gripping new series opener - HEAT

Clare Mackintosh has a way of taking thrillers to dazzling new and unexpected heights, whilst always delivering exactly what the reader wants: a thought-provoking story, a vivid cast of characters and a supremely compelling mystery - B.P. WALTER

An excellent new thriller - CHOICE

This is the start of a new series and if the rest are as good as this, happy days! Mackintosh has created a brilliant pairing in rogue policewoman DC Ffion Morgan and play-it-by-the-book DC Leo Brady - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Hands down the best closed cast mystery I've read in years. Clues and suspects fill every page . . . Readers will adore the cast of characters and never guess whodunnit! Clare Mackintosh is absolutely brilliant - WENDY WALKER

A murky tale of dodgy dealings, lies and revenge - PICK OF THE WEEK, SUN

A lively whodunnit with some great characters - this is a mystery to sink your teeth into - BEST

Absolutely gripping. A wonderful sense of place, great cast of characters and a policewoman I'm looking forward to reading about again - FANNY BLAKE

An intricate fabric of suspects, numerous red herrings and a powerful sense of place . . . Slow burning small town crime with many a twist and a superlative cast - CRIME TIME

A gripping new series - CRIME MONTHLY

Sensationally smart and gorgeously gossipy while being an absolute humdinger of a thrilling read, and what's more, it's the start of a new series - LOVEREADING

Wonderfully entertaining . . . [Ffion and Leo are] too good for just one appearance - BUZZ MAGAZINE

The characters are superb, the plot is well-written and completely absorbing . . . I loved The Last Party and can only hope this is the start of DC Ffion Morgan's adventures - DAMP PEBBLES

I absolutely loved this book . . . The writing is atmospheric, fast paced and the twists keep you gripped from the very first page - NIC_THEBOOKWORM

Another nail-biting thriller - PRESS ASSOCIATION

Well-developed, complex characters . . . a gripping story with twists and turns - STARRED REVIEW, LIBRARY JOURNAL

Come to meet the interestingly dysfunctional characters; stay to cheer them on with a full heart - KIRKUS

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“Huge cast of suspects !”

New crime series from this author, sitting atwix the Welsh/English border. Cast of unlikeable or damaged characters and a maverick detective, to drive the story and a great deal of dodgy procedure and redundant... More

Hardback edition
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“The Last party by Claire Mackintosh”

The Last Party by Claire Mackintosh is a fascinating read and is potentially one of the author’s best books yet, in my opinion. The storyline gives the reader an insight into how many people who attended the party,... More

Hardback edition
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janna gay

“A new thriller from clare Mackintosh, a new detective who is dangerously close to the murder”

I love this book , clever plot builds up until you think you know what’s going on & then it twists again . Couldn’t put it down
Happy that we will get to see detective Ffion again in another book soon too

Hardback edition
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