Book Review For The Party

Author – Lisa Hall.

Book Review For The Party.

It was just a party. But it turned into her worst nightmare.

When Rachel wakes up in a strange room, the morning after a neighbor’s party, she has no memory of what happened the night before. Why did her husband leave her alone at the party? Did they row? Why are Rachel’s arms so bruised? And why are her neighbours and friends so vague about what really happened?

Little by little, Rachel pieces together the devastating events that took place in a friend’s house, at a party where she should have been safe. Everyone remembers what happened that night differently, and everyone has something to hide. But someone knows the truth about what happened to Rachel. And she’s determined to find them.

The Party is the gripping new novel from bestseller Lisa Hall.


I gave this 4 stars.

My Thoughts

This book is full of lies, adultery, secrets and revenge, I have to say well done to Lisa Hall for creating this brilliant Thriller, it had me hooked from the beginning to the very end. A party is never just a party in these kinds of stories right? Rachel wishes she stayed home this particular New Years Eve.

I felt paranoid with Rachel throughout this whole book. Who did this to her? What actually happened at that party that night? I couldn’t put the book down until I found out. Sometimes with these kinds of books, they really drag it out, but I didn’t feel like that at all with this one, it was fast paced, and we found out all the information we needed in good time. Peace by peace, we found out what really happened, after plenty of guesses.

Rachel is a strong woman, who despite people telling her to just let it go, she doesn’t stop until she finds out exactly what happened to her that night, and I love that about this book, it really shows a powerful woman, rather than a weak woman who can be manipulated with this situation.

Why I Enjoyed This Read

I loved the flashbacks to before the party, as we got to learn more about her relationships and it allowed us to doubt every character, knowing one of them is guilty. Then the parts where we hear about after the party, has us wondering who Rachel can actually trust and who she can’t.

As Rachel tries to guess who did this to her, you feel like you are doing the detective work with her and I loved that. Her doubts help us discover other hidden secrets about the surrounding people that she wasn’t expecting to find. At some points you feel like she may never find out what really happened that night, because her memories and the lack of evidence isn’t in her favor. We really do go along on the tense, frustrating journey of finding the guilty party with Rachel.

Who Would Enjoy This Read

if you want a mystery thriller book that leaves you guessing till the very end, this is the one you need to pick up. This is a book that will shock you as well as excite you. Questions you have throughout the book, all get answered as you read on. People who have read other Lisa Hall books, they will be very pleased with this one.

Overall Thoughts

The plot twist had me so shocked, I was not expecting that at all. Throughout it all, I had my suspicions of one character, but I was completely wrong. I was pleasantly surprised by this, as I didn’t want it to be predictable and it certainly wasn’t.

The only negatives I can give this book is at times I did find the characters all to be unlikable, at times I was rolling my eyes, but this was redeemed when Rachel stood up for herself and didn’t give up.

I’m excited to read other Lisa Hall books now after reading this one.








  • Lok Which

    I really need to this read this book .The review you made has got my mind .its such an interesting book .Will I get this book from Amazon or do you know where else I can get it.I love reading books and I’ve been listing the books I want to read for this .Thanks for making me see this.

  • Abagatan

    I am lazy to read long stories from books but when it strikes my interest maybe I will try. The review had really exited me to be one of those persons looking for the culprit because I really hate criminals, hahaha.

    Just from the review I felt the story about The Party is exciting that would hold me until the end, if it’s not this review is the only exciting one.

    If I would guess who is the culprit maybe it’s Rachel’s husband. Let others guess. I think this review has convinced me to read the book.

  • Ashley

    Thanks for the review, I love thriller and drama books and this one seems just my type. It’s the first time I hear about Lisa Hall as an author, but I can see you haven’t read any other of her books either. 

    Do you have any top of the best thriller books you read? I’m looking for one or two books of this type for my friend’s birthday, so any recommendations would help. Thanks

  • Luke

    Hello, as a bookworm and as an owner of a website connected with books, I really like your book review about The Party by Lisa Hall. I like the genre and a story and this is a good suggestion what to read next. I already heard for Lisa Hall but I still didn`t read any books of her, I need to do that in close future. I like the style of presenting this book to audience, thanks for sharing with us!

  • Daniella

    Hi there,

    Wonderful article, I really enjoyed reading it!

    I love books and read quite often, but more about philosophy:) Anyway, my sister eats those kinds of books that you just reviewed. She will be celebrating her birthday very soon and I was thinking of buying some good books, I am sure she love this one! I’ve never heard of this author until I read your article, but maybe my sister knows about it. Just a question please. Is there a way I can offer her this book without her to know? I mean, maybe there is a gift card I can purchase on Amazon? 

    Thank you for this excellent post!

    • Jayde Butcher

      yeah! you can buy her an amazon gift card, or a kindle gift card if she has a kindle, both can be found on amazon!

  • Kim Wolfe

    I think I may need to read The Party. Seems like a great book! 

    i have not ready any books by Lisa Hall. I do enjoy mystery thrillers and surprise endings. And a book that I can’t put down Until the end

    Thanks for sharing this review. Otherwise, I wouldn’t know about this great read. 


  • Oana


    I read a lot, as a fact, between Christmas and New Year I have finished 3 books 😁. But the kind of genre I like is more psychological crimes or something that puts my mind to work. This book seems to be interested and it is more kind of the book that my housemate will love to read it. It is a good birthday present for her 😁 Thank you

  • Nuttanee

    This is my type of book. I love it when the character has to unveil on what really happened. I love me a Thriller. This reminds me of the book called a simple flavor, they made a movie but I think the book is way much better. If the book can keep me occupied and I cannot stop reading like you said, that is a good book. I love a good book that can excite me or shock me like the movie can. You did a great job reviewing the book, now I want to know what happened to Rachel! Will read it. Thanks for sharing a good book 🙂

  • Eric Cantu

    Aren’t books like these the BEST! I love when you’re right there with the main character trying to piece together things that happened. It puts you in that place of extreme vulnerability and absolutely ties you to that character instantly. It’s like being inside the story. So good! Now I need to find this on Audiobook. Great write up!

  • Dale

    I absolutely love this article and the book looks like something I want to read.  I love books like this.  I love books that I just cant put down and thats what this one looks like it is.Thank you for taking the time to write such a great article on what sounds like its going to be a great book.  Also my wife loves books like this so that works well for both of us.Dale

  • enrique vanegas

    Thank you for sharing your review of the book The Party by Lisa Hall. I also enjoyed reading it. The Party is the third book to be written by Lisa Hall and is another compelling standalone psychological thriller for us crime buffs to get our teeth into.I think that most people would understand the panic that we we would get into if we couldn´t remember what we had done the previous evening, and waking up in a strange room unexpectedly is a frightening experience for any  one. The story has you questioning and guessing what happened to Rachel and you feel inclined to read until the end to discover the truth of the matter. It´s an intriguing and uncomfortable read and real page turner. Hall is adept at using misdirection to confuse the reader and offer up different explanations as to what occurred. It has you constantly second guessing yourself and when the culprit was finally revealed, I must say, I didn´t see it coming.All in all, this is a dark and suspenseful title that I had fun with. It shows how people  you feel you can trust and count as friends, can actually be more dangerous than strangers

  • Dhayours

    The Party is one of Lisa Hall’s best works yet. The way the story went, it’s such a brilliant work of thriller. I love the lies, secrets and the acts of vengeance in the story. I haven’t finished reading yet, but I’ll complete it soon, thanks for this review, it’s interesting how we like same stories. Hope to get more book reviews from you. 

  • Stratos K

    I always love a good mystery book. These kind of stories that you are like a detective trying to find out what happened by placing the pieces together little by little intrigue me. The story seems very interested so I will definitely bookmark this to have in mind the next time I will want to get a new book to read. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

  • Kinggold19

    This is just another mind blowing book by the author Lisa Hall, the party. This book is full of suspense, action, thriller and so on. For one woman to stand to her feet and find out what happened to her and not giving up, it’s worth it. It shows here that she is a woman of virtue of strong willed and many among others. You need not be told, go get your own copy now from this site, Now!! 

  • Kris

    Thriller! I love a good thriller, especially thrillers that really keep you guessing all the way to the end, then bang, you find out who the real murderer is.

    But unlikeable characters could be a little bit of a turn off for me because usually it is the nice people that seem to get murdered and that makes you feel sad.  But if they are killing off unlikeable characters I wouldn’t feel so sad!

    And as long as the book keeps me interested and doesn’t go off on a boring tangent I would probably like it.

    I might have to give this one a read next time I’m ready for a good old fashioned thriller.

  • Judy

    What a brilliantly written review.  This is such a good site and your niche is wonderful. I will be coming back again and again because I never know what to choose in a book and you have listed some great titles and given beautifully crafted reviews.  Thank you so much for this, you are obviously an avid reader and your reviews are wonderful. This is one author I have not come across but I will be seeking her out now.  

  • Paul

    Dear Jayde,

    Thanks for the Great inspiring review! This has to be motivating, not only for me but also for many others to read this book.

    I love to read thriller books and your review for sure created the urge to read this book. To be honest before buying a book I read few reviews and your review is a greater help in my purchase decision. And this book party is on my list.

    Also, thanks for keeping the secrets and not revealing the story.

    Much Success!


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