After the Party by Georgina Lees is a gripping psychological thriller brimming with atmosphere.
Lizzie has been infatuated with her colleague Dean since he started working at the same company as her. Sometimes, Lizzie thinks he must feel the same about her.
However, Lizzie’s bubble bursts at a work party when Dean confesses he is in love with Rebecca, another colleague. It comes as a shock a few days later when the police show up at Lizzie’s door, informing her that Rebecca has disappeared.
The rest of this psychological thriller follows Lizzie as she tries to help with the investigation.
Review of After the Party
This novel really delves into Lizzie’s mind and the tumult of emotions she goes through. Lizzie is not immediately likeable, she initially gives off stalker vibes, but she does grow on you.
This is the second thriller I’ve read by Georgina Lees, and I would say it ranks second too. I was in the minority of readers who enjoyed The Girl Upstairs. Lees excels at the psychological aspect of her thrillers. Plot-wise, nothing much happens, but the author really makes the reader feel everything the main character does: dread, anxiety, gloominess.
I will say that the party does not actually take place until a good chunk of the way through the book. The ending was a huge letdown, but I can appreciate what the author was trying to do. This was a solid four-star read until that disappointing ending.
Still, I can’t wait to see what Georgina Lees comes up with next. I’ll definitely give it a read.
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Expected Publication: 12 August 2022
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