A Death at the Party by Amy Stuart

A Death at the Party is an engrossing domestic neighbourhood suspense set over a single day.


It opens with Nadine finding a body in her basement while a snazzy garden party is going on upstairs.

Rewind to that morning, and Nadine is making last-minute preparations with her close friends and family for her mother’s birthday celebration. Throughout the day, Nadine reflects on events that happened thirty years earlier. As the day unfurls, so too do everyone’s secrets.

Review of A Death at the Party

This story is a mix between a domestic and neighbourhood suspense, which makes it all the more compelling. There’s the family component plus the small-world feel from everyone on the block knowing everyone else’s business.

The chapters are short, making this a quick one to get through. And there were some great twists along the way. The identity of the body doesn’t get revealed until the end, which kept me guessing. There are many moving parts, and the author neatly stitches them together.

I would recommend this if you enjoy carefully plotted domestic neighbourhood suspense novels. I would not classify this as a thriller.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Expected Publication: 07 March 2023

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for providing an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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