Today I reviewing The Christmas Party by Mikayla Davids.
“A family reunion. A shocking secret. A night to die for…”
On a snowy December night, the Bailey family are gathered at an isolated hotel in the English countryside. They’re reuniting for the first time since the accident that shattered their lives ten years ago.
It’s a time for love and forgiveness. But more than one guest has an ulterior motive:
The perfect daughter
The single mother
The handsome husband
The beautiful sister
The jealous sibling
As the clock strikes midnight, one member of the party is found dead at the foot of the grand marble staircase.
Everyone is a suspect. But which one of them is a killer?
This completely addictive psychological thriller is packed with chilling twists that will keep you up all night. Perfect for fans of The Hunting Party and The Chalet.
After a ten year estrangement where one event tore them apart, the Bailey family is brought back together for a Christmas Party they will never forget because for one of them, they will not live to see another day…
I love a good family drama and I got that and so much more from this book. It all unfolds from multiple points of view, which I always enjoy getting different character perspectives. Flashbacks to the past gives insight as to why the family were torn apart, but it is what unfolds in the present that really packs a punch and the plot twists were just brilliant!
The characters were strong and well developed, each flawed with secrets to hide. They were a mix bunch of likeable and unlikable, which I really liked as it made things even more interesting. I didn’t know who I could trust and I was kept second guessing myself as to what their motivations were. I did pick up on a very subtle clue, but I was still surprised at how it all played out.
I absolutely loved this book and for a debut, Davids smashes it right out of the park! I came across it by chance and I am so glad I did. I was completely engrossed by it and read it in one sitting as I could not get enough! If there is one book you need to this year, The Christmas Party is the one! Davids is definitely an author to watch and I was so excited to read that there will be a sequel to this one. Bring. It. On!
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LET’S GET TO KNOW MIKAYLA DAVIDS
(I LOVE THIS!)
I’ll let you into a little secret… Mikayla Davids isn’t my real name, it’s just the pen name I write under. I could be the person sitting opposite you on the train, furiously tapping away at a laptop, or the woman scribbling in a notebook on the table beside you in Starbucks. Everyone has their secrets. And this is mine.
But I will tell you I’ve lived and breathed fictional worlds all my life. I’ve been the child who spent hours in the library, the teenager who stayed up turning pages way into the night, the publishing editor who poured every working hour into helping authors achieve their dreams of being published. Now I’m the secret writer who’s finally ready to share my own stories.
I write psychological thrillers about family dramas, complicated relationships and everyday moments that can suddenly turn into nightmares.