The Party at No. 12 by Kerry Wilkinson
Published: March 11, 2022
Genre: Psychological Thriller
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Kerry Wilkinson is originally from the county of Somerset; Kerry spent way too long living in the north of England, picking up words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel.’ When he’s short of ideas, he rides his bike, hikes up something, or bakes cakes. When he’s not, he writes it all down.
“What do we do?”
Hannah has a going-away gathering to celebrate her preparing to travel for a while. She didn’t necessarily want a party, but her mom and sisters talked her into it. It would be intimate, just her mom, sisters, aunt, and best friend. Best friends. When the night takes an unexpected turn, the morning after is downright shocking.
I enjoyed how this story was told. The alternating perspectives were well done. The characters were well developed, and the anxiety was well played.
I loved how there were so many little details that seemed irrelevant that ended up being very relevant. It made the plot move along nicely.
The characters were a complicated bunch: past secrets, drama, and a lot of emotion. Truthfully, majority of the characters were not likable. Either personality traits, or through choices they made, but they were so fully curated and presented realistically.
The big twist came out of nowhere and kicks you right in the gut. As soon as the pieces fall into place, you’re left gaping at a tragedy, no matter how you look at it.
This novel will definitely make you think twice before having a get together with your friends.