The Block Party by Jamie Day

Published: July 18, 2023

St. Martin’s Press

Genre: Domestic Thriller

Pages: 367

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Jamie Day lives in one of those picture-perfect, coastal New England towns you see in the movies. And just like the movies, Jamie has two children and an adorable dog to fawn over. When not writing or reading, Jamie enjoys yoga, the ocean, cooking, and long walks on the beach with the dog, or the kids, or sometimes both.

This summer, meet your neighbors.

The residents of the exclusive cul-de-sac on Alton Road are entangled in a web of secrets and scandal utterly unknown to the outside world, and even to each other.

On the night of the annual Summer block party, there has been a murder.

But, who did it and why takes readers back one year earlier, as rivalries and betrayals unfold―discovering that the real danger lies within their own block and nothing―and no one―is ever as it seems.

“Once an egg tosser, always an egg tosser.”

Alex lives on a prestigious block, where everyone is friends. Everyone knows everyone. Kids were raised together, wives have ladies’ night gatherings, and they take turns hosting a Memorial Day BBQ until the truth starts coming out.

Holy. This was intense and read like a soap opera! The secrets, twists, lies, deceit, and ego were bonkers. I enjoyed the build-up and character development.

There are a lot of characters in this book, but the writing is so well done that it’s easy to keep track of everyone. I found the way each character was fleshed out to be refreshingly realistic.

The last half of this book is so intense. There are no pausing places, so I devoured the ending. As things started falling into place, my jaw hit the floor, and I could not read fast enough.

This was well-written and had such delicious, devious twists.

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