After the Party

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Pub Date 12 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 22 Aug 2022


He should have chosen me.
I never should have chosen him.

Lizzie has been in love with her colleague Dean for three years but he’s never given her a second glance.

When a job offer in London promises to launch her art career she finally feels ready to upend her life in pursuit of her dream … until the night of the office Christmas party when Dean confesses his love for someone else – Rebecca, one of Lizzie’s closest friends.

A few days later, the police show up on her doorstep.

Rebecca is missing.

After the Party is another mesmerising thriller of secrets and lies from the author of The Girl Upstairs.

Praise for The Girl Upstairs:

‘I am still at a loss for words. I have been chasing that Gone Girl high for so long when I read thrillers, and this one finally hit the mark’ Amber, NetGalley

‘WOW!!! I. COULD. NOT. PUT. THIS. DOWN. I read it all in ONE sitting! It was amazing! The storyline was captivating and engrossing while the main characters, Suzie and Emily, were so well written and interesting that I couldn't get enough of them. Plenty of suspense and twists to keep you guessing until the very end! Bravo!!’ Yamil, NetGalley

‘This book has the best details of any I have read this year!’ Connie, NetGalley

‘This was creepy AF and kept me guessing the entire time. Definitely not a predictable thriller and so many twists and turns’ Lisa, NetGalley

‘What a thrilling book! I was fascinated by the characters and twisting storyline. Lost a lot of sleep over it’ Anu, NetGalley

‘The creeping dread that became all-encompassing throughout this book was incredibly well done … will have you gripped from the first page!’ Lucy, NetGalley

‘This book was a page-turner from beginning to end’ Mandy, NetGalley

He should have chosen me.
I never should have chosen him.

Lizzie has been in love with...

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Lizzie has been in love with Dean for three years but Dean hasn’t even given Lizzie a second look so when Lizzie gets a job offer in London which promises to launch her art career Lizzie finally feels ready to move to London in pursuit of a new a fresh start of her dream job until the night of the office Christmas party when Dean confesses his love for someone else who is one of Lizzies closest friends Rebecca and then a few days later the police show up on her doorstep saying Rebecca is missing
Totally gripping with loads of twists and turns that will keep you guessing throughout
Thank You NetGalley and HarperCollins Uk One More Chapter
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This was such a mysterious story, I had no idea what had happened and who by.

It was a brilliant story of different characters which I didn’t particularly enjoy reading about but that just added to the mystery.

A brilliant ending and one which I never would have guessed. Fantastic. I would definitely recommend. Thank you for the ARC and chance to review.

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I’d highly recommend this book. It’s a fabulous psychological thriller. The writing is excellent and there are plenty of twists and turns to keep me guessing. The characters develop well during the book and are dislikable but relatable.

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You don’t have to like the characters to love the book. Well written and lots of avenues and threads that lead back in each other. Really enjoyed it and thought it would be a great film. Great characters but I didn’t like them. 😀

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Superb psychological thriller! One heck of a plot! Right from the prologue its intriguing, as I just couldn't forsee what direction it was going to take and as the suspense builds, its got to be something devastating and gripping. The drama is non stop and there are plenty of surprises as events dramatically unfold. I loved Lizzie's naivety and I gasped aloud at the end. Georgina Lees is definitely one of my favourite authors. Highly recommended.

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This one hit all the right spots! I was captivated throughout - a truly stunning read. highly recommended!

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I found this book addictive and compelling. Every time I set it down I found myself wondering WTF happened to Rebecca. Did Lizzy know more than she was saying?

Gahhhh, I was so invested!!

One of the better books I've read this year. I can't recommend enough.

Thank you to the publisher for gifting me a copy. It is my pleasure to write an honest review.

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Yeah, I was DEFINITELY not expecting that.

First and foremost, I didn’t want to stop reading. It was so hard to put down! I just wanted to know what happened to Rebecca. At first, I did suspect what happened, but otherwise, the ending was a complete shock. Without spoilers, I wasn’t expecting Lizzie’s life to end up the way it did!

Truthfully, most of the characters were extremely unlikeable. Marie was rude, Lizzie was naive and obsessive, Lizzie’s mom was obsessive, and Dean was a liar. What a bunch! However, it was still so entertaining! The writing was great. I could truly picture the settings, like a movie was playing as I read.

I would most definitely recommend this book! Definitely a great psychological thriller!

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Great plot line. Really enjoyable. Great twist and turns to keep you engaged.
Will recommend to many

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Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read this author.
I was a little confused in the beginning which character was talking and what the main character's name was as it wasn't initially clear. However I soon got into this story and three quarters of the way through I was still wondering if a murder had been committed. I still am.

At times I thought Lizzie was going to get into hot water with her investigations and even to a point where I thought surely she can't trust her neighbour she's too nice, what is she hiding.

Her undying love for Dean never wavers though clearly it should.

You never hear much from her dad, her mum being the pivotal person in her life who seemingly acts irrationally several times throughout.

At 60% into the book, yes I was reading on a kindle, I couldn't put it down, so keen to know where the missing character was and why still no murder. The story raced along but with no clear clues or motive it kept me gripped for hours whilst I tried to find out more.
The ending left me with more questions than answers, characters I didn't expect to be instrumental to the missing character and Lizzie to my mind with the wrong person.
This book left me with unfinished endings which made a refreshing change to a story being neatly tied up.
The ultimate question is "How far would you go to protect your family"?

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Wow just wow. Once I started reading I couldn’t stop. I wasn’t expecting to like this book as much as I did.

I was captivated from start to finish. The storyline was very well written and the characters I really enjoyed reading about. So engaging and such a good read.

Full of twists and turns and keeps you wanting to turn the page. I loved this book and it kept me wanting more. I look forward to what the author next brings out.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for my arc in exchange of an honest review.

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I really, really enjoyed this book! It was captivating and it hooked me from the very first chapter! I was glued to my seat!

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A book full of suspense with the plot. Including the twists.
Characters that's are keeping secrets,acting very strange! They made the reader want to no more it was so inviting to read and not put down.

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After the Party pleasantly surprised me with its page-turning mystery !
From the start, I just knew that this would be an absorbing read.
The writing kept me engaged throughout the book. I could easily visualiz everything that was unfolding.
The twisty reveals are well done. And the characters are very well described ed and developed.
Intensely interesting and page turning, this book keeps one engrossed in the center of the party!
Overall, this was a great read and I'd definitely recommend to those who like psychological thrillers. 

“I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

One More Chapter,
Thank You for your generosity and gifting me a copy of this amazing eARC!
I will post my review to my platforms, blog, B&N and Waterstone closer to pub date.

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I received an advanced reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review

This one was really enjoyable. A wide range of realistic, complicated characters with well-motivated actions and plot-turns. Twists are unexpected without being unbelievable. A solid thriller

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Desolate, Foreboding…
With a heavy and almost desolate sense of foreboding from the off, mirroring the feelings of Lizzie, a frustrated artist in love with one of her work colleagues but not with her work. Dean seemingly knows nothing of Lizzie’s feelings for him. There are others in the workplace, however, that do. When Rebecca, another colleague, goes missing following the works Christmas party a catalogue of tragic events is let loose. A compelling tale with an immersive and atmospheric plot and narrative and with a well crafted cast of characters. A one sit read which is never as predictable as you may at first imagine.

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Fast pace thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire book. Everyone will recognize the characters from their life and the plot is incredibly interesting and picked up from the start of the novel.

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Lizzie has been in love with her colleague Dean for three years but he’s never given her a second glance. When a job offer in London promises to launch her art career she finally feels ready to upend her life in pursuit of her dream … until the night of the office Christmas party when Dean confesses his love for someone else – Rebecca, one of Lizzie’s closest friends.
A few days later, the police show up on her doorstep. Rebecca is missing.
Thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins UK One More Chapter for giving you an advance copy.

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After the Party by G. Lees, published by Harper Collins UK/ One More Chapter, is a book that stays with you. I literally just finished the book and I can't even say how the story threw me. A thriller of it's finest, a story that quietly, sneakily grows on you, then grips you with both hands and doesn't let you go anymore.
Twisty full of unexpected turns gives all the feels books like this are the best reads ever. I loved connecting with the characters, sitting on the edge of my seat reading this unputdownable book.

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Lizzie has been in love with Dean for years, but he has never tried to take things further with her. Then one day, at the office party, he tells her that he is in love with her friend Rebecca. Lizzie goes home upset, and is shocked afterwards to find out that Rebecca went missing after the party. What happened to her?

A thrilling read that keeps you turning the pages and guessing until the end. A good range of characters and you are kept wondering how each of them could be involved. Recommended!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advance copy of the book in return for my honest feedback.

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