The Garden Party


As families gather in the shared garden, drinking lavish cocktails that have been arranged on pretty checked tablecloths, Rachel finally feels at home. Her new house is the perfect escape from the terrible mistakes she’s made. Until she finds out that a little girl drowned in the pond at the centre of this circle of picture-perfect houses…

Years ago, a tragedy struck the tree-lined street. The community was devastated: they held each other close, and tried to support the poor mother who lost her young daughter, Maddie. But she soon moved away, and the house has sat untouched ever since.

Who was supposed to be looking after Maddie that day? Did someone take their eyes off this innocent little child? Just as fast as everyone speaks up, they start to become tight-lipped. Is the house the key to uncovering what someone did all those years ago? Is there a reason no one has stayed very long at number two?

But when Rachel sees a picture of Maddie’s sparkling eyes and wide smile in a newspaper clipping, a memory floods back. And she knows she cannot leave. She’s the only person who will do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if it puts her life in terrible danger…

A twisty and utterly unputdownable thriller about the secrets hidden behind closed doors.