The Slumber Party – ARC Book Review

Title:- The Slumber Party

Author:- Shannon Hollinger

Date published:- will be published on 22nd March 2023

Publisher:- Bookouture

No. of pages:- 301 pages

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 4/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall rating:- 4/5

Ten years ago: On a warm summer’s evening, four childhood friends gather at a slumber party… Before dawn breaks, the nightmare begins. One of them dies. One of them is a killer.

Liz was the bubbly girl-next-door. She could never have imagined how everything would fall apart.

Sami was the clever one, quieter than the others. She was meant to keep all their secrets…

Amy had the voice of an angel, destined for Hollywood. She would never make it there.

Mo was leader of the group, charismatic and protective. But she was not who she appeared to be…

They were childhood friends, on the cusp of the rest of their lives. They’d shared everything with each other. Or so they thought… Until one of them died.

Today: Liz tries not to think about the night that destroyed their lives. She focuses on her beloved husband and their sweet-eyed daughter. But when she receives a note, there’s no more running away: “I’m back. Did you miss me?”

A wave of dizziness crashes over her. Her best friend can’t be back. She’s dead. So who sent the note? What do they know? And, most terrifying of all, are they planning to make her pay for what happened…?

A totally gripping, heart-stopping thriller about twisted friendships, dark pasts, and secrets to die for… If you love The Night She Disappeared, Girl A and The Housemaid, you’ll love The Slumber Party.

This is the second book by Shannon Hollinger .

Liz, Sami, Mo and Amy were childhood friends but a tragedy strikes on the night of the prom, causing the friends to be stranded from each other. Now present day, Liz gets a message from someone claiming to be her friend–only problem was, that friend had died at that prom night nearly twenty years ago. Is the friend still alive or is someone playing a sick game?

I did enjoy reading this thriller and I really liked the dual timelines, as we get to know what happened the night of the prom. The first part wasn’t interesting but from the middle part to the end, it was interesting and fast paced. Though there were some twists and turns and the story was fast paced, in my mind, it was predictable as I kind of did predict what was going to happen next. Overall, this is a good thriller with some twists and turns and that will keep you hooked up. Worth four stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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