The Party by Elizabeth Day

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Read The Party Online Free - A gripping story of obsession and betrayal, privilege and hypocrisy, set in the unassailable heart of the British establishment.


‘As the train pressed on, I realised that my life was in the process of taking a different direction, plotted according to a new constellation. Because, although I didn't know it yet, I was about to meet Ben and nothing would ever be the same again.’


Martin Gilmour is an outsider. When he wins a scholarship to Burtonbury School, he doesn’t wear the right clothes or speak with the right kind of accent. But then he meets the dazzling, popular and wealthy Ben Fitzmaurice, and gains admission to an exclusive world. Soon Martin is enjoying tennis parties and Easter egg hunts at the Fitzmaurice family’s estate, as Ben becomes the brother he never had.


But Martin has a secret. He knows something about Ben, something he will never tell. It is a secret that will bind the two of them together for the best part of 25 years.


At Ben’s 40th birthday party, the great and the good of British society are gathering to celebrate in a haze of champagne, drugs and glamour. Amid the hundreds of guests – the politicians, the celebrities, the old-money and newly rich – Martin once again feels that disturbing pang of not-quite belonging. His wife, Lucy, has her reservations too. There is disquiet in the air. But Ben wouldn’t do anything to damage their friendship.


Would he?



Title : The Party
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ISBN : 0008194262
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Reviews


Elyse rated it ★★★★★

September 23, 2017

I thought this book was spellbinding —�the plot was compulsively stimulating - interesting and captivating!!!! It drew me in with a magnetic force. Readers who might have read - and enjoyed “Seating Arrangements”,by Maggie Shipstead, or any of Herman Koch books -should feel at home with Elizabeth...


Julie rated it ★★★★☆

October 09, 2017

The Party by Elizabeth Day is a 2017 Fourth Estate publication. A Wickedly dark and satirical tale of obsession, misplaced loyalties, and class distinctions. This book drew me in right away and held me in enthralled suspense from start to finish. The story revolves around Martin and Lucy, a marri...


Julie rated it ★★★★☆

October 04, 2017

The Party by Elizabeth Day is a 2017 Fourth Estate publication. A Wickedly dark and satirical tale of obsession, misplaced loyalties, and class distinctions. This book drew me in right away and held me in enthralled suspense from start to finish. The story revolves around Martin and Lucy, a marri...


Susan rated it ★★★★★

March 23, 2017

Martin Gilmour is being interviewed by the police when we first meet him. The thirty nine year old art critic had recently attended a party at the home of his best friend, Ben Fitzmaurice. The party was to celebrate Ben’s fortieth birthday, as well as being a house warming party for Ben, and his...


Blair rated it ★★★★★

July 09, 2017

A scrappy outsider accepted, precariously, by a privileged clique; the golden allure of wealth and exclusivity; a terrible and deadly secret. Give me variations on this theme from now until death and I will be perfectly happy. The Party is like The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Secret History and Brid...


Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦ rated it ★★★★☆

August 12, 2017

Release Date: August 15, 2017 Genre: Thriller. Suspense. The Party by Elizabeth day is an intriguing novel with flawed characters who feel a deep need to fit in with their counterparts. Told in alternating POV's, readers are able to get deep into the minds of each character to see where their...


Bandit rated it ★★★★★

July 28, 2017

The word party has several meanings as the first page brings to one's attention. This is the party you'll want to check out. But then again what might you be a party to? And who will be the guilty parties? I loved Day's Paradise City, so when I saw this one available on Netgalley I didn't even re...


Lolly K Dandeneau rated it ★★★★☆

July 11, 2017

via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ It begins with a door that wouldn’t open at the Tipworth Premier Inn. No one wants to be anyone’s shadow, but Martin’s life has been deeply entwined with best friend Ben’s since childhood. Money along with inborn charisma has made Ben’s life a ble...


Olive (abookolive) rated it ★★★★☆

July 16, 2017

See my ~tipsy~ review on booktube: https://youtu.be/H5QHeIyx3_0


Jill rated it ★★★★★

August 31, 2017

As a reader of fiction, does it bother you to read a book with unpleasant characters? Characters who verge on the edge of caricature? In British author Elizabeth Day's novel, "The Party", her four main characters, Martin, Ben, Lucy, and Serena, are all people we've seen before. Martin is the poor...





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