THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER AND START OF A THRILLING NEW SERIES: AT MIDNIGHT, ONE OF THEM IS DEAD. BY MORNING, ALL OF THEM ARE SUSPECTS . . .
‘Superb, with echoes of Agatha Christie‘ PATRICIA CORNWELL
‘A dark delight of a murder mystery’ JANICE HALLETT
‘Mackintosh is just getting better and better‘ PETER JAMES
‘A wickedly enjoyable reprise of the traditional crime novel’ THE TIMES
On New Year’s Eve, Rhys Lloyd has a house full of guests.
His lakeside holiday homes are a success, and he’s generously invited the village to drink champagne with their wealthy new neighbours. This will be the party to end all parties.
But not everyone is there to celebrate. By midnight, Rhys will be floating dead in the freezing waters of the lake.
On New Year’s Day, DC Ffion Morgan has a village full of suspects.
The tiny community is her home, so the suspects are her neighbours, friends and family – and Ffion has her own secrets to protect.
With a lie uncovered at every turn, soon the question isn’t who wanted Rhys dead . . . but who finally killed him.
In a village with this many secrets, a murder is just the beginning.
A Game of Lies, the new thriller featuring DC Ffion Morgan, is available to pre-order now.
PRAISE FOR THE LAST PARTY:
‘Whipsmart dialogue, great characters . . . Another standout for Mackintosh’ LINWOOD BARCLAY
‘Detectives Leo and Ffion make a storming debut‘ BELINDA BAUER
‘Clare Mackintosh is a genius’ FIONA CUMMINS
‘I absolutely inhaled this insanely gripping and atmospheric thriller’ ERIN KELLY
‘I loved everything about The Last Party. An absolute triumph’ CLAIRE DOUGLAS
‘I fell in love with courageous, complicated DC Ffion Morgan’ RUTH WARE
‘This is the new crime series you need in your life’ WILL DEAN
‘Superb. Enough red herrings to keep even the most seasoned crime reader guessing’ C.L. TAYLOR
‘Fantastic, drily humorous and layered, a wonderful introduction to Detectives Leo and Ffion‘ LJ ROSS
‘Expertly plotted and relentlessly gripping’ LUCY CLARKE
‘DC Ffion Morgan is complicated, funny and very sweary’ LOUISE CANDLISH
‘Twists that blindside you all the way’ MARI HANNAH
‘A superbly entertaining murder mystery’ ALLIE REYNOLDS
‘With twists to make you gasp, this is a top-notch read’ FABULOUS
‘I guarantee you’ll never guess whodunnit’ MARK EDWARDS
‘Murder, mystery, a cellar-full of dark secrets, and a memorable cast of characters’ VASEEM KHAN
‘Brims with authenticity, perfectly rounded off with a classic Mackintosh twist’ KIA ABDULLAH
‘Mackintosh has created a brilliant pairing in DC Ffion Morgan and DC Leo Brady’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
‘A great story, evocative setting, brilliant characters and shocking twists’ CLAIRE MCGOWAN
‘Superb . . . Mackintosh consistently entertains’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW
‘Mackintosh has a way of taking thrillers to dazzling new heights‘ BP WALTER
‘I loved the team of DC Ffion Morgan and DC Leo Brady’ PRIMA
‘Mackintosh brings a new depth to her work, without stinting on her customary twisty plotting’ EXPRESS
THE LAST PARTY was a No.4 Sunday Times hardback bestseller August 2022
Terrific. The Last Party has twists that blindside you all the way
Twisty, ingeniously plotted and brilliant. Loved it, and I loved DC Ffion Morgan. I already can't wait for the next one . . .
Her best yet. A picturesque setting, wonderful cast and a pair of detectives you'll love. Plus I guarantee you'll never guess whodunnit
Superb. A compelling murder mystery told with warmth, humour and enough red herrings to keep even the most seasoned crime reader guessing
Another nail-biting thriller
Clare Mackintosh is a genius
The characters are superb, the plot is well-written and completely absorbing . . . I loved The Last Party and can only hope this is the start of DC Ffion Morgan's adventures
An excellent new thriller
Well-developed, complex characters . . . a gripping story with twists and turns
Come to meet the interestingly dysfunctional characters; stay to cheer them on with a full heart
A gripping new series opener
The Last Party has everything - a great story, evocative setting, brilliant characters and shocking twists
Detectives Leo and Ffion make a storming debut in this twisty, cleverly-layered tale of worlds colliding
Whipsmart dialogue, droll observation, great characters and some very nasty business make this another standout for Mackintosh
Superb . . . A gripping portrait of two fractured people merges with believable plot twists, and the author perfectly captures the ennui of a small town where gossip can destroy lives. Mackintosh consistently entertains
I loved the team of DC Ffion Morgan and DC Leo Brady . . . Great storytelling with a motley crew of characters
A superbly entertaining murder mystery full of emotion and humour. I loved it!
Brilliant, so atmospheric. I fell in love with courageous, complicated DC Ffion Morgan and I think readers will too
I absolutely loved this book . . . The writing is atmospheric, fast paced and the twists keep you gripped from the very first page
I absolutely inhaled this insanely gripping and atmospheric thriller. DC Ffion Morgan and her English counterpart Leo Brady are up there with the greats
An intricate fabric of suspects, numerous red herrings and a powerful sense of place . . . Slow burning small town crime with many a twist and a superlative cast
With her claustrophobic portrait of secret-stuffed small town life and her heartfelt evocation of the beauties of her adopted Wales, Mackintosh brings a new depth to her work here, without stinting on her customary twisty plotting
Clare Mackintosh has a way of taking thrillers to dazzling new and unexpected heights, whilst always delivering exactly what the reader wants: a thought-provoking story, a vivid cast of characters and a supremely compelling mystery
Murder, mystery, a cellar-full of dark secrets, and a memorable cast of characters combine in a wonderfully gripping police procedural
With twists to make you gasp, this is a top-notch read
Sensationally smart and gorgeously gossipy while being an absolute humdinger of a thrilling read, and what's more, it's the start of a new series
I loved everything about The Last Party. Taut, pacey and so atmospheric with brilliantly-executed twists and wonderfully-written characters. DC Ffion Morgan is my new favourite detective and I'm so excited to read more. An absolute triumph
Clare Mackintosh is just getting better and better with every book. This is a wonderfully assured and gripping read
Hands down the best closed cast mystery I've read in years. Clues and suspects fill every page . . . Readers will adore the cast of characters and never guess whodunnit! Clare Mackintosh is absolutely brilliant
DC Ffion Morgan is the detective I've been waiting for: clever and complicated, flawed but fearless, and clearly poised to rival her most famous male peers . . . A compulsive murder mystery that brims with authenticity, perfectly rounded off with a classic Mackintosh twist
DC Ffion Morgan may well be the Rebus of rural Wales. As warm as it is atmospheric and ingenious - this is the new crime series you need in your life
A lively whodunnit with some great characters - this is a mystery to sink your teeth into
A murky tale of dodgy dealings, lies and revenge
The Last Party is a dark delight of a murder mystery! More entertaining than any party I've ever thrown. A chilling buffet of brutal murder, laced with grudges, jealousy and revenge. Whatever you do this summer, get yourself an invite!
Wonderfully entertaining . . . [Ffion and Leo are] too good for just one appearance
Expertly plotted and relentlessly gripping, The Last Party is a perfectly executed murder mystery. The whip-sharp and deeply likeable Ffion leads the investigation, introducing us to a cast of brilliantly realised suspects. I loved every page
Absolutely gripping. A wonderful sense of place, great cast of characters and a policewoman I'm looking forward to reading about again
This is the start of a new series and if the rest are as good as this, happy days! Mackintosh has created a brilliant pairing in rogue policewoman DC Ffion Morgan and play-it-by-the-book DC Leo Brady
I REALLY loved The Last Party . . . brimming with epic scenery - all mists and mountains and freezing lakes . . . DC Ffion Morgan feels real right from the off: funny and complicated and very sweary
The writing is superb. Wicked fun, devilishly clever, with echoes of Agatha Christie. This is a party you won't want to miss
PRAISE FOR THE LAST PARTY
A wickedly enjoyable reprise of the traditional crime novel . . . A great summer read
A gripping new series
I loved The Last Party! This was a real page-turner, with compelling characters that drew me into the story. A fantastic, drily humorous and layered read that was a wonderful introduction to Detectives Leo and Ffion
A gripping murder mystery. Every chapter ends on a cliff hanger, making it impossible to put down