The Last Party

By Clare Mackintosh

The setting is a village by a lake and nestled in the mountains of Wales. Rhys Lloyd, universally hated by all (whose reasons become clear as the novel progresses), along with his investors, has built cottages for rich English “foreigners” . During a Christmas party, where the villagers reluctantly gather with the cottagers, Rhys is found dead in the freezing lake. DC Morgan, herself a native of the village, and Leo set about to solve the murder. Clare Mackintosh’s characters are interesting, the dialogue is witty and sharp, and the setting is perfect for the crime. Lots of twists that I didn’t see coming. I loved this who dunnit!