You know how every year there’s a novel your girlfriends discuss like a guilty, fun secret? This summer, that book is The Party by Robyn Harding.
It’s the story of affluent San Franciscans behaving badly in the aftermath of a seemingly perfect teen girl’s birthday party. What starts as a simple group sleepover devolves into a serious suspense story (with a pinch of Mean Girls) to make for the best juicy domestic mystery you’ve read since Big Little Lies.
Lots of action (and super-relatable but cringe-worthy mom-daughter interactions) pulls you along until the explosive ending. Don’t be the last in your circle to read The Party—joining in on the buzzy conversations is half the fun.