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Don't miss the party of the year!
Number One bestselling author Sophie Kinsella returns with an irresistible new standalone about family love, family tensions and what you might hear if they didn't know you were in the room . . .
'The best kind of escapism.' LUCY DIAMOND
Effie's still not over her parents splitting up a year ago and her dad and his new girlfriend are posting photos everywhere (with the hashtags #viagraworks and #sexinyoursixties). Now they're selling the beloved family home and holding a 'house-cooling' party, but Effie hasn't been invited.
Then she remembers her precious Russian dolls, safely tucked away up a chimney, and has no choice but to go back for them. She'll just creep in, grab the dolls and leave. No one will know she was ever there.
But Effie can't find the dolls. And as she secretly clambers around dusty attics, hides under tables and tries (and fails) to avoid bumping into her ex-boyfriend, she discovers unexpected truths about her family - and even about herself.
With time running out, Effie starts to wonder if the only way to find out what's really going on with her family is to simply crash the party...
Expect shocking secrets, hilarious mix-ups and an unforgettable romance!
'There really is no one else who can write like Sophie Kinsella [...] It's joyous and funny, but also contains emotional hidden depths. I absolutely loved it!' JILL MANSELL
'The Party Crasher has all the wit, humour, warmth and wonderful characters that I love about Sophie's books. [...] It was a party I definitely wanted to be at and wasn't going to leave until the very end.' JO THOMAS
Readers are raving about The Party Crasher!
'Addictive, moving in places and downright laugh-out-loud in others, I couldn't put this down!'
'I loved this book . . . authentic and relatable.'
'A delightful moment to remember what's really important and have a laugh.'
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This is one of Sophie Kinsella’s more riotous novels—genuinely laugh-out-loud in (plenty of) places and full of wonderfully outsized personalities. Our heroine is Effie, an unsettled 20-something struggling with the divorce of her father and much-loved stepmother. Her dad’s new, much-younger partner instigates (in Effie’s eyes) the sale of the family home and hosts and “house-cooling” party to help see it off. Effie, however, is not invited and so decides to crash the do in order to reclaim her beloved Russian dolls. What follows is a night of exposed secrets as Effie uncovers plenty of home truths that threaten further tumult—but might actually provide some much-needed clarity and perspective.
Kinsella (Love Your Life) delivers a fizzy account of an unmoored 20-something woman and her family's drama. Effie Talbot's father, Tony, split up with her beloved stepmother 18 months earlier. Tony has a new girlfriend, Krista Coleman, a much younger woman whom Effie doesn't trust, which causes Effie's relationship with her father to suffer. Meanwhile, her love life is in a shambles and she has been laid off, and to make matters worse, Krista and Tony have put Greenoaks, the family home in Nutworth, West Sussex, up for sale. Krista is planning a "house-cooling" party, and though Effie initially determines not to go, she changes her mind after she remembers that her cherished Russian dolls are in the house and she wants them back. The dolls become a sort of leitmotif for the various characters' nested secrets: one revelation involves Effie's ex, whom she runs into at the party and who reveals that despite a seemingly perfect veneer, he's been dealing with clinical anxiety; another involves the state of Tony's finances as revealed by Krista. By the time Effie retrieves her dolls, much has been uncovered and she is the wiser and happier for it. Humorous and lighthearted, this successfully commits to the notion that, given time, love will prevail. Agent: Kim Witherspoon, Inkwell Management.