The Block Party makes me glad I moved away from the suburbs!
Everyone in the cul de sac is trying to impress everyone else at their annual block party. But they are all burdened with secrets. Secrets that come out after a murder occurs at the following year’s party.
As is always the case in these suburban mysteries, almost all of the characters are privileged and intensely unlikable. I spent the entire book hoping the murderer would kill them all and then themselves. Ugh… The pacing could have been faster too. Overall, The Block Party is an okay book if you haven’t already read a bunch of books with similar themes. It might make a good beach or vacation read. 3 stars.
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.