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  • The Night of the Party

  • Detective Dan Riley, Book 5
  • By: Anna-Lou Weatherley
  • Narrated by: James Lailey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (500 ratings)

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The Night of the Party

By: Anna-Lou Weatherley
Narrated by: James Lailey
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Summary

Two Couples. Three Secrets. One Murder.

In a beautiful house surrounded by woodland, the Drayton family and their dearest friends are enjoying dinner together. The wine is flowing, the meal has been lovingly prepared, and it’s going to be an evening none of them will ever forget...

A doting mother

with a manipulative daughter.

A loving husband

lying to his family.

A close friend

keeping a shocking secret.

A beautiful girl

who will be dead by the end of the night.

A totally thrilling and nail-bitingly tense psychological story with an explosive double twist that will leave you reeling. Fans of Lisa Jewell, Gillian Flynn and The Hunting Party will be hooked on The Night of the Party.

©2022 Anna-Lou Weatherley (P)2022 Audible, Ltd

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Brilliant as always!

another brilliant book, the only thing I would have changed is to have more of Dan in the book. This one focussed more on the characters in the investigation than normal I think.

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Great listen

As with all her books, yet another great listen keeping you in suspense. Really enjoyed the story.

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Excellent

Totally gripping, hard to put down. Narrator very good. Thoughly recommend. Great Author. Onto the next .

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Another great book in series

Please tell me there’s more books to follow x
Loved this series x
Highly recommend

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Drivel from start to finish … hostile, a jumble of stereotypes…. None of them good

What a load of old rubbish. I see Ian Rankin (in the blurb) liked it … well I didn’t, not one bit. Saw the end coming a mile off. Couldn’t wait for it to be over. No more of this kind of thing please.

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Best of the series so far

Really enjoyed this story, whizzed through it as the multiple secrets each character kept were exposed.

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Best one yet

I have just listened to all 5 in a row (in 5 weeks!!) and have really lost myself. 5 brilliant thrillers but I really think the best was saved till last. Loved the twists and turns in this one. I guessed ‘who’d done it’ about halfway through but there were still lots of surprises.

I also have to say James Lailey’s narration is truly amazing. In my review of the first book I said that I would have preferred a female narrator for the female parts however I take that all back. James can do pretty much any accent!! I will miss James’s voice as company!!

Anna-Lou -you are an amazing writer. Thank you for getting me through January. I love your characters - more please!!

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Fantastic

I Have binged listened to all 5 books written by Anna -Lou and Narrated by James Lailey and have enjoyed every single one thoroughly. Very different stories and crimes to solve love, how the story unfolds and how it comes to light how the crime was committed and that he manages to get his man or woman which ever the case may be. I love hearing about the detective Dan Riley's life and how things are progressing for him and how as his relationship grows with his new love Fi
Never forgetting his first love Rachel and how he is moving on after her tragic accident.
Looking forward to the next book cant wait !!!! cant praise them enough

I also feel that James reads them and makes the story come to life and he compliments the books 100% gorgeous easy listening voice.

huge fan
Tanya :) :)

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Another compelling read

Narrator is excellent. Twist at the end was a shocker. Can't wait for the next one.

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Good twisty story

Really enjoyed this read, the next in the series. Hoping book 6 is available soon

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  • Shannon Trezos
  • 10-12-22

Keep them coming!

I love the Dan Riley series! The first 3 were included with audible plus and I was hooked so I purchased the next two. I can’t wait for book 6.

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  • Katy S
  • 10-12-22

I really liked this series!

I listened to all five straight in a row and they were all awesome!
Each book had its own set of twists, and a suspicious set of characters.

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  • Megan
  • 05-12-22

lovvvvveee

I'm so in love with this series! The listening 🎧 times are usually around 11rs, but it feels like 2, in the best possible way! it's just so good I get lost in time. thank you thank you 🙏 😁💞

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  • Tammie V Smith
  • 06-02-23

I love this series

Entertaining story..best one yet. Main characters are likable and relatable. Author needs to bring some of the other main characters back stories out next.

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  • Cheryl
  • 06-02-23

I'm addicted to this series

I hope Dan Riley never retires. The stories and the performances are great and keep me wanting more.

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  • Karenique
  • 05-02-23

Wow! Bloody brilliant! More please.

Continuing this series and for good reason. This is the #5 and last so far in this amazing Dan Riley Series. After the previous books, I anxiously await #6 by Anna-Lou Weatherley, along with the narration by James Lailey. Both are extremely well matched; I can’t imagine one without the other. Detective Dan Riley and his team take on an intricate and puzzling murder case. So many subplots that left me wanting more. Weatherley weaves a complexellent and surprising investigation that left me with an audiction I craved. Never a dull moment throughout with a jaw-dropping ending I never expected. Several times, when I thought this case was solved, well, I was wrong. There was so much more. Recommended? Most definitely! Worth a treasured credit. Screaming on my rooftop, “Epic, I say. EPIC! EPIC! EPIC!”

✍🏻👏🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟👏✍🏻

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  • Jennifer M.
  • 03-02-23

Love this series!

Dan Riley is awesome, love his series and how his character develops overtime! Best book yet.

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  • RoxanneC
  • 02-02-23

Fantastic story

I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. Very good writing and the performance was amazing! I highly recommend!

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  • B. Schreiber
  • 31-01-23

Another awesome book

James Lailey is fantastic! I am looking forward to the next book by Anna-Lou Weatherley.

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  • Miranda
  • 30-01-23

My favorite one!

I’ve read all 6 books in this series and this was
Easily my favorite one. It was also the only one that really surprised me. I can’t wait for #7