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The Party Crasher

By: Sophie Kinsella
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
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Publisher's summary

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Your Life comes a humorous and heartwarming novel about family, and finding a second chance at love, set against the backdrop of the most fabulous party you’ve ever snuck into.

“Sophie Kinsella keeps her finger on the cultural pulse, while leaving me giddy with laughter.”—Jojo Moyes, author of The Giver of Stars and The Last Letter from Your Lover

It’s been almost two years since Effie’s beloved parents got divorced, destroying the image of the happy, loving childhood she thought she had. Since then, she’s become estranged from her father and embarked on a feud with his hot (and much younger) girlfriend, Krista. And now, more earth-shattering news: They’ve sold Greenoaks, the rambling Victorian country house Effie has always called home.

When Krista decides to throw a grand “house-cooling” party, Effie is originally left off the guest list—and then receives a last-minute “anti-invitation” (maybe it’s because she called Krista a gold-digger, but Krista totally deserved it, and it was mostly a joke anyway). Effie declines, but then remembers a beloved childhood treasure is still hidden in the house. Her only chance to retrieve it is to break into Greenoaks while everyone is busy celebrating. As Effie sneaks around the house, hiding under tables and peeping through trapdoors, she realizes the secrets Greenoaks holds aren’t just in the dusty passageways and hidden attics she grew up exploring. Watching how her sister, brother, and dad behave when they think no one is looking, Effie overhears conversations, makes discoveries, and begins to see her family in a new light. Then she runs into Joe—the love of her life, who long ago broke her heart, and who’s still as handsome and funny as ever—and even more truths emerge.

But will Effie act on these revelations? Will she stay hidden or step out into the party and take her place with her family? And truthfully, what did she really come back to Greenoaks for? Over the course of one blowout party, Effie realizes that she must be honest with herself and confront her past before she’ll ever be able to face her future.

©2021 Sophie Kinsella (P)2021 The Party Crasher

Critic reviews

“There really is no one who can write like Sophie Kinsella, and this book is yet another triumph, packed with brilliant characters and madcap situations. It’s joyous and funny but also contains emotional hidden depths. I absolutely loved it!”—Jill Mansell

“Funny, smart, and supremely entertaining, The Party Crasher features a marriage breakdown, adult siblings in turmoil, and some very uncomfortable truths, raising the question: Can a family this broken ever be fixed?”―Lucy Diamond

The Party Crasher has all the wit, humor, warmth, and wonderful characters that I love about Kinsella’s books, from the toe-curling embarrassments, where I can feel my cheeks burn for the character, to the deeply touching and ultimately joyous journey she takes us on. I couldn’t put it down. It was a party I definitely wanted to be at and wasn’t going to leave until the very end.”―Jo Thomas