The Party, by Robyn Harding, is about a sweet sixteen birthday party that goes horribly awry. The synopsis says: "One invitation. A lifetime of regrets.
Sweet sixteen. It's an exciting coming of age, a milestone, and a rite of passage. Jeff and Kim Sanders plan on throwing a party for their daughter, Hannah - a sweet girl with good grades and nice friends. Rather than an extravagant, indulgent affair, they invite four girls over for pizza, cake, movies, and a sleepover. What could possibly go wrong?
But things do go wrong, horrifically so. After a tragic accident occurs, Jeff and Kim's flawless life in a wealthy San Francisco suburb suddenly begins to come apart. In the ugly aftermath, friends become enemies, dark secrets are revealed in the Sanders' marriage, and the truth about their perfect daughter, Hannah, is exposed.
The Party takes us behind the facade of the picture-perfect family, exposing the lies, betrayals, and moral lapses that neighbours don't see - and the secrets that children and parents keep from themselves and each other." The Party is out in June 2017.