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Blog Tour: The Hen Party – Maria Frankland

Read my reviews of the author’s other books; The Last Cuckoo, The Man Behind Closed Doors , Left Hanging, The Yorkshire Dipper & Hit & Run

Have you ever been to a party… and deeply regretted it?

Caitlyn and her nine hens arrive in Dublin for a never-to-be-forgotten weekend.

As the drink flows and the laughter echoes, her attendees put aside their buried resentments and secret dark agendas.

But one of these disturbing agendas will be executed – no matter what.

Ten is about to become nine. Who will be the one?


Maria Frankland’s life began at 40 when she escaped an unhappy marriage and began making a living from her own writing and becoming a teacher of creative writing.

The rich tapestry of life with all its turbulent times has enabled her to pour experience, angst and lessons learned into the writing of her novels and poetry.

She recognises that the darkest places can exist within family relationships and this is reflected in the domestic thrillers she writes.

She is a ‘born ‘n’ bred’ Yorkshirewoman, a mother of two and has recently found her own ‘happy ever after’ after marrying again.

Still in her forties, she is now going to dedicate the rest of her working life to writing books and inspiring other writers to also achieve their dreams too!

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My thoughts: hopefully you know by now that I love Maria Frankland’s books and this was no exception. The set up was nicely done and the ending was a great twist I did not see coming.

As ten women arrive in Dublin for Caitlyn’s hen party weekend, a murder is planned and then come the questions from the police. Is one of them a killer?

All of the suspects have resentments towards each other, all of them have secrets, it seems like none of them actually want to be there. But in amongst all the bitchiness and back stabbing is a motive for murder. And by interviewing each person the truth will be revealed.

This is one of those books where trying to guess ‘whodunnit’ is pointless, you end up with so many red herrings, there’s just too much bad blood. Makes me really glad my wedding was low key in this regard and I didn’t have any bridesmaids.

*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.

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