Happy New Year by Malin Stehn (Mini eARC Review)

Format Read: eBook

Source: Publishers via NetGalley

Publisher: Michael Joseph, Penguin Random House

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction

Publication Date: 24th November 2022

Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):


It’s New Year’s Eve. The best night of the year.

As old friends the Wiksells and the Anderssons raise their glasses, their teenage children host their own party across town, finally free to let loose.

But the next morning, seventeen-year-old Jennifer Wiksell is missing.

The hours tick by. The police get involved. And no one knows who to trust.

These two families have a lot to hide.
Could the answer to Jennifer’s disappearance lie close to home?

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My Thoughts

Happy New Year is an interesting Scandi noir that is based around a 17-year-old, Jennifer who goes missing during a New Year’s Eve party after having a falling out with her best friend.

The plot is interesting with plenty of twists to throw you off from guessing where the story is going, and I definitely didn’t see most of them coming especially the one at the end. However, even with the twists, I did find the storyline a little slow at times.

As for the characters, well non of them are particularly relatable or likeable but they did make the book interesting and kept me reading as I wanted to know what happened to Jennifer.

Although a little slow in places this was an enjoyable read and one I would recommend to anyone who enjoys character-led storylines and enjoy Scandi Noirs.

I would like to thank NetGalley, Michael Joseph, and Penguin Random House for my eARC in exchange for my honest and unbiased thoughts.

My Rating


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