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 SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE PARTY OF THE SEASON
BUT SHE NEVER CAME HOME
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?
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.
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