The Guilty Party



On A Night Out, Four Friends Lose Each Other In The Crowd And, Separately, They Each Witness A Stranger In Trouble.One By One, They Each Decide To Do Nothing To Help.Later, A Body Washes Up On The Banks Of The Thames And Each Member Of The Group Knows That Ignoring The Victim Has Left Blood On Their Hands.But Why Did Each Of Them Refuse To Step In Why Did None Of Them Want To Be Noticed That Night Who Is Really Responsible And Is It Possible The Victim Was Not Really A Stranger At AllThe Guilty Party

M.J McGrath she writes the acclaimed Edie Kiglatuk series of Arctic mysteries, White Heat, The Boy in the Snow and The Boneseeker As

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • The Guilty Party
  • Mel McGrath
  • 15 July 2018
  • 9780008308728

10 thoughts on “The Guilty Party

  1. says:

    Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest A mystery that left me curious until the very end A psychological paradise of a thriller that captures people at their very worst, right when they realise their lives are at stake These people did nothing But that doesn t mean they re innocent Four friends are returning from a festival, and they see a woman being raped in the forest They all decide to do nothing about it A few days later, her body is found in the river Are they guilty for not doing anything If it was you, what would you have done The story begins with the event mentioned above The plot opens straight ahead, and I loved that fact We witness the story through the eyes of all these four friends They have always been together and stood for one another, but after so many years, their friendship has turned into a group of frenemies, a group of proving to each other, lying all the time and negative emotions.Because nothing is straightforward, least of all the human heart At some point or other, we all become mysteries to ourselves.Even though we get to see through the lives of Anna, Bo and Dex,...

  2. says:

    When friends Cassie, Anna, Bo and Rex are at a music festival they witness an assault on a woman and do nothing about it What motivates them to keep silent All 4 friends go away for the weekend to celebrate Bo s birthday They are a strange group of friends who had dated one another but then became close friends over the years Well I say friends but at times are like frenemies Quote Ties between us had always carried the seeds of rottenness and destruction I loved the way this was written Just when you are about to discovered what really happened at the music festival, the next page is a different timeline so you have to wait until the next chapter A very clever way to keep the suspense going So many secrets and lies I loved this book and was totally addicted from page 1 I wouldn t be friends with any of them in real life, but I was fascinated with how they kept secrets and justified their lies to each other and to themselves I wasn t sure how this book woul...

  3. says:

    An unsettling dark book that basically returns again and again to the main theme what would YOU do 4 friends are on a night out when they witness a rape.instinctively they all want to report it, for various reasons though one by one they dont.this decision then follows them forward and comes to a head when they go for a long weekend away to Portland The 4 have been friends from uni and the book cleverly uncovers things they are all aware about each other but as they are so close they decide to ignore, put to one side, hope it will go away.those things all erupt together alongside the rape they witnessed and what they didn t do Its quite hard to explain the intricate nature of the book as its complex, goes off on tangents and sometimes seem to lose itself.however it then rights itself and gets back on track but it is a book for 100% concentration and attention to each line and who has said what to who etc3 of the 4 characters are self obsessed basically horrible people but 1 just has that shine of decency that unravels the group and what they have done, however none of ...

  4. says:

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.comSunday 14th August After leaving a music festival and getting split up from one another, long term friends Cassie, Anna, Bo and Dex all meet up again in the early hours in a church grounds Not far away they see a woman being assaulted and what looks like being raped Although Cassie wants to help the other friends all persuade her to do nothing and tell her that it is probably just two people having a good time They walk away offering no help.A few weeks later the four friends go away for the weekend to celebrate Bo s birthday, staying at a cottage in the Isle of Portland Whilst there Cassie reads an article in the paper about a woman being pulled out of the River Thames and an image of her earlier in the night The image of the woman Cassie realises is the same woman she saw being raped.She speaks to the others but they don t want to know They try to convince her it s not the same woman and that they all have something to lose should they go to the police With each of them hiding a secret will any of them come clean and admit what they saw and that just maybe they each played a part in the young woman s death, even if ...

  5. says:

    2.5 This book sounded fabulous and I was positively giddy as I settled in to read it butIt soon became apparent that this wouldn t be the book I d expected The four main characters are selfish, self centred and just plain unlikeable This is obviously deliberately done but it made it a hard read for me I struggle with any book where I don t like at least one of the characters.The writing style takes a bit of getting used to You have to read the headers On several occasions I had to skip back to check where I was.I found it hard going and once the characters had been established I found myself skimming a lot of the early chapters.It reminded me a lot of the book He Said She Said.The book revolves around four friends Cassie, Anna, Bo and Dex They used to be two couples but now they re four friends The story wasn t strong enough for me personally to carry four such horrible characters I needed something spectacular and this wasn t that.No...

  6. says:

    Thank you Mel all your hard work paid off this is a wonderful book.At a time when the latest trend in bookshops seems to be about lies, deceitful relationships and prompting questions about our family, neighbours, a book emerges, to eclipse them all.Mel McGrath does not even have to introduce Lying into her title, yet her novel is riddled with falsehoods and half truths She is a first class writer who takes her time crafting her storytelling This latest book is rooted in her beloved London but has a trip away to the Isle of Portland to enable the web of lies to unravel.The Guilty Party is a clever title It concerns events of four friends meeting up to celebrate together and attend a music festival In the confusion and rowdiness following the event each looks on and does nothing to help a young woman being violently assaulted Each has a personal reason not be get involved, to come to her aid or contact the Police.Most traumatised by her inaction is Cassie who when they get to Dorset learns that the woman they witnessed being attacked, was later found drowned in the river Thames.The book then, balances the four people in the group with their on going loyalty to each other, against their prior involvement with the dead woman Cassie makes herself unpopular by her need to understand, acknowledge her guilt and find justice for the woman.The she bleats on the isolated she becomes within the g...

  7. says:

    I m a real sucker for novels that are both thrilling but also explore loftier themes, and this is a perfect example of that It follows a group of wealthy Oxford educated, morally dubious individuals who befriend a poorer gifted student and she joins their friendship group The characters are stereotypically what you imagine affluent, upper class girls to be like self absorbed, selfish and rather annoying I would ve really liked McGrath to have reversed this and at least made one of them morally sound.If you find you need characters to be likeable to engage with them, then this may not be for you the group of friends are all difficult to support as they have tunnel vision thinking of themselves rather than anyone else It could also have been edited down a little without damaging the tale it tells Readers need to be on their toes to keep on top of the changing viewpoints and timeline, and the multiple stunning reveals will leave you shocked to the core.It paints a rather disturbing picture which mirrors real life, sadly It s thought provoking and makes you question the reasons why those who bear witness to something so horrific would choose to keep it a secret It almost feels as though people won t report something unless they are getting something out of it themselves It certainly appears...

  8. says:

    This book was a big let down I m surprised I actually got to the end of it as it was that rubbish I couldn t stand any of the characters, the story didn t make sense most of the time and it was just so badly written I don t recommend this book and I m so glad I ve finished it.

  9. says:

    2.5 This book sounded fabulous and I was positively giddy as I settled in to read it butIt soon became apparent that this wouldn t be the book I d expected The four main characters are selfish, self centred and just plain unlikeable This is obviously deliberately done but it made it a hard read for me I struggle with any book where I don t like at least one of the characters.The writing style takes a bit of getting used to You have to read the headers On several occasions I had to skip back to check where I was.I found it hard going and once the characters had been established I found myself skimming a lot of the early chapters.It reminded me a lot of the book He Said She Said.The book revolves around four friends Cassie, Anna, Bo and Dex They used to be two couples but now they re four friends The story wasn t strong enough for me personally to carry four such horrible characters I needed something spectacular and this wasn t that.Now I read an advanced reader c...

  10. says:

    DNF It s so very rare that I don t see a book through to the end BUT I m on holidays and could not waste time when there are so many books that await The concept had promise but this book had no flow, was jerkily written and it s sequence messy Unlikeable 2 dimensi...

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