The Crime Readers' Association

‘The Birthday Girl’ by Sarah Ward

31st March 2023

Welcome to Eldey, an island with deadly secrets.

Guests include – Mona: a carefree artist, staying at the Cloister to work on her illustrations. Beth: the harried mother of a toddler, on the remote Welsh island for a weekend with her family. Charlotte: a reluctant stepmother who wanted a romantic getaway with her husband. One of them is a serial killer who poisoned four of her friends at her eleventh birthday party. They all fit the profile. Who will risk everything to kill again? As a storm hits the island, ex-Met detective Mallory Dawson fights alone to identify the killer.

‘Channelling Christe-esque tropes’ – the Financial Times

The Birthday Girl is the first in a new Pembrokeshire based crime series. You can read more about Sarah Ward and her books here.

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