The Birthday Girl

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Birthday Girl
  • Melissa de la Cruz
  • 11 April 2018
  • 1524743771

About the Author: Melissa de la Cruz

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The Birthday Girl From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex Eliza comes a return to adult fiction, centered around a mysterious woman s birthday celebration and what it reveals about her past.Ellie de Florent Stinson is celebrating her fortieth birthday with a grand celebration in her fabulous house in Palm Springs.At forty, it appears Ellie has everything she ever wanted a handsome husband an accomplished, college age stepdaughter a beautiful ten year old girl two adorable and rambunctious six year old twin boys lush, well appointed homes in Los Angeles, Park City, and Palm Springs a thriving career as a well known fashion designer of casual women s wear and a glamorous circle of friends.Except everything is not quite as perfect as it looks on the outside Ellie is keeping many secrets This isn t the first of her birthday parties that hasn t gone as planned Something happened on the night of her sweet sixteenth Something she s tried hard to forget.But hiding the skeletons of her past comes at a cost, and all of Ellie s secrets come to light on the night of her fabulous birthday party in the desert where everyone who matters in her life shows up, invited or not Old and new, friends and frenemies, stepdaughters and business partners, ex wives and ex husbands congregate, and the glittering facade of her life crumbles in one eventful night Beautifully paced and full of surprises, The Birthday Girl.i is an enthralling tale of a life lived in shadow, and its unavoidable consequences. Read The Birthday Girl – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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11 thoughts on “The Birthday Girl

  1. Debra says:

    2.75 rounded upLife in the fast lane Surely make you lose your mindLife in the fast lane, yeahEager for action and hot for the gameThe coming attraction, the drop of a nameThey knew all the right peopleThey took all the right pillsThey threw outrageous partiesThey paid heavenly bills The EaglesA birthday celebration in Palm Springs Hollywood style The best of the best for Ellie s friends, to show off her wealth and prestige But behind it all, she is worried about her company, worried her hus 2.75 rounded upLife in the fast lane Surely make you lose your mindLife in the fast lane, yeahEager for action and hot for the gameThe coming attraction, the drop of a nameThey knew all the right peopleThey took all the right pillsThey threw outrageous partiesThey paid heavenly bills The EaglesA birthday celebration in Palm Springs Hollywood style The best of the best for Ellie s friends, to show off her wealth and prestige But behind it all, she is worried about her company, worried her husband may be having an affair but then again, whose husband isn t having an affair, she wonders , and worried that a blast from he...

  2. Jessica says:

    I received this book for free as part of an Instagram tour Storygram Tours specifically I did to promote the book.I give this book 3.5 stars which rounds up to 4 I was really looking forward to reading this book because I love Melissa de la Cruz s books However, this book wasn t as good as I expected it to be As a thriller mystery, the book falls kind of flat There wasn t much suspense For a lot of the book I was waiting around for something big to happen Nothing super thrilling happened I received this book for free as part of an Instagram tour Storygram Tours specifically I did to promote the book.I give this book 3.5 stars which rounds up to 4 I was really looking forward to reading this book because I love Melissa de la Cruz s books However, this book wasn t as good as I expected it to be As a thriller mystery, the book falls kind of flat There wasn t much suspense For a lot of the book I was waiting around for something big to happen Nothing super thrilling happened until the very end I was also expecting something to happen at her party but nothing really did The big surprise happened in her past the book is told in alternating timelines One thing I did like were the descriptions Melissa de la Cruz knows how to write about rich people and their lifestyle I ve read many of her books and that is a constant throughout a lot of them I loved reading the descriptions of all the rich people at Ellie s birthday party They we...

  3. Erin says:

    Giveaway win

  4. Carlene Inspired says:

    Findreviews at Carlene Inspired.The Birthday Girl is Melissa de la Cruz dream thriller, written after purchasing her own home in the Palm Springs area A twisty suspense that spans one woman s life, from 16 to 40, as she climbs the hamster wheel of fashion and wealth Her 40th birthday party is her it moment, the party everyone will be talking about She s taken everyone s birthdays and one upped them, only she made the mistake of inviting absolutely everyone Her businesses sale is pend Findreviews at Carlene Inspired.The Birthday Girl is Melissa de la Cruz dream thriller, written after purchasing her own home in the Palm Springs area A twisty suspense that spans one woman s life, from 16 to 40, as she climbs the hamster wheel of fashion and wealth Her 40th birthday party is her it moment, the party everyone will be talking about She s taken everyone s birthdays and one upped them, only she made the mistake of inviting absolutely everyone Her businesses sale is pending, her husband is acting distant, her eldest daughter has a secret, and there seem to be an awful lot of people arriving that she wouldn t consider herself close to A certain guest, a man from her past, has sent in his RSVP and with his attendance comes a slew of memories, taking her back to a time she doesn t speak of What happened one fateful birthday evening is best left buried, until it isn t I really wanted to like t...

  5. Dennis says:

    1 1 2 stars.I won t roast this book any than I have to my rating will suffice This book was too pretentious, superficial, and quite predictable for me I did not enjoy it and would ve given it one star, but there s a small twist towards...

  6. Nicole ❤ says:

    Lately, I kept craving for some mystery thriller Now, I got one to look forward to Many thanks to Edelweiss, Dutton Penguin Publishing Group for the ARC to review.

  7. Anissa says:

    Told on a birthday, in dual timelines one present day the other 24 years ago , this story focuses on Ellie, self made entrepreneur, wife, mother and now 40 year old She s having a few crises surfacing, from her daughter Sam reappearing back home from Stanford under mysterious circumstances, a business that needs a deal to go through to avert bankruptcy, two men from her long ago and best forgotten past, dropping into her birthday party and worries that her husband is being unfaithful The firs Told on a birthday, in dual timelines one present day the other 24 years ago , this story focuses on Ellie, self made entrepreneur, wife, mother and now 40 year old She s having a few crises surfacing, from her daughter Sam reappearing back home from Stanford under mysterious circumstances, a business that needs a deal to go through to avert bankruptcy, two men from her long ago and best forgotten past, dropping into her birthday party and worries that her husband is being unfaithful The first third takes the reader back to a time when Ellie was sixteen and living in poverty in Portland She and her BFF have each other and some usual and unusual high school lives There s a lot of moneyed angst and conspicuous consumption in the present day timeline Both serve to set the scene and lay the foundation for Ellie ...

  8. Chasity says:

    Two milestone birthdays, one ends in murder and one ends in truth For twenty four years Ellie has tried to escape her youth After one horrific night she vows to leave that life behind and create a new one Ellie s 40th birthday has been in the works for a year All of the social elite have been invited, the 9 course meal has been set, the entertainment booked and Vanity magazine will be there to document Ellie s fabulous life Once the guests start arriving Ellie s life begins unraveling Is h Two milestone birthdays, one ends in murder and one ends in truth For twenty four years Ellie has tried to escape her youth After one horrific night she vows to leave that life behind and create a new one Ellie s 40th birthday has been in the works for a year All of the social elite have been invited, the 9 course meal has been set, the entertainment booked and Vanity magazine will be there to document Ellie s fabulous life Once the guests start arriving Ellie s life begins unraveling Is her husband cheating Did her daughte...

  9. Marisa says:

    I could have read this novel in one sitting but was doing as a tandem read with a friend so had to slow down a bit I ve read some of this authors middle grade and YA hello guilty pleasures and was so excited when she was at Book Expo with an adult read this year Plus she was SUPER nice In June I read A LOT of heavier reads historical fiction so I wanted a darker and twister thriller to escape with THE BIRTHDAY GIRL was the PERFECT choice It had darkness, intrigue and characters that y I could have read this novel in one sitting but was doing as a tandem read with a friend so had to slow down a bit I ve read some of this authors middle grade and YA hello guilty pleasures and was so excited when she was at Book Expo with an adult read this year Plus she was SUPER nice In June I read A LOT of heavier reads historical fiction so I wanted a darker and twister thriller to escape with THE BIRTHDAY GIRL was the PERFECT choice It had darkness, intrigue and characters that you cared about from page 1.The novel tells the story of Elle a woman who from the outside has it all love, children, money, beauty and all that glitters But behind the perfection is a sinister cloud 24 years ago something happened to Elle that affected her and her whole life The novel jumps from Elle present day celebrating her 40th...

  10. Gwendolyn Kensinger says:

    I was kindly sent a copy to review from Dutton publishing From the synopsis it sounded like it would be a mystery thriller against the backdrop of a glitzy birthday party It ended up beingof a lesson on language The linguist choices and the luxury brand names literally took me out of the story every other page.It s a dual timeline story present past told on the same date 24 years apart The present is Ellie s 40th birthday party in her Palm Springs home and the past tells the st I was kindly sent a copy to review from Dutton publishing From the synopsis it sounded like it would be a mystery thriller against the backdrop of a glitzy birthday party It ended up beingof a lesson on language The linguist choices and the luxury brand names literally took me out of the story every other page.It s a dual timeline story present past told on the same date 24 years apart The present is Ellie s 40th birthday party in her Palm Springs home and the past tells the story of a sweet 16 gone wr...

  11. Julie says:

    What.Was.The.Point Seriously, I kept asking myself that question over and over And over and over Ellie is a shallow, spoiled, self centered character with a zero sympathy factor and few redeemable qualities There wasn t enough on any of the other characters to form any sort of opinion on them The storyline was mediocre at best This book did nothing for me The only reason I rated it 2 stars in stead of 1 is because I reserve 1 star reviews for books I don t finish I actually did manage to What.Was.The.Point Seriously, I kept asking myself that question over and over And over and over Ellie is a shallow, spoiled, self centered character with a zero sympathy factor and few redeemable qualities There wasn t enough on any of the other characters to form any sort of opinion on them The storyline was mediocre at best This book did nothing for me The only reason I rated it 2 stars in stead of 1 is because I reserve 1 star reviews for ...