“No list of thrillers is complete without Robyn Harding,” proclaims Real Simple. Now the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Party delivers a riveting tale about the toxic relationship between two couples after a night of sexual shenanigans, and the manipulative teenager with an explosive secret at the center of it all.
Low Morrison is not your average teen. You could blame her hippie parents or her looming height or her dreary, isolated hometown on an island in the Pacific Northwest. But whatever the reason, Low just doesn’t fit in—and neither does Freya, an ethereal beauty and once-famous social media influencer who now owns the local pottery studio.
After signing up for a class, Low quickly falls under Freya’s spell. And Freya, buoyed by Low’s adoration, is compelled to share her darkest secrets and deepest desires. Finally, both feel a sense of belonging...that is, until Jamie walks through the studio door. Desperate for a baby, she and her husband have moved to the island hoping that the healthy environment will result in a pregnancy. Freya and Jamie become fast friends, as do their husbands, leaving Low alone once again.
Then one night, after a boozy dinner party, Freya suggests swapping partners. It should have been a harmless fling between consenting adults, one night of debauchery that they would put behind them, but instead, it upends their lives. And provides Low the perfect opportunity to unleash her growing resentment.
Robyn Harding brings her acclaimed storytelling, lauded as “fast-paced, thrilling, gut-wrenching” by Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six, to this dark and suspenseful thriller for fans of Megan Miranda and Lisa Jewell.
Robyn Harding is the author of several books, including the international bestseller, The Party, and wrote and executive produced an independent film. She lives in Vancouver, BC, with her husband and children. Visit her at RobynHarding.com or follow her on Instagram @RHardingWriter or Facebook @AuthorRobynHarding.
"Robyn Harding has once again proven herself to be a master of domestic suspense, weaving a complex tale of friendship, parenthood, and long-hidden secrets that forces us to consider whether we can ever truly leave our pasts behind. In the compulsively readable Her Pretty Face, everyone is hiding something, and the only question is whether anyone will survive unscathed as the action reaches its dramatic conclusion."
— KATHLEEN BARBER, author of Are You Sleeping
“Robyn Harding’s Her Pretty Face is a fierce and blazing one-sitting read that will make you question even your closest friendships. With prose elegantly woven between sinister, humorous, brutally honest, and downright horrifying, Harding crafts an all-too-believable narrative that preys upon every parent’s greatest vulnerability: their children. Her Pretty Face will undoubtedly spike paranoia levels in school car lines everywhere.”
— CARTER WILSON, USA Today bestselling author of Mister Tender’s Girl and The Comfort of Black
"The most compelling, gripping, and entertaining book I’ve read in a long time. Nobody writes about young people and their obsessions as authentically as Robyn. The Arrangement is her best yet. I absolutely loved this book."
— LIZ NUGENT, author of Lying in Wait
“Robyn Harding spins a masterful tale of the disintegration of a seemingly perfect family in the aftermath of a disastrous sweet sixteen party. Engrossing and unflinching in its portrayal of the dark side of human nature, The Party takes the concept of 'mean girls' to a whole new level.”
— A.J. BANNER, bestselling author of The Good Neighbor and The Twilight Wife
Praise for The Swap
“An insider's look into the world of sugar daddies . . . full of shocking revelations, volatile characters, and vice. Look out: The Arrangement will blow your mind.”
— MARY KUBICA, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl
"Suspenseful and provocative, The Party is a story that will keep you reading and keep you thinking long after you’ve turned the last page. This is one party invitation you don’t want to turn down."
— BARBARA TAYLOR SISSEL, bestselling author of Crooked Little Lies
"A nightmarish deep dive into the underbelly of a secret world. Rivetingly dark, The Arrangement delivers on every level—a shocking premise, a forbidden obsession, and a plot that builds slowly and masterfully escalates to a chilling end. Prepare to be blindsided."
— HEATHER GUDENKAUF, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Not a Sound
“Cleverly constructed and brilliantly paced, The Party is a raw telling of a family coming apart at the seams. Robyn Harding weaves a riveting tale that is impossible to put down.”
— BILL CLEGG, New York Times bestselling author of Did You Ever Have a Family
“There are books born for summer reading and The Swap is one of them. Steamy sex, obsession, partner swapping—this one has it all. Vancouver author Robyn Harding keeps the reader engaged with a group of fascinating characters, each with a secret.”
— The Globe and Mail
“Harding conjures a dark, inescapable feeling of intimidation on this remote island astir with gossip and lies. . . . [This] dark tale will please readers who enjoy delving into the details of a character’s personality and motivations.”
Praise for Her Pretty Face
“Gripping from the first line, The Swap is a wickedly delicious, addictive, utterly compelling read about obsession, toxic relationships, and dangerous secrets. I devoured every dark, twisted word until the last explosive scene. An absolute must-read, this suspense will shock and rivet readers through each masterful page.”
— SAMANTHA M. BAILEY, #1 bestselling author of Woman on the Edge
“A new book from Harding is always a treat.”
“In this intense character study, the veneer of each person cracks . . . Fans of psychological thrillers will be satisfied.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Robyn Harding is an expert at slowly building creeping dread and The Swap was no exception. In what is undoubtedly her best book yet, Harding explores toxic friendships, obsession, and swinging, bringing a lonely, slightly sociopathic teenager into center of it all. The outcome is explosive, sexy, and completely absorbing. The Swap is guaranteed to be a must read this summer!”
— KATE MORETTI, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Year and In Her Bones
Praise for The Party
“Nearly everyone in this passion play becomes delightfully unhinged in the end. . . . Dangerously addictive.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Pretty Woman meets Fatal Attraction, with a twist . . . or three. A riveting look into the world of sugar dating, Robyn Harding’s The Arrangement is deliciously seductive from start to finish. Hang on for the ride, because this tantalizing thriller will knock you sideways.”
— JENNIFER HILLIER, author of Jar of Hearts
"In this blistering fast read, self-obsessed soccer moms battle it out with their nasty teenagers who refuse to grow up. Why should they? Their parents never did. . . . A compulsive page-turner that mines the push-pull between basic impulses and doing the 'right thing,' The Party is a domestic drama that spins off the rails with hellish consequences. Consider yourself warned."
— ERICA FERENCIK, author of The River at Night
”This one might be the thriller of the summer.”
— The Toronto Star
“Robyn Harding has upped her game with the page-turning and completely riveting The Swap. Harding deftly explores toxic friendship, desire, and obsession in this engrossing novel, in which two couples—one a glittering pair of former celebrities, the other stalwart high school sweethearts—become entangled in a web of secrets and jealousy. This is a clear-your-night-and-read-in-one-sitting book!”
— KATHLEEN BARBER, author of Follow Me
Praise for The Arrangement
“A fast-paced, thrilling, gut-wrenching novel with sharp teeth and daring observations about the inner lives of women. I flew through the pages, desperate to get hold of what was going on beneath the surface but Robyn Harding was always one step ahead. Positively exhilarating.”
— TAYLOR JENKINS REID, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six
“Two young couples. One remote island. And a night that goes too far. What could possibly go wrong? Robyn Harding’s The Swap is everything I've come to love about her books—provocative, sexy and full of surprises!”
— WENDY WALKER, bestselling author of The Night Before