The Trivia Night Book Review

THE TRIVIA NIGHT is a gripping, domestic page-turner full of shocking reveals, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Sally Hepworth.

The events at a school fundraiser night get quickly out of hand, and the fallout leads to devastating results for a group of four couples . . .

Question: How long does it take to tear someone’s life apart?
Answer: Sometimes just one night.

From the outside, the parents of the kindergarten class at Darley Heights primary school seem to have it all. Living in the wealthy Sydney suburbs, it’s a community where everyone knows each other – and secrets don’t stay secret for long.

The big date in the calendar is the school’s annual fundraising trivia night, but when the evening gets raucously out of hand, talk turns to partner-swapping. Initially scandalised, it’s not long before a group of parents make a reckless one-night-only pact.

But in the harsh light of day, those involved must face the fallout of their behaviour. As they begin to navigate the shady aftermath of their wild night, the truth threatens to rip their perfect lives apart – and revenge turns fatal.

Duffy’s Thoughts On The Trivia Night

With a less than stellar start to 2022, I was looking for a read to escape for a bit, but a read that wasn’t a dark suspenseful thriller. The Trivia Night caught my eye and I was not disappointed.

The Trivia Night is a gripping domestic page-turner full of sex, attractive people, lies, deceit and a glimpse into the not so squeaky clean school gates culture.

I walk past a very exclusive lower north shore school most days and I can’t help but overhear parents gossiping about others, or silently looking up and down, judging the new mom on the school run. My mind instantly went to these parents whilst reading Ali Lowe’s brilliant novel which is based in the same area. It’s a very accurate view!

I was completely absorbed by the characters, and the only minor flaw was that sometimes I got a bit confused which female character was which at times. This didn’t detract from the fun I had with the read and recommend it to any reader who enjoyed Those People or The Swap

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The Trivia Night is available now in all good book stores RRP $32.99