FICTION / Women FICTION / Romance / African American FICTION / LGBT / Lesbian
Three women form an unbreakable bond in a sexy, suspenseful, and adventurous novel about empowerment and sisterhood through thick and thin.
Venus McGee, Draya Carter, and Jackie Benson are coworkers with a lot in common. They’re smart, independent, driven, and deserving of recognition—certainly more than they’ve been handed by a demoralizing boss. He’s the topic of conversation at their impromptu get-together after the company holiday party, where the threesome fantasizes about a life without him. There has to be an alternative to taking a deep breath and sucking it up. There is. It’s just not the one they expected.
When morning comes, Venus, Draya, and Jackie are blindsided by murder—a twist of fate that brings a startling new challenge to the table and forces them to navigate a hair-raising detour they never saw coming. For better and (unless they can help it) for worse, it’s going to turn their world upside down. What starts as a necessary bond of mutual trust soon morphs into an empowering and galvanizing friendship that Venus, Draya, and Jackie need now more than ever.
“This is Homicide: Life on the Streets meets 9 to 5 meets Bridgerton in a story that screams to become a TV series. Part thriller and part mystery, this delightful story of friendship also celebrates sex, love, and family.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Arthur develops each of her main characters so well that readers will root for them all.” —Library Journal
“A sexy thrill.” —POPSUGAR
“Comical, unique, and heartfelt…The After Party is a smart, tantalizing feat you won’t want to put down.” —Shondaland
“The After Party by A.C. Arthur is a thrilling head trip! This seamless blend of beautiful women’s fiction and exciting murder mystery gives the reader everything—homicide, twists, laughs, sisterhood, growth, triumphs, WTH moments and even some romance. The After Party is simply unexpected and fantastic. It’s also your next must read!” —Naima Simone, USA Today bestselling author
A. C. Arthur has worked as a paralegal in every field of law since high school, but her first love is and will always be writing. A multiple-award-winning author, A. C. has written more than eighty novels, including those under her USA Today bestselling pen name, Lacey Baker. After years of hosting reader appreciation events, A. C. created the One Love Reunion, an event designed to bring together readers, authors, and other members of the literary industry to celebrate their love of books. A. C. resides in Maryland with her family, where she’s currently working on her next book, or watching Criminal Minds. For more information, please visit www.acarthur.com.