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Party Girl: A Novel

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  55 ratings  ·  20 reviews
An unforgettable novel with ripped-from-the-headlines appeal: is being at the wrong place at the wrong time reason enough to ruin your life?

Twenty-nine-year-old Hope Reed didn’t pull the trigger….But a simple choice landed her behind bars, and now she is literally fighting for her life. After her car broke down, Hope accepted a ride from two neighborhoo
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 21st 2012 by Strebor Books
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Party Girl by Pat Tucker - 3 stars
Hope Donovan made a mistake that may cost her life. She took a ride from a friend and ended up on death row. You see The Texas Law of Parties rule can kill you - really. As Hope loses faith in the system, she stops her appeals and prepares for death. But that isn't the whole story. Her friends, Betty Jean, Stacy, Tamera, and Jackie, stop visiting and writing because they want her husband. Her husband, Brendon, attempts to stay faithful to his marriage but after
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Wrong place. Wrong time. Those words could ring no truer than for Hope Donovan, a married mother of three. Car trouble and accepting a ride from old friends landed her on death row. Death. Row. Six years in Hope is still fighting for her life and her freedom, but now she must add to that her marriage and her sanity.

I closed “Party Girl” feeling torn. I’m having the coulda, woulda, shoulda blues. This coulda, woulda, shoulda been a really good book. That’s the way it started.
Darren Ashley
PARTY GIRL by Pat Tucker tells the story of Hope Reed, in the wrong place at the wrong time, who lands behind bars after her car broke down and she accepted a ride from thugs arrested for a convenience store robbery. She ends up on death row and the story details her rough life in prison. Her husband Brendon stood by her side, wiping out the family savings to defend her. As time passes, Hope's chances of acquittal look more grim, but after her case gets better examined and more people support he ...more
Pat Tucker pens Party Girl, not only does the title set you up for the read but the cover as well. While reading on the job, some stared or wondered what the book was all about. Tucker had a great concept on “Texas Law of Parties” whereas Hope Jenay Donovan was sentenced to death for a murder she didn’t commit. Conversely, Adena wanted to see her “True Justice” for the brutal murder of her beloved husband and setup a committee of parents/mothers for the 5 years Hope was incarcerated. She became ...more
Potentially the worst book I've ever read. Every single character sounds exactly the same. Given they come from different economic and ethnic backgrounds, this should not be the case. What could've been a very interesting story about a controversial law instead turned out to be a story where I wished the end would come from the very beginning.
Shannan Harper
I have several books by Pat Tucker, and this was a very well written story. The title Party Girl is not what you would think at the first glance of the Title. It's actually in reference to the Law of Parties in Texas, which is a variation on the common law felony murder rule. The basic moral of this story is be mindful who you accept a ride from, even if you knew them from the past, or you might find yourself in hot water like the main character Hope.
Kim Kaye
This was one of the best stories I have read in awhile. It had a captivating story that grabs you from the beginning. It makes you ask yourself questions like is wrong to associate yourself with people from your past if they still live a questionable life? Is it wrong to change friends and associates because you no longer run in the sale circles. I felt bad for Hope because even though she was a bit wild as a teenager she had changed her life around and became a mother and wife. But being in the ...more
Shelby Osborne
It was great in the beginning. I loved where it was going in the middle but I hated the end.
Danita Brown
It was a good read.
I enjoyed this book. It was a good story with solid characters. I liked how the chapters were broken down by person giving each one a voice. If you want a quick read with a compelling story I recommend this one.
Sheryl Boyce
I really enjoyed this book! It held my attention from the beginning to the end. In fact I actually flipped to the end to see what was going to happen by the middle of the book!
Cherlina Works
An excellent book to curl up with. Pat Turner has come up with an explosive page turner. Turner has superb writing skills. This could be a Lifetime movie.
Jm Brown
This book truly shows that being at wrong place at the wrong time does not payoff. It truly makes you think about the value of ones life.
Good book with a good topic. Tucker lost me a couple of times by switching form subject to subject but it was still a good read.

Was it me or did one of Brandon's friends names keep changing from Jemar to Kemar?
Tracey Sims
I really liked Party Girl.nce I started reading I couldnt put it down.
This book pissed me off through out the whole story. Everybody was shady
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