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The Last House Guest

by Megan Miranda

Book Club Recommendations Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Last House Guest

A clever, oh so clever read, where the story sits simmering, creating pools of tension and unsettling bursts of awareness. The police rule Sadie’s death a suicide, however a year later, questions are being asked and her friend Avery may well have to provide answers, can she clear her name? I was thrilled when The Last House Guest arrived in the post. Megan Miranda’s books are a must-read for me. A provocative, sharp, beautifully readable journey awaits each time. The story slides between 2017 and 2018, encouraging questions to kiss questions. The more I found out, the more I realised I didn’t know. Avery is a fascinating character, she sits on the edge of two groups, leaving her stranded. My thoughts tossed and turned as I read, I felt slightly unsettled as I waited, wanting to know the truth. The ending is a high-octane rush of a ride and I found myself perched on the very edge of my seat. Focusing on friendship, and how well we ever truly know someone, The Last House Guest has a commanding energy and is a compelling read. 


Liz Robinson

The Last House Guest Synopsis

When a wealthy young woman dies on holiday, her best friend is cast in a cloud of suspicion. A deeply compelling thriller from a New York Times bestselling author. 

Never overstay your welcome...

Littleport, Maine is like two separate towns: a vacation paradise for wealthy holidaymakers and a simple harbour community for the residents who serve them. Friendships between locals and visitors are unheard of - but that's just what happened with Avery Greer and Sadie Loman. Each summer for a decade the girls are inseparable - until Sadie is found dead. When the police rule the death a suicide, Avery can't help but feel there are those in the community, including a local detective and Sadie's brother Parker, who blame her. Someone knows more than they're saying, and Avery is intent on clearing her name before she's branded a killer.

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The Last House Guest Press Reviews

Intricately plotted... Ms. Miranda brings heightened suspense and a twist to this familiar scenario by telling the story, which unfolds over 15 days, in reverse chronological order. - New York Times on All The Missing Girls

Are you paying attention? You'll need to be; this thriller will test your brain with its reverse chronological structure, and it's a page-turner to boot. - ELLE, praise for All the Missing Girls

Both [Gillian] Flynn's and Miranda's main characters also reclaim the right of female characters to be more than victim or femme fatale... All the Missing Girls is set to become one of the best books of 2016. - Los Angeles Review of Books

All the Missing Girls is a smart, suspenseful, and emotionally complex thriller... Lock the doors, turn off the phone, and read until the last satisfying page. - Alafair Burke

A twisty, compulsive read, I loved it. - Ruth Ware, praise for All The Missing Girls

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ISBN: 9781786492913
Publication date: 20/06/2019
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786492913
Publication date: 20th June 2019
Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: Book Club Recommendations, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Collections: 40+ Novels That Feature Friendship,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Classic crime,

About Megan Miranda

Megan Miranda is the author of the young adult novels Fracture, Hysteria, Vengeance, and Soulprint. All the Missing Girls is her debut adult novel. Megan lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two children. Find Megan on Instagram. Author photo © Christine Watley      

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