An Unwanted Guest

An Unwanted Guest A remote lodge in upstate New York is the perfect getaway until the bodies start piling up It s winter in the Catskills and the weather outside is frightful But Mitchell s Inn is so delightful The coz

  • Title: An Unwanted Guest
  • Author: Shari Lapena
  • ISBN: An Unwanted Guest
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  • A remote lodge in upstate New York is the perfect getaway until the bodies start piling up.It s winter in the Catskills and the weather outside is frightful But Mitchell s Inn is so delightful The cozy lodge nestled deep in the woods is perfect for a relaxing maybe even romantic weekend away The Inn boasts spacious old rooms with huge wood burning fireplaces, a w A remote lodge in upstate New York is the perfect getaway until the bodies start piling up.It s winter in the Catskills and the weather outside is frightful But Mitchell s Inn is so delightful The cozy lodge nestled deep in the woods is perfect for a relaxing maybe even romantic weekend away The Inn boasts spacious old rooms with huge wood burning fireplaces, a well stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or just curling up with a book and someone you love So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity and all contact with the outside world the guests settle in for the long haul The power s down but they ve got candles, blankets, and wood a genuine rustic experience Soon, though, a body turns up surely an accident When a second body appears, they start to panic Then they find a third body Within the snowed in paradise, something or someone is picking off the guests one by one They can t leave, and with no cell service, there s no prospect of getting the police in until the weather loosens its icy grip The weekend getaway has turned deadly For some couples, it s their first time away For others, it will be their last And there s nothing they can do about it but huddle down and hope they can survive the storm Get A Copy Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 290 pages Published August 7th 2018 by Pamela Dorman Books first published July 26th 2018 More Details Original Title An Unwanted Guest ISBN 0525557628 ISBN13 9780525557623 Edition Language English Characters Gwen Delaney, Riley Shuter, David Paley, Lauren Day, Ian Beeton, Beverly Sullivan, Henry Sullivan, Dana Hart, Matthew Hutchinsonless Other Editions 10 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about An Unwanted Guest, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Why do reviews tell us what the book is about We know that from the jacket cover or from I personally stop reading when you start off by telling me what the book is about 116 likeslike one year ago See all 22 answers Camille I agree Its not a book report, its a review Just tell what you thought of it flag Am I the only one who was disappointed with the end 18 likeslike one year ago See all 20 answers Nina agreed that s often my issue with thrillers i don t enjoy when the reveal is something that we could never have worked out despite paying close agreed that s often my issue with thrillers i don t enjoy when the reveal is something that we could never have worked out despite paying close attention it seems cheap to just have a backstory dropped on us in the last five pages between two characters that was the basis for everything oh well less flag See all 14 questions about An Unwanted Guest Lists with This Book 2018 Mystery Thriller Horror 271 books 284 voters Mystery Thriller 2018 292 books 428 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 3.75 Rating details 28,558 ratings 3,895 reviews All LanguagesBahasa Indonesia 2 Deutsch 1 English 3651 Espa ol 137 Nederlands 3 Polski 3 Portugu s 2 Svenska 1 T rk e 1 More filters Sort order Aug 09, 2018 Chelsea Humphrey rated it really liked it Recommended to Chelsea by Dennis Shelves library An Unwanted Guest gave me all the Agatha Christie feels It s been so long since I ve read a locked room err hotel mystery, and while I had my doubts going in, I found this book clever and witty The character development was pretty darn good for a book that rolled in at less than 300 pages in fact, this is mostly a character driven thriller, using the tension between the cast to ratchet up the suspense for those brief moments of action I ll definitely need to check out Lapena s backlist An Unwanted Guest gave me all the Agatha Christie feels It s been so long since I ve read a locked room err hotel mystery, and while I had my doubts going in, I found this book clever and witty The character development was pretty darn good for a book that rolled in at less than 300 pages in fact, this is mostly a character driven thriller, using the tension between the cast to ratchet up the suspense for those brief moments of action I ll definitely need to check out Lapena s backlist of books if you re new to them as I was, I found this to be a great place to start Book 2 for my 25infive read a thon Buddy reading with Dennis scaredstraightreads flag 268 likesLike see review View all 45 comments Jul 03, 2018 Miriam Smith rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves twitter I loved Shari Lapena s previous books The Couple Next Door and A Stranger In The House and couldn t wait to start reading this, her latest thriller An Unwanted Guest It didn t disappoint and I have to admit that this one is actually my favourite of the three and in my opinion her best yet.The intriguing plot echoes an Agatha Christie style murder mystery and is set during a freezing cold and violent ice storm that leaves the guests at an isolated hotel stranded without power As the guest I loved Shari Lapena s previous books The Couple Next Door and A Stranger In The House and couldn t wait to start reading this, her latest thriller An Unwanted Guest It didn t disappoint and I have to admit that this one is actually my favourite of the three and in my opinion her best yet.The intriguing plot echoes an Agatha Christie style murder mystery and is set during a freezing cold and violent ice storm that leaves the guests at an isolated hotel stranded without power As the guests each with their own story or deep buried secret start to die in mysterious circumstances, the terrifying suspense is instantly ratcheted up, therefore making the book impossible to put down I really did find it gripping and since we are currently experiencing an uncomfortable heatwave this book certainly cools you down The descriptions of the ice and snow and freezing conditions in the hotel made me feel as if I was there with the guests and since the author brings her brilliant characters to life each one felt exceedingly real I like plots where you can try to guess the murderer in a realistic scenario and I have to admit I did get the killer wrong The ending was very well plotted and thought out and from start to finish I thoroughly enjoyed reading this compelling and suspenseful book I very much look forward to by Lapena in the future, I like her writing style, plot lines and her ability to engage the reader and I wouldn t hesitate to recommend this page turner of a book to thriller readers young and old and especially those that love a good old fashioned whodunnit murder mystery 5 stars flag 262 likesLike see review View all 65 comments Jun 05, 2018 Debra rated it it was amazing review of another edition A quiet weekend in the country, far away from the stress of the outside world sounds like a dream getaway Mitchell Inn is a warm and inviting Inn which is nestled deep in the forest Snow is covering the ground adding to the Inn s beauty and charm It s a place for lovers to enjoy time together, a place where an Author can work on her book, a man can enjoy some alone time, friends can re connect, and for a couple in an unhappy marriage can take a look at their marriage in a beautiful setting B A quiet weekend in the country, far away from the stress of the outside world sounds like a dream getaway Mitchell Inn is a warm and inviting Inn which is nestled deep in the forest Snow is covering the ground adding to the Inn s beauty and charm It s a place for lovers to enjoy time together, a place where an Author can work on her book, a man can enjoy some alone time, friends can re connect, and for a couple in an unhappy marriage can take a look at their marriage in a beautiful setting But the storm is unrelenting the snow has not stopped falling and soon the roads are not drive able The guests and the owner and his son are trapped at the Inn for the weekend Everyone remains in good spirits They will make the most of it They enjoy some drinks and make small talk in the lobby Everyone goes to bed with hopes of still enjoying their weekend until the next morning when a body is found It appears their relaxing weekend will not be so relaxing after all.This was a really fun book Not fun in the funny I laughed out loud way but it was a fun and devilishly clever whodunit This book is an example of a whodunit done right Shari Lapena has created the perfect setting for this book a beautiful inn in the middle of the woods Such atmosphere This book consists of interesting characters with even interesting back stories This is a book I want to tell everyone about but at the same time I also want to tell people to go in knowing as little as possible I loved watching the characters try and figure out what was happening They are trapped by the storm , frightened and tensions are rising There is obviously a killer in their midst, but who I thought every single page in this book was wonderful I have read this Author before and enjoyed her work, but this book knocks it out of the ball park This is a very clever and well thought out mystery Women s fiction my foot this is a mystery book at its best There is nothing graphic or gory in this book It won t scare or titillate but it will keep the reader guessing Those that follow my reviews, know I like to put on my super sleuth hat and try to figure out whodunit I did not figure it out, in case you were wondering If there were clues, I did not see any I couldn t help but think of Agatha Christie while reading this book I almost feel as if this book were an homage to Christie that s my thought the Author does not say Nevertheless, I was glued to my seat, turning the pages, and wondering what would happen next.The sheer genius of this book is that not a lot of action takes place, the characters are trapped in the Inn, no one can get to them and they cannot get out So, the strength of this book lies not only in the carefully thought out plot but in the characters themselves, in their dialogue, their inner thoughts and interactions with others Each time I had to put this book down, I was disappointed If I could have sat and read this book in one sitting, I would have The pacing in this book was spot on Nothing in this book is rushed, nor is it slow I was captivated from page one and highly recommend this book Thank you to Penguin Publishing Group and Edelweiss who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.Read of my reviews at openbookpost flag 213 likesLike see review View all 42 comments Jul 23, 2018 Norma Traveling Sister rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley edelweiss approved, traveling sister reads 4.5 Stars A weekend getaway at a cozy mountain lodge I would say is my ideal getaway but if I m snowed in with no power and a murderer amongst the midst with no way out I d be totally scared right out of my wits AN UNWANTED GUEST by SHARI LAPENA is a fast paced, tension filled, compelling, suspenseful, and a chilling read that immediately grabbed my attention and kept me pretty much guessing right to the very end Although, there are a few clues that I did pick up on, it did not spoil the a 4.5 Stars A weekend getaway at a cozy mountain lodge I would say is my ideal getaway but if I m snowed in with no power and a murderer amongst the midst with no way out I d be totally scared right out of my wits AN UNWANTED GUEST by SHARI LAPENA is a fast paced, tension filled, compelling, suspenseful, and a chilling read that immediately grabbed my attention and kept me pretty much guessing right to the very end Although, there are a few clues that I did pick up on, it did not spoil the actual reveal for me at all Oh, and that final twist in the end.tal shocker and I absolutely loved it SHARI LAPENA delivers an atmospheric, appealing and cleverly written read here that has an old fashioned whodunit storyline, a huge cast of characters and an extremely eerie and haunting setting Even though this book has several characters in it I was never confused in who was who or had any trouble in keeping them all straight The setting, characters, and vintage feel to this story is what I found the most entertaining and enjoyable Would highly recommend Traveling Sisters Group Read Thank you so much to Edelweiss, Penguin Publishing Group and Shari Lapena for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review Review written and posted on our themed book blog Two Sisters Lost In A Coulee Readinghttps twosisterslostinacoulee flag 168 likesLike see review View all 68 comments Jul 06, 2018 Paromjit rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves thriller, crime fiction, netgalley, mystery Shari Lapena writes a crime fiction mystery in the style of the classic golden age of crime In the beautiful snowy Catskill mountains and forests, beside the Hudson River, is the location of Mitchell s Inn The snow has brought its problems as many of the staff at the Inn have been unable to get to work, leaving owner and chef, James Harwood, with only his son, Bradley, to help look after the guests who have managed to arrive However, the weather deteriorates even further as the place is gripp Shari Lapena writes a crime fiction mystery in the style of the classic golden age of crime In the beautiful snowy Catskill mountains and forests, beside the Hudson River, is the location of Mitchell s Inn The snow has brought its problems as many of the staff at the Inn have been unable to get to work, leaving owner and chef, James Harwood, with only his son, Bradley, to help look after the guests who have managed to arrive However, the weather deteriorates even further as the place is gripped by an all encompassing ice storm, leaving the Inn with no power or telephone line Wi fi is not available, so guests are offered a secluded relaxing break, away from the frenetic pace of their everyday lives Matthew Hutchinson, a wealthy New Yorker, has arrived with his breathtakingly beautiful bride to be, Dana, looking to escape the chaotic planning of their wedding Ian Beeton and Lauren Day are a couple who have come away for a naughty weekend Beverly Sullivan hopes to reignite some passion into her marriage with husband, Henry, getting away from their boisterous teenage children Beverly and Henry s relationship had dwindled to the point that they were purely functioning as parents with no sexual content in their marriage for a considerable length of time Candice White is a writer who has plans to write her latest book away from the drudge and energy sapping role of being a carer for her mother David Paley, a criminal defense attorney, is taking a break from his highly stressful and pressurising job Gwen Delaney has persuaded her best friend, Riley Shuter, that her shattered nerves and anxiety will benefit from staying in a rural and peaceful haven and give them the time for Gwen to help her Riley is a journalist suffering from PTSD after the horrors she has witnessed and experienced in Afghanistan, she is prone to panic attacks and plagued by flashbacks.At first, the strangers mix well on arrival, but fear and menace creep in when one of the guests is discovered dead at the bottom of the staircase, and evidence suggests that it might not be an accident As unease increases, there is no doubt that a killer is amongst them when another guest is strangled More murder follows, and no help is at hand, with the police completely uncontactable Tempers fray, as no one is above suspicion and the guests harbour thoughts as to who is the murderer Secrets emerge and feeling desperately unsafe, unable to sleep or trust anyone, will they survive until the police arrive Lapena writes a great story that made me nervous and unsettled as I tried to work out the real killer If you like Agatha Christie and writers of that ilk, I think you will like this too Many thanks to Random House Transworld for an ARC flag 152 likesLike see review View all 30 comments Oct 11, 2018 Kaceey rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves edelweiss, buddy read Welcome to your weekend getawayA group of unsuspecting guests arrive to a snowy, mountain inn for a weekend away from everyone and everything Each has their own personal reasons for being there Re kindle a faltering romance, repair a once close friendship Maybe even a working weekend Whatever the reason, it was going to be a pleasant getaway.But by early the next morning, things take a drastic turn A body has been found at the bottom of the staircase at the Inn And that s only the begin Welcome to your weekend getawayA group of unsuspecting guests arrive to a snowy, mountain inn for a weekend away from everyone and everything Each has their own personal reasons for being there Re kindle a faltering romance, repair a once close friendship Maybe even a working weekend Whatever the reason, it was going to be a pleasant getaway.But by early the next morning, things take a drastic turn A body has been found at the bottom of the staircase at the Inn And that s only the beginningEveryone is in danger everyone is a suspect Told from the POV of every guest there I was concerned I might struggle keeping the large cast of characters and their POV s straight Happy to report, that was never an issue I love a good murder mystery, don t you This was a light, thrilling joy ride of a read Kind of a refreshing palate cleanser between the darker thrillers I usually read Kept me in the dark and guessing right to the end And no I didn t guess correctly Maybe you ll have better luck than I did If you re looking for something on the lighter side then this is the perfect read for you Enjoy A buddy read with Susanne Thank you to Edelweiss Penguin Publishing Group and Shari Lapena for an ARC to read and review flag 151 likesLike see review View all 68 comments Jul 21, 2018 Holly B rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves enjoyed the setting, had to finish, read in 2018, wow what an ending Mitchell s Inn is a quiet resort, tucked away in the Catskill Mountains Guests are checking in, but will they all check out The hotel is three stories with a grand staircase, reminiscent of Gone with the Wind A forest surrounds the hotel and it has a grand lawn which is all covered in pure white snow This should be the perfect setting for a quiet, relaxing weekend, but it will not be.The hotel isn t full Six rooms will be occupied out of the twelve available Some folks seem to have can Mitchell s Inn is a quiet resort, tucked away in the Catskill Mountains Guests are checking in, but will they all check out The hotel is three stories with a grand staircase, reminiscent of Gone with the Wind A forest surrounds the hotel and it has a grand lawn which is all covered in pure white snow This should be the perfect setting for a quiet, relaxing weekend, but it will not be.The hotel isn t full Six rooms will be occupied out of the twelve available Some folks seem to have cancelled due to the snow storm approaching We begin to meet some of the guests as they are checking in and learn why they wanted to book the weekend There are quite a few characters and I had to get to know before I was able to keep everyone straight Once I sorted them out, I had no problem following the story line and I sure had some strong opinions about a few of them One I would liked to have smacked.The storm is getting worse, everything is icing over, there is no wi fi , no electricity and the wind is howling like someone is trying to get in I was starting to wonder if someone was After a body is discovered the next morning, people are quick to start pointing fingers Everyone s secrets start coming out, and suspicions are spreading like fire.A couple of gaspy moments and much guessing made this one a quick read Some parts became a bit repetitive with the mystery circling around a few times, but the ending put a smile on my face Recommend to readers who enjoy who dunnits with atmospheric settings Thanks to the publisher and EW for my copy to review and give my honest opinion flag 151 likesLike see review View all 63 comments Aug 08, 2018 Michelle rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves edelweiss arc s Well that was underwhelming An odd ball cast of characters decide to spend the weekend at Mitchell s Inn This decision they will all soon regret when the guests start dropping like flies Reminiscent of Agatha Christie but not nearly as impressive we ve got a whodunnit where every one becomes a suspect Something about Lapena s writing style just didn t work for me here It s safe to say that it is ME and not the BOOK this time around This should have been so up my ally but I just felt it lac Well that was underwhelming An odd ball cast of characters decide to spend the weekend at Mitchell s Inn This decision they will all soon regret when the guests start dropping like flies Reminiscent of Agatha Christie but not nearly as impressive we ve got a whodunnit where every one becomes a suspect Something about Lapena s writing style just didn t work for me here It s safe to say that it is ME and not the BOOK this time around This should have been so up my ally but I just felt it lacking I will say that it s a quick read and I didn t guess who the killer was Though as I reflect back I do see the clues I missed along the way so kudo s for that I just wished I cared when the reveal came and I didn t I am happy to see that so many others appreciate and love this novel I m sure I ll still be all grabby hands for her next one whenever it comes out Thank you to Edelweiss and Pamela Dorman Books for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review flag 136 likesLike see review View all 40 comments Jul 28, 2018 Lindsay Traveling Sister rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves edelweiss 4 stars Eerie Suspenseful Haunting Mysterious Captivating This was a gripping, addictive and highly atmospheric thriller that had me flying through the pages The setting is a remote, old fashioned luxury hotel where guests arrive to spend a relaxing weekend in vintage lavishness They arrive just as a brutal winter storm hits, cutting off electricity to the hotel along with any possible contact with the outside world The plot unfolds as a whodunit murder mystery is the killer among the 4 stars Eerie Suspenseful Haunting Mysterious Captivating This was a gripping, addictive and highly atmospheric thriller that had me flying through the pages The setting is a remote, old fashioned luxury hotel where guests arrive to spend a relaxing weekend in vintage lavishness They arrive just as a brutal winter storm hits, cutting off electricity to the hotel along with any possible contact with the outside world The plot unfolds as a whodunit murder mystery is the killer among the guests or is there someone lurking in the shadows of the hotel The characters were great Though there are several characters and relationships to keep track of, Shari Lapena does such a wonderful job developing them that I could follow the storyline effortlessly I loved what each character brought to the mystery My mind was spinning trying to piece together this intricate and twisty tale This was a Traveling Sister read As always, it was pleasure discussing and theorizing the possible motivations and conclusions To find this review, along with the other Traveling Sister reviews, please visit Brenda and Norma s fabulous blog at big thank you to Edelweiss, Penguin Publishing Group and Shari Lapena for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review An Unwanted Guest is available now flag 128 likesLike see review View all 35 comments Jul 26, 2018 Melisa rated it really liked it A very entertaining whodunnit This murder mystery gave me all the CLUE vibes and I loved it so much A large cast of characters trapped in a remote hotel during a snowstorm with no electricity or cell service Yeah, sign me up This one has a large cast of characters it definitely also reminded me of an Agatha Christie novel, some reviewers have compared it to And Then There Were None which I can totally se as well I generally get lost when a bunch of characters are introduced all at once, bu A very entertaining whodunnit This murder mystery gave me all the CLUE vibes and I loved it so much A large cast of characters trapped in a remote hotel during a snowstorm with no electricity or cell service Yeah, sign me up This one has a large cast of characters it definitely also reminded me of an Agatha Christie novel, some reviewers have compared it to And Then There Were None which I can totally se as well I generally get lost when a bunch of characters are introduced all at once, but the characters were so distinct that I was able to easily keep track Super proud to say that I ve gotten my detective shoes back I actually figured this one out after a drought Look for the hidden clues and you might figure it out too After reading two books by this author, I can say the writing style isn t really my jam, just a personal preference But overall a very enjoyable story 3.5 starsThank you to the other Traveling Sisters for an interesting group read Advance copy provided by Penguin Pamela Dorman Books thank you flag 122 likesLike see review View all 39 comments Jul 31, 2018 Brenda Host of Traveling Sisters Friends rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves good one for a group read, traveling sister reads, edelweiss Norma and I were lost in a Coulee reading An Unwanted Guest with seven of our Traveling Sisters and overall we all had very similar thoughts on this one A few twists here with this story and one especially that left us with something to talk about and left us completely satisfied in the end Right from the start, Shari Lapena pulled us into this story with a very chilling setting here with a hotel snowed in We all loved the feeling we got from the storm and the spooky feeling of being trapped Norma and I were lost in a Coulee reading An Unwanted Guest with seven of our Traveling Sisters and overall we all had very similar thoughts on this one A few twists here with this story and one especially that left us with something to talk about and left us completely satisfied in the end Right from the start, Shari Lapena pulled us into this story with a very chilling setting here with a hotel snowed in We all loved the feeling we got from the storm and the spooky feeling of being trapped with people you don t know, with nowhere to go and no one can come to help The suspense and tension rises when bodies start to drop like flies and we started questioning just who was the unwanted guest.An Unwanted Guest is an easy, fast paced, fun and entertaining read and safe from any disturbing darkness Not much complexity here but it is not needed The story is cleverly plotted for a fun and entertaining read As one sister said Debra in our discussion the strength is in the characters and their inner thoughts and their interactions with other characters I highly recommend and can see this story appealing to a wide audience Thank you to Edelweiss, Penguin Pamela Dorman Books and Shari Lapena for my copy to read and review This is Traveling Sisters GR Reading Group Review and it can be found posted on our themed book blog Two Sisters Lost In A Coulee Readingtps twosisterslostinacouleeCoulee a term applied rather loosely to different landforms, all of which refer to a kind of valley Coulee references are symbolic to our reading experience flag 117 likesLike see review View all 48 comments Sep 30, 2018 Susanne Strong rated it really liked it Shelves edelweiss, buddy read 4 Stars.A good old fashioned Whodunit Set in the Catskill Mountains, during a bitter cold, stormy weekend when the guests at an Inn get snowed in during a power outage This is one mystery suspense that is not to be missed Ten guests arrive for the weekend, and one by one, they drop like flies Are the guests deaths an accident or are they being been murdered The roads are closed because of the snow and since the Inn has no power, no one can call the police Everyone is frightened and susp 4 Stars.A good old fashioned Whodunit Set in the Catskill Mountains, during a bitter cold, stormy weekend when the guests at an Inn get snowed in during a power outage This is one mystery suspense that is not to be missed Ten guests arrive for the weekend, and one by one, they drop like flies Are the guests deaths an accident or are they being been murdered The roads are closed because of the snow and since the Inn has no power, no one can call the police Everyone is frightened and suspicions are high All of the guests start investigating and boy do things start to get interesting Who can you trust The single criminal attorney there to get away from it all The journalist who has secrets to keep and is a ball of nerves The writer who keeps to herself and disappears constantly One can never tell This is an extremely clever and well played Whodunit I was fascinated by all of the characters and the crazy twists and turns While I guessed the ending, I was still quite impressed with how it all played out A job well done for Shari Lapena This is my first book by the author it will not be my last This was another buddy read with Kaceey Thank you to Edelweiss, Penguin Publishing Group and Shari Lapena for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review Published on Edelweiss and on 9.30.18 flag 114 likesLike see review View all 51 comments Aug 01, 2018 Mackenzie PhDiva Books rated it it was amazing Shelves traveling sisters An instant classic Lapena has completely stolen my focus I loved this book There is something magical about this book that is hard to describe without having read it An Unwanted Guest has a vintage feel, like watching a film noir mystery late on a cozy evening in The kind of film where you re so engrossed, you lose track of everything happening around you, only to jump at the clanging of the gate outdoors in a gust of wind.I absolutely loved this book, and most of my Traveling Sisters agree An instant classic Lapena has completely stolen my focus I loved this book There is something magical about this book that is hard to describe without having read it An Unwanted Guest has a vintage feel, like watching a film noir mystery late on a cozy evening in The kind of film where you re so engrossed, you lose track of everything happening around you, only to jump at the clanging of the gate outdoors in a gust of wind.I absolutely loved this book, and most of my Traveling Sisters agreed A spell was cast over the Traveling Sisters, and every time I checked our discussion, another sister was glowing with the pleasure of this story Everything from the quaint, cozy lodge, to the vintage chic murders, to the characters was perfection I can t wait for readers to share this experience with us About the BookIn a cozy, old fashioned, opulent lodge filled with antique furniture, crackling fireplaces, and a vintage bar cart, a group of strangers arrive for a weekend away The snow is billowing outside, and the lodge is far from town, but the fires are warm, the bar is stocked, and the owner is gracious and welcoming It s the perfect getaway, right Each of the guests has a need for this weekend retreat A romantic getaway for young lovers, a pre wedding relaxation retreat, a last ditch effort to save a marriage, a friendship struggling to survive the demons in their past, a writer looking for solitude to create, and someone looking to escape a secret.And then the electricity goes out Cut off from the outside world, the guests are thankful to have such cozy accommodations But then one of the guests turns up dead With access to the lodge unpassable, the guests must face the fact that there are only two options one of them is a murderer, or there is an unknown, extra guest at the lodge ReflectionThis book feels like old classic mysteries Like Murder on the Orient Express, where the characters all have a mysterious past to hide, and one of them may be a murderer Where, cut off from the outside world, they ll have nothing but their powers of deduction to find the culprit before they are picked off one by one This book is entirely different but no less engrossing than the work I ve read previously by Lapena I can see her breadth as a writer showing This almost feels like a different genre than she usually writes, but she executed it flawlessly It feels like a book that was always meant to be written It feels like a book I must have read before, but also like nothing I ve ever read I felt an instant familiarity and comfort when I started this book By the second page, it already felt perfectly suited to me It was as though I was reading an old favorite for the 100th time But I don t want that to sound like this story has been told before Every twist and turn was a delight I could acutely envision the settings and characters Though there are many characters and no primary narrator, I was able to tell each apart because they had such distinct personalities and back stories The way the back stories of each unfolded was captivating I wanted to know I thought any of them and none of them could be the murderer.And without spoiling, I have to say the very last chapter left me with a grin of pleasure on my face It was perfect The last little twist left me giddy with excitement I can t wait for readers to discover this book See my blog post here you to Penguin and Pamela Dorman Books for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review flag 112 likesLike see review View all 37 comments Jul 31, 2018 Lola rated it really liked it review of another edition Recommends it for fans of And Then There Were None Shelves thriller, 2018 publications, adult Two years ago, I read Shari Lapena s debut The Couple Next Door and although I thought it was somewhat thrilling, it didn t make enough sense to me to consider it a realistic mystery novel I passed on her 2017 book A Stranger in the House just because it seemed like the sort of story that s been written a hundred times in the past But I couldn t skip An Unwanted Guest too.No, I couldn t Because if there s one thing I love, it s mystery combined with survival, and this one sure deliver Two years ago, I read Shari Lapena s debut The Couple Next Door and although I thought it was somewhat thrilling, it didn t make enough sense to me to consider it a realistic mystery novel I passed on her 2017 book A Stranger in the House just because it seemed like the sort of story that s been written a hundred times in the past But I couldn t skip An Unwanted Guest too.No, I couldn t Because if there s one thing I love, it s mystery combined with survival, and this one sure delivers I also couldn t because this sounded like a contemporary version of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie which the author is entirely aware of and Agatha is a badass writer.The premise Strangers arrive at an inn They all expect different experiences and outcomes from this vacation, but unfortunately the weather has other plans for them They are all snowed stormed in No one can leave, and to top it all off, there is no power.But wait, that s not it One by one, the people inside the inn die and no one knows who the killer is They each suspect one another, but the authorities can t come due to the weather, so they ll have to sleep next to a murderer for who knows how long.This was such an exciting story and read so well Having read this author s debut, as mentioned above, I can tell you that Ms Lapena has improved her skills Not only is her writing better a bit professional and mature she has also improved her denouements, making them believable and thus satisfying in a way.Read it, read it, read it Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin flag 104 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Jul 28, 2018 Diane S rated it liked it review of another edition 3.5 Atmospheric and entertaining A diverse group of people arrive at a small in, just in time to find themselves snowed in, and with no electricity to boot In short order, they find themselves in danger as the bodies begin to mount But which one of them is the killer Or is it someone hiding in one of the empty rooms.Thematically similar to Christie s, And then there were none, it was interesting to try to figure out who was the killer I had in mind one of three, and it turned out to be one 3.5 Atmospheric and entertaining A diverse group of people arrive at a small in, just in time to find themselves snowed in, and with no electricity to boot In short order, they find themselves in danger as the bodies begin to mount But which one of them is the killer Or is it someone hiding in one of the empty rooms.Thematically similar to Christie s, And then there were none, it was interesting to try to figure out who was the killer I had in mind one of three, and it turned out to be one of the ones I thought Had no reason though, just something seemed a little off, and well mostly it was a lucky guess At times this was repetitive, and some of the scenarios, motives, were a stretch, but the entertainment factor won out Would be a brilliant read in Winter, after a snowstorm A sisters read, and though we all found it entertaining, our ratings variedC from Netgalley flag 98 likesLike see review View all 19 comments May 19, 2019 Dita rated it really liked it review of another edition Imagine being at a gorgeous, secluded resort in the Catskills during a snowstorm with a handful of other people for a weekend getaway Now imagine the power goes out and people start dying It would have been so easy for this to have been a confusing jumble of characters but Lapena did a masterful job of introducing them, developing them, and having us hear from them in a way that makes it easy for the reader to keep straight.I really enjoyed this book it was very clever, managed a few really go Imagine being at a gorgeous, secluded resort in the Catskills during a snowstorm with a handful of other people for a weekend getaway Now imagine the power goes out and people start dying It would have been so easy for this to have been a confusing jumble of characters but Lapena did a masterful job of introducing them, developing them, and having us hear from them in a way that makes it easy for the reader to keep straight.I really enjoyed this book it was very clever, managed a few really good surprises, and had a very satisfying resolution flag 97 likesLike see review View all 32 comments Jul 26, 2018 Carol Bookaria rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves fiction, mistery thriller, top 2018, favorites, 2018 This was an excellent thriller, one of those where I enjoyed every minute of it.The story takes place at Mitchell s Inn in upstate New York It s the weekend and guests start arriving at the lodge for a short getaway They are looking forward to spending a wonderful time in this charming and cozy inn.What the guests don t expect is a blizzard that leaves them with no power or outside communication, no way to leave the hotel, and with a murderer among them.This novel was great, it had a classic f This was an excellent thriller, one of those where I enjoyed every minute of it.The story takes place at Mitchell s Inn in upstate New York It s the weekend and guests start arriving at the lodge for a short getaway They are looking forward to spending a wonderful time in this charming and cozy inn.What the guests don t expect is a blizzard that leaves them with no power or outside communication, no way to leave the hotel, and with a murderer among them.This novel was great, it had a classic feel to it The author did an excellent job with the imagery and the descriptions, I felt I was staying in with the guests during the devastating snow storm The characters where interesting and compelling and the story maintained a suspenseful grip.Overall, I loved this chilling murder mystery So far it s my favorite book from this author and I recommend it to everyone Received ARC from the publisher via Edelweiss I read this book with the Traveling Sisters Our discussions made my experience enriching and interesting flag 95 likesLike see review View all 23 comments Oct 31, 2018 megs_bookrack rated it really liked it review of another edition Lapena redeemed An Unwanted Guest is the second book I have read from Shari Lapena To say I was less than enthusiastic about, The Couple Next Door, would be to put it kindly I was left scratching my head after it I have some really great book friends who love her work, so I said I would give her another shot After this, I am glad I did I knew going in that this book would be in my comfort zone, being a locked room mystery one of my favorite tropes A cast of characters shut in a co Lapena redeemed An Unwanted Guest is the second book I have read from Shari Lapena To say I was less than enthusiastic about, The Couple Next Door, would be to put it kindly I was left scratching my head after it I have some really great book friends who love her work, so I said I would give her another shot After this, I am glad I did I knew going in that this book would be in my comfort zone, being a locked room mystery one of my favorite tropes A cast of characters shut in a confined space, cut off from the rest of the world and the bodies start dropping Whodunnit Y all know I am trash for this.This had the formula of a classic Christie tale you meet the cast quickly, all in the beginning, none of them are particularly likable, they all check in to a fabulous, secluded old hotel, interactions begin, someone gets killed and then another and then anotherThe setting for this was a family run hotel where our guests go to escape from the world, reconnect within their relationships and unwind However, when a powerful ice storm hits and the electricity is knocked outoh, and the MURDERS begin, these weekend warriors get much from their holidays than they bargained for.As I mentioned previously, none of the characters were particularly likable in the traditional sense but they were definitely interesting Everyone seemed to be hiding something and I had absolutely no idea who the killer was After hidden information was finally revealed all fell into place I liked it I really liked it There was a special little twist at the end that I felt was really fun and satisfying Overall, I am super glad I gave Lapena another shot and I will definitely pick up books from her in future flag 92 likesLike see review View all 19 comments Jul 01, 2019 Elyse Walters rated it really liked it An enjoyable Audiobookad by Hillary HuberI felt like I was playing an oral game of the classic board game, CLUE It was one of my favorite games growing up.This was my second time reading Shari Lapena The Couple Next Door was totally fun for me especially the ending.where I found myself dying of laughter Like with The Couple Next Door it s not that I found either book utterly rivetingbut simply interesting enjoyable I like the easy going style of Shari s suspen An enjoyable Audiobookad by Hillary HuberI felt like I was playing an oral game of the classic board game, CLUE It was one of my favorite games growing up.This was my second time reading Shari Lapena The Couple Next Door was totally fun for me especially the ending.where I found myself dying of laughter Like with The Couple Next Door it s not that I found either book utterly rivetingbut simply interesting enjoyable I like the easy going style of Shari s suspense writing FUN is the best way for me to describe itLike with the game of CLUE once one rolls the dice, we begin to deduce detailswhat time did the murder take place In the Ballroom hahawrong , who could have done it Mr Green hawrong.I enjoyed the critical thinking involved using inference skills predictions drawing conclusions BEING INVOLVED Good old fashion mystery thriller.Great puzzle read WHODUNNIT.Characters and the dialogues between them were recognizable Some we like some we don t and none of it matters Hotel spooky sleuthing fun 3.5 3.7 rounding upr the easy enjoyment pleasure flag 83 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Nov 17, 2018 Jasmine from How Useful It Is rated it it was amazing Shelves edelweiss, thrillers I started reading An Unwanted Guest on 11 3 18 and finished it on 11 17 18 at 3 36am This book is an excellent read I love how the story slowly reveals each person having a secret they want to keep hidden but at the same time very much wanting to unravel their peers secrets I enjoy reading each character s personal thoughts a lot Lauren likes to size up other guests and right away decide who she likes and dislikes Candace pays close attention to people s demeanor and Beverly notices body l I started reading An Unwanted Guest on 11 3 18 and finished it on 11 17 18 at 3 36am This book is an excellent read I love how the story slowly reveals each person having a secret they want to keep hidden but at the same time very much wanting to unravel their peers secrets I enjoy reading each character s personal thoughts a lot Lauren likes to size up other guests and right away decide who she likes and dislikes Candace pays close attention to people s demeanor and Beverly notices body language when others don t realize Many characters seems to be very observant, like David saying he can tell when someone lies This book is told in the third person point of view following Gwen Delaney as she maneuvers the country road to the hotel for an uninterrupted getaway with her friend Another view is Riley Shuter, a friend of Gwen where they went to journalism school together who just came back from Afghanistan The third view is David Paley, top criminal defense attorney who arrives at the hotel to try to relax for the weekend, a rare downtime The fourth view is Lauren Day driving with Ian Beeton when they spot a car on the side of the road and stopping to help They see there are two women inside the car The fifth view is Beverly Sullivan who is here with her husband to work on their marriage The sixth view is Henry Sullivan who recognizes that he no longer loves his wife and doesn t know what to do about it The seventh view is Dana Hart, beautiful, who is recently engaged and is on this trip with him The eighth view is Mathew Hutchinson, Dana s fianc and heir to a large fortune The ninth view is Candace White and she s writing a book The tenth view is James, hotel owner and the eleventh view is Bradley, hotel owner s son They all are staying at Mitchell s Inn, family owned hotel, in the middle of a winter storm for a weekend getaway to forget about work and unhappiness in their lives The twelfth view is Sergeant Sorensen, investigating the crimes The multiple point of views are switching off within the chapter This book is organized by a time line for the weekend starting Friday night An Unwanted Guest is very well written and a fast paced read The story started out similar to Agatha Christi s And Then There Were None with many characters to keep up Not very original in my opinion, but I still enjoyed the read nonetheless Each character has the potential to be the killer and I like that I couldn t guess who it was I love that twist at the end This is my first read from the author but it won t be the last I highly recommend everyone to read this book Pro fast paced, page turner, hotel, observant characters Con not an original start to the story I rate it 5 stars Disclaimer Many thanks to the author Shari Lapena, publisher Penguin, and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read and review Please be assured that my opinions are honest.xoxo,Jasmine at howusefulitis.wordpress for details flag 83 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Dec 26, 2018 Brandice rated it really liked it An Unwanted Guest is a murder mystery story that takes place at an upstate NY inn, during a cold winter weekend An ice storm hits, causing the inn to lose power and forcing the guests to stay on property Then, danger ensues I don t read lots of thrillers or mysteries as I find myself particularly selective with this genre though I ve read this year than ever before , but the premise of this story appealed to me I had no problem visualizing the setting and felt Lapena s descriptions wer An Unwanted Guest is a murder mystery story that takes place at an upstate NY inn, during a cold winter weekend An ice storm hits, causing the inn to lose power and forcing the guests to stay on property Then, danger ensues I don t read lots of thrillers or mysteries as I find myself particularly selective with this genre though I ve read this year than ever before , but the premise of this story appealed to me I had no problem visualizing the setting and felt Lapena s descriptions were sufficient not overly descriptive but also not too sparse This was my first Lapena book and while her others haven t appealed to me so far, I would likely read from her in the future At just under 300 pages, An Unwanted Guest was a fairly fast paced read that kept me engaged, eager to see how the story would progress, and continually changing my mind about who the suspect was I thought the ending was good and not blatantly predictable There was even a small, extra twist thrown in at the very end that provided an aha moment Recommended for mystery readers and those looking for a quick and engaging winter themed read flag 79 likesLike see review View all 29 comments Feb 17, 2019 Beverly rated it liked it A tidy little mystery with a satisfying conclusion, An Unwanted Guest takes place in a remote hotel cut off from civilization by an ice storm When the electricity goes out, the murderer seized the opportunity to tidy up some loose ends by getting rid of unnecessary friends.I enjoyed this and read it in one night, but tend to like psychological style mysteries which speak of the human condition Even Agatha Christie is deeper than this author Her writing style is simplistic, without being smart A tidy little mystery with a satisfying conclusion, An Unwanted Guest takes place in a remote hotel cut off from civilization by an ice storm When the electricity goes out, the murderer seized the opportunity to tidy up some loose ends by getting rid of unnecessary friends.I enjoyed this and read it in one night, but tend to like psychological style mysteries which speak of the human condition Even Agatha Christie is deeper than this author Her writing style is simplistic, without being smart like say El Leonard In summary a great setting and good story, but the execution lacked style flag 75 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Jul 17, 2019 JanB rated it liked it Shelves 2019 reads, edelweiss 3.5 starsWith heat indexes soaring into the triple digits for the past week, the thought of being snowed in at a remote cabin sounded romantic, delightful and cozy That is, until the dead bodies started piling up.Reminiscent of the locked door mysteries of Agatha Christie, where there is a limited number of suspects, this was an entertaining dive into the lives and the psyches of the guests at the lodge I loved the atmosphere of the inn, and the eccentric characters Unlike Christie, the clues 3.5 starsWith heat indexes soaring into the triple digits for the past week, the thought of being snowed in at a remote cabin sounded romantic, delightful and cozy That is, until the dead bodies started piling up.Reminiscent of the locked door mysteries of Agatha Christie, where there is a limited number of suspects, this was an entertaining dive into the lives and the psyches of the guests at the lodge I loved the atmosphere of the inn, and the eccentric characters Unlike Christie, the clues weren t there along the way so there is no moment for the reader at the end when everything clicks into place Still, this was entertaining and engaging with a surprise ending that I appreciated Recommended for fans of Agatha Christie type mysteries with a modern twist I tried to fill in my reading with the audio version on a long drive and I don t recommend listening to this one The narrator has an odd robotic cadence and I agree with the reviewer who said it was like being read to by Siri I received a copy of this book via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review flag 73 likesLike see review View all 40 comments Jan 05, 2019 ELLIAS elliasreads rated it it was ok Shelves thriller mystery, i own, 2019 books My first read of the year And it was not good Shari Lapena is not for me After I read, The Couple Next Door, which I immensely disliked, I didn t think I would ever read another book from this author I was wrong I gave An Unwanted Guest, another chance because the premise sounded promising, and believable too good to be true.boooooyyyyyy.The writing was what threw me off It was.ally bland And made the whole experience really slow and ploddinguninteresting The characters My first read of the year And it was not good Shari Lapena is not for me After I read, The Couple Next Door, which I immensely disliked, I didn t think I would ever read another book from this author I was wrong I gave An Unwanted Guest, another chance because the premise sounded promising, and believable too good to be true.boooooyyyyyy.The writing was what threw me off It was.ally bland And made the whole experience really slow and ploddinguninteresting The characters were another poor aspect None of them were likable or relatable and almost everyone made really, really stupid decisions regarding how to stay alive And for a book that only had 290 pagesere was only so much happening For a book about nine plus people.y two characters were killed within 200 pages That took waaay too long for anything to happen And the ending literally wrapped everything up in like five pages what.It was exasperating to say in the least January 2019 was off to a great start But not with this.2 meager starsTwitter Bookstagram Youtube flag 74 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Nov 19, 2018 Joey R rated it really liked it 4.0 stars I admit I was fairly critical of Shari Lapena s first two books, but the writing ability and fast paced writing style of the author caused me to read her latest book An Unwanted Guest in just 6 days This book was by far my favorite of the three and was just a rushed ending away from a 5 star rating Once again the writing ability of Lapena is superb as she quickly draws you into a story involving numerous major characters who are all trapped in an isolated hotel during a major ice 4.0 stars I admit I was fairly critical of Shari Lapena s first two books, but the writing ability and fast paced writing style of the author caused me to read her latest book An Unwanted Guest in just 6 days This book was by far my favorite of the three and was just a rushed ending away from a 5 star rating Once again the writing ability of Lapena is superb as she quickly draws you into a story involving numerous major characters who are all trapped in an isolated hotel during a major ice storm When character after character begins mysteriously dying each of the other guests become suspects to the crime and this causes the guests to turn on one another Much like Agatha Christie Lapena does a great job of building suspense and making each character s past cloudy enough that I had a hard time figuring out who was the guilty party I did feel the police were able to solve the case way too easily If the author would have allowed the reader to be of a part of the investigation and gave the police than one clue leading them to the solution of the case, it would have been a much satisfying ending.But, all in all Lapena showed much improvement in her plot development and suspense building and I now consider myself a full fledged fan of her books flag 78 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jul 26, 2018 Louise Wilson rated it really liked it review of another edition As the guests arrive at the beautiful, remote Mitchell s Inn, they re looming forward to a relaxing weekend in the forest miles from anywhere Its a mixed bunch of people who have booked into Mitchell s Inn for the weekend It s miles from anywhere and set deep into the woods There are ten guests plus the owner, James, and his son, Bradley The guests arrive during a snow storm and it s not long before they are snowed in The guests enjoy their first evening, but by the morning, one of them is As the guests arrive at the beautiful, remote Mitchell s Inn, they re looming forward to a relaxing weekend in the forest miles from anywhere Its a mixed bunch of people who have booked into Mitchell s Inn for the weekend It s miles from anywhere and set deep into the woods There are ten guests plus the owner, James, and his son, Bradley The guests arrive during a snow storm and it s not long before they are snowed in The guests enjoy their first evening, but by the morning, one of them is dead The nightmare for the surviving guests is just beginning This book is written style if Agatha Christie s And Then There We re None Most of the characters have dark secrets, which are slowly revealed to us Although it s a bit far fetched at times, it won t effect your judgement of this quick read They have the expected power cut, and of course there is no back up generator and of course there aren t any lamps and or enough candles The phone lines are also down There is plenty of red herrings I had no idea who the murderer was.I would like to thank NetGalley, Random House UK, Transworld Publishers and the author Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for an honest review flag 69 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jan 26, 2019 Linda rated it really liked it Shelves mystery thrillers, nature themes, psychological thriller Winter is coming.Shari Lapena wraps An Unwanted Guest in icy, treacherous roads, power outages, howling winds, snapped off tree branches, and oh by the wayMURDER.The stage is set for couples seeking the perfect getaway weekend from the trials of daily life in upstate New York surrounded by the Catskills and Mother Nature on sporatic hormones It s the getting there that should have alerted our characters that this is going to be the most challenging weekend of their lives Traveling o Winter is coming.Shari Lapena wraps An Unwanted Guest in icy, treacherous roads, power outages, howling winds, snapped off tree branches, and oh by the wayMURDER.The stage is set for couples seeking the perfect getaway weekend from the trials of daily life in upstate New York surrounded by the Catskills and Mother Nature on sporatic hormones It s the getting there that should have alerted our characters that this is going to be the most challenging weekend of their lives Traveling on roads with zero visibility may be the death of them Perhaps.Lapena describes Mitchell s Inn as a quaint upscale lodge with all the finery of lush carpets, luxurious tufted pillows on every bed, quality stone fireplaces, and the ultimate cuisine It s run by a father son duo who have been short staffed because of the inclement weather But the show must go on and go on it will.An Unwanted Guest is like being in a mystery filled time warp brought to you by Agatha Christie Each of our well heeled guests are wheeling in baggage from their past lives Lapena slowly peels back their hidden stories Some stories are shocking than others, but each of them wear false facesfaces that will eventually reflect in the mirror of truth.Nighttime brings its usual creaks and groans from within an aged dwelling, but this incident happens without so much as a hush The body of one of the guests is found at the foot of the stairs in the morning A misstep on the lush carpeted steps But David, the attorney, thinks otherwise Lapena slams the door on any outside assistance with no power, no internet, and no snowmobiles A violent snow blizzard has taken residence at the Inn as well and isn t checking out any time soon.What works here, as always, is the feeling that one is at the mercy of the elements Add to this the eerie feeling that there s a murderer in the mix that gets the reader s attention every time A lodge full of strangers or a stranger from the outside world within the walls of the lodge An Unwanted Guest is a snappy little mystery with short, fast read chapters that will keep you entertained Just be aware that guests have a tendency to check in with the morbid promise of checking out permanently Hmmmm flag 72 likesLike see review View all 20 comments Aug 05, 2018 Carrie rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves edelweiss While the story within the pages of An Unwanted Guest isn t exactly a new one it is an addictive read I ve seen this plot several times over the years with strangers coming together and the murders begin but it never really gets old Mitchell s Inn is located deep within the woods in the Catskills making a wonderful getaway destination This particular weekend several guests are scheduled to arrive just as a snow storm is taking place After everyone is settled in they find themselves truly cut While the story within the pages of An Unwanted Guest isn t exactly a new one it is an addictive read I ve seen this plot several times over the years with strangers coming together and the murders begin but it never really gets old Mitchell s Inn is located deep within the woods in the Catskills making a wonderful getaway destination This particular weekend several guests are scheduled to arrive just as a snow storm is taking place After everyone is settled in they find themselves truly cut off from the rest of the world due to the weather but a few could definitely use the cozy time No one ever thought the weekend would turn into the devastation that it did all beginning with the first body found at the stairs in what looks like an accident at first glance The beginning of this one is a bit jumbled as introductions are made to the various players in the deadly game of chance However, once getting to know everyone and the action truly begins the fear and paranoia sets in and just oozes off the pages of the story Any one of the guests or staff could be a killer so the reader needs to sort through the twists and turns to get to the satisfying conclusion I received an advance copy from the publisher via Edelweiss.For reviews please visit flag 66 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jun 13, 2018 Pauline rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena reminded me of an Agatha Christie thriller A group of guests in a remote hotel stranded in a snowstorm No phones, Internet or electricity and no way of getting help The guests are being murdered one by one Is it one of them or an intruder hiding in the hotel I read this book in a day and it kept me guessing until the end I would like to thank NetGalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishers for my e copy in exchange for an honest review flag 67 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 31, 2018 Nazanin rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, mystery, fiction, thriller 4.25 StarsGwen Riley are friends and went to the Mitchelle s Inn so Riley can relax a little and take her mind off things David is a criminal attorney and he went there to recharge Lauren Ian are friends and they went there to have a good time with each other at this remote hotel Dana Matthew are engaged and they went there to have fun and plan their marriage Henry Beverly are married, they have marital problems and they went there to save their marriage Candice is a writ 4.25 StarsGwen Riley are friends and went to the Mitchelle s Inn so Riley can relax a little and take her mind off things David is a criminal attorney and he went there to recharge Lauren Ian are friends and they went there to have a good time with each other at this remote hotel Dana Matthew are engaged and they went there to have fun and plan their marriage Henry Beverly are married, they have marital problems and they went there to save their marriage Candice is a writer and went there to write her new novel in peace James is Bradley s father and they own the Mitchell s Inn and happy to have some guess for the weekend Sorensen is the sergeant who tries to find the killer who killed four of these travelers Well as you see, there is so many characters and all of them has their own POV I love multiple POVs but in this one, it was a bit too many and at first, it was a bit difficult for me to keep up with all of them and at some point, I had to think who was who But then after reading 30% I got used to them and actually enjoyed it It was really good to know what s going on their minds It was my third read by this author and honestly, I enjoyed it a bit than the other two It was suspenseful Overall, really liked it and hope you enjoy it as well flag 68 likesLike see review View all 38 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Fiction Fanatics January 2019 An Unwanted Guest 1 11 Jan 02, 2019 04 35AM Librari Please correct page count 3 31 Aug 14, 2018 06 57AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers also enjoyed 1 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 6250, 11771, 8074, 1990, 473 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph 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    An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena https penguinrandomhouse books an unwanted guest May , An intriguing cast, an isolated location, a raging storm and the threat of death in every dark corner An Unwanted Guest reads like Agatha Christie with a shot of adrenalin Clear your desk before you start it because you won t want to put it down. An Unwanted Guest A Novel Kindle edition by Shari https Unwanted Guest Shari Lapena ebook dp BFMMV An Unwanted guest was an excellent read It comes off as a modern Agatha Christie novel with a lot of tension Admittedly, I was nervous going into this one because readers seemed to have either loved it or hated it, but I am glad I purchased An Unwanted Guest Shari Lapenahttps sharilapena book an unwanted guest An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena is a new thriller that will give you serious Agatha Christie vibes if you re one of the many people who counts And Then There Were None among their favorite books, you will love An Unwanted Guest. An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena https book show Jul , An Unwanted Guest is a murder mystery story that takes place at an upstate NY inn, during a cold winter weekend An ice storm hits, causing the inn to lose power and forcing the guests to stay on property Then, danger ensues. AN UNWANTED GUEST by Shari Lapena Kirkus Reviewshttps kirkusreviews shari lapena an unwanted guest When guests begin to die in suspicious ways, panic spreads, and any good sense that remained among the group blows away in the frigid winter wind Readers who prefer likable characters won t find many here, except perhaps Candace White,

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