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An Unwanted Guest (original 2018; edition 2019)
by Shari Lapena (Author)
An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapeña (2018)
Top Five Books of 2018 (691)
Litsy Awards 2018 (78)
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Very Agatha Christie-esk!
Los huéspedes que van llegando al encantador y remoto hotelito Mitchell's Inn se observan mutuamente con interés pero desde una prudente distancia. Todos ellos han recalado allí en busca de un relajante (quizá hasta romántico) fin de semana en medio del bosque y lejos de sus vidas. El hotel presume de contar con acogedoras habitaciones, elegantes chimeneas de leña y una bodega bien surtida. La oportunidad perfecta para practicar el esquí o acurrucarse en la cama con una buena novela de misterio.
Pero cuando una violenta tormenta azota las montañas y corta la electricidad, el grupo se ve completamente aislado del resto del mundo. Nadie puede entrar... ni salir. Entonces descubren el primer cadáver, y la horrible verdad sale a la luz. Tienen a un asesino entre ellos. Y no hay escapatoria.
Liked it good enough. Great setting and quite the mystery.
I read The Couple Next Door by the author some years ago and I loved the book. Also, this book's blurb about strangers being trapped in an inn without having a chance to get from the place, with a murderer? I was sold!
My only regret with this book is that I wanted to read the book in the middle of the winter, hopefully with a blizzard outside. Instead, I read it in the middle of one of the hottest summer ever. Not that the outside climate affects the story of the book. It was just that I wanted to get in the mood...;)
My favorite kind of stories crime stories are where there are plenty of suspects and you try to figure out who's the killer. And, in An Unwanted Guest have we plenty of suspects to choose from. All of them seem to have secrets they try to keep hidden. I have not read Agatha Christie's books, but I have set plenty of the movies and TV series and this book felt like one of her stories. We even had our own "Poirot" trying to figure out who the killer is. Although we couldn't be sure that he was not the guilty one.
Shari Lapena has become a favorite author of mine. I have yet to read A Stranger in the House by her, but it's high on my list of books to read. An Unwanted Guest is an excellent whodunnit book that will keep you guessing right until the end!
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The twisty new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House A weekend retreat at a cozy mountain lodge is supposed to be the perfect getaway . . . but when the storm hits, no one is getting away It's winter in the Catskills and Mitchell's Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing--maybe even romantic--weekend away. It boasts spacious old rooms with huge woodburning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just curling up with a good murder mystery. 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 and try to make the best of it. Soon, though, one of the guests turns up dead--it looks like an accident. But when a second guest dies, they start to panic. Within the snowed-in paradise, something--or someone--is picking off the guests one by one. And there's nothing they can do but hunker down and hope they can survive the storm--and one another.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.6 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century
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The author nails the setting, I caught myself shivering from the told. How would you react in a similar situation?
This was a fantastic book, and the ending was completely plausible! ( )