The Last House Guest

The Last House Guest

A Novel

Book - 2019
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"From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls, a suspenseful new novel about an idyllic town in Maine dealing with the suspicious death of one of their own--and her best "summer" friend, who is trying to uncover the truth...before fingers point her way"--
Publisher: New York, New York ; Toronto : Simon and Schuster, ©2019.
ISBN: 9781501165382
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Characteristics: 343 pages ;,24 cm.

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WPL_Erin Mar 12, 2021

I’m always so confused as to why Miranda’s stuff doesn’t have a higher rating. She tells a fantastic story. Her mysteries are well thought out, well developed and I never see the twists coming!!

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kgerrettie
Mar 01, 2021

Completed: February 26, 2021

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Horseshoe
Jan 29, 2021

I didn't mind this book. It was slow at parts but it kept my interest til the end. I was surprised who the killer was.

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michellecharris
Jan 18, 2021

I really liked this book and was cheering for the main character throughout. You won’t be disappointed.

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1622Logan
Jan 08, 2021

It moved a little slow for me.

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herlz
Sep 29, 2020

Decent read, wasn’t the ending I expected. Loved the idyllic setting of fictional Littleport.

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AMWayment
Jun 22, 2020

Littleport, Maine, like many places in the United States, is the land of the haves and the have-nots. The wealthy vacation there, and the locals serve them when they do. Typically the two groups don’t cross paths in a social manner, but Avery and Sadie become friends anyway. Sadie Loman and Avery Greer had been best friends for years when Sadie’s body was found the night after a party. Police suspected that she took her own life, though Avery never believed it.

Now, a year later, Avery has decided to search for clues to prove that someone murdered her best friend.

Told in two timelines, the night of the party, and the summer after, the suspects are those who attended the party. Everyone who went had something to hide and you know what they say about secrets!

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maipenrai
May 13, 2020

This is not a "bad" book, but for some reason I did not connect with Avery as the lead character. When that happens, it does not matter whether the mystery is good or not. There were so many houses and settings that it was difficult to follow where the action was happening at any given time. Then we have the proverbial flashbacks... I was disappointed. Kristi & Abby Tabby

JCLAshleyW Apr 21, 2020

Being a Midwesterner, I love reading about "summer people vs. locals/townies." This is a great thriller featuring a beach community, a questionable suicide, and a group of 20-somethings looking for the truth about what happened that night. Recommend to patrons who enjoy both beach reads and mysteries/thrillers.

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angelahill_0
Feb 20, 2020

A very disappointing read. The premise sounded very enticing but the writing let it down. It was slow, boring and no real excitement or twisty plot. A waste of a few hours.

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