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“The Last House Guest” by: Megan Miranda

I read All the Missing Girls last year (See Review Here) and enjoyed the writing style in that everything was told backward. In this new thriller by Megan Miranda we are following local girl Avery in the aftermath of the death of her best friend in the seaside town she lives and works in.

While this story isn’t told with the same format, we do have a story told out of sync that jumps all over. It was easy to follow though and that says a lot about Miranda being amazing at her craft.

With a list of suspects including her best friend Sadie herself as it could be a suicide, we are swept into a tale of the haves and the have-nots in this atmospheric and stunning novel.

I guessed the big plot twist early on, but I’m sure not everyone will see it coming and part of the whodunnit as well.

I loved how we got to spend time with these characters and learn things as they fit the narrative. We as the audience didn’t know everything that Avery did and that helped thread and weave everything together between her past and present.

Favorite thriller I have read in a very long time and the word choices are so poetic and beautiful that you can absolutely picture yourself right there ad you read along.

Highly recommend that you add to your Must Read list asap.

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 the facts get twisted against her.

Quick Facts:

Page Count: 336

Format: Hardcover

Genre: General Fiction (Adult)

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Expected Publication Date: June 18th 2019

Categories: ARC, Reviews