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  • Published: 21 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9780552174879
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99

An Unwanted Guest




A perfect getaway to a beautiful, remote hotel turns deadly in this claustrophobic, pulse-pounding and unputdownable thriller from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller, Shari Lapena.

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. The new pulse-pounding and unputdownable thriller from the author of the number one bestseller THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR, and A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE.

'Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari Lapena's novels are domestic noir at its finest' Simon Kernick
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We can’t choose the strangers we meet.

As the guests arrive at beautiful, remote Mitchell’s Inn, they’re all looking forward to a relaxing weekend deep in the forest, miles from anywhere. They watch their fellow guests with interest, from a polite distance.

Usually we can avoid the people who make us nervous, make us afraid.

With a violent storm raging, the group finds itself completely cut off from the outside world. Nobody can get in – or out. And then the first body is found . . . and the horrifying truth comes to light. There’s a killer among them – and nowhere to run.

Until we find ourselves in a situation we can’t escape. Trapped.
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PRAISE FOR SHARI LAPENA:

‘Crafted like a vintage Christie and just as tense, this will be a smash hit’ Heat

'Smart characterisation combined with a subtle appreciation for the darkness of the human heart . . . A perfectly choreographed danse macabre' Mail on Sunday

‘Shari Lapena . . . is rapidly becoming a go-to author for anyone seeking a light but lip-smacking mystery’ Sunday Express

‘The psychological thrillers of Lapena are masterclasses in tightly plotted, economical narrative’ Metro

'An excellent mystery! Agatha Christie meets P D James' Ragnar Jonasson
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READERS LOVE SHARI LAPENA:
‘Best book I’ve read in ages’

‘5* fast paced, twisting thriller’

‘The pace never let up’

‘On the edge of my seat to the end’

‘I haven’t picked up a book in 9 years and I’m so glad that I picked this up! I loved it.’

‘Incredibly readable and unputdownable’

‘Very clever, well written, intriguing and suspenseful’

‘Had me hooked from start to finish’

  • Pub date: 21 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9780552174879
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Shari Lapena

Shari Lapena worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before writing fiction. Her debut thriller, The Couple Next Door, was a global bestseller, the bestselling fiction title in the UK in 2017 and has been optioned for television. Her second thriller, A Stranger in the House and third, An Unwanted Guest, were both Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers. Her fourth thriller is out in 2019.

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Praise for An Unwanted Guest

“Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari Lapena's novels are domestic noir at its finest.”

Simon Kernick

“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.”

Gilly Macmillan, author of BURNT PAPER SKY

“[An Unwanted Guest] once again shows her gift for smart characterisation combined with a subtle appreciation for the darkness of the human heart . . . A perfectly choreographed danse macabre.”

Mail on Sunday

“Enthralling!”

Prima

“Echoes of classic Agatha Christie . . . Be sure to clear your diary. You will want to devour this in a single, uninterrupted sitting.”

Herald

“Spine-tingling.”

Irish Tatler

“Shari Lapena combines the cosy feel and cunning plotting of an Agatha Christie-era whodunnit with a sharp eye for contemporary life and she is rapidly becoming a go-to author for anyone seeking a light but lip-smacking mystery”

Sunday Express

“The psychological thrillers of Lapena are masterclasses in tightly plotted, economical narrative…This third novel has a premise straight out of a Agatha Christie classic”

Metro

“If you want an unputdownable thriller, you’re in luck – best-seller Shari Lapena is back with a new whodunnit…Crafted like a vintage Christie and just as tense, this will be a smash hit”

Heat

“A gripping tale from this accomplished crime writer.”

My Weekly

“This page-turner had us absolutely gripped.”

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