Title: The Last Guest House
Author: Megan Miranda
Genre: Thriller, Fiction
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Canada
Release Date: June 18, 2019
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.
This is a great new thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat until the end.
I was so excited to read this book because I love Megan Miranda’s thrillers.
Like in All the Missing Girls, this story flashes back to revisit a mysterious death of a young girl in town. Sadie’s death was ruled a suicide, but her friend Avery never felt comfortable with that conclusion. While searching for answers about Sadie’s death, Avery learned more about herself and her family.
I couldn’t figure out the solution until the end. I love it when a book surprises me, and this one definitely did. There isn’t really enough evidence given until the end to figure it out, because the reader discovers the clues along with Avery. I loved the way that the new clues she found pointed at Avery as being Sadie’s murderer. It really kept up the suspense! Though she would be an unlikely suspect, since she’s the narrator, I couldn’t rule her out with all the evidence pointing to her.
I loved this thriller!
Thank you Simon and Schuster Canada for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
What to read next:
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
The Au Pair by Emma Rous
Have you read The Last Guest House? What did you think of it?