An Unwanted Guest

An Unwanted Guest

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AS FEATURED ON BBC RADIO 2: 'Properly gripping' Romesh Ranganathan

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER from the number one bestselling author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR.

'Crafted like a vintage Christie and just as tense, this will be a smash hit.' Heat
'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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READERS LOVE SHARI LAPENA:

***** 'Best book I've read in ages'
***** 'On the edge of my seat to the end'
***** 'Had me hooked from start to finish'
***** 'Incredibly readable and unputdownable'
***** 'I haven't picked up a book in 9 years and I'm so glad that I picked this up! I loved it.'


OUT NOW the new Sunday Times bestseller from Shari Lapena: THE END OF HER
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 22mm | 251g
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552174874
  • 9780552174879
  • 81,412

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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
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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 * Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari Lapena's novels are domestic noir at its finest. * Simon Kernick * 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 * [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 * 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 *
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About 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 thrillers A Stranger in the House, An Unwanted Guest, Someone We Know and The End of Her were all Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers. Shari's books are published in 37 territories worldwide, with global sales of over 7 million. Her sixth thriller, Not a Happy Family is available to pre-order now.

Facebook: ShariLapena
Twitter: @sharilapena
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69,022 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 23% (16,152)
4 41% (28,350)
3 27% (18,962)
2 6% (4,475)
1 2% (1,083)
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