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An Unwanted Guest

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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'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 22mm | 251g
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552174874
  • 9780552174879
  • 78,660

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"Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari Lapena's novels are domestic noir at its finest."
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Echoes of classic Agatha Christie . . . Be sure to clear your diary. You will want to devour this in a single, uninterrupted sitting. * Herald * Enthralling! * Prima * [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 * Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari Lapena's novels are domestic noir at its finest. * Simon Kernick *
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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, and Someone We Know were all Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers. Her fifth thriller, The End of Her, is coming soon.

Facebook: ShariLapena
Twitter: @sharilapena
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30,815 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (12,719)
3 28% (8,634)
2 7% (2,166)
1 2% (502)
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