An Unwanted Guest
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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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`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

'[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

`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

'An excellent mystery! Agatha Christie meets P D James' Ragnar Jonasson

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
  • 110 x 178mm
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552176273
  • 9780552176279
  • 484,637

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"Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari Lapena's novels are domestic noir at its finest." Simon Kernick
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"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 *
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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 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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Rating details

11,508 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (4,769)
3 28% (3,201)
2 7% (805)
1 2% (183)
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