The Last House Guest by Megan MirandaThe Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

The Last House Guest

byMegan Miranda

Paperback | June 18, 2019

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“Once again, Megan Miranda has crafted the perfect summer thriller. The Last House Guest is twisty and tense, with a pace that made my heart race. An edge-of-your-seat, up-all-night read.” —Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied

“No one can be trusted in the latest chilling thriller from master of suspense, Megan Miranda. The Last House Guest is a lightning-fast mystery, full of menace and unexpected twists and turns that will have readers on the edge of their seats. A riveting read!” —Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl

“This searing small-town...explores the complexities of female friendship and the picturesque fictions that money can buy. Miranda delivers a clever, stylish mystery that will seize readers like a riptide.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline; and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors.

Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl—but that’s just what happens with visitor Sadie Loman and Littleport resident Avery Greer. Each summer for almost a decade, the girls are inseparable—until Sadie is found dead. While 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.

Another thrilling novel from the bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger, Megan Miranda’s The Last House Guest is a smart, twisty read with a strong female protagonist determined to make her own way in the world.
Title:The Last House GuestFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:June 18, 2019Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1982130210

ISBN - 13:9781982130213


Rated 1 out of 5 by from Couldn't do it I read half of this book but had to stop as I was bored. I couldn't follow along or connect with the characters. I would like to know the outcome of the book so I have purchased the audio book. I am hoping this will be a little more exciting.
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chilling! From Megan Miranda, author of "All the Missing Girls", comes her latest chilling thriller; "The Last House Guest". Established wealthy families have always summered in Littleport Maine. Full time resident workers work for the summer season visitors... unseen, unappreciated and invisible. A strong friendship grows between visitor "Sadie" and resident "Avery", breaking all the rules. The girls bond over the summers becoming "sisters". Except not all is sunshine and summer nights. A dark secret sours the friendship and the sudden death of Sadie sends Avery searching for answers...but maybe the answers she finds are to the questions she shouldn't have asked. With a cast of supporting characters that gratefully only exist between the covers of this book, be prepared for a she said...she did...she didn't...chilling read.
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Overrated Decent book, a little slow and repetitive but much better than All The Missing Girls. I enjoyed it, but I’m not sure it’s ‘Bestseller’ or book club worthy. A neutral story that you probably won’t think of again once you pick up your next novel.
Date published: 2019-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Took me a few chapters to really get into the book, but once I started it was hard to put down.
Date published: 2019-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love!!!! I bought this out of necessity when I forgot my book on a trip to the beach, so glad I did!! I had been craving a suspense/thriller/mystery novel and this checked those boxes perfectly. It kept me on the edge of my seat (or beach towel) from the first to the last page! Would definitely recommend!!
Date published: 2019-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Mystery for a quick summer read I have read some other books by this author and have enjoyed them all....I liked Avery in this book and was surprised by the ending
Date published: 2019-07-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just okay for this reader Megan Miranda's latest novel is The Last House Guest. Avery is a townie, living the tourist town of Littleport, Main. Sadie's wealthy father owns many of the local rental properties. When their paths cross, the girls form an unlikely friendship. One that continues for a decade - until Sadie is found dead. It's ruled a suicide, but Avery has trouble believing that - as does a local cop. She feels like they're looking at her.... Miranda's timeline flips from present to past. We see the friendship from Avery's viewpoint. And as she seems to try to convince herself that they were friends and equals, the reader will see cracks and inconsistencies in Avery's memories. I looked forward to those cracks widening as the search for answers progressed. They did, but slowly. The present introduces us to Sadie's family. I found them cliched - the troubled brother, the parents that never saw Avery as one of them, but only as the employee she is. I thought I should be on Avery's side, but found her unlikable and difficult to connect with. Avery's seemingly selective memories are interesting as they do cast doubt on the suicide theory, as well as the reality of their relationship. And Miranda does give us a nice twist at the end. But.....there was something missing for me. The pacing perhaps - I found it to be a slow burner. Maybe I just went in expecting more as I loved her first two books. All The Missing Girls was a standout. That said, I will be curious to see what Miranda pens next.
Date published: 2019-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tempestuous, relentless, and tight! In this latest novel by Miranda, The Last House Guest, she transports us to the small coastal town of Littleport, Maine where secrets and gossip are rampant, class tensions run high, and the reopening of the investigation into the recent death of one of the wealthy seasonal residents will uncover more suspects and more skeletons than anyone could have imagined. The prose is tense and sharp. The characters are scarred, deceptive, and conflicted. And the plot, using a past/present, back-and-forth style is a suspenseful thrill ride filled with friendship, familial drama, collusion, manipulation, lies, scandals, revelations, and murder. Overall, The Last House Guest is a dark, twisty, compelling page-turner that delves into the intricate and dynamic bonds between friends and has just the right pace, mood, atmosphere, and surprises to keep you guessing until the very last page.
Date published: 2019-07-03