Today I have a review of The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda, available on June 18 from Simon and Schuster! A huge thank you to Simon Books for the free copy.
My first read from Megan Miranda was a success! I had so much fun with The Last House Guest!
Littleport, Maine, like many places in the United States, is the land of the haves and the have-nots. The wealthy vacation there, and the locals serve them when they do. Typically the two groups don’t cross paths in a social manner, but Avery and Sadie become friends anyway.
For over ten years, the two are the best of friends during summer; however, when Sadie is found dead, everything changes.
Sadie’s death is ruled a suicide, but Avery is shouldering some blame based on community gossip. Someone out there knows something, and Avery intends to find out who they are and what they know.
The Last House Guest is told in two timelines: the night of the incident and the summer afterwards. The party go-ers are all suspects, and there are secrets and lies galore that unfold bit by bit.
The Last House Guest is written in a easy, flowing writing style with a quick pace and a large cast of characters. I really felt for Sadie and her family grappling with their loss, potentially to suicide. The premise here is interesting, and it reminded me of a case in the news the last couple years.
Overall, the twists kept me on the edge of my seat, I loved the charming and atmospheric setting, and I blew right through this thriller, which ended up being an emotional one for me due to the content.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
About the Book:
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.
Have you read The Last House Guest, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR