An Unwanted Guest

An Unwanted Guest

Book - 2018
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"A remote lodge in upstate New York is the perfect winter wonderland getaway... until the bodies start piling up. It's winter in the Catskills and the weather outside is frightful, but Mitchell's Inn is so delightful! The cozy lodge nestled deep in the woods is perfect for a relaxing--maybe even romantic--weekend away. The Inn boasts spacious old rooms with huge wood-burning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or just curling up with a book and someone you love. So when the weather takes a turn for the worse and a blizzard cuts off the electricity--and all contact with the outside world--the guests settle in for the long haul. The power's down but they've got candles, blankets and firewood--a genuine rustic experience! Soon, though, a body turns up--surely an accident. When a second body appears, they start to panic. Then they find a third body. Within the snowed-in paradise, something--or someone--is picking off the guests one by one. They can't leave, and with no cell service, there's no prospect of getting the police in until the weather loosens its icy grip. The weekend getaway has turned deadly. For some couples, it's their first time away. For others, it will be their last. And there's nothing they can do about it but huddle in and hope they can survive the storm."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, 2018.
ISBN: 9780385690799
Branch Call Number: FIC Lapen
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 23 cm.


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Feb 24, 2019

I thought this was a decent book and story. As someone else said, it is hard to guess who the killer is because certain things are omitted until the end where they reveal the killer’s background. It’s an enjoyable read though, I read the book in one day lol

Jan 12, 2019

Sadly, this one isn’t my favorite. It’s started getting really cheesey. Her other books are better, so don’t give up on this author if this is the first you have read.

Jan 12, 2019

Like an Agatha Christie-a fun read for a dreary afternoon.

Dec 09, 2018

Hmmmm....don't know what to say really. Definitely LOTS of repetition. There is suspense and build up. Not so sure about the ending. Kind of anti-climatic.

Nov 17, 2018

If you are an Agatha Christie fan, don't bother to read this takeoff.

Nov 14, 2018

This is the best of her three books.

Nov 14, 2018

I always say you can tell a good mystery by the number of bodies. Too many bodies and you have a poor story. This book has 5 for a ridiculous plot with shallow characters and plenty of repetition.

Oct 23, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I love a good thriller and this kept me guessing. I’m surprised at the variety of comments!

Oct 22, 2018

I have read many books, some excellent and some poor. I can honestly say this was the worse book I ever read. For a former English teacher her prose is laughable. Dialog between characters made me cringe. Plot is ludicrous.

Oct 15, 2018

Great book, kept me guessing to the end.

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