Updated: May 21, 2019
A suspenseful beach read that transports us to a quaint coastal town in Maine.
Littleport, Maine, has always been like two separate towns: an ideal vacation spot 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, friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl—but that’s just what happens with visitor Sadie Loman and Littleport local 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.
THE LAST HOUSE GUEST is a great twisty read that transports us to the quaint coastal town of Littleport Maine. When Sadie fails to show up for the end of the summer annual party, Avery gets worried. She had just seen her hours before. It doesn’t make sense. The story is a immensely satisfying and will be a delightful beach read for the summer.
I very much liked Avery’s strong character as well as the delineation between the locals and the summer guests. The writing is smart with a careful ascent to the conclusion. Author Megan Miranda weaves a wrenching tale of family drama that will have you guessing about what happened to Sadie. My favorite part was the ending but of course I can’t give that away! You’ll just have to enjoy it at the beach...or the pool...or the lake or wherever you want to relax. It’s a fun read.
Author Megan Miranda Is the New York Times best-selling author of All the Missing Girls. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children The Perfect Stranger is her second novel of psychological suspense and The Last House Guest is the latest.
Thanks to Netgalley, Megan Miranda and Corvus for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Published June 18, 2019