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The Perfect Guests

The Perfect Guests

‘Old secrets and new dangers collide in this deliciously thrilling tale‘ Lisa Gardner, No.1 New York Times bestselling author

The bestselling author of The Au Pair returns with another delicious, twisty novel – about a grand house full of secrets, eight invited guests and someone playing a sinister game.

Raven Hall is waiting for you . . .

When Beth was fourteen, she was invited into Raven Hall, a rambling, isolated manor house in the English countryside. The family who lived there were warm and welcoming, and Beth soon became firm friends with their daughter, Nina. At times, Beth even felt like she was truly part of the family . . . But then they asked her to play a very strange game – and nothing was the same again.

Now, after years of abandonment, Raven Hall has been restored to its former glory and is playing host to an evening of murder mystery . . . But why does the tragic past of this imposing house seem to have such a hold on everyone? Is this really just a game, or a murder mystery for real?

The guests are about to find out – with devastating consequences . . .

Praise for The Perfect Guests

A richly atmospheric time-slip mystery with the pulse of a thriller, The Perfect Guests is deliciously evocative and absolutely spellbinding‘ Christina McDonald, USA Today bestselling author

Anyone yearning for a page-turning gothic story with a big house – and a shocking family secret – at its heart should gatecrash The Perfect Guests immediately!‘ Eve Chase

As seductive but secretly treacherous as Raven Hall itself, this novel delivers devour-in-a-day diversion.. Rous has upped her game with this onePublishers Weekly

Shocking revelations and murderous intentions . . . this is a party suspense fans are advised to crashBooklist (starred review)
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 24th June 2021

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780349419121

Reviews

A richly atmospheric time-slip mystery with the pulse of a thriller, The Perfect Guests is deliciously evocative and absolutely spellbinding. Set up like a game of Cluedo, the story alternates between two narratives, one in the past, the other in the present, each chapter winding the tension higher as you discover the pieces you need to solve the puzzle. With vividly drawn characters, gorgeous prose, and an electric sense of place and time, I was sucked in from the very first page. The Perfect Guests is a fun and immensely satisfying treat!
Christina McDonald, <i>USA Today</i> bestselling author
Anyone yearning for a page-turning gothic story with a big house - and a shocking family secret - at its heart should gatecrash The Perfect Guests immediately!
Eve Chase
Clever and engaging. Rous creates the ultimate house party mystery. A room full of strangers - or are they? Whispers of an old tragedy - or is it? An elaborately plated dinner - until one by one the guests fall ill. Old secrets and new dangers collide in this deliciously thrilling tale
Lisa Gardner, No.1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author
Shocking revelations and murderous intentions . . . this is a party suspense fans are advised to crash
Booklist (starred review)
As seductive but secretly treacherous as Raven Hall itself, this novel delivers devour-in-a-day diversion.. Rous has upped her game with this one
Publishers Weekly