A novel you will easily devour in just a few sittings, it's unexpected and immensely gripping, leaving you with lots to consider.
Dark, compelling Hollywood intrigue and a diverse cast of well-drawn characters make The Ninth Guest a unique locked-room mystery that readers will simply devour! It's perfect for fans of Lucy Foley
Tess Little is a modern Agatha Christie, setting up her nine suspects, locking them in a sprawling Los Angeles mansion, and knocking them down one by one over the course of a decadent, stomach-turning dinner party. In trying to understand who murdered Richard, Elspeth begins a kind of katabasis--and what she finds down there in the dark with Persephone might destroy her. The Ninth Guest kept me guessing until the very last
With a knowing satirical eye, Tess Little skillfully weaves a page-turner full of satisfying twists and turns. What starts as a murder mystery soon turns into a carnival of LA parties, blending and bleeding into each other, as time doubles over on itself. Ultimately, The Ninth Guest is the moving story of power, cruelty, and one woman's quest to reclaim her daughter, her past, and ultimately, herself