The Guest

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by B.A. Paris

Publication Date: February 20, 2024
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Hardcover: 320 Pages

Publisher Description

New York Times bestselling author B. A. Paris captivated psychological thriller readers everywhere with Behind Closed Doors. Now she invites you into another home full of heart-pounding secrets, in The Guest.

Some secrets never leave.

Iris and Gabriel have just arrived home from a make-or-break holiday. But a shock awaits them. One of their closest friends, Laure, is in their house. The atmosphere quickly becomes tense as she oversteps again and again: sleeping in their bed, wearing Iris’ clothes, even rearranging the furniture.

Laure has walked out on her husband―and their good friend―Pierre, over his confession of an affair and a secret child. Iris and Gabriel want to be supportive of their friends, but as Laure’s mood becomes increasingly unpredictable, her presence takes its toll.

Iris and Gabriel’s only respite comes in the form of a couple new to town. But with them comes their gardener, who has a checkered past.

Soon, secrets from all their pasts will unravel, some more dangerous than they could have known.

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About the author

B.A. Paris is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed DoorsThe Breakdown, Bring Me Back, The Dilemma, and The Therapist. Having lived in France for many years, she and her husband now live in the UK

Read more about B.A. Paris ON HER WEBSITE

Praise

“Bestseller Paris orchestrates a symphony of subplots in this creepy domestic thriller. Paris deftly juggles the many characters and plot strands on the way toward a wild climax. The results are electrifying.”―Publishers Weekly

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“Well-crafted secrets and betrayals abound.”―Booklist

“A tightly woven, character-driven thriller, The Guest shows how secrets can build up into toxic time bombs.”―Apple Books

“This taut, intimate, propulsive domestic thriller is fraught with impulsive bad choices that ordinary people can make.”―Patriot Ledger

“An eerie, chilling page-turner . . . danger lurks around every corner.”―Woman’s World

“By the end, it’s almost possible to figure out the who, as one of the few left standing, if not the why. But Paris thoughtfully fills the gaps with a full confession that will have you saying ‘of course!’”―St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“B.A. Paris once again pushes comfort-zone boundaries in her newest sinister thriller.”―The Big Thrill

“B. A. Paris has become the definitive master of neo-gothic noir and all her talents are front and center in The Guest. I’d forgotten how much fun suburban nightmare thrillers like this can be. The Guest is a terrific tale from the school of Lisa Gardner and Harlan Coben, Paris proving herself to be every bit their equal.”―BookTrib

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