The Guests

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by Margot Hunt

Publication Date: January 9, 2024
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Paperback: 303 Pages

Publisher Description

From USA Today bestselling author Margot Hunt comes the chilling tale of what happens when a family besieged by a storm must play host to uninvited guests.

When a Category 5 hurricane is poised to hit their coastal Florida town, the Davies family takes refuge in their waterfront manse. Marlowe, Lee, and their teenage twins invite their close friends to wait out the storm in comfort and style.

Uninvited are the three strangers who dock on the family’s shore right before the storm descends. Brothers Jason and Bo―and Bo’s girlfriend, Darcy―are a charming, helpful trio in need of a safe haven that the family is only too happy to provide.

But as the storm outside grows more threatening, so does the tension in the house.

Soon, the lines between family, friends, and strangers blur. Danger mounts with every pointed finger and broken confidence, and long-held secrets are revealed one after another until only one truth remains: not everyone is going to make it out alive.

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About the author

Ashley Elston worked for many years as a wedding photographer before turning her hand to writing. She lives in Louisiana with her husband and three sons. Elston has written six young adult novels; First Lie Wins is her adult debut.

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“An irresistible way to kill the hours while you wait for the power to come back on.” Kirkus Reviews

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“Hunt’s skillful sleight of hand and well-drawn characters create palpable menace, placing this a cut above standard-issue locked-room thrillers. It will leave readers breathless.” Publishers Weekly

“Hunt spins a phenomenal thriller that will keep readers on their toes…Recommended for readers who enjoy thrillers with family elements, such as books by Sally Hepworth, Lisa Jewell, and Stacy Willingham.” Booklist




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