The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf @hgudenkauf @htp_books @parkrowbooks @NetGalley #mystery #thriller #bookbloggers

Kaceey’s Review:

This is one of my favorite types of thrillers. Multiple storylines and leaving it up to you, the reader/amateur armchair detective, to connect all the dots and just maybe figure out how it will all come together. Who’s up for the challenge?💁🏻‍♀️ 

Wylie is a true-crime author. She presently rents a secluded home in the middle of nowhere to finish her latest book. Who could have predicted she’d find herself in the middle of a massive blizzard, leaving her cut off from everyone?  

Josie is an average twelve-year-old girl who’s having her best friend Beckie sleep-over. Unfortunately, and sadly, there’s a great deal of tension in Josie’s home between the parents and the brother. This may not turn out to be the carefree, fun-filled night they were hoping for. 

There is one more crucial storyline threaded into this book. But what kind of a friend would I be if I spilled the beans?! You’ll just have to let it unfold as you read along. No spoilers here!.🤫 

Some of the twists I saw coming, and others totally surprised me. To me, that’s a great combo. When I finished, I actually went back to skim a few parts to see how I missed some of the shockers. And yup!🙋🏻‍♀️. The trail was right there, hidden in plain sight. I just missed it. Might be losing my touch! Lol! 

Heather Gudenkauf writes a superb, captivating😉 thriller that just might keep you guessing throughout! 

I flew through this book in only a few sittings. It was supposed to be a buddy read but sadly I left Susanne far behind as I just couldn’t put it down. (Sorry Susanne)💕 

I’ve always enjoyed this author’s works in the past and am looking forward to her next. 

A pseudo-buddy read with Susanne🤣💞 

Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing.

Susanne’s Review:

A mystery suspense that will keep you guessing till the very end!

This is how you do it, my friends!

A dark, chilling, atmospheric read that included a myriad of characters and multiple timelines/storylines all of which kept this girl highly intrigued.

Admittedly, at first, my head was spinning trying to keep track of all that was going on. Luckily the storyline was gripping enough to keep me glued to the edge of my seat.

First, in August of 2000, we have best friends Josie and Becky, whose lives change forever on one evening in late summer.  

In the present day, we have Wylie, a true-crime writer, who arrives in Burden, Iowa to finish drafting a book about events that took place years earlier. Trapped during an insane snowstorm, she comes across an injured boy in the snow and tries to save him. Who is he and where did he come from?  

That my friends is another question and another storyline. 

Everything that could go wrong does, of course. Between the blizzard, the lack of electricity and the internet, and of course, the fact that a murderer is on the loose, no one is safe. The tension is high and the chill in the air is palpable.  

Heather Gudenkauf has been a long-time favorite writer of mine for years now and I can safely say that with The Overnight Guest, she has once again delivered.  

A buddy read with Kaceey that we both enjoyed. I was a bit of a slowpoke reading this one due to having family over during the entire Thanksgiving Holiday but thankfully still got to discuss this one was Kaceey thereafter.  As always, I am forever thankful to my bestie Kaceey for always being by my side.

Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing Park Row for the arc.

Published on Goodreads, NetGalley, and Twitter.

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