Book Review: The Overnight Guest

The Overnight Guest, by New York Times Bestselling Author, Heather Gudenkauf is a chilling page-turner. This story is set in rural Blake County, Iowa, deep in the country where the houses are slim on the backroads. This story keeps readers wanting to know what is going to happen next.

Wylie Lark is a true crime author who doesn’t blink an eye when she gets snowed in at the farmhouse she is staying in to finish her latest book. The only thing is the farmhouse she is staying in is the same house where a decade-old murder took place in. A murder in which two people were murdered and a young girl comes up missing. The storm outside the house continues to worsen, and she finds herself completely trapped inside of the house with nowhere else to go, she is forced to relive her own secrets. That is until she discovers a young child in the snow outside of her house and brings the child into warmth and safety. She begins to investigate, but what she uncovers is just as unnerving. It is soon made evident that it is not as isolated out there as Wylie once believed, and someone is willing to find them at any cost.

This story had so many puzzle pieces that connected together at the end. If you can get past the multiple perspectives that are going on in the book, then the read is quite good. Everything makes sense at the end of the book. I really enjoyed how the author seemed to keep the readers on their toes. Just when you thought you had something figured out, the author would throw another curve ball at you. The ending is one that I would never have guessed, but looking back, all the pieces were there they were just blurred into the story.

Overall, I would rate this book a 4/5 because the first 40 pages were kinda confusing with the skipping back and forth between the perspectives. I really enjoyed the book after getting through those few pages.

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