Short and Tweet Review of An Unwanted Guest

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
Published on: 8/7/18
Pages: 304
**I did receive a ARC through my job as a bookseller**

A weekend retreat at a cozy mountain lodge is supposed to be the perfect getaway . . . but when the storm hits, no one is getting away

It's winter in the Catskills and Mitchell's Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing--maybe even romantic--weekend away. It boasts spacious old rooms with huge woodburning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just curling up with a good murder mystery.

So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity--and all contact with the outside world--the guests settle in for the long haul. 

Soon, though, one of the guests turns up dead--it looks like an accident. But when a second guest dies, they start to panic. 

Within the snowed-in paradise, something--or someone--is picking off the guests one by one. And there's nothing they can do but hunker down and hope they can survive the storm.
In order to review as many books as possible without stressing ourselves out, these super mini- tweet style reviews are going to help balance our other review styles.  All our Short and Tweet reviews will be 140-280 characters or less (except when they are a bit longer). 😉 Thanks to Tif from Tif Talks Books for the idea!


Such a lot of fun! It might have been super hot and humid when I was reading it, but it really felt like I was snowed in with the guests of the inn. I read this in a short period of time, so I didn't spend a lot of time guessing whodunit, but I was pleasantly surprised by the ending (and one particular twist made me gleefully happy).

Midnight Rating

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