Happy New Year, I’ve taken a little break from the blog over the last few weeks but I’m over the moon to be sharing my review for The Guesthouse by Abbie Frost as part of the blog tour. First review of 2020 and it’s a cracker of a book so huge thanks to Becca for the invite and copy of the book.
About the book
Seven guests. One Killer. A holiday to remember…
You use an app, called Cloud BNB, to book a room online. And on a cold and windy afternoon you arrive at The Guesthouse, a dramatic old building on a remote stretch of hillside in Ireland.
You are expecting a relaxing break, but you find something very different. Something unimaginable. Because a killer has lured you and six other guests here and now you can’t escape.
One thing’s for certain: not all of you will come back from this holiday alive…
The Guesthouse is available to purchase now – Amazon
We are given a little insight into what’s to come at the beginning of The Guesthouse, a woman running for her life from a burning building and we are then taken back 6 days before and I have to say what a blooming tease Abbie Frost is, it’s a cracker of a prologue and it just made me want to read as fast as I could to find out the who, the why and the what for?
Hannah isn’t having an easy time so this little holiday to The Guesthouse in the Irish village of Fallon seems like the perfect place to escape and try and get her life back on track. I can’t say I particularly liked Hannah at the start, she seems to be in self destruct mode but as the story continues we find out a bit more about her and she grew on me.
Hannah is the first to arrive at The Guesthouse and as the other holiday makers arrive we find they are a mixed bunch, I wasn’t sure about any of them if I’m honest. I think with the opening the way it is my inner detective came out and I was suspicious of them all but like Hannah, some grew on me and I was really hoping for the best for them.
Abbie Frost has created a story that is very atmospheric, the old building was easy to picture with its creaky floorboards and shut off rooms. I had major shivers at some of the descriptions and I got so absorbed in the story that I found myself jumping at a little noise (it was my cat).
The Guesthouse is a twisty and quite tense psychological thriller that will definitely keep you on your toes. It’s not a book you could pick up and only read a few chapters, it’s a book that I found I just couldn’t put down. It really drew me in and had me turning the pages at lightening speed desperate to find out what would happen next.
Thoroughly enjoyable, full of twists and turns and one I will definitely be recommending.
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