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Author: Megan Miranda
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: June 18, 2019
Book Description: Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline; and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors.
Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl—but that’s just what happens with visitor Sadie Loman and Littleport resident Avery Greer. Each summer for almost a decade, the girls are inseparable—until Sadie is found dead. While the police rule the death a suicide, Avery can’t help but feel there are those in the community, including a local detective and Sadie’s brother, Parker, who blame her. Someone knows more than they’re saying, and Avery is intent on clearing her name, before the facts get twisted against her.
Another thrilling novel from the bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger, Megan Miranda’s The Last House Guest is a smart, twisty read with a strong female protagonist determined to make her own way in the world.
Rating: 3 Stars
Review: Let me start off my saying I have read every Megan Miranda book and have never been a fan. I swore I would not read this one, but low and behold Reese Witherspoon selects this as her book club book. I do love her selections, so I thought maybe this book will be different and decided I will read it. Alas this book was nothing but the same. All her books are extremely predictable and a bit of snooze.
This story centers around a vacation spot in Maine. One of the locals is found dead and believed to be murdered. She also comes from the wealthiest family there who owns most of the rentals. Avery is her best friend or is she, and she is desperate to find out what really happened.
This is your typical story where you have the female unreliable narrator, has any one said that this story has been done, over and over again. I am giving this three stars because the writing is fine, the story is fine, I am just extremely bored.
I know that seems really negative, but I am ready for something fresh in this genre, and this was not it for me. I know there are lots of fans out there and I think that is great, unfortunately this is my personal slump in this genre.