The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda
Published June 18th, 2019 by Simon & Schuster
Genres Suspense, Thriller
Source ARC through Netgalley
Littleport, Maine is like two separate towns: a vacation paradise for wealthy holidaymakers and a simple harbour community for the residents who serve them. Friendships between locals and visitors are unheard of – but that’s just what happened with Avery Greer and Sadie Loman.
Each summer for a decade the girls are inseparable – until Sadie is found dead. When 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.
All The Missing Girls by Meghan Miranda is one of my all time books, so anytime I see she is writing a new book, I get very excited. There wasn’t anything wrong with this book, The Last House Guest, it just didn’t really grab my attention the way her other books have. I never really felt connected to the main character, Avery and just didn’t really get pulled into the story the way I would have expected.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Megan Miranda’s writing and I really enjoyed her first two books, All The Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger. So I guess I had fairly high hopes going into this book. It just didn’t captivate me the way it should and I feel like this plot line I have read several times over from different authors. The plot of looking back at a crime in the past, from present day with fresh eyes. However, I always encourage readers to read the book and decide for themselves, because like I said, I am a big fan of her past work.
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for sending me an ARC of this book.