Review: An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena #bookreview


A very entertaining whodunnit!

This murder mystery gave me all the CLUE vibes and I loved it so much! A large cast of characters trapped in a remote hotel during a snowstorm with no electricity or cell service? Yeah, sign me up.

This one has a large cast of characters – it definitely also reminded me of an Agatha Christie novel, some reviewers have compared it to And Then There Were None which I can totally se as well. I generally get lost when a bunch of characters are introduced all at once, but the characters were so distinct that I was able to easily keep track.

Super proud to say that I’ve gotten my detective shoes back – I actually figured this one out after a drought. Look for the hidden clues and you might figure it out too!🕵🏻‍♀️

After reading two books by this author, I can say the writing style isn’t really my jam, just a personal preference. But overall a very enjoyable story!

3.5 stars

Thank you to the other Traveling Sisters for an interesting group read! Advance copy provided by Penguin/Pamela Dorman Books – thank you!


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.


  1. Carol (Bookaria) · July 28

    I loved this one! Glad to have read it with the TS 🙂

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  3. lvgaudet · September 2

    Reblogged this on It's All About the Book.

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