**A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller**
A year after a summer guest dies under suspicious circumstances, her best friend lives under a cloud of grief and suspicion in this “fast-paced and gripping” (People) thriller filled with “dizzying plot twists and multiple surprise endings” (The New York Times Book Review).
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.
“A riveting read…from master of suspense, Megan Miranda,” (Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl) The Last House Guest is a clever, twisty mystery that brilliantly explores the elusive nature of memory and the complexities of female friendships.
Megan Miranda is the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls, The Perfect Stranger, The Last House Guest, which was a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, The Girl from Widow Hills, Such a Quiet Place, The Last to Vanish, and The Only Survivors. She has also written several books for young adults. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. Follow @MeganLMiranda on Twitter and Instagram, @AuthorMeganMiranda on Facebook, or visit MeganMiranda.com.
“The Last House Guest features intense female friendship, dark secrets, and hairpin plot turns you will not see coming. It’s the perfect read for fans of Miranda’s previous books, and for fans of suspense writers like Ruth Ware, and Greer Hendricks, and Sara Pekkanen.” —Marysue R., Editor-in-Chief, on The Last House Guest
"Rebekkah Ross does a solid job narrating this mystery featuring an apparent suicide, a skeptical friend, and a group of 20-somethings who summer in Littleport, Maine. Reformed local bad girl Avery Greer suspects that her best friend's death was not a suicide at all and begins her own private investigation. Her wealthy summer peers respond with frustration and cruelty, which Ross captures nicely. . . . her performance makes for pleasant entertainment."