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An Unwanted Guest

(2018)
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. The new pulse-pounding and unputdownable thriller from the author of the number one bestseller THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR, and A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE.

'Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari Lapena's novels are domestic noir at its finest' Simon Kernick

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We can't choose the strangers we meet.

As the guests arrive at beautiful, remote Mitchell's Inn, they're all looking forward to a relaxing weekend deep in the forest, miles from anywhere. They watch their fellow guests with interest, from a polite distance.

Usually we can avoid the people who make us nervous, make us afraid.

With a violent storm raging, the group finds itself completely cut off from the outside world. Nobody can get in - or out. And then the first body is found . . . and the horrifying truth comes to light. There's a killer among them - and nowhere to run.

Until we find ourselves in a situation we can't escape. Trapped.

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'If you want an unputdownable thriller, you're in luck - best-seller Shari Lapena is back with a new whodunnit . . . Crafted like a vintage Christie and just as tense, this will be a smash hit' Heat

'[An Unwanted Guest] once again shows her gift for smart characterisation combined with a subtle appreciation for the darkness of the human heart . . . A perfectly choreographed danse macabre' Mail on Sunday

'Shari Lapena combines the cosy feel and cunning plotting of an Agatha Christie-era whodunnit with a sharp eye for contemporary life and she is rapidly becoming a go-to author for anyone seeking a light but lip-smacking mystery' Sunday Express

'The psychological thrillers of Lapena are masterclasses in tightly plotted, economical narrative... This third novel has a premise straight out of a Agatha Christie classic' Metro

'An excellent mystery! Agatha Christie meets P D James' Ragnar Jonasson

Readers love Shari Lapena:

'Best book I've read in ages'

'5* fast paced, twisting thriller'

'The pace never let up'

'On the edge of my seat to the end'

'I haven't picked up a book in 9 years and I'm so glad that I picked this up! I loved it.'

'Incredibly readable and unputdownable'

'Very clever, well written, intriguing and suspenseful'

'Had me hooked from start to finish'

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
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ISBN: 0-525-55762-8 / 978-0-525-55762-3 (USA edition)
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July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
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July 2018 : USA Hardback
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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
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ISBN: 0-552-17627-3 / 978-0-552-17627-9 (UK edition)
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February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
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ISBN: 0-552-17487-4 / 978-0-552-17487-9 (UK edition)
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April 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: An Unwanted Guest: A Novel
Author(s): Shari Lapena
ISBN: 0-525-50607-1 / 978-0-525-50607-2 (USA edition)
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August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
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ISBN: 0-385-69079-7 / 978-0-385-69079-9 (USA edition)
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August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
Author(s): Shari Lapena
ISBN: 1-984827-51-0 / 978-1-984827-51-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
Author(s): Shari Lapena
ISBN: 0-593-07965-5 / 978-0-593-07965-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
Author(s): Shari Lapena
ISBN: 0-525-53223-4 / 978-0-525-53223-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
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Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
Author(s): Shari Lapena
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
Author(s): Shari Lapena
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
Author(s): Shari Lapena
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
Author(s): Shari Lapena
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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August 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
Author(s): Shari Lapena
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August 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
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July 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: An Unwanted Guest
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