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Tess has a bad habit. She can’t stop snooping through her guests' belongings . . .

When Tess is forced to rent out her late sister’s old room to pay the bills, the urge to rummage through her guests’ belongings overtakes her every thought. Teasing herself with forbidden glimpses into the lives of strangers is a momentary thrill, but it’s the closest she’s felt to anyone since the mysterious death of her sister, Rosie.

After her newest lodger, Arran, takes the room, Tess finds his salaciously detailed diary, which chronicles his infatuation with a beautiful stranger. The diary, which appears harmless at first, slowly takes a darker, more menacing tone with each new entry. Is this a crush or an obsession?

Her compulsion to know the truth leads to Tess shadowing Arran through the streets of London, hoping to catch a glimpse of this unnamed woman. And as she continues to peruse his diary, she can’t help but notice the similarities between the woman on the pages and herself.

Tasha Sylva's thrilling debut, perfect for readers of A.J. Finn and Lucy Foley, will keep you asking,
Who has truly been watching whom?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A quietly eerie novel that from the first page is so deliciously unsettling that you can't help but read more. I loved it." - Flora Collins

"Lush with description, suspicious characters, and sharp twists, The Guest Room is an atmospheric thriller with a chilling soul. In Tess, Sylva has created a wounded yet tenacious narrator who will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Fans of The Girl on the Train will devour this one!" - L Alison Heller

"A gripping mystery surrounding a dead sister that feels at once so unreachable, and yet so unbearably close. Beautifully written, taut, and smart, The Guest Room will have you asking how well you really know those closest to you..." - L V Matthews

"Tasha Sylva has crafted an absorbing thriller, in which a woman wrestling with her own grief can't tell which of the men in her orbit presents the most menace. It is a dizzying tale of obsession, where nothing-and no one-is exactly as it seems." - Clémence Michallon

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