Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The Perfect Guests by Emma Rous

Everyone seemed to like games.  One game was for a murder mystery party and another was to trick Nina's grandfather into thinking Beth actually was Nina.​

We meet Beth and Nina in 1988 and Sadie in 2019.​​

Beth is a foster child that came to live with Nina and her odd family in Raven Hall.  ​​

Sadie is an actress who is invited to play a part in a murder mystery game.​​

We also meet an unnamed character who has come back to Raven Hall and is angry about the new owners. ​​

As we move from one time to the next, we get detailed information about what is going on, but then there is always something missing and always a new character to meet.​​

The murder mystery game got out of hand with guests becoming sick, one disappearing, and the game seeming to turn into an actual attempted murder mystery with secrets that get revealed.​​

THE PERFECT GUESTS has more than one story line going on, and I enjoyed all of them.  You will think you have it figured out, and then something else happens.​​

The ending is a surprise as things are wrapped up and you find out who's who in these games.

If you enjoy mysteries, an old house that the story was built on, and characters that are an odd sort, you will like THE PERFECT GUESTS. 5/5​​

This book was given to me by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Emma Rous is the USA Today bestselling author of The Au Pair.  
She grew up in England, Indonesia, Kuwait, Portugal and Fiji, and from a young age she had two ambitions: to write stories, and to look after animals. 
She studied veterinary medicine and zoology at the University of Cambridge, and worked as a small animal veterinarian for eighteen years before starting to write fiction. 
Emma lives near Cambridge in England with her husband and three sons, and she now writes full time.