The Overnight Guest
by Heather Gudenkauf
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Pub Date 25 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 25 Feb 2022
Harlequin Trade Publishing, Park Row
“Fully realized, wholly absorbing and almost painfully suspenseful...The journey is mesmerizing.” —New York Times
A woman receives an unexpected visitor during a deadly snowstorm in this chilling thriller from New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf.
True crime writer Wylie Lark doesn’t mind being snowed in at the isolated farmhouse where she’s retreated to write her new book. A cozy fire, complete silence. It would be perfect, if not for the fact that decades earlier, at this very house, two people were murdered in cold blood and a girl disappeared without a trace.
As the storm worsens, Wylie finds herself trapped inside the house, haunted by the secrets contained within its walls—haunted by secrets of her own. Then she discovers a small child in the snow just outside. After bringing the child inside for warmth and safety, she begins to search for answers. But soon it becomes clear that the farmhouse isn’t as isolated as she thought, and someone is willing to do anything to find them.
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"Heather Gudenkauf is a master of suspense. Weaving together three narratives in an explosive and shocking denouement, The Overnight Guest will have you glued to the page and leave you wanting more."
—Liv Constantine, international bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
“The Overnight Guest is not only compelling, it’s addictive. Flawlessly plotted, the story unfolds in layers, each one more shocking than the last. I’ll be thinking about this book for a long time.”
—Samantha Downing, bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and For Your Own Good
“A tightly woven braid of a novel guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck and keep you turning the pages deep into the night. Set inside a storm that you will feel beating against your windows, the present and the past will collide in an ending you won’t see coming. Atmospheric, fast-paced and perfectly plotted, I devoured this and you will too.”
—Catherine McKenzie, USA Today bestselling author of I’ll Never Tell and Please Join Us
“Atmospheric and claustrophobic, tense and twisted, this chiller will make you hold your breath as you turn the pages. Cancel your plans when you start reading this one because you won’t be able to put it down.”
—Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of Sister Dear and You Will Remember Me
"A modern day In Cold Blood... Gudenkauf proves she is the queen of the rural thriller."
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Perfect Life
"An isolated farmhouse, a deadly snowstorm, and a small child found in the snow—those are the ingredients for Gudenkauf’s latest up-all-night thriller. Scrupulously plotted and layered with multiple narratives that culminate in some explosive surprises, The Overnight Guest is Gudenkauf at her best."
—Kimberly Belle, international bestselling author of My Darling Husband
"Masterful, terrible, and absolutely addicting...Tense, taut, and terrifying.”
“Riveting…This twisty tale builds to a satisfying conclusion.” –Publishers Weekly
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