Reviews

  • "Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari Lapena's novels are domestic noir at its finest."

    Simon Kernick
  • "An intriguing cast, an isolated location, a raging storm and the threat of death in every dark corner: An Unwanted Guest reads like Agatha Christie with a shot of adrenalin. Clear your desk before you start it because you won't want to put it down."

    Gilly Macmillan, author of BURNT PAPER SKY
  • "[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
  • "Enthralling!"

    Prima
  • "Echoes of classic Agatha Christie . . . Be sure to clear your diary. You will want to devour this in a single, uninterrupted sitting."

    Herald
  • "Spine-tingling."

    Irish Tatler
  • "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
  • "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
  • "A gripping tale from this accomplished crime writer."

    My Weekly