A remote lodge in upstate New York is the perfect winter wonderland getaway . . . until the bodies start piling up.
It's winter in the Catskills and the weather outside is frightful, but Mitchell's Inn is so delightful! The cozy lodge nestled deep in the woods is perfect for a relaxing--maybe even romantic--weekend away. The Inn boasts spacious old rooms with huge wood-burning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or just curling up with a book and someone you love.
So when the weather takes a turn for the worse and a blizzard cuts off the electricity--and all contact with the outside world--the guests settle in for the long haul. The power's down but they've got candles, blankets and firewood--a genuine rustic experience!
Soon, though, a body turns up--surely an accident. When a second body appears, they start to panic. Then they find a third body.
Within the snowed-in paradise, something--or someone--is picking off the guests one by one. They can't leave, and with no cell service, there's no prospect of getting the police in until the weather loosens its icy grip.
The weekend getaway has turned deadly. For some couples, it's their first time away. For others, it will be their last. And there's nothing they can do about it but huddle in and hope they can survive the storm.
SHARI LAPENA worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before turning to writing fiction. A Stranger in the House, as well as Lapena's suspense debut, The Couple Next Door, were both New York Times and international bestsellers.
Praise for An Unwanted Guest:
"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, New York Times bestselling author of I Know You Know
"If you're a fan of Lanepa's previous novels, you're sure to tear through her latest in one sitting. . . . The chilly suspense keeps readers guessing up to the very last page." —The Irish Independent
Praise for The Couple Next Door:
"Meticulously crafted and razor sharp. The Couple Next Door lingers long after you turn the final page." —Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fool Me Once
"Not only a deliciously addictive whodunit, but a why-did-they-do-it as well." —The Globe and Mail
"The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages." —People
"A plot that doesn't stop surprising until the very last page." —Metro (Toronto)
"The Couple Next Door opens brilliantly. . . . I continued at a breakneck pace to the end." —The Guardian (UK)
"The best white-knuckle ride of the year." —Daily Mail (UK)
"The tension is high and remains to the last, stunning page." —The Times (UK)
"It's hard not to read to the end. . . . The twists waiting there are gratifyingly clever." —USA Today
Praise for A Stranger in the House:
"So many dizzying twists you'd better not drive after reading!" —Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author of Parting Shot
"Smart, twisty and compulsive. Suspense and suspicion accumulate relentlessly, toying with your expectations and your emotions right up until the packs-a-punch ending. Don't miss it, and don't expect to be able to put it down." —Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Girl
"Great suspense and lots of twists." —Toronto Star
"Lapena's A Stranger in the House will have you sleeping with the lights on for weeks." —Bustle
"So much suspense. So many twists. Good luck sleeping tonight." —Hello Giggles
"Lapena keeps the well-developed twists churning, with each a surprise notch in this ever-evolving plot, and she continues this skillful storytelling until the stunning twist at the end. . . . Memorable." —Associated Press