The Guest House: A Novel (Hardcover)
"Disturbing and tons of fun." —The Guardian
"Just take all those accolades used for thrillers—unputdownable, twisty, dark, chilling, vivid, explosive, intense—and heap them on. Because this book is that good. That credible. And that terrifying..." —First Clue, Starred Review
How far would you go to protect the ones you love?
Jamie and Victoria are off for a last quick vacation before the arrival of their first baby. The remote country guesthouse Victoria chose seems like the perfect retreat—miles away from the distractions of work and their regular life. And the older couple that run the establishment, Barry and Fiona, are more than accommodating.
But when Jamie and Victoria awake on their first morning, they find the house deserted. Barry and Fiona are nowhere to be seen. All the doors are locked. And their cell phones and car keys have disappeared.
They have no way out and no way to call for help and the contractions are getting stronger.
Disturbing and irresistible, The Guest House is devilish, jaw-dropping, and completely unpredictable with twists perfect for fans of Riley Sager and Mary Kubica.
"A tense thriller with a tense twist! Morgan-Bentley has hit on a chilling scenario that kept me rapt and tearing through the pages. His writing is vivid and utterly engaging with shrewd character observations that really brought Victoria and Jamie’s nightmare to life. The dual timelines ramped up the tension and intrigue, gradually revealing what actually happened and setting the scene for a killer twist. Highly recommended!" — K.L. Slater, author of The Widow
"Robin Morgan-Bentley is a master of the reader’s comment of, ‘I didn’t see that coming!’" — Joy Ellis, bestselling author of The Night Thief
"A gripping must-read, tightly plotted thriller with dizzying twists and turns that will keep you on your toes." — John Marrs, author of What Lies Between Us
"Utterly gripping from the start with some stunning twists. Clever and tense. I loved it." — Catherine Cooper, author of The Chateau
"I devoured The Guest House—absolutely loved it. Such a page-turner with the most excellent twist at the very end." — Leah Hazard, author of Hard Pushed
"Creepy and compelling from the off, it’s an immersive read with a terrific twist. I raced through it!" — Teresa Driscoll, bestselling author of I Am Watching You
"A dark and terrifying tale about every parent-to-be’s worst nightmare. The action stars with a bang and never lets us. Superb writing, fast-paced, and full of cliffhangers and twists, The Guest House tugged at my emotions all the way through. Absolutely riveting!" — Allie Reynolds, author of Shiver
"Just take all those accolades used for thrillers—unputdownable, twisty, dark, chilling, vivid, explosive, intense—and heap them on. Because this book is that good. That credible. And that terrifying… but be warned: as soon as you think you know what this story is about, Morgan-Bentley flips the narrative, providing an even scarier turn. Unusual for crime fiction, which rarely includes characters with disabilities, Jamie has cerebral palsy, and his challenges with movement and balance give the book an even greater realism. While this novel is perfect for fans of Ruth Ware, Emma Rowley, and Lisa Jewell, really, it’s in a class by itself." — First Clue, STARRED Review
"I loved this twisty and terrifying thriller. The sense of unfolding horror is utterly irresistible - it had me hooked from the very first page. I gobbled it up!" — Katherine Faulkner, author of Greenwich Park
"Utterly intriguing, page-turning, and impossible to second-guess." — Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author of Three Hours
"You’ll never guess where this twisty chiller of a book is going." — Claire McGowan, author of I Know You
"Ferocious and irresistible, The Guest House is a compelling story that explores just how much a parent is willing to sacrifice for their child. Morgan-Bentley is a master of the curveball, hitting us with thrill after thrill that this reader definitely did not see coming. The cherry on top was the blood-freezing epilogue. I’ll be thinking about it for weeks!" — Stephanie Wrobel, USA Today bestselling author of Darling Rose Gold and This Might Hurt
"Jamie and Victoria think they have time for one last vacation before their baby arrives. What they encounter is a remote retreat they can’t escape when the baby comes earlier than expected. The Guest House starts with a chilling premise that only gets more intense with every turn of the page. You won’t know where Morgan-Bentley is taking you, but you will want to hang on for the ride." — Joshua Moehling, author of And There He Kept Her