The Guest House by Robin Morgan-Bentley

The Guest House is a compulsively readable thriller but veers into OTT territory for much of the book.


Victoria and Jamie are spending a weekend away at a remote guest house weeks before their baby is due. The morning after they arrive, Victoria wakes to discover she is going into labour. The owners of the house are nowhere to be found but, for some unknown reason, have locked up all the doors and windows. And the couples’ cell phones and car keys have also mysteriously vanished.

Review of The Guest House

What follows is a wild story with two timelines that go far beyond suspension of disbelief. But, no matter how outrageous the plot, I still felt compelled to continue and see how everything turned out. For that reason, it gets a solid three stars from me.

I did like that there was disability representation. The author wrote it coming from his own experience. It was nice that it wasn’t used as a plot device to frighten readers as so many other thrillers do when it comes to writing about disabilities.

If you do not mind implausible thrillers, then you might enjoy this one.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Expected Publication: 13 September 2022

Thank you to Poisoned Pen Press for providing me with an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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