The Perfect Guests

The Perfect Guests

The USA Today bestselling author of The Au Pair returns with another delicious, twisty novel--about a grand estate with many secrets, an orphan caught in a web of lies, and a young woman playing a sinister game.

1988. Beth Soames is fourteen years old when her aunt takes her to stay at Raven Hall, a rambling manor in the isolated East Anglian fens. The Averells, the family who lives there, are warm and welcoming, and Beth becomes fast friends with their daughter, Nina. At times, Beth even feels like she's truly part of the family...until they ask her to help them with a harmless game--and nothing is ever the same.

2019. Sadie Langton is an actress struggling to make ends meet when she lands a well-paying gig to pretend to be a guest at a weekend party. She is sent a suitcase of clothing, a dossier outlining the role she is to play, and instructions. It's strange, but she needs the money, and when she sees the stunning manor she'll be staying at, she figures she's got nothing to lose.

In person, Raven Hall is even grander than she'd imagined--even with damage from a fire decades before--but the walls seem to have eyes. As day turns to night, Sadie starts to feel that there's something off about the glamorous guests who arrive, and as the party begins, it becomes chillingly apparent their unseen host is playing games with everyone...including her.

Title:The Perfect Guests
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593201602
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    The Perfect Guests Reviews

  • Julie

    The Perfect Guests by Emma Rous is a 2021 Berkley publication. Just go with it!I loved the Au Pair, so naturally, I was very curious to see what Emma Rous would present us with next. 1988- Raven HallF...

  • Michael David

    Raven Hall...a grand manor with history. In 1988, Beth is an orphaned teenager whose aunt takes her to stay at Raven Hall with the Averells family. The parents are looking for someone who can befriend...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    This book is one sit, captivating, twisty reading. You may see some twists beforehand and but some of them were still surprising that you won’t see them coming. Especially when I try to solve the co...

  • Holly  B

    This is the second book from the author of The Au Pair which I loved, but this one was a bit of a struggle for me to finish.After reading the description of two timelines, a grand estate and a siniste...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Jack be nimble,Jack be quick, Jack jump over the candlestick. Similar as in the book *Heidi*, a young orphan girl (1980’s), is sent to be a companion for another little girl at the Raven Hall mansio...

  • ScrappyMags

    Shortest Summary Ever: Sadie is a wanna-be professional actress struggling to pay rent when a plum job lands in her mailbox - a murder mystery at a secluded home called Raven Hall. What could go wrong...

  • NZLisaM

    4.5 ‘Just think of it as – a little game.' Raven Hall – A beautiful stately, yet gloomy, isolated mansion, complete with turrets, situated deep in the marshlands and fields of eastern England....

  • Bridgett

    I stayed up until nearly five o'clock this morning finishing this book. This is my first foray into Emma Rous' work, but I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. The Perfect Guests flawlessly wea...

  • Berit???

    Delectably deceiving. deeply disturbing. Deliciously dark. Emma Rous once again stretched my mind with her mesmerizing storytelling, an atmospheric story with a Gothic vibe. 1988 Beth arrives at Raven...

  • Diana | Book of Secrets

    4.5 Stars → Delightfully twisted! THE PERFECT GUESTS is an entertaining combination of Gothic mystery and family drama that kept me glued to the pages. The timeline flips back and forth between Beth...